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How To Posts

How To

A collection of post around how-to do things in coffee. A full list of post is below, but here is a selection of popular “how-tos”:

All the how to posts

Which filter to use with your manual brew or pour over?

Which filter to use with your manual brew or pour over?

Need a guide to as to which filter to use with your manual brew or pour over? Information in this post comes directly from the post by Mike McDonald – as postedRead More...
Videos on cleaning Jura milk system (for J9/Z7)

Videos on cleaning Jura milk system (for J9/Z7)

A frother that is not cleaned regularly… Is a milk system / frother that does not work. It is that simple. In over a decade of working with the Jura Coffee machines, thisRead More...
The 4 / 6 brew method – some quick notes

The 4 / 6 brew method – some quick notes

Source: Presentation of Tetsu Kasuya – Japan – Brewers Cup Dublin 2016 – final winner What is the 4 / 6 Brew Method It is a method where you divide water youRead More...
Tasting coffee for quality control and assessment

Tasting coffee for quality control and assessment

What follows is a summary of 2 posts on quality control and assessment of coffee provided by Zane. Coffee Assessment To control the quality of roasted coffee you produce a formal assessment process isRead More...
Jura Error Messages

Jura Error Messages

The Jura’s are exceptionally reliable and hence seeing an error message on a Jura machine is rare. In the rare event that this does occur then here are some guidelines: Error DescriptionRead More...

How we categorize our coffees at Quaffee

So much coffee too little time. We love tasty (quaffable) coffee and there is quite a bit out there. The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has 78 registered Arabica growing countries, each ofRead More...
How is Quality Coffee Produced – Part 1: Cultivation

How is Quality Coffee Produced – Part 1: Cultivation

For a product to reach the end-consumer, who is driven to enjoy a quality product, each step along the way needs to be one where quality is a priority. Coffee, being anRead More...
Hario starting point brew

Hario starting point brew

The Hario starting point brew we use is our first brew with a new coffee. We love the flexibility of the Hario almost every coffee has a sweet spot. That said how do weRead More...
Coffee roasting process – a subjective prespective

Coffee roasting process – a subjective prespective

The coffee roasting process and our approach to it varies almost very quarter. As we gain more and more experience. Since at Quaffee™ we roast each batch in a very hands-on manner,Read More...
Coffee Roasting Notes on Turning Point

Coffee Roasting Notes on Turning Point

Looking at our own preconceived ideas on roasting? We at Quaffee are like testing our knowledge and roasting know how, we love roasting coffee and love looking at ways to improve andRead More...
Coffee Cupping – how to guide

Coffee Cupping – how to guide

Coffee Cupping The most accepted tasting technique used to evaluate a coffee aroma and flavour profile, as called coffee cupping. Ultimately its best when assessing coffee from different associations, areas, roast profiles orRead More...
Cleaning the Jura J9

Cleaning the Jura J9

A video on how to run the cleaning process on new J9. This provides a step by step process for you to follow. Cleaning the Jura J9 This uses the Jura two-phaseRead More...
Cleaning a Jura Xf50 or F50

Cleaning a Jura Xf50 or F50

A video on how to run the cleaning process on the older Xf50. This provides a step by step process for you to follow: Notice that the cleaning tablets used here areRead More...
Basic steps in calibrating a grinder for espresso

Basic steps in calibrating a grinder for espresso

Calibrating a grinder so that you can pull a relatively regular espresso should be done as often as possible. Depending on the grinder and the espresso machine, calibration should be done atRead More...
Automatic coffee machine maintenance schedule

Automatic coffee machine maintenance schedule

An automatic coffee machine maintenance schedule is a necessity. When working with an coffee machine you must clean it regularly, even super automatic coffee machines. What follows is a recommended maintenance scheduleRead More...
A quick Hario guide

A quick Hario guide

Are you using a Hario brewer? Below is a quick beginners guide. Also take a look at the 4/6 brew method and once you have played the starting-point Hario brew. Here is aRead More...