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Bangin’ Brews: Blue Bottle’s Rwandan Buf Café Remera

This week’s bangin’ brew is the Blue Bottle Buf Café Remera. Despite the fact that the alliteration is a little out of control in that opening sentence, it’s quite an amazing coffee and definitely deserves a mention on the blog. What strikes me as interesting about this particular roast is its ability to truly transform…

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VIDEO: Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ new brew guides

The guys and girls over at Stumptown Coffee Roasters have just launched their new website and it’s full of little gems like these Brew Guide videos. They’re beautifully filmed, lighthearted and worth a watch on your lazy Friday. I love their Aeropress film – it’s totally different to how I make my own and it’s…

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Video: Sasa’s Story – The Coffee Man

Winning the World Barista Championships is a pretty big deal and one that is sure to create a plethora of different opportunities for the talented guy or girl who takes the crown. For the 2015 winner Sasa Sestic, it has meant the opportunity to tell his story. This is a guy who’s a true beanhunter,…

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Onibus Coffee – Late night brews in Tokyo, Japan

The sun was already setting as I jumped off the train at Jiyugaoka Station, I was running late but having missed out on a visit last time I was in town, I powered through the neighbourhood’s perfectly manicured streets, determined to finally make it to Onibus Coffee before closing. It’s owned by Atsushi Sakao, the…

Field Notes – Tokyo, Japan

Field Notes – Tokyo, Japan

UPDATE: June 2015 – Well Tokyo, I still love you. I’m back home in Okinawa now after what turned out to be quite the eventful weekend. I was on the 32nd floor of the Cerulean Tower hotel when the earthquake hit. The building shook violently and visibly for almost an entire minute, window panes creaking and steel flexing like it was putty…

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Tokyo bound

Living on a tropical island certainly has it’s benefits but every now and then I get a craving for some city vibes, especially now that the rainy season has well and truly set in on Okinawa. So I’ve packed up the camera and tomorrow I’m off to Tokyo to check out a few new cafes…

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Video: Tim Wendelboe talks everything Espresso

It’s Friday, which is a great excuse to coffeenerd it up and watch the new Tim Wendelboe youtube Q+A tutorial. This time the focus is on espresso, with Tim covering everything from grind to cup choice. It’s interesting to hear his thoughts on controlling extraction times (or rather, not being afraid to let your shots run…