CtB Calling… London! Part 1View Post

CtB Calling… London! Part 1

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CtB Calling… London! Part 1View Post

CtB Calling… London! Part 1

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CtB Calling… London! Part 1So… Yes, it has a been a bit quiet around here. Sometimes not so fun stuff can get in the way of…View Post

CtB Calling… London! Part 1

So… Yes, it has a been a bit quiet around here. Sometimes not so fun stuff can get in the way of…

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The Great Hiatus

First off: My apologies. Yet again. I haven’t updated in a long time and I know that. Uni has been frightening hard on me and has demanded my full attention sadly. But… Luckily coffee is never far away, especially during my midterms. Now that I’ve…

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Kenya, My Cousin and the ChemexSo, I didn’t get my coffee fix last week ’cause of this ->…View Post

Kenya, My Cousin and the Chemex

So, I didn’t get my coffee fix last week ’cause of this ->…

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Moving CtB

Hey everyone,

Due to uni I haven’t been able to do a lot with the blog :( But I’m planning a small tour through The Netherlands to taste more coffees around the country =D

Unfortunately though, I have to announce that I’m moving the blog over to Wordpress. It’s just easier for me to use and you to subscribe/follow.

Do feel free to take a look at crackingthebean.wordpress.com!

See you at the next shot!

I make a mean cup of coffee, if you give me the right ingredients! :)

Ziet er gelikt uit zoesje!! Good job! X

Another day, another lesson…
So, I ‘helped’ my boss tweak the grinder for our Sidamo the other day. He explained the concept of brew ratios while I tried to pull a good shot.
Grinding, weighing, pulling, tasting, grinding, tossing, grinding, weighing, pulling etc… 
Three tries and we were set! Mind you, my boss fiddled around with the grinder. I probably would’ve wasted half a kilo ;)
The final result is shown above. What really stood out for me was how sweet the aftertaste was after an initial roll of a kind of fruity acidity.

Another day, another lesson…

So, I ‘helped’ my boss tweak the grinder for our Sidamo the other day. He explained the concept of brew ratios while I tried to pull a good shot.

Grinding, weighing, pulling, tasting, grinding, tossing, grinding, weighing, pulling etc…

Three tries and we were set! Mind you, my boss fiddled around with the grinder. I probably would’ve wasted half a kilo ;)

The final result is shown above. What really stood out for me was how sweet the aftertaste was after an initial roll of a kind of fruity acidity.

Cold Brew Irish Coffee

Since I do love a tiiiiny bit of alcohol, my lovely cousin sent this lovely vid. Do enjoy!

I would love to experiment with this. Oh and if any of you are thinking of reproducing, tell me how it worked out! =D

Espresso, Intelligentsia by DptDDDD.

Really beautifully shot and clearly explained.

(Source: youtube.com)