Review of Fellow’s Duo

Before starting this review, let it be known that I love the Fellow products. They seem to represent a balance of industrial design and function, that always makes their products a thing of beauty. What is it? The Duo (or Duo Coffee Steeper as they call it) is an all in one brewer and pourer. Coffee grinds and water go in the top, you steep the coffee for a time, then turn the top, and the brewed coffee rushes down into the bottom part of the Duo, ready to be poured. With the grinds still left at the top. Does Read More …

Cross post: Chemex vs Brewista Smart Brew Comparison

Note – this is a cross post, since the review was done by Quaffee. With the Chemex now over 70 years old, it is a well established product, with its own unique nuances. Brewista added their own offering into the hourglass pour over fold, and call it the Brewista Smart Brew™. Obviously it is based on the Chemex. The Chemex is probably the most iconic all in one dripper (i.e. the drip and server are all in one). When moreflavour lent the Brewista Smart Brew™ recently we felt it was necessary to compare it the icon it seems to have Read More …

Charge and roast time experiment

Thanks to Jono from Rosetta roastery, for inviting me to participate in this experiment. Although the sample size was small, both in roast sample size and number of samples, some valuable lessons where learnt. Experiment: To roast the coffee 6 ways only changing the charge temp (CT), keeping flame at the same throughout and once First crack (FC) is reached have dev time ratio of (DTR) 10% of the roast. Mostly Drop Temp (DT) – was around 3°C later. Sample size: 200g roasted. Two coffees were tasted, then the one we liked was identified as the favourite roast or middle roast: Read More …

Java Maestro a review

Before we begin the review. please note that we were fortunate enough to be contacted by the local representative of Java Maestro to do a review. How this affects this review, final conclusions and subjectivity we cannot determine, but we felt we should put it out there. What is it? The Java Maestro is a cone shaped coffee dripper made from stainless stainless. Designed with a fine laser cut mesh, which is both its body and its function. What questions does it answer? Whenever a product is created, there is someone behind the idea. It is important to understand the Read More …