Salim sez, "Professor Mark Miodownik of Kings College Materials Research Group teaches us how to process raw beans to a perfect cup of coffee using every day using a collection of household & DIY implements." This was amazing -- I've always wondered about the chemistry of espresso and coffee roasting -- I've become a total coffee bore since I got serious about my home apparatus, and this has armed me with many useful factoids for understanding the imperfections in the shots I pull. Also, he uses Monmouth beans, which are all we use at home. They are superb. Dr Mark Miodownik - How to Make The Perfect Cup Of Coffee (Thanks, Salim!)
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