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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Hints & Tricks For Filter

Hints & Tricks For Filter



 I have been using a lot of different filter beans and honestly i prefer doing filter because I find it easier to control and when doing espresso's and latte' you can waste a lot of beans getting the right grind. Filter coffee are really based on three things.

1: The temperature of the water, I don't use any temp above 94 Degrees as i find it can burn the ground beans.

2: The grind, the grind can vary between Aeropress, Clever dripper, Syphon and Pour Over / Chemex. Using a conical burr grinder is the best way to go to give you a consitant grind.



3: The beans, all beans grind differently so its a bit of practice but worth it.
There are many websites that give you some basic to complex methods but it all comes down to personal taste.

Have i missed anything?
Let me know.
Kind E-gards
Dale

Wood & Co Beans

Wood & Co Beans

I have never heard of Wood & Co Roasting company until recently when i went to Platform 7 and suddenly i find it in random places. I got my current batch from Cote Terra while i was trying some other unique coffees. As i sit her sipping on my cup of peaches / plum very fruity coffee and contemplate using the rest of the beans for a cold drip.  While trying to wake up from so many restless nights and a busy week of work.  But i have enjoyed this bag of coffee and will get another one.


 I always try to make the coffee multiple ways and since i pulled out the Syphon i might as well use it until i need to throw the mesh filter away. The recipe i used is here.



A Syphon makes a lighter coffee but its a lot more work especially with cleaning but its like getting your hair cut, just a relaxing process.





I made the coffee as a Pour Over and a Clever Dripper but found the best results as a Syphon.
Do you make Syphons?

Thanks for reading
Kind E-Gards
Dale

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Second Wife

Second Wife 


We had planned to go to Terror Twilight Collingwood on Sunday as we had been told it was very good, but plans changed and off we went to Second Wife in Boxhill. Its behind the Hospital in small court underneath some new apartments. Its a beautifully designed Cafe with a lovely mural on the wall.



They have a lovely menu and i decided to go for the Okonomiyaki Pancake which is a Japanese Cabbage Pancake, I am used to the massive ones you get normally but here you received 4 smaller ones but they looked very pretty.  They are juicy with a crispy outside and they have a lot of flavour. The smoked salmon added a bit of saltiness but worked together well.


Kim ordered a bowl that you design the way you want. The chicken was moist and the steamed vegetables were cooked perfectly.




The food was lovely and the coffee hit the spot. Its a great little brunch spot and if you are in Boxhill Head over and have a taste.
Kind E-Gards
Dale
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