6 Things to Know Before Buying Your First Chemex Coffee Maker

You went to a fussy coffee shop last week and diverged from your usual pourover order for something a little fancier—the Chemex coffee maker. Those extra two dollars didn’t go to waste, though. As soon as you smelled the freshly brewed cup of coffee, you were hooked. And since you know the ROI of homebrewing …

Coffee Grinder Static: Why it Happens and How to Cope

When we first got our Baratza Encore (and to this day) my biggest complaint is that we get little ground-bean flecks scattered about. The reason? Static cling. Coffee grinder static is such an annoying hassle of big flecks of coffee dust. Coffee Grinder Static Cling: What’s Happening? The root cause of the little-flecks-everywhere coffee static …

Coffee Fermentation: Understanding Dry vs Wet Coffee Process

Coffee, I was once surprised to learn, is not a bean in any proper sense. Wikipedia tells us the beverage is “a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species.” Today, we’ll cover why the fact the coffee fruit is dried onto or wet-processed off the coffee bean …

The Economics of Brewing Coffee at Home – Is it Cheaper than the Coffee Shop?

There are a ton of reasons to make coffee at home. One of the least important ones is the cost of a cup of coffee. That is, we all know that coffee at coffee shop or cafe is more expensive, but that’s not the only thing we care about. Flavor, effort, comfort, etc are all …

Should You Be Vacuum-sealing Coffee Beans? We did, by accident

Recently, Meg and I accidentally realized we were vacuum-sealing coffee beans while on a trip. It wasn’t a perfect vacuum, and it wasn’t super-intentional. But I thought it was really interesting, and maybe some fellow science-and-coffee nerds will love it too. It also made me pose a question, that my internet poking-around didn’t definitely answer. …