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 »

#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 »

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 »