Cappuccino and the new frother カプチーノ

At home, we almost exclusively drink espresso or espresso-based coffee. On the weekend, we usually have cappuccinos in the morning with breakfast. In the late morning, we have macchiatos. Sometimes, in the afternoon, we have straight espressos. We went though several iterations of espresso makers. We have been using an Italian-made basic espresso machine called Rancilio […]

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Decent Drip Coffee/まともなドリップコーヒー

I’ve been staying at my parents’ house for more than four months now, and one of the things I miss is a cup of coffee that I used to brew from freshly ground coffee beans almost every day. Yesterday, I went shopping and found this product. 実家に住み始めてからもう四か月以上経ちます。恋しい物の一つは、ほぼ毎日挽き立てのコーヒー豆で淹れていた一杯のコーヒーです。 昨日、買い物に行き、この商品を見つけました。  “19 yen per cup…, I might as […]

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Roasting Three Batches of Coffee/コーヒーを3回焙煎

Today, I have roasted three batches of coffee, 600 g per batch, to different roast levels, 15%, 16%, and 17% weight reductions. My plan is to “blend” these three different roasts at different ratios to give to different people. 今日は、コーヒーを3回(一回当たり600 g)、色々な焙煎度(重量減15%、16%、17%)に焙煎しました。私の計画は、この3種類の豆を色々な割合で「ブレンド」して、色々な人にあげることです。     Edited to add on Jan. 5: 1/5追記: So, how do I achieve […]

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Brewing Coffee with My Method, Using a French Press/フレンチプレスを使って、私の方法でコーヒーを淹れる

Today, I brewed coffee with my method, described in the preceding post, using a French press. 今日は、フレンチプレスを使って、先に説明した私の方法でコーヒーを淹れました。 The only difference is that I strained the coffee with the plunger. 唯一違う点は、コーヒーをプランジャで濾したことです。 Then, I transferred the coffee to a mug. それから、コーヒーをマグカップに移しました。 Sludge left at the bottom of the French press フレンチプレスの底に残ったカス Strangely, I found the coffee much […]

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The Best Way for Me to Brew Coffee So Far/今までで一番いいコーヒーの淹れ方

Since I ran out of paper filters for drip-brewing coffee, I’ve searched for a good way of brewing coffee. An ideal way for me is one that will allow me to brew coffee as easily as I make green tea. I have now come up with the best method, and I have used it for […]

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Another Attempt with my Espresso Machine, with a Dark Roast/エスプレッソマシンに再び挑戦、深煎りで

Since I got an espresso machine, I have enjoyed drinking espresso, made with a medium roast. This morning, I made a dark roast suitable for espresso. エスプレッソマシンを買ってから、中煎りの豆で作ったエスプレッソを楽しんできましたが、今朝は、エスプレッソ用の深煎りを作りました。   Weight loss: 19.9%. This is the very first time that I have roasted coffee this dark. 重量減:19.9%。こんなにコーヒーを深煎りするのは初めてです。 Compare the roast (right) with the medium (slightly darker by […]

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Espresso Machine!/エスプレッソマシーン!

I got an espresso machine! And, it was only 1,980 yen at the secondhand store! VIA VENETO MILLENNIUM made by Saeco: エスプレッソマシーンを手に入れました!リサイクルショップでたった1,980円でした! サエコ製のヴィア ヴェネト・ミレニアムです: Standard price: 37,800 yen 標準価格:37,800 円 I did some googling and found that this particular model seems no longer available. ちょっとググってみましたが、このモデルはもう入手できないようです。 Tonight, I made two attempts, with a medium roast, and I […]

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My Espresso-Like Coffee/私のエスプレッソのようなコーヒー

If I want to have espress-like coffee, which is very strong and has a lot of fines and oils in it, here’s what I do. 300 ml insulated mug with a lid 55 mm diameter tea strainer エスプレッソのようなコーヒー(とても濃くて、微粉やオイルがたくさん入ったコーヒー)を飲みたい時は、こうします。 蓋付きの300 mlの断熱カップ 直径55 mmの茶こし I used to use a 53-mm diameter one. I have replaced it with […]

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Mixing Medium and Dark Roasts/中煎りと深煎りを混ぜる

Today, I mixed medium and dark roasts together to see how the resultant coffee would taste like. Left: Medium roast (weight loss of about 15.0%, if I remember correctly) Right: Dark roast (weight loss of 18.4%) 今日は、中煎りと深煎りを混ぜて、できたコーヒーがどんな味になるか確かめました。 左:中煎り(記憶が確かなら、重量減は15.0%程度) 右:深煎り(重量減18.4%) First, I mixed them at a ratio of 1:1. 最初は1:1の割合で混ぜました。 The resulting coffee was quite bitter. […]

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Cold-Brewing Dark Roast Coffee and Having It Cold/深煎りのコーヒーを水出しして、冷たくして飲む

This morning, I roasted 500 g of coffee beans to obtain 408 g of dark roast coffee (weight loss of 18.4%). 今朝は、コーヒー豆を500 g焙煎して、深煎りのコーヒー(重量減は18.4%)を作りました。 Here is my latest cold-brewing kit. これが私の最新の水出し装置です。 Two PET bottles with a capacity of about 1,000 ml each. The one bottle is bottom-less, and is about 16 cm tall. The cap has […]

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