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Learn Coffee with Gwilym: #6 Cleaning the Machine

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 #6 CLEANING THE MACHINE: Cleaning the espresso machine is not the most exciting topic but it has a huge influence on the taste of your espresso. This video looks at what to clean and how often. About the project: The knowledge of baristas is improving quickly but we need a strong foundation, if we get the basics right we will progress faster and better. The goal […]

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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: #3 Dosing 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 #3 DOSING MISTAKES: A major influence in the strength and flavour of espresso is the relationship between the amount dosed into the portafilter and the amount of water used to brew the espresso. Not being consistent with the amount dosed into the portafilter is a common dosing mistake and not knowing the amount of water used is a common brewing mistake, without this consistency and knowledge […]

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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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