It is not uncommon to hear people compare coffee and wine. After all both “coffee and wine are from agricultural products—fruits, which are comparably small, sweet, and round—and are best harvested ripe. There’s a season for harvest and processing for both.
Answers to what your future holds could be found in the bottom of your cup. That’s according to a divination practice referred to as Tasseography. Tasseography is the practice of interpreting patterns in tea leaves or coffee grounds in a cup after drinking it. (Tea is the most prominent source followed by coffee, and sometimes wine sediments.)
Grinding coffee is one of the most basic tasks that must take place before we can brew great coffee. However, this simple task often gets overlooked as one of the most important ones along the route to great coffee. What exactly happens when we grind coffee? How can different types of grinders and burrs change the grind profile?
Have you ever picked up a bag of coffee and seen enticing food flavor descriptions like brown sugar, sweet potato, walnut, blueberry or even chocolate? During my early coffee years, I thought those descriptions meant those flavors were added to the coffee. Yet, every time I tasted the coffee I wouldn’t taste any of those flavors. So what exactly do those flav