Discover my Top 10 Coffee Tools 2023
2023 brought forth numerous new tools and discoveries, and I'm excited to share my favorites with you.
Prepare yourself for a list of 10 tools you shouldn't overlook.
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LINK Coffee Roaster
A coffee roaster for DIY enthusiasts who want to roast their own coffee like a pro! This compact roaster easily fits into any carry-on and is versatile enough to be used on a coffee farm or on your kitchen countertop at home. With over 41 different roast profiles and a dedicated app, you can roast any type of coffee to perfection. The value is incredible given the quality of the product and the functionality of the app.
For me, the LINK stands out as the Product of the Year because it bridges the gap between producers and consumers. Not everyone knows how to roast a specific sample right away, but the app guides you through various details, such as:
- Altitude (use it on a farm at 1500m or in Berlin at 50m!)
- Fan speed
- Different profiles ranging from Cupping to Omni roast, Filter, or Espresso
- Density (using a calibrated density tube)
- Various processes, including experimental ones
- Voltage (usable in Europe or, for example, Central or South America)
It can roast any sample between 50g and 100g, even odd amounts like 82g. I've experimented with many roasts and usually taste the coffee immediately after roasting. The LINK takes a unique approach to roasting by starting from room temperature, altering the degassing process of coffee.
All these features allow me to roast and taste as quickly as possible, often in collaboration with the producers. This opens up a completely new form of dialogue between us.
A true game-changer and a significant opportunity for learning and growth.
LATTE ART DROPS
I employ these to hone my latte art skills without using real milk. BCB has been meticulously designed to mimic milk when frothed, and this small bottle can substitute for up to 20 liters (5.2 gallons) of milk. That's a considerable amount of lattes condensed into a tiny dropper.
Since I began preparing for the upcoming championship three months ago, I would have gone through more than 500 liters of milk. Using these allows me to significantly cut down on food waste and extend their use to barista classes as well.
A puck screen enhances the flavor of your espresso by guaranteeing precise water distribution, preventing channeling, and resulting in a more consistent extraction. Beyond just producing a delightful espresso, the puck screen also maintains the cleanliness of the group head, eliminating the need for cleaning after each shot!
I'm truly impressed by the significant improvement in the performance of my espresso, especially when using a bottomless portafilter. Even in my single boiler home machine, I can now achieve perfect espresso extractions.
WTD DISTRIBUTION TOOL
https://www.normcorewares.com/collections/bottomless-portafilter/products/normcore-needle-style-distributor-tool-v2 It helps distribute the ground coffee correctly in the basket, allowing for the correct extraction pressure and time and minimizing the risk of over-extraction. Try this tool yourself and take your barista experience to the next level. DISTIBUTION TOOL
An espresso distribution tool is a small instrument that is used to evenly distribute coffee grounds in the portafilter of an espresso machine. It is designed to ensure that the coffee grounds are evenly distributed and leveled before crushing, which can improve the overall quality and flavor of the espresso.
The Airscape is a storage container designed to create an airtight environment, ensuring proper coffee preservation and maintaining freshness for an extended period. It also includes a bag, allowing you to visit your favorite coffee shop and have them weigh the coffee directly into it.
FELLOW TAKE AWAY CUP
A cup that keeps your coffee insanly hot for way too long and it fits in your jacket pocket!
PROTECTIVE ESPRESSO MACHINE COVER
A faux leather cover designed to prevent cups from scratching the surface of your coffee machine. It adds a touch of sophistication and is available in various sizes to suit different machines.
COFFEE TOOLS ORGANIZER
To maintain a tidy workspace, organizers like this one can assist in making your coffee corner not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.
An automatic tamper designed for home or office use that ensures a consistent tamping pressure. I highly recommend it for shared workspaces where multiple individuals use the coffee machine. Maintaining a steady pressure allows for better control over grind size and extraction.
This is my top ten list for 2023.
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