The Latte Taste Test

You might be asking yourself, how do I make my latte?  It should be stated as a fact that variance in process can ruin the taste of a latte.  So if I try to minimize this variance, then the taste of the beans should be standardized and comparable regardless of the coffee roaster.  So in the past 5 years, I’ve come up with a standard approach.

  • I grind approximately 30g of coffee beans. I weigh out the final amount of ground beans.
  • I brew the ground beans in approximately 120g of hot water at 98C (or 4x the weight of ground beans) in an Aeropress.
  • Brew the hot coffee slurry for no more than 5 minutes.
  • Stirring vigorously to mix.
  • Press the coffee extract out into a cup.
  • Weigh the total recovered espresso-ish liquid.
  • Add approximately 200g of Horizon 2% Organic cold milk into the espresso-ish liquid (or 2x the weight of recovered espresso-ish liquid.

Evans Brothers Roaster

After being gifted with Ritual Coffee subscription, I looked and join a coffee subscription service called Angel’s Cup.  From an old reddit post I stumbled upon via Google (now turned into wiki guide), Angel’s Cup seemed to have the best variety (different roasters) for the price (~20/bag) and frequency (once per month) that I was looking for.

Coffee roasters like Blue Bottle, Intelligentsia, Stumptown, and even Starbucks all roast their coffee beans differently resulting in unique flavor profiles in the lattes that I drink.  After being with Ritual Coffee for so long, I really wanted to try different roasters in order to taste the different profiles.  And Angel’s Cup seems to fit that bill.

So for March I received this…



Freshly roasted coffee beans smell amazing and this bag is no different.  Upon drinking the latte, the earthiness is not overpowering and leaves this pleasant after taste on the tongue.

Hello World~!

Welcome, welcome!

A new website is in the works.  I’m abandoning everything from the old web hosting service in favor of a WordPress powered website that does both the front-end and back-end details.

Honestly, I kept getting bogged down by all the things I had to do with the upkeep at the old web hosting service that I just stopped posting completely.  Wordpress is great because I’m already used to their main dashboard design although at first glance there are some differences between the old web hosting service’s WordPress interface and WordPress’ interface.

I hope with this new change, I’ll start posting more awesomeness!  For the time being, the picture WordPress provided for the “First Post” is pretty cool so I guess I’ll keep it for now.