Good coffee is hard to find. I'm on a mission to make it easier. I started in Korea, moved to Sweden, and now I'm in New York, hunting for the best, and sharing the journey with you here. Send me a tip, feel free to share your own experiences or questions in the comments, and above all, drink better coffee! :)

Coffee Knowledge

Three rules of thumb for avoiding bad coffee in Seoul, Korea

In Korea I tried a lot of cafes, and drank a lot of bad coffee on the way to finding the great cafes that I’ve written about here. Coffee is expensive (I’ve paid as much as $15 for a bad cup of coffee in Seoul), so after a while I started avoiding places with signs...

Coffee Roast Colors

Nice little video from Sweet Maria’s.

Hario V60 How-to Video

I liked this video. I make coffee every day in my office, and lately I’ve been using the V60. I generally use around 18-22g of coffee and pour ~300ml to yield 250ml of brewed coffee (~8oz). I had been grinding fine and trying to mimic the pour-wait-pour-wait style I’ve often seen used with Melitta pourovers,...

Alton Brown – Espresso on Good Eats

I love Alton Brown’s ‘Good Eats,’ and I just found an episode on espresso that really covers a lot of the basics and some history. Coffee geeks might take issue with a few points and technique (especially the milk frothing, which is terrible), but it’s a great introduction for anyone interested in learning a bit...

15 Things Worth Knowing about Coffee

Infotainment from TheOatmeal.com, click to see all 15. I’m a bit late posting this but I like it!

Instant Coffee Eclipses Rice Consumption

“Rice has long topped local food retailers’ best-selling list, but not this year. The country’s traditional staple lost its place for the first time in years, bumped by none other than instant coffee.” Korea Times article here. Instant coffee is everywhere in Korea, I’ve never been in an office or meeting without it, even though...

Coffee Therapy

“A psychology professor at Yale University found that holding a hot cup of coffee leads people to judge a stranger to be a warmer person, in terms of such traits as generosity and kindness, compared with a group of people who held a cup of iced coffee.” Iced coffee drinkers must lead depressing lives. Stick...

Brewmethods.com

“Brew Methods is designed with one thing in mind: To provide anyone and everyone with access to the best coffee brewing guides in the entire universe.” Want your coffee to taste better? Have a look at brewmethods.com. It’s a nice little resource for novices and curious folk alike. Check it out, you might learn something...

Video: Espresso technique

Nice little video hitting a few points about espresso preparation at Intelligentsia, Venice. A few shots from my visit to Intelligentsia coming soon. Espresso, Intelligentsia from Department of the 4th Dimension on Vimeo.