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! :)

Three Aeropresses, One Barista

Three Aeropresses, One Barista

Carlos Aguirre Gano, an inventive barista championship competitor in El Salvador, used a rig to press 3 Aeropresses at once. I don’t know Spanish, but it’s been suggested that he brewed the same coffee at several roast profiles. If you can translate more, please post in the comments :) Now, watch and be amazed (at...
Cup of Excellence Coffee Explained

Cup of Excellence Coffee Explained

Cup of Excellence, often abbreviated COE on menus, is something more consumers should know about. The video above was produced by Toby’s Estate and it does a great job explaining the competition, interviewing both judges & farmers, and showing what it all entails. In short, Cup of Excellence is a program active in several coffee...
1960s London Cafes & Thoughts About Cafe Design

1960s London Cafes & Thoughts About Cafe Design

I’m loving this old video, shot in documentary style, looking at the wide variety of cafes that had opened up in London in the 1950s and 1960s. Part of its charm lies in its anthropological gaze, spending most of the allotted time on the unglamorous and precarious economic end of the business, while highlighting the...
Video: "Shit Baristas Say"

Video: “Shit Baristas Say”

Don’t take it personally, barista friends. :) At we try to showcase companies and individuals that are passionate without undue pretense or unwanted judgment. Nevertheless, the stereotype is amusing and it’s always good to make sure you’re not crossing the line into self-caricature when you talk about coffee. Video by, filmed at Four...
Coffee & Cream in High-speed Slow Motion

Coffee & Cream in High-speed Slow Motion

Modernist Cuisine has put up two videos of cream being poured into black coffee in high-speed slow motion. While most of us probably only combine milk with espresso, preferring to taste brewed coffee in all its unadulterated nuance, the video is pretty mesmerizing. If only they’d done the same thing with a barista pouring latte...
Does 'Specialty Coffee' have an image problem?

Does ‘Specialty Coffee’ have an image problem?

The video above (which I find funny, I don’t know about you) has been making the rounds today. It’s similar in tone to an older video, below, that makes fun of customers with similar attitudes. Of course the videos aren’t perfect representations – the majority of quality focused cafes are actually trying to serve a...

Siphon Coffee on Video

The Syphon Project from Jacob Forrest on Vimeo. Cool video of Siphon coffee.

Coffee Roast Colors

Nice little video from Sweet Maria’s.

An Jae-Hyeuk World Barista Championship Video

Watch live streaming video from worldbaristachampionship2010 at Video of Korea’s 2010 Barista Champion competing in the 2010 World Barista Championship’s first round. (His presentation was around 8:45AM, which is why there’s not much of a crowd).

2010 World Barista Championship

If you’re a coffee geek living here in Korea and want to watch the 2010 World Barista Championship (WBC) streaming live online from London, here’s a little time table converted for local Korean time to help you figure out the schedule. WATCH IT LIVE – CLICK HERE! Wednesday June 23 5:30PM – 2:00AM – Round...

BP’s Coffee Spill

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,...