Farewell just opened up in Asheville’s south slope. With great a vibe, bright space, and a diverse but well-crafted menu, Farewell will be trailblazing a new culture of coffee in Asheville. Continue reading “Farewell: Asheville, NC”
In the Asheville coffee scene, there is a new kid on the block: Cooperative Coffee Roasters. While I didn’t get a chance to try them out as quickly as I wanted to, I finally was able to brew up their new release: Halo Hartume.
Name: Halo Hartume Process: Washed Origin: Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia Tasting Notes: Hibiscus, Lime, Honeydew, Melon
The new product under the name “Kruve” is essentially a bunch of sifters you can use to sift your coffee grounds so that you can weed out any too coarse or too fine particles from entering your brew. Continue reading “Is the Kruve Coffee Sifter Necessary?”
Guest Post By French Press Enthusiast Harrison Northey
Coffee is yummy, right? If you read a blog dedicated to making coffee better, then you probably agree with me. In and of itself coffee is a pleasure with scarcely an equal to be found anywhere else. But I think that for individual people, coffee’s tastiness and enjoyment can be enhanced beyond its own inherent qualities by our own arbitrary preferences. Well-brewed coffee is objectively good, but what about all the subjective aspects of drinking coffee that make it even better to all of us bean appreciators? What about all the things that you also love and look forward to about your daily cup(s)? Continue reading “Arbitrary Stuff Increases Coffee Enjoyment”
In the pour-over realm, things have gotten pretty interesting lately with one of the newer coffee devices on the market. There is something out now called “Melodrip”. What this device does is enable a more even extraction of grounds when pouring for a Chemex, V60, or any other pour-over type method.
It is essentially designed to work like a shower head. It is composed of a stick that holds a “filter” on the end that is basically a bunch of holes that distribute water into a “rain” over the grounds when water is poured through it rather than a simple steady stream from a kettle. Continue reading “What is the Melodrip?”