11 Common Hario V60 Brewing Mistakes & How to FIX Them

11 Common Hario V60 Brewing Mistakes & How to FIX Them

Are you tired of brewing lackluster coffee with your Hario V60, despite following all the “right” steps? Sometimes it clogs, or flows too quickly, or just doesn’t taste all that great? You’re not alone – even experienced baristas can struggle with this popular pour-over method, as the V60 is notoriously finicky and unforgiving. So today,…

35 Fun Coffee Facts to Perk You Up Like Caffeine

35 Fun Coffee Facts to Perk You Up Like Caffeine

If you’re really passionate about coffee, don’t limit your knowledge about this world-famous drink to sourcing, brewing, and tasting. During my coffee breaks, I’ve made it a habit to discover more about my favorite beverage and it made me realize how fascinating the world of coffee really is. Today, I’ll share some of my favorite…

5 Ways to Remove Calcium Deposits From Your Coffee Maker (ByeBye to Hard Water Buildup) 

5 Ways to Remove Calcium Deposits From Your Coffee Maker (ByeBye to Hard Water Buildup) 

If you’ve owned your coffee maker for a long time now, then chances are, you’ve encountered those annoying white flakes in your machine.  These are undesirable calcium deposits, infamously known for wreaking havoc on the taste of your coffee beans and potentially depreciating the health value too. Having owned different coffee machines before even becoming…

What is Coffee Blooming & 6 Reasons Why It’s A Game-Changer for Your Brew

What is Coffee Blooming & 6 Reasons Why It’s A Game-Changer for Your Brew

One of the tricks that I always recommend to budding baristas is to bloom their coffee. In my experience, this simple step can really be a game-changer in pour-over coffee brewing. But it’s important to ask: Is coffee blooming really necessary? If you have any doubts about this extra effort for your daily coffee, let…

How to Prevent Espresso Channeling & Achieve The Perfect Espresso Extraction

How to Prevent Espresso Channeling & Achieve The Perfect Espresso Extraction

Have you ever wondered why your homemade espresso doesn’t quite taste up to the mark? Having made countless espresso shots, I know full well how espresso channeling is a common complaint among beginners and home baristas. It may be a headscratcher, but my years making coffee have given me the knowledge to identify and fix espresso…

What is Keurig Sickness? Symptoms, Causes, & How to Prevent It

What is Keurig Sickness? Symptoms, Causes, & How to Prevent It

As a barista, I can’t stress enough how important it is to clean your brewing equipment properly. Not only does this keep your coffee delicious and maintain your machine’s tip-top shape, but not doing so can also lead to some health concerns, such as the notorious Keurig sickness. If you’re suspicious about your coffee making you…

Can You Reuse a Nespresso Pod Twice or More? The Truth About Your Capsules

Can You Reuse a Nespresso Pod Twice or More? The Truth About Your Capsules

When my friends chat me up about owning a Nespresso machine, they hit me with two common concerns: the hefty price tag and resulting waste. Then, their next question, “Can you reuse a Nespresso capsule? That way both the pricing and sustainability issues are resolved after all.” So no more raising an eyebrow because in…