2017年6月19日 星期一

咖啡的烘焙日期能告訴你什麼?

 Desperate for freshly roasted coffee, but not sure exactly how fresh is best? Read on, we’ve got all the answers you need—and some of them might surprise you.
想要新鮮烘焙的咖啡,卻不知道要多新鮮才好嗎?此文以烘焙日期對咖啡的影響解答,甚至會出乎你意料的答案。

The Roasting Date Isn’t Everything
烘焙日期不代表一切
First of all, we need to clear one thing up. We’re talking about roast dates, but that alone won’t let you know if the coffee’s any good.When buying food, you look for the freshest items. Of course, you check the best before date. Then there are the visual cues: the firmness of an avocado, the bruising on an onion, the redness of a fish’s gills. Yet to find out how good the food really is, you need to serve it up to eat.
首先必須澄清幾件事,我們在這只討論烘焙日期,並不代表可以透過烘焙日期找出好咖啡。當你買食物時,你會找最新鮮的效期,當然會看最佳賞味期限,可以有一些視覺上的線索:變硬的酪梨、碰傷的洋蔥、變紅的魚鰓,然而要知道食物好不好吃,則需要烹煮來品嚐。
The same principle applies with coffee. Never judge the quality of beans solely on the roast dates. At the very least, you need to open the bag, calibrate the beans the best you can, taste, and evaluate.Now that we’ve established that the roasting date isn’t everything, let’s look at what it can tell you.
同樣的原理可應用於咖啡,不要單單因為烘焙日期就評斷咖啡豆,至少你需要打開咖啡豆袋,評估並最好品嚐一下咖啡,現在我們知道烘焙日期不代表一切,讓我們來看看為什麼可以這樣說。

2017年6月12日 星期一

濃縮與手沖咖啡的不同?

一樣都是咖啡
手沖/濃縮/美式/拿鐵/卡布奇諾...
這些有什麼不同?
哪種的咖啡因含量比較多?
動畫帶你認識差異


2017年6月5日 星期一

自家烘焙入門

除了自己磨豆子、煮咖啡外,現在越來越多人愛咖啡的人,還會買生豆自己在家烘焙。
但要怎麼開始呢?只用平底鍋或烤箱嗎?看看這篇文章吧!

There’s nothing quite like roasting your own beans. You get to enjoy the smell of fresh-roasted coffee wafting through your home, and the satisfaction of drinking beans you roasted yourself, to your own preferences.

要享受新鮮現烘的咖啡豆及咖啡香四溢的美好,沒有什麼比得上自己烘焙咖啡豆更棒!
What’s more, you’ll discover all the notes and flavours you can bring out in a coffee. You’ll find the differences between origins, altitudes, varietals, processing methods, your roast profiles, and more. And this will push you even further.
此外,你也會因此發現到咖啡中許多其他的風味,也會找出產地、海拔、品種、處理法以及烘焙手法等的差異。這會幫助你更了解咖啡。
So if you’re ready to begin home roasting, I’m here to help you out by sharing the essential items you need to buy. Note: there is one more you’ll need that’s not listed here, but you can’t buy it. And that’s because your five senses are key for developing your craft. The rest, though, you can add to an online shopping cart right now. Let’s get started!
所以開始自家烘焙前,作者在此分享必須準備的物品,但要記得可能有未在這列出的物品,但有些東西你可能買不到。這也是為什麼需要五種感官來輔助烘焙手法。其他的東西,都可以在網路上買到,讓我們開始吧!