Coffee expert James Hoffmann got his hands on a sealed can of 70+ year old coffee and made espresso with it. I wish I could say James found it delicious instead of tasting like "metal, battery acid, and pain" but what did I expect?
Crema is the red-brown foam that sits on top of a freshly made shot of espresso. But what is crema, actually, and how is it formed? Coffee expert James Hoffmann made this video to explain. He says that very early espresso machines did not produce crema. It wasn't until the mid-twentieth century, when high-pressure espresso… READ THE REST
Coffee YouTuber James Hoffman reviewed the 9Barista stovetop espresso machine. Here's a half-section illustration from the 9Barista website so you can see what's going on. It has two boilers, a heat sink, a coiled heat exchanger, and a spring-loaded valve: It's available from the 9Barista espresso website for $385. READ THE REST
James Hoffmann, a coffee YouTuber, has a new series about espresso. In each episode, he discusses one of the variables involved in making espresso. The first episode covered "dose," or the amount of ground coffee used in making a cup. The most recent episode is about the water/coffee ratio, which should be measured by weight… READ THE REST
Sitting at a desk all day can get pretty boring. Slaving away at work tasks or squeezing a stress ball are ways to combat the sameness, but the best desk accessories can actually mentally transport you away from the humdrum for a moment. This is why we can wholeheartedly recommend being able to gaze in… READ THE REST
You may have thought that after 2020, every company that was thinking about moving their digital operations into the cloud had probably made the move already. While many companies made the switch last year, it was by no means all companies – and, 2021 still stands to be a huge year of continued growth for… READ THE REST
When you come up with a good idea that hits home with kids, you know it almost immediately. Creators Zac Park and Spencer Markel thought they could launch a business around the Cubcoats, a 2-in-1 child's jacket they developed that folds down into a plush toy. But, it wasn't until they built a prototype and… READ THE REST