Category Archives: Tasting

Is Blue Bottle Single-Serve Coffee For You?

My friend Ahmed (who happens to be a barista at Honey Dew Coffee) surprised me with a gift yesterday, a serving of Blue Bottle Coffee’s new “perfectly ground” pre-ground coffee pack. This is their Bella Donovan Blend, ground for pour-over. If you haven’t heard of Blue Bottle’s pre-ground coffee, don’t fret. Blue Bottle, an icon […]

Adventures in Slow Pour – An Espresso Afficionado Compares Results

I am learning to develop a “slow pour” technique, as an alternative to my old standby, Espresso Americano. As a coffee brewing technique, slow pour has much in common with espresso, because you are controlling the coffee extraction process through water temperature, the grind, and time. Espresso is precisely controlled. My machine is designed to […]