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Training Log by Joseph Fisher - What is your favorite brew method?

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What is your favorite Brew Method and why?  Personally I have a preference for brewing with the Hario V60, as I find this brewer allows for great results when brewing with continuous pour techniques as well as pulse pour recipes. As long as the brew time is controlled, the resulting cups often have great clarity and there are less variables to think about when considering the flow rate or contact time. It’s funny, as I initially began brewing all of my coffee at home using a Kalita Wave 185, but it’s a rare occasion when I’ll reach for a flat bottom brewer these days. I'm anticipating the arrival of the final version of the April Brewer, and I'm ready to...

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Training Log by Simon Gautherin - Structuring my work & training

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Structuring my work & training Structuring my work & training. It’s very easy to start procrastinating and lose track of your training when you have a lot of time ahead of you but as an independent, you can’t rely on an entire team to do some of that work for you which means that your planning and organisation have to be on point. One of the very first things I did for this competition (besides reading the rules 10 times) was to break down the preparation process into different categories to make sure I would cover every single aspect of the competition but also better organise my time and plan the next few months accordingly. I broke down the preparation...

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Training Log by Joseph Fisher - Sweetness and Balance

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A date has been set, and now registration has been made. It’s now time to unpack the necessary preparations and to find a training schedule and format that will cover all areas of the scoresheet at hand. I’ve taken account of the highest priorities and it’s great to begin putting practice sessions together to reflect this. The most immediate priority was to begin roasting smaller batch sizes using the 15kg rated Loring Kestral that I would otherwise use to roast 12kg production batches with. Modifying the batch size brings along with it a number of challenges. How much conductive energy should the machine be carrying into a 3kg batch? How does the bean probe react to a smaller mass inside...

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