The coffee plant has fruited
Almond milk with enough fat to generate micro foam, the cup with the right shape for the milk to move during the pouring and lots of practice.
This morning I was lucky to have some homemade almond milk left over and decided pull a shot of espresso and foam some milk. Usually almond milk doesn’t foam up enough micro foam to allow my amateur skills to be able to do any sort of latter art. This morning, I was able to finallyContinue reading “Latte Art w/ Homemade Almond Milk”
Kate and I got into an argument Monday morning, I think it was about wearing clothes or maybe I was slow in getting up in the morning. She wrote me a note “No Coffee For You Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I asked her why I don’t get any coffee and she said K : “Because when you areContinue reading “No coffee for you Dad !!!”
Getting the fever for coffee this week, this photo is a latte art pour I made 2 am last night 1) I watchd Black Gold, a movie about coffee farmers and Ethiopia 2) I ran 5 miles round trip to Blue Bottle coffee for an espresso and latte 3) I’m considering buying a $1,899 homeContinue reading “Passsion For Coffee”
It’s been a while since I could pull a good shot and pour a decent piece of latte art. My last good one was #3 and I’ve gone through one pound of coffee without coming up with a pretty rossetta. But today I’m getting 2 pounds to try again.
Recently I’ve been thinking that it would be cool one day if I became a part time barista. The art/craft of making expresso interested me after I listened to 2 podcasts from pf.net and coffeegeek.com. There is a 3rd wave coffee movement to lift up the consumption of coffee to the level of the wineContinue reading “Latte Art Lesson #1”
Today my $500 Mazzer Mini grinder and my $60 Reg Barber tamper arrived and I pulled half a pound of Bluebottle coffee and started pulling 15 shots of espresso to tune it. I finally hit the perfect cup of cappuccino after the 16 th shot. It was sweet and actually better than Rituals.. All worthContinue reading “Getting Crazy With Cappuccino”
Following these simple instructions makes a much better cup of french press coffee http://bccy.blogspot.com/2003/11/life-with-cafetire.html 1. the right amount of coffee, 2. the right water temperature, 3. stirred correctly, 4. steeped for the right amount of time, 5. and poured the coffee into a thermos away from the used grounds after pressing.
The photo is of Reg Barber tampers I saw in Risterit in Denmark.. ooooo.. soo cool. I’ve been hearing about these babies on coffeegeek all week. Ok, I’ve been obssessed with coffee lately. Listening to coffeegeek and http://www.portafilter.net podcasts talking about professional baristas, bean roasting, barista competitions. The 2006 barista champion actually works in Copenhagen.Continue reading “Coffee Obsessed In Copenhagen”
I been having a hard time finding Italian quality coffee in Paris. Most places that serve coffee in Paris serve very mediocure cafe creme and cappucino. While in Paris, I’ve been listening to the http://coffeegeek.com/ podcast and making myself long for a good cup of capuccino. Until one day I stumbled on urbietorbi le barContinue reading “Finally, Good Coffee In Paris”
I’m going through another crazy phase in my life. I’m getting into coffee again after a hiatus of about a year or so. I used to be the barista for my friends and family with this little Gaggia Classic . This little puppy really served me well. Even though there was a lot of manuallyContinue reading “Making Hand Dripped Coffe”
Yummy Yummy. I’m at my 3rd cup of double cappuccino at Ritual Coffee in SF . If you have to work late, this is *the* place to be. Lots of other night owls, really cool looking young people, great coffee, free WiFI.