Bringing out the best from coffee by studying how water works

28th of September 2018 As we’ve seen in this series of articles, water has been receiving increasingly consideration in the coffee industry over the last years. No longer regarded as exclusively relevant for the technical maintenance of equipment, it now seems clear that the choice of water can highlight coffee’s full flavour and aroma… or […]

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5 Essential Tips to keep your Expresso Machine clean

A clean espresso machine is a happy espresso machine. That means better coffee, which of course is the key to any successful café. Whether you’re in the business or just a coffee lover, it’s still good to know these five essential tips to keep your espresso machine clean and healthy. Have the proper cleaning agents […]

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Guido Buitenhuis and the importance of using water filters

29th of June 2018 One of the first micro-roasteries focused on specialty coffee in Spain, Tornado Café started in 2006 in a rural hotel in the old town of Peñíscola, where they used to roast their coffee just in front of costumers. Now placed in Granollers, Tornado Café still crafts finely roasted coffees –guided by […]

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Coffee Icon of the month: David Lynch

20th of June 2018 “This is a damn fine cup of coffee. I’ve had, I can’t tell you how many cups of coffee in my life, and this…this is one of the best.” — Agent Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks, 1990). The above words were written by one of the world’s great coffee lovers—and this month’s […]

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TDS and the Science of Infusion

14th of June 2018 What’s makes a good brew? In the process of brewing coffee numerous factors affect the final brew quality. These include the roast freshness, the grind freshness and, of course, the water quality. Water is particularly important as it facilitates the extraction of soluble components from the coffee grounds into the water. […]

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Coffee & Connectivity: The New Age of Coffee Technology

8th of June 2018 Coffee and technology have gone hand in hand ever since the invention of the coffee drink. The reason is simple: you can’t make coffee without technology. Technology, in this case, is essentially what turns coffee into the warm, comforting beverage that we all know and love. From harvesting the coffee beans […]

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Out of the Ordinary

30th of May 2018 Picture an ice-cream shop and what do you see? Chances are you imagine rows of brightly-coloured flavours locked behind smudged glass and stacks of wafer cones and paper napkins on the counter. Maybe some plastic spoons so you can sample the flavours, if you’re lucky. They all look the same, right? […]

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How Coffee Can Change The World

28th of May 2018 What will the future leaders of our planet look like? In my mind, they’ll be calm and compassionate and endlessly creative. And guess what? They’ll all drink great coffee. I’m not the only one who thinks that way. Barcelona coffee roaster SlowMov has teamed up with an innovative leadership programme from […]

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What if it’s the water?

18th of May 2018   2011 Phil Robertson was full of dread. Cupping through the table, he had tried some extremely ashy coffees, some others unimpressive and flat, and then some nuanced, balanced and delicious ones. He was certain these weren’t theirs –he knew them well– but couldn’t identify the two varieties he and his […]

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