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Introducing: How To Filter

How To Filter This is exciting for me because this category is actually what inspired me to create howtocoffee.net I really enjoy making filter coffee, but haven’t had a chance to do as much as I’d like simply because how how massive the demand for espresso based coffee is, and that’s what I spend most …

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Cold Drip

So, what is cold-drip coffee? The way I explain the cold drip is that it is a method of filter coffee taking about 5 hours to produce 500 – 700mLs of cold syrupy coffee. The ‘device’ itself is a tower of three chambers, the first contains ice and cold water which (through an adjustable tap) runs …

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How to Espresso: Milk Pasteurization

Milk Pasteurization and Milk Sweetness When steaming milk for espresso, 140ºF (60ºC) is the sweetest temperature to drink. Any further and the lactose and galactose begin to break down and we begin to lose sweetness. Additionally, the further we push the milk in terms of temperature, the harder it is to keep the correct milk …

How to Espresso

Introducing: How to Espresso

New on howtocoffee.net: How to Espresso Introducing the first how to section of howtocoffee.net! How to Espresso will be where we explore the techniques involved with anything espresso. Whether it’s tamping, grind size, understanding extraction or how to steam milk , there’s plenty to talk about! As always, this a place where I’ll share what …

How To Coffee

How To Coffee

howtocoffee.net is about specialty coffee, made simple. I’m Dan, a barista with 7 years experience in specialty coffee. There’s a lot that goes into making a great cup of coffee – whether espresso or filter – and I’m going to explain how to get that great cup, without the jargon. How To Coffee is a …