Brewing Tips

One app to brew them all?

One app to brew them all?

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Searching for the ultimate coffee hand brewing app, I’ve come across some mediocre, some lousy and some quite okay apps. However, the really good ones can be allusive. In this kind of app, I expect a variety of brewing methods as well as functionality in the app. No more bells nor whistles needed. In the end, I’m left with only two good alternatives. I’ll try to sum up the main points about these two, in random order. Links to downloads will be at the very bottom. Both apps are available for iPhone and android. Coffee Cup Guru This is a “must have” for any coffee beginner! If you only just discovered there are more ways to brew, this will give you a nice introduction to some of the most common used techniques. You can choose to brew different recipes available, or you can ma
Varm dag? Brygg over is!

Varm dag? Brygg over is!

Brewing Tips, Brewing
Selv om kaldbrygg og nitrokaffe har vært i siget i år, er det fortsatt en bryggemetode som er like lett som å lage vanlig kaffe, men fortsatt kunne kjøle seg ned! Ved å bytte ut halvparten av vannet med isbiter i serveringskanner, og brygge over isbitene vil man kunne få en smaksrik men ikke sur kald kaffe. Så brygger man kaffen som vanlig over. Jeg vil anbefale å eksperimenter med forskjellig kaffe og forskjellig blandeforhold. Denne metoden fungere me AeroPress, SteepShot og Moccamaster for den saks skyld. Ha en fin sensommer!
You allready own the most important tool!

You allready own the most important tool!

Brewing Tips, General information
I never get tired of getting asked : "What´s the most important tool for making a good cup of coffee?". Depending om my mood of the day, I might answer a few different things, but I basicly have two single items you should buy, and one you should have allready. The most important tool for making good coffee is of course: The will to use common sense ! Grinder, scale, mobile phone? You can´t replace basic knowledge with some good tools. Having the understanding that coffee can be anything from tar black smudge to the sweetest tea-like fruity brew, should be a part of your upbringing. Anyone having played around in puddles know that the more dirt, the darker the mix. And fresh dirt tastes more than old, stale. Somehow, this is completely forgotten as we go for bargains on coffee, buyin
The importance of a proper grind

The importance of a proper grind

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Grinders are a dime a dozen, and a lot of people buy their coffee in some form of grind. But how does the grind affect the coffee? You could have the same coffee tasting differently every time, depending on how and when your coffee is grindes. The more finely you grind the coffee the more rounded and powerful coffee. However, grinding coffee this fine will also leave room for bitter tastes to develop. A good, burr mill grinder goes a long way in making sure the coffee grind is even, thus giving a more consistent taste once brewed. Worn and poor coffee grinders can actually "burn" your coffee. "Burning" the coffee grinding, heats the coffee more than you want during grinding, and this will give the coffee a "burnt" taste. Burr mills give a much more even result then knife-ba...
Three basic steps to making better coffee

Three basic steps to making better coffee

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Everybody loves a nice cup of coffee, but way to often have I been served less than mediocre attempts at pushing some hot water through coffee beans, making me wonder. Do you know the three basic steps for a better coffee? 1. GRIND! Trust me, science, and just about any other coffee geek, investing in a proper burr mill grinder will save you a lot of hassle. You also make a giant leap towards making a magic cup of coffee, by only buying whole beans, being free to grind and brew however you feel. The moment you grind coffee beans you increase the surface area, leaving oxygen to deteriorate your flavor and aroma. Grind the coffee while the water is boiling, and you kill two birds with one stone. Grinds seem to expensive? Do the math, and calculate how much money you´ll save on beans. Y
Steaming milk?

Steaming milk?

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I recently had a friend ask me, quite embarrassed, how I steam milk for my espresso drinks and latte art. Having known this a few years already it came as a surprise to me how complicated answering could be. To make it even worse, he sent me a picture of his espresso machine, and my jaw dropped to the floor. He was more then properly equipped! If you don’t own a multi thousand kroner machine, check the video at the end of the post! Not being a master barista, or even profound latte artist, I felt somehow obliged to finding an easy answer for my friend. And at the same time maybe I can give you some inspiration to start being artsy about your coffee. (Sorry, espresso). Latte art is a skill of its own, giving life to artists creativity in the shape of all kinds of flowers, face
Difference between coffee and espresso?

Difference between coffee and espresso?

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If you feel the need to ask, I would be obliged to ask what rock you have been hiding under the last twenty years? But still, I can’t leave you wondering too long. You know, curiosity killed the cat. And this is the most basic coffee knowledge available. Coffee is the most common of coffee drinks. Normal black brew, made by drying the beans from coffea plants, originally hailing from Africa. Coffee has been spread throughout the subtropics, with a lot of variants and mutations. by roasting the beans, grinding them and putting them through an extraction process, we get the hot beverage desired. By filtering away the grinder coffee, you’re left with a brown, but still somewhat transparent liquid. And that’ basically how you make coffee. Espresso, expresso, if you say it, it’s
Nybegynner i kaffeverden ?

Nybegynner i kaffeverden ?

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Det er ingen tvil om at kaffe kan åpne dører. Enten det er i sosiale lag eller som særinteresse, drikker de fleste i Norge kaffe, gjerne på daglig basis. Norge har stødig scoret høyt, ikke bare når det gjelder konsum, men også når det kommer til kvalitet og bevissthet. Selv i de fleste småbyer i Norge finnes det nå et voksende antall kafeer, som tilbyr sine kunder kvalitetskaffe, brygget etter alle kunstens regler. Personlig var det håndbrygg ved en lokal kafé, som vekket min interesse for spesialkaffe og egenbrenning. Og jeg bor overhodet ikke i noen kaffemetropol. Kaffe har lange tradisjoner i Norge, og jeg kunne sikkert brukt utallige timer på å gjenfortelle noe som mange andre allerede har diskutert og informert om. Derfor velger jeg heller å anbefale at man setter seg inn i
Et bra hjelpemiddel…

Et bra hjelpemiddel…

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...når man skal brygge en god kopp kaffe, kan være smarttelefonen. Jeg har i det siste testet ut noen forskjellige apper som skal hjelpe til å lage den perfekte kaffe. Appene på markedet varierer fra enkle bestillingsapper og bryggeguider. Kaffebrenneriet.no har en enkel og grei app på norsk, men personlig føler jeg utvalget i oppskrifter er for begrenset. Noen enkle fordeler om man er flink, og benytter appen stødig er at man etterhvert har en bred katalog av kommentarer til forskjellige oppskrifter, og i for eksempel Coffee.guru kan man også tilpasse sin helt egen oppskrift og fremgangsmåte. Appen gir også mulighet til å lagre et bilde til hvert brygg, noe som gjør det lettere å sammenlikne resultat av brygg. Coffee.guru har til nå vært den appen jeg har foretrukket. Enkle og