I’m not a coffee geek. But I am interested in coffee, although I know there’s a great deal to learn about the subject (including some juicy flavour chemistry).
I’ve just written up a seminar I attended some time back given by coffee expert James Hoffmann (you can read this here). The write-up was prompted by my new toy – a Hario hand coffee grinder. (£39 from James’ Square Mile Coffee Roasters here.)
It’s a really satisfying way to make coffee, and I’ve now ditched my Gaggia espresso maker, which I never really got on with. The grinder is a ceramic burr, which is a good thing (blade grinders are bad), and the freshly ground coffee is then extracted using another piece of Hario kit: the V60 porcelain brewer (here).
It’s a really fun way to make coffee, and the results are really good.