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Barista Hustle's Coffee Compass

Barista Hustle's Coffee Compass

The Coffee Compass is a simple tool that makes it easy to improve your filter coffee brewing. If your coffee tastes anything less than perfect, the Coffee Compass shows you exactly what direction you need to go in to achieve smooth, rich, and balanced brews.

Barista Hustle published the original Coffee Compass in 2017, and it has been used by tens of thousands of readers since then. The company recently published a Coffee Compass App. The app takes the guesswork out of dialing in, and makes it easier than ever before to perfect your filter coffee brewing. You should check it out. 

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Coffee Tasters Flavor Wheel

Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel: How To Guide

The Coffee Tasters Flavor Wheel, a collaborative effort by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and World Coffee Research, is designed to be a tool for the coffee taster. As a tool, it is meant to be intuitive, enjoyable to use, and a benefit to those who seek to analyze and describe coffees.

At Normal Coffee, all of our team members use this wheel. It's the standard of learning about fresh roasted coffee beans, grind styles and flavors. We also offer this wheel as a free digital download or poster size. 

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James Hoffman: Coffee Brewing Rations

James Hoffman: Coffee Brewing Rations

How much coffee should you use per cup? This is a dive into coffee brewing ratios, recipes and a little bit of coffee brewing theory. Normal Coffee Co roasts all flavors. We're fans of James Hoffman and his teaching style. 
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Coffee Basics with Babish

Coffee Basics with Babish

Andrew Rea is one part chef, one part filmmaker, and a generous dash of irreverent YouTube personality.  Self-taught both behind and in front of the camera, his cooking show, Binging with Babish, is enjoyed by millions of burgeoning chefs and foodies around the globe.  His passion for teaching and experimenting in the kitchen is rivaled only by his love of film and television, both of which he endeavors to share from his Brooklyn, NY kitchen.
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Theodore Roosevelt and Coffee

Theodore Roosevelt and Coffee

Theodore Roosevelt was very likely America's most caffeinated president. Though other commanders...
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Voltaire's Coffee Obsession and Shaping Revolution

Voltaire's Coffee Obsession and Shaping Revolution

Many Frenchmen were addicted to coffee, but Voltaire’s coffee obsession was one of the most enth...
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Cafe Imports: Washed Coffee Processing

Cafe Imports: Washed Coffee Processing

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Cafe Imports: Natural Coffee Processing

Cafe Imports: Natural Coffee Processing

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Espresso Brewing

Espresso Brewing

Espresso is the basis for most fancier cafe drinks like a latte, cappuccino or americano. A shot...
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Drip Coffee Brewing

Drip Coffee Brewing

The term drip coffee may or may not be familiar to you, even though it's the most common way tha...
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Percolator Coffee

Percolator Coffee

Originally patented in 1933 by Alfonso Bialetti, stovetop style coffee makers use steam pressure...
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Siphon / Vacum Brewing

Siphon / Vacum Brewing

The siphon is a fancy and flashy coffee maker. It can be a fun way to make coffee and impress fr...
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Pressing Coffee

Pressing Coffee

The modern French press consists of a narrow cylindrical beaker, usually made of glass or clear plastic, equipped with a metal or plastic lid and plunger that fits tightly in the cylinder and has a fine stainless steel wire or nylon mesh filter.
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Pour Over Coffee Brewing

Pour Over Coffee Brewing

One afternoon in 1908, Melitta was unsatisfied with the dreadful taste from her percolator. The coffee was over extracted and bitter. Melitta began experimenting with different ways to brew. Melitta began with some blotting paper from her son’s school book and a brass pot punctured with a nail. Pleased with the outcome, Melitta released this new pour over brewer to the public.
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