A place to sit down, relax, and talk to the finicky barista, while he obsess over water temperature and grind size.
I don't dabble with espressos at home
If I need a quick caffeine fix, I use a nespresso machine and cry a bit inside
My main focus are single serving pour overs
Use the Hario Switch
14 grams of coffee
260 grams of water
If Grinder is the Encore
Grinder at 7 clicks
If Grinder is the Comandante
Grinder at 22 clicks
steep for 2m
break crust — wait 30 secs
1.5~2m infusion time
22 clicks on the comandante
The Barista Files
August 21st, 2022
Packed a punch today. 16g/180g, Hario Switch. So Good.
August 16th, 2022
After a long, long time, I made a pour over. It's so much better than any coffee I had in a long, long time.
December 10th, 2021
Press button. Coffee.
October 27th, 2021
Press a button. Get a somewhat almost-good coffee. Bliss.
October 26th, 2021
Need to do a coffee tampering.
October 18th, 2021
Even with coffee, less is more.
October 15th, 2021
OMG. First pour over in months. So good.
October 14th, 2021
Still looking for a personal barista.
October 4th, 2021
Trying to properly tune my ARAM. The coffee is glorious.
September 30th, 2021
Nespresso'ed. Not ashamed.
September 26th, 2021
It's been so long since I brewed some pour over.
June 18th, 2021
Shame on me, surviving on nespresso pods
May 11th, 2021
I have been drinking a single cup of coffee per day for the last 15 days. I expected it to be more challenging, but it's not been that bad.
April 14th, 2021
What to say about this Barrel Aged Shiraz Blend from Moka Clube. It embraces your tongue with a velvety grape-y mantle. Highly recommended.
April 12th, 2021
Moving to 14 grams of coffee for 260 grams with the Hario Switch. It's been working better.
April 1st, 2021
And suddenly, I'm in a forest of unfinished coffee cups.
March 25th, 2021
I have been having the urge to find a better espresso machine. I know this isn't something I want to seriously pursue, but I would love to have very good espresso at home. Sadly it's a hard thing to purse. My current idea is to pair a Comandante Grinder with an Aram. Still not ready to pull the plug on it.
April 6th, 2021 — Got my Comandante.
April 12th, 2021 — Will order an Aram soon.
March 15th, 2021
I found some amazing aged beans. They are the glory of this broken day.
February 28th, 2021
I see old beans. Old beans everywhere.
February 25th, 2021
I admit I tried some instant coffee again after a decade. It feels nostalgic, but it's also not coffee.
I have been on a slump regarding coffee. To lazy to conjure a nice cuppa, so been drinking capsule espresso mostly. Not good, but not too terrible.