Baratza Encore Review – Best Burr Grinder for Home Use?

The Baratza Encore, pretty much my fist conical burr grinder. Burr grinders are a huge part of artisan coffee making. They give consistent grinds that are key to making great cups of coffee. You might have heard people say this, “a good grinder is more important than a good espresso machine. If you are able to… Read More »

Home Brewed Coffee Lab Site Update July 2015

Hi there everyone. It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything in the site. Making coffee has never actually stopped for me, but the writing had unfortunately stalled. But not to worry! My time has opened up now and I’m ready to put in more content into the site. To begin with, there are… Read More »

Hario Buono Kettle Review

Hello dear readers! For you to be reading this post must mean that you have already made researches on the Hario Buono Kettle, or gooseneck kettles in general. Gooseneck kettles give you a huge advantage when making coffee, most especially if you’re using the pour over method. I cannot stress the ease and efficiency of… Read More »

Do I Need a Gooseneck Kettle for Pour Overs?

When I started learning and making home brewed coffee 3 months ago, I bought all the necessary products except the gooseneck kettle. For some reason it was way too expensive in the stores, and I thought I could get away with using an old tea kettle. Using the old tea kettle, I got various results… Read More »

Central Coast Coffee Colombian Pitalito Supremo Taste Test

Time for another coffee taste test. This batch was brought to me by my twin from Australia. Central Coast Coffee is a small coffee roaster located in New South Whales, Australia. They roast small batches of single-origin coffee, and they also sell coffee equipment. They are an online store and do not have a storefront.… Read More »

#YKW Panama Carmen Estate Single Origin Coffee

This was my second single origin coffee purchase. The package said it had candied fruit sweetness, raisins, apple, and sweet plum. Using a Kalita 102, I didn’t really taste the exceptional blend in the coffee. Maybe I was just doing it wrong, but I found it hard to get the right combination for the coffee.… Read More »

#YKW Kenya Wakulima Single Origin Coffee Taste Test

When I started in this home brewed coffee making venture, I stumbled upon a company called EDSA Beverage Design Group. This is the same company responsible for roasting the #YKW blends to the market. What does #YKW stand for? This is quite a riddle, as not even the baristas that I’ve talked to quite know… Read More »

Starbucks Gold Coast Blend Taste Test

It’s been a while since my last post here in Home Brewed Coffee Lab. Right before my long break, a good auntie gave me this Starbucks Gold Coast Blend Coffee. (To my dear Auntie. Thank you very much for the coffee ^_^ You know who you are. We’ll keep this secret between us.) I’m not… Read More »

Understanding Your Coffee Grinder Settings

The first time I got a coffee burr grinder, I thought to myself, “Why are there so many settings here?” Many of us have probably been, and could probably be in this situation. That’s why in this article, we’ll try to look into our coffee grinder settings. Burr grinders have a huge plethora of grind… Read More »