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Posts tagged: brew

Extraction

Coffee extraction refers to the process of extracting desirable compounds from coffee beans during the brewing of coffee. Extraction occurs when hot water is poured over coffee grounds, causing compounds such as caffeine, carbohydrates, lipids, melanoidins and acids to be transferred from the grounds to the water. Extraction is everything...

The history behind the Irish coffee

Joe Sheridan was born in 1909 in Castlederg, County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. One of six sons, his family moved to Dublin after the death of his father, where he worked in a restaurant. In 1943, he applied for the job of chef at the airport in Foynes.  Foynes and...

How to create the perfect start each day.....

There are only two times of the day you have total control. The Start of your day and the end of your day. You can always attempt planning the middle of your day, but let’s be real, how often do tasks unfold the way you “planned” them? Sometimes your boss...

Cupping Coffee at Home

Supplies Needed: Coffees (20 grams of each coffee) Grinder Scale (for measuring coffee weight) Timer Cupping Bowls (measuring capacity should be 160ml-200ml) Rinse cups filled with hot water Cupping spoons Hot water element  Vessel (to collect used coffee grounds) Mug or glass (to hold cupping spoons) Step One: Grind out...

Seed to Cup

Have you noticed that more and more people are starting to show signs of interest in the origins of the coffee they are drinking? This new-found interest is the direct result of the Specialty Coffee movement and how the coffee industry is becoming a more sophisticated one. Coffee lovers like...