Drip Coffee – Does the machine matter?

Drip Coffee – Does the machine matter?

Drip Coffee – Does the machine matter?

A Recap of The Barista League’s Mystery Coffee Vacation in Colombia

The Barista League’s Mystery Coffee Vacation in Colombia is over, and we’ve got the scoop on all the fun! BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of Vasileia Fanarioti and Juan Henao During the last week of February, the 2022 Barista League champions gathered in Colombia for this year’s Mystery Coffee Vacation. It was an […]


Understanding the Process: Koji Fermentation

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Get Ready for The Barista League’s 2024 Season

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Know Your Sweeteners: Agave: Part Two—Environmental Concerns

Agave has become an increasingly popular sweetener in the coffee industry. But is it as environmentally friendly as people claim it to be? BY EMILY JOY MENESESBARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE Featured photo sourced via Pixabay In recent years, you may have noticed an increase in demand for “alternative sweeteners” like agave. While today, the nectar serves […]

Drip Coffee – Does the machine matter?

Serving Coffee in the Epicenter

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The Caripe Variety: A Groundbreaking Milestone in Venezuelan Coffee Farming

Today, we unveil the story behind the Caripe variety and its significance for the Venezuelan coffee industry. BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Featured photo by Carlos Felipe Ramírez Mesa via Unsplash In the heart of Venezuela, nestled among the picturesque states of Monagas, Anzoátegui, and Sucre, lies a legacy deeply rooted in coffee cultivation. This […]


Understanding the Process: Carbonic Maceration

Continuing our series on coffee processing, we learn about carbonic maceration—a unique, newer processing method. BY TANYA NANETTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos courtesy of Cafe Imports Editor’s note: Check out more entries in our “Understanding the Process“ series here. The rise of the specialty-coffee scene has helped many people understand that talking about coffee as something […]


Ethos Agriculture’s Journey from Vision to Impact in Coffee Sustainability: Part Two

In the second half of this article, we discover how the Coffee Barometer attempts to bridge the gap between discourse and action, envisioning a sustainable future for the coffee sector. BY VASILEIA FANARIOTISENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Featured photo courtesy of Rodrigo Flores via Unsplash As we embark on the second part of our conversation with Ethos […]

Drip Coffee – Does the machine matter?

Drip Coffee – Does the machine matter?

4 Cool Cafés to Try Out in Kuala Lumpur

The Malaysian capital is often visited in a hurry, but visitors who take the time to explore will discover a welcoming city, thanks in part to its friendly specialty cafés. BY TANYA NANETTI SENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos by Tanya Nanetti Kuala Lumpur, the capital...

What I Learned from My First Tea Ceremony

After taking in a brief moment of a tea ceremony in Thailand, I finally had the chance to participate in the full experience recently in Malaysia. BY TANYA NANETTI SENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT Photos by Tanya Nanetti In the years that I worked as a barista in a café,...

Does specialty Robusta exist?

Hello! Has anyone tried 'specialty robusta'? I work with specialty cacao, and I often observe Robusta shrubs being cultivated at lower altitudes alongside cacao trees. Some farmers are experimenting with carbonic maceration to enhance the marketability of...

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Coffee Machine (High density use)

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Third Wave Coffee brands

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Drip Coffee – Does the machine matter?

Hello, Everyone!

I am in a bit of a predicament and would like some guidance. For context – I am still an amateur coffee guy. I have begun to dabble in the coffee world and am slowly building my knowledge. A few years back, I began to explore quality coffee and get away from the mainstream brands. I then ditched my percolator for an entry-level espresso machine, grinder, and a French press. What I use each day is dependent on how I am feeling and the mood I am in. Recently, I haven't cared for the amount of cleanup required from my espresso or French press setup. I am looking for something for my lazy days where clean up is easy and coffee is relatively effortless.

Naturally, this brings me back to a percolator; however, I have upgraded my coffee and grinder to a Breville Smart Grinder Pro. My understanding is that temperature and extraction matter for a good cup of coffee, and a cheap percolator does not deliver on this. Is this true? If so, are there percolators that can deliver a quality cup? I don't want to undo the work of quality coffee and a quality grinder with a poor extraction and a bland cup of joe from the percolator.

I am also considering a pour-over setup, but I think that even with a pour-over setup, I will find it requires more energy than I wish to give it, even though the clean-up becomes easier.

Thank you in advance for your input!

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