May 24, 2024

Season 1, Episode 80: Coffee Geek Explores Blooming, Drippers & Palate Trust

By Oaks The Coffee Guy
Episode Summary:
I start this Mother's Day podcast by explaining that I'm recording to analyze how well this type of unscripted, conversational content performs. I share what my typical outfits and daily routines are like, including working on my Kanban board for organization. The main topic is my recent experiment testing if blooming coffee impacts its flavor and quality. I go into detail about using a refractometer, an $800 device that measures coffee extraction.

I ponder whether most coffee drinkers would want to go as deep into geeky coffee analysis as using a refractometer, or if they'd rather just enjoy tasting different coffees without obsessing over measurements. I ponder the balance between using analytical tools and trusting one's own palate and preferences. I also discuss brewing devices like the Hario Switch and Buona Vita dripper, showing them on camera. Throughout, I'm candid about disruptions from my children. Listeners can expect to learn my philosophies about making coffee content that provides value beyond what roasters offer.

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