French Press – The History & Brewing Guide

You might know it as a cafetiére, plunger or French Press, but the truth is that there have been several patents with different names and from different origins for this popular brewing device. A history lesson is in order to understand how it has evolved over time. You might know it as a cafetiére, plunger or French Press, but the truth is that there have been several patents with different names and from different origins for this popular brewing device. A history lesson is in order to understand how it has evolved over time. The French Press, as designed by Mayer and Delforge in 1852. Credit: beandelivered.com The History of… Read More

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Astrophysicist Jonathan Gagné Connects Science and Brewing Via Coffee Ad Astra

Jonathan Gagné uses his own scientific background to better understand coffee brewing by publishing experiments on his blog Cofee Ad Astra. BY CRAIG BATORYSPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Photos courtesy of Jonathan Gagné When astrophysicist Jonathan Gagné isn’t searching for exoplanets outside the solar system, you’ll likely find him at his kitchen table exploring the never-ending complexities of specialty coffee. Jonathan, an astrophysicist who started the coffee blog Coffee Ad Astra, is currently pursuing a second postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at the University of Montréal. In his free time, he explores and diagnoses complex issues around coffee brewing. Jonathan first became interested in coffee while he… Read More

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A Friendly Face in Troubling Times: Bialetti Introducing a Pourover Brewer

The Bialetti 6 Cup Ceramic Pourover, which is expected to be available this summer. All images courtesy of Bradshaw Home. A little familiarity can go a long way in providing comfort through uncertain times. At the same time, when stuck in a rut, a dash of something fresh can also bring joy. Covering both angles is a new manual pourover brewer and carafe from the classic Italian consumer brand Bialetti. With distribution in the United States by Bradshaw Home, Bialetti has just launched its Ceramic 6-cup Pour Over Coffee Carafe, which fits a modern manual brewing method into the instantly recognizable octagonal shape of the iconic Moka Express stovetop coffee maker. The new brewer… Read More

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Water and the Taste of Coffee

How do minerals influence the taste of coffee ? Do water treatment substances influence the taste of coffee ? Is it possible to taste organic substances in coffee ?  Sponsored content provided by BRITA Water is an excellent solvent that consists of more than just the pure chemical compound of hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O), i.e. H2O. Substances from the environment and minerals are dissolved in drinking water, and these influence the tas­te of coffee because they determine the chemical properties and solvent behavior of the water. (1) Which substances can be dissolved in water? Minerals – influence the extraction and can interact with extracted substances Water without minerals (distilled water)… Read More

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How to Become More Adventurous With The Coffee You Drink

Do you have a go-to brewing method that you use every time? A standard order at your local coffee shop? Many of us decide on a type of coffee we like and stick to it. But maybe it’s time to switch it up and become more adventurous. Whether you start experimenting with brewing variables, exploring new origins, or completely change your preparation technique, there are many different ways to rethink your coffee experience. Why Become More Adventurous With Your Coffee? Like other foods and drinks, coffee isn’t just one homogenous product. Would you group all wines together? How about every kind of cheese? Coffee has a wide variety in flavor and trying… Read More

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The Colouring book

We know that caring for or occupying children during confinement is a difficult task. We have the solution! With the collaboration is the great talent of the artist Anna Gorvits, also known on social networks as @drawing_paris we have created a little coloring book around the world of coffee; for you or your children; a little activity out of the ordinary to spend some time with family and in a good atmosphere. To have access to this book do not hesitate to contact us by email at enzo.argueta@sasgnlk.com to have it in digital form ready to print! Likewise, this book will be included for free in orders on our website.… Read More

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Coffee Art Meets Coffee Artists

Stefan Kuhnigk loves really good coffee. And he loves cartoons. Chance (in the form of spilt coffee), spontaneous inspiration, and his artistic skills have induced him to combine the two together and use this to create wholly wonderful creatures: his little monsters. The coffee monsters. After he once inadvertently spilled coffee onto paper, Stefan Kuhnigk left the spill to dry and then used his pencil to draw his first-ever coffee monster. Very soon after, he was spilling his coffee deliberately and creating his second monster, and then his third, his fourth, and so on. A TRIUMPH THE WORLD OVER Today, the planet is populated with over 500 coffee monsters, and… Read More

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Coffee farmers only get 0.4% of the money you spend on your morning cup of coffee…

How can we help them retain more value? As part of their ongoing research and policy dialogue efforts, UNCTAD and the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) will hold a workshop on Fostering Development in Coffee-Exporting Countries on 18 February 2020 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The objectives of this workshop are to: Examine and debate the current issues and challenges of the international coffee market, in light of the findings of the Coffee Development Report 2019 published by ICO and gather inputs for the 2020 edition of the Coffee Development Report on “Sustainable Value Chains and Sourcing”. Discuss current and prospective measures regarding fostering development in coffee-exporting countries with a… Read More

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