About Brewing Java

Shlomo Krudo

Welcome to Brewing Java. My name is Shlomo, and coffee is an integral part of my life. I never stop exploring and improving my home brewing skills.

You see this bean here?

It was once just a pit from a small berry

Left undisturbed, it would have remained so to this day.

But, being plucked from its shell, scorched, crushed into powder, and boiled in water, transforms it into something far more delicious and far more meaningful than a mere pit.

An excerpt from the movie Shanghai Calling


What’s in A Great Cup of Coffee?

A great cup of coffee is one that is in tune entirely with your senses.

It has great complex flavors; you serve it fresh and at just the right temperature; smells great; it is just right.

You know great coffee right away when you have it.

Make Great Coffee at Home

Do you get as much pleasure brewing coffee as you enjoy drinking it?

If so, you came to the right place. Here you will find all you need to know to choose, grind, and brew coffee with various gear – as part of your quest for your ideal cup.

There are so many kinds of coffee beans, brewing methods, and gear you can try; every experience will change your view and taste.

LaPavoni espresso machine I bought my wife for her birthday. They still make it.

I started my coffee journey by buying a birthday present for my wife, Lynn.

on this day, I stumbled upon this magnificent-looking LaPavoni espresso machine at Treasure Island (a great grocery store) in Chicago.

That’s right, I bought her a coffee machine which she never used.

This machine was sitting on our kitchen counter-top until I put it to good use.

I am a coffee lover and home coffee brewer who has explored coffee for the last 30+ years.

If you are are a coffee enthusiast like me seeking a little hand holding while you’re figuring out what’s what, we got you covered.

Brewing Java offers the coffee knowledge you will need to start your journey as a home brewer and offers guidance, perspective, practical advice, and a healthy dose of my opinion to make those decisions and develop your personal preferences.

There is no one right way for any of it; except for remaining curious and enthusiastic.

We all enjoy excellent coffee, but we don’t have to appreciate it in the same way.

My goal is to provide you with the baseline of knowledge you will need to discover your own perfect, delicious cup.