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Home Roasting your coffee

If you get a chance, try and roast your own beans for coffee. You can get green coffee beans cheaper than roasted beans, and you can take control of your roast. Roasting is a technique that takes decades to perfect. I am by no means an expert and can barely call myself an amateur but […]

The Vacuum Pot

If you get a chance, be sure to stop by The Hub located in Springfield, Missouri, just north of Boonville and Chestnut. The Hub is a unique coffee shop in several ways. The owner, Jason Strother, focuses on manual coffee brew methods. One of the Hub’s brewing methods is the Vacuum Pot, which brews a […]

The Clover

I encourage you to stop by The Coffee Ethic in Springfield, Missouri, on the downtown Park Central Square, and try a cup of single origin coffee from the Clover. The Clover is a machine that brews one cup of coffee at a time. It has controls to specify exact temperature and extraction time to custom […]

The Art of the Barista

When thinking a barista “expressing art”,  many times we simply think of latte art. This is true, but we must not forget the primary art form of the barista, which lies in the espresso. In mechanics, we learn to control systems through automation. The idea is to control all variables for a consistent desired outcome.  […]