Welcome to Brewing Java. My name is Shlomo and coffee is an integral part of my life, and I never stop exploring and finding ways to improve my homebrewing skills.
The posts you'll find here reflect my experiences and subjects I found helpful in my journey.
What's in A Great Cup of Coffee?
A great cup of coffee is one 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.
I started my coffee journey by buying a birthday present for my wife, Lynn.
on this day, I stumbled upon this magnificent-looking 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.
As a coffee lover and home coffee brewer who has explored coffee for the last 30+ years, I don't know about your coffee knowledge, budget, or level of passion.
I realize that you are a coffee enthusiast and that you will need to figure out what stage you are at and make coffee decisions that reflect that.
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.