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Birds and Bees for Coffee, Filter Brewing Agitation, and Grinder Burr Materials

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Christopher C. Aug 01, 2022
  • How does agitation affect filter coffee brewing?

    By Vasileia Fanarioti for Perfect Daily Grind

    “There are a number of variables to consider when brewing filter coffee, including brew temperature, extraction ratio, and grind size. One extraction variable that can often be ignored is agitation. Agitation is the process of disturbing or disrupting the coffee bed, either by pouring water directly onto it, or by stirring or swirling the mixture. Just how much you should agitate while brewing filter coffee is a topic of debate among coffee professionals, but it plays an important role in extraction.”

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  • How the Birds and the Bees Help Coffee Plants

    By Claudia Wascher and Thomas Ings for Daily Coffee News

    “Although Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) can self-pollinate, pollinators increase fruit set (when a flower transforms into a berry) size, and yield. Farmers often think of birds as a pest species, eating seeds and crops. But birds forage on the coffee berry borer (Hypothenemus hampei Ferrari), a small beetle which is one the most harmful pests to coffee crops.”

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  • Which material should your grinder burrs be made from?

    By Ana Pipunic for Perfect Daily Grind

    “We all know the importance of investing in a good grinder, whether in a coffee shop or at home. For home consumers, grinding fresh for each cup is an essential part of producing delicious coffee that gets even remotely close to café-level quality. It’s important to note that while there are different types of coffee grinder, not all of them are manufactured to the same quality standards.”

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