27 Aug '12, 8pm

Blog Post; Water and Taste

We all know water is very important in brewing coffee but its also crucially important in tasting coffee. When you think about a filter coffee, most of the time we’re looking to deliver something thats nearly 99% water whilst espresso is almost 90%. The water we brew with is not just a vehicle for brewing but actually the main constituent of the product we make and sell by quite a substantial distance. To put that into context, there is more water in green coffee by percent than there is coffee in a drip filter. There’s also pretty much the same amount of water in green coffee as there is coffee in an espresso*. Applying one logic to the other we could get away with calling green coffee “water”. We won’t though. Water is undoubtedly important in terms of extraction but the impact it has on flavour is a completely different issue that is often lumped into the same category....

Full article: http://colinharmon.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/water-and-taste/

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