Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Chicago Coffee Shops

Osmium Coffee Bar (Dark Matter) Really loved the industrial vibe in this shop! We didn’t get to stay and hang out, but still loving this spot. They serve Dark Matter Coffee What we tried: Agave Latte – agave, cinnamon, chocolate Wake and Bake Latte – maple syrup, sage, black pepper Other favorites: Mayan Mocha – chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, agave Other Dark Matter shops we love:…

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The Real Reason Your Coffee Is Bitter

There’s nothing worse than pouring a big cup of coffee, bringing it to your lips, taking that first sweet drink, and realizing that it’s bitter as sin. Ya’ll, nothing is worse.  Your cup of coffee should be a burst of good flavor, not an overpowering dose of bitterness. So why does it end up bitter? Should Coffee Be Bitter?  It’s interesting that coffee is often…

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Hario V60 Brew Guide

Why Hario v60? The V60 is responsive to numerous variables—more, in fact, than many other drippers on the market. This is because of three design factors: The cone shape (60º angle): this allows the water to flow to the center, extending the contact time. A large single hole: this enables the brewer to alter the flavor by altering the speed of the water flow. Spiral ribs: these rise all…

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Clever Dripper Brew Guide

The Clever Dripper is one of our favorites! It’s an immersion, easy to learn, single cup manual coffee brewer that simplifies the brewing process.    Tools We Use: Large Clever Dripper #4 Filters Acaia Pearl Scale Orphan Espresso LIDO 3 Hand Grinder FRESH Coffee Hario Server/Carafe Pour Over Kettle Third Wave Water Tips for the best brew: If it takes less than 1:30 to finish draining,…

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