First Decent Latte Art

Freaking finally.


New Espresso Machine

I got a new espresso setup up and running at work. I get to practice frothing milk and pulling shots now! I have plenty more practice ahead of me, but here’s latte #4.

Cheap Cold Brew Tower

Here’s another coffee project of mine: cold brew coffee. Cold brewing coffee extracts less acid from the beans, making a nice clean, bold cup of coffee. The downside is that at ~50 drops a minute, it’s a process that will usually take 4 to 5 hours for a half liter. Fortunately, the coffee does store much better and is great served cold for the coming warm weather.

Dean’s Beans

I just have to share Dean’s Beans with all of you coffee fanatics in New England. The beans were roasted on April 9th, and UPS got them to my place on the 10th.

Almost all of their roasts are $8.95, and they also sell green beans. If you have a chance, you should check them out!

Home Roasted Coffee Brewing

The ground-up coffee beans looked pretty good and smelled amazing. Unfortunately, the coffee itself didn’t taste so great. I guess I’ll have to try again some other time. In the meantime, a bag of Fourbarrel came in the mail, so that should keep me for a while.