“If I only knew then what I do now” – everyoneRead more "5 things nobody told me about starting up."
For most of human existence the espresso martini was not a thing. So what a delight it must have been when in 1983, it was created.Read more "Everything Espresso Martini"
Podcasts are an excellent way to entertain the mind while doing non-thinking tasks. Like making a big batch of cold brew, or driving across town. Here’s a list of my favourites.Read more "A collection of great podcasts"
Cold brew coffee is a billion dollar industry in the USA and it’s still rapidly growing as a beverage both in cafe’s and in stores. In NZ, it is not. Yet. The roots of cold brew are an extension of third wave coffee. Where the third wave saw variety in brewing methods appear and attention given to […]Read more "The State of Cold Brew in New Zealand"
While there are many great things to list, I have been brutal with refining this. It must be seven. And here they are.Read more "The Seven Wonders of Dunedin"
We wanted to test the pH of our cold brew coffee, but then got a little distracted by a 200 nanometre filter and extruder.Read more "A spontaneous experiment"
A zingy and refreshing, easy to make drink made from two handcrafted NZ products.Read more "Harpoon Iced Ginger Latte"
It was September, 2011. The idea for a coffee liqueur had come a few months before, but it was September 2011 that I started tinkering seriously. Well, more like obsessively. Moving from my personal kitchen to a commercial kitchen in Strictly Coffee on Bath St meant I could get high proof ethanol and actually test what […]Read more "Four years in."
Hot water is a wonderful thing: it draws many delicious compounds from coffee. It does so because water is a solvent and coffee has soluble compounds. Tweaking extraction variables to get the best brew is all in a normal days work for a coffee geek, so using water at ambient temperature seems counter-intuitive – it is […]Read more "Flavour formation and degradation in Cold Brew Coffee"
Photos of coffee in Colombia, from seed to cup.Read more "Coffee & Empanadas: Colombia in a nutshell"