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Coffee an art or science?
« on: 04/02/2017, 01:10 PM »
a bit off the mainstream, but interesting: https://www.wired.com/2017/02/study-coffee-at-uc-davis/

any thoughts/comments



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« Reply #1 on: 05/02/2017, 02:00 AM »
Yeah, interesting of course. But I think it's an Art.

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« Reply #2 on: 08/02/2017, 03:18 PM »
Both...
I enjoy the "logic" of the science and love the "magic" of the art ...and the feeling you get when you pull that "god shot"

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« Reply #3 on: 08/02/2017, 08:32 PM »
It seems to be competition baristas on the bleeding edge who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with coffee mostly by trial and error - and those cutting edge innovations often inform coffee machine design and innovation - and over time these innovations such as individually temperature controlled boilers for example filter down to a wide variety of equipment across numerous manufactures - some with varying degrees of success

Some innovations such as electron spectrometers seem like overkill to me in all but the most accademic of situations - still if it leads to improvements in taste in the cup them I suppose that I am not in principle opposed to that ...

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« Reply #4 on: 08/02/2017, 09:22 PM »
I think of it as a craft especially when you add home-roasting and the various styles of extraction.
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« Reply #5 on: 08/02/2017, 09:33 PM »
I think of it as a craft especially when you add home-roasting and the various styles of extraction.

A little bit of craft
A little bit of art
A little bit of science

And a little bit of BLACK MAGIC

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« Reply #6 on: 08/02/2017, 10:33 PM »
A little bit of craft
A little bit of art
A little bit of science

And a little bit of BLACK MAGIC

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« Reply #7 on: 08/02/2017, 10:34 PM »
A little bit of craft
A little bit of art
A little bit of science

And a little bit of BLACK MAGIC

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hell yeah - i would say a WHOLE lot of black magic, and you can throw a bit of voodoo into the mix for good measure as well!
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