30 Nov '15, 12am

Inspired by today's @BaristaHustle video, this post by @dublinbarista from 5 years ago is still 100% relevant https://t.co/yJpf8FUnqF

There has recently been some arguments on twitter and coffeed about the validity, relevance, importance and execution of weighing espresso shots. This arguing about accuracy and information has me wondering why there is so much resistance to measurement and why we as an industry are playing unnecessarily with variables? There is an obvious reluctance to stray from the “craft” tag in favour of the “science” but I really believe the two are more intertwined than we realise. Cheese making is undoubtadly recognised as a craft but question them on acidity levels, temperatures, yield weights, water contents and bacterial content and they’ll bore you to tears. Craft beers embrace a lot of the same refractometre technologies that the coffee industry is battling with today. So why the resistance? The world showcase for baristas (The WBC) fror example presents us with a scenario whe...

Full article: https://colinharmon.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/weighing-it-...

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