5 simple tips to recognise a good coffee
A couple of nights ago I was browsing on Netflix and I came across a really interesting documentary named Sour Grapes.
“Documentary about the fine and rare wine auction market centring around a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses”
It is really interesting because it shows how “experts” most of the time are just pretentious people who use their “knowledge” and status to scare and influence customers feedbacks.
We want to give you some simple and easy tools to test your coffee quality before even tasting it:
1 – IS THE BAR CLEAN?
If the bar and the counter are dirty, more than likely the maintenance and cleaning of the coffee machine/grinder won’t be proper. The burnt oil that comes from the coffee beans will make the coffee taste terribly. Without considering the hygiene of spoons and cups.
2 – IS THE STEAM WAND CLEAN?
The steam wand goes straight into your milk. Should I say more?
3 – IS THE FILTER HOLDER DETACHED FROM THE MACHINE?
Filter holders must be always full of coffee and attached to the machine.
1 degree is important when it comes about extracting coffee. Leave it detached from the group and it will get cold. Wash it and you will pre infuse the coffee powder.
4 – DOES IT SMELLS OR LOOKS LIKE IT’S BURNT?
More than likely it is, don’t force yourself to drink it. Coffee must be a pleasure, not a punishment.
In this case I wouldn’t suggest you to ask for another cup of coffee.
They probably won’t be able to serve you a better cup that day.
5 – BOILING MILK
Is it so hot you can’t drink it? Than leave it. Over 70 degrees milk becomes bitter, loses flavour and texture. But the most important thing is the chemical transformation that happen inside. The casein proteins get transformed and it becomes really difficult to digest for your stomach