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Learn Coffee with Gwilym: #4 Inserting Handle Into The Group

Improve your barista skills in 2015. We are releasing a new video every week. Don't miss it and subscribe today: http://europeancoffeetrip.com/gwilym #4 INSERTING HANDLE INTO THE GROUP: The journey of the coffee after tamping and before being brewed is never talked about but this journey is where mistakes are often made. The journey has to be quick but it also has to be done carefully, the video looks at flushing, inserting the portafilter and when to start the brewing process. About the project: The knowledge of baristas […]

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Learn Coffee with Gwilym: #2 Tamping Mistakes

Improve your barista skills in 2015. We are releasing a new video every week. Don't miss it and subscribe today: http://europeancoffeetrip.com/gwilym #2 TAMPING MISTAKES: The second video in our series looks at Tamping, an area of barista technique that has been over complicated and had far too much attention paid to it. Tamping is simply the applying of pressure to the coffee grinds to expel pockets of air and leave a level flat surface, the only requirements in achieving this are that you are consistent, quick, clean […]

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Learn Coffee with Gwilym: #1 Coffee Distribution

#1 COFFEE DISTRIBUTION: The first video is about the effective distribution of coffee from the grinder into the filter basket before tamping. To have a consistently even extraction without ‘channelling’ you need an effective and consistent technique for distributing the coffee evenly throughout the filter basket, leaving a flat and level surface before tamping. This video looks at what Distribution is and how to do it effectively and consistently. About the project: The knowledge of baristas is improving quickly but we need a strong foundation, if we […]

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