Understanding Coffee Brew Ratios

Mike Tan

Want to improve your coffee game at home or in your cafe?  Understanding brew ratios helps you to speak our 'coffee language' to use these numbers to fine-tune your coffee.

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How to clean your coffee machine

Mike Tan
A video demonstration of how to backflush your espresso machine.

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TIPS For Steaming Non-Dairy Milks

Mike Tan
In this video we share 3x TIPS for steaming non-dairy milks.

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How To Brew Coffee on a Hario V60

Mike Tan

In this video I will show you how to pour over with a Hario V60 aimed at beginner’s looking for a basic filter coffee method.
The V60 technique can also be used with any large cone shaped brewer with a large open area. The V60 used in the video is an 01 (single serve).
After watching this video you should know how to make pour-over coffee, feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.


Brew Ratio 1:15

Ground Coffee: 15g.

Water: 225-grams total.
Coffee Grinder Setting: 8.5 (EK43) 

Coffee Equipment:

-V60 and filter paper.
-Weighing Scales.
-Hot water (92-95 degrees celsius).
-Coffee beans and grinder.
-Coffee cup.

Learning how to pour over is a great alternative to an espresso machine producing a brew with more acidity than espresso. It offers different nuances and flavours in comparison to espresso. This guide on how to pour over can be easy and a great method for your morning ritual gaining popularity over the traditional French press. 

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How to pour two or more coffee's with even foam distribution

Mike Tan

This video runs through a very basic yet important barista technique of how to pour two (or more) milk-based beverages while retaining even foam distribution throughout. This video will be of help whether you are pouring for a flat-white, latte, cappuccino or any other milk beverage.




Start with two milk jugs ready, one with enough steamed milk for the two coffee's you will be pouring. Before you start, pre-heat the secondary milk jug with a few mls of hot water.


STEP1: Pour 1/4 of the steamed milk into your secondary milk jug.
STEP2: Pour your first milk beverage/flat white.
STEP3: Pour the remainder of your milk into the secondary jug (this jug already contains 1/4 of the steamed milk).
STEP4: Swirl the milk jug and pour the second milk beverage/flat white.



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