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Experimental coffees and research

03. Our Research

Experiment #146

Roasting|Jul 6, 2017

How to ensure consistency in coffee roasting

Roasting coffee is just like cooking. You need to follow a recipe if you want any semblance of consistency. If only it were THAT easy. We all know how food can taste totally different even when we follow a recipe to the T (or so we think). So, what is the recipe for coffee roasting and how do we ensure and measure consistency in our roasts?
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Experiment #145

Roasting|Jun 27, 2017

Coffee Roasters: I don't like sour coffee

"My coffee is sour", "I don't like sour coffee". Probably two of the most common comments any specialty coffee roaster treading the lighter roast spectrum would hear. What is the deal with sour coffee and why do so many coffee shops continue to serve them despite resistance from customers?
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Experiment #144

Roasting|Jun 21, 2017

Coffee Roasters: What's the difference?

The number of Coffee Roasters in Singapore have been growing in the past few years. What is the difference between all these roasters? How does roasting affect coffee flavours and which roaster serves coffee that suits you best?
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Experiment #142

Espresso|Nov 16, 2016

Hot or Cold? The Best Temperature for Brewing Espresso

For the past few decades, temperature stability has been a major goal for many espresso machine manufacturers and also one of the deciding factors of the quality of an espresso machine. There is without a doubt, a huge emphasis placed on temperature in the brewing process of espresso. So how exactly does temperature affect espresso and the brewing process? What is the final impact on the extraction of the coffee when brewed using different temp..
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Experiment #141

Espresso|Oct 11, 2016

Putting it together: Pre-infusion on a low overall brew pressure

We've tested different brewing pressures, we've tested different pre-infusion timings and pressures; now it's time to put them all together! These days, we pull our espressos with a pre-infusion between 9-16s and full brew pressure at 7 Bars at the shop. Does pre-infusion at this lower brew pressure setting make a difference in extraction percentages? Or will it prove to be equally insignificant as compared to the standard brew pressures?
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Experiment #140

Espresso|Sep 10, 2016

Pre-infusion and it's impact on espresso

This week we will take a look at pre-infusion (pre-brew) and it's result in the espresso. Pre-infusion can come in many forms, from soft infusion to hard infusion to variable pressures and different lengths of time. We will be testing multiple pre-infusion techniques over the coming weeks but first, let's define some of the different pre-infusion variables that are commonly used in the coffee industry.
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