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WHISKY FLAVOURS TO DISTILLERY

This post has nothing to do with coffee. It is here after I read a wonderful article on How Coffee Varietals and Processing Affect Taste. It reminded me of a similar, somewhat simpler piece of work I did on Whisky Flavours to Distilleries. Flavour to Whisky Distillery This has been created by using a word …

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Coffee Seed Size AND EXTRACTION

The size of the roasted coffee bean can affect extraction, learn how. Effect of roasted coffee seed sizes on extraction Coffee seeds increase in size throughout the roast, expanding to about 1.5 times the size of the original green bean. Seed size affects the degree of roasting and can offset the density indicator.  Very small …

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Grind Settings by Density

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There have been several requests for SSDI to include grind settings for each density. There are several problems with this. Different espresso basket diameters have different coffee bed depths, which requires different grind settings. For example a standard 58mm basket will require a much finer grind than a 45mm holding the same amount of coffee. …

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Ground breaking research

Excuse the terrible pun. I want to thank Logan Collinge of Mojo The Beanery for spending several weekends roasting to order for me, and being such a mine of information. The first experiment was to take one single origin green bean, and have Logan roast it to common roast levels across the roast spectrum. The selected Green …

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FAQ

1. Will density.coffee help me with dialing in espresso? Density.coffee will definitely help if you commit to this program. Its works best if you keep a record of your grind settings at each density. With experience you can then fairly accurately predict what grind setting will be required for a given density. It’s linear so …

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Value proposition for Roasters

I caught up with my original Coffee Sensai one day and enquired what great Single Origin coffee he was currently drinking. I was shocked when he sheepishly confessed, he had ‘given up’ trying Single Origins, because it took him most of the bag to dial it in. Whereas with his preferred routine Blend, at least …

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Why measure roasted coffee density

https://youtu.be/4N9bnhQfzW4https://youtu.be/d-vtknnBq8g Under extracted coffee is sour, over extracted coffee is bitter, in the middle is the sweet spot. It is easy to over extract a dark roast, it is also easy to under extract a light roast. By measuring the density to determine the Roast Level, you get the correct level of extraction required for …

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