What I’ve Been Brewing: El Salvador Finca Santa Rosa, Burundi Gaharo, And 17ft Ceiling

What I’ve Been Brewing: El Salvador Finca Santa Rosa, Burundi Gaharo, and 17ft Ceiling

For an Aeropress, Chemex, or V60, I've been drinking a lot of an El Salavador Processed bean from the Finca Santa Rosa Coffee Farm roasted by Coffee Labs in Tarrytown, NY. Given the honey process (which has nothing to do with honey), this coffee has a distinct sweetness, slight acidity, and a syrupy body. The beans are gigantic (see the featured image at the top). I've had three pounds of this over the past month. I just went back in to Coffee Labs today to get another pound of it,…

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Tampers For The ROK Espresso Maker

Tampers for the ROK Espresso Maker

I had trouble finding this info when I first got the ROK Espresso Maker, so I'm posting this here for others to find. The tamper size you want for the ROK Espresso Maker is 49mm. Why not just use the little plastic one that came in the box? The one that came with the ROK is significantly smaller than the portafilter, so it pushes grounds up the sides when you push down on it. It has no heft, so it is left up to you to push evenly. This leads…

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Soylent Coffiest Review

Soylent Coffiest Review

Soylent (Rosa Labs) released a new product last week: Coffiest. I bought a case a few hours after the announcement and I made it my breakfast the past few mornings. This is the fourth, and best, type of Soylent I've tried. Here are my notes on the other ones I've tried: 1.4 (powder, no longer available) was thick, clumpy, and tasted like pancake batter. I added a lot of cocoa powder to it. 1.5 (also powder, different formula, no longer available) was thinner and had a more neutral taste. Not…

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