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 …