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Coffee Zoo

Coffee lovers, unite! Learn, share and grow from discussions here about coffee in all its glory. From beans to brewers, we'll explore the many facets of this age old favorite. Join us!

Members: 22
Latest Activity: Feb 1, 2020

About Coffee Zoo

The Coffee Zoo is for coffee lovers. We'll talk about all aspects of coffee here. Want to roast your own beans? See the Coffee Zoo Reading List for a link. Interested in keeping your espresso maker clean and efficient? Join a discussion. Feel free to post tips, ask questions and pass along your wisdom here. Just add your info as a discussion.

Note: We have a coffee guru, soon to be a member of Coffee Zoo. His name is Edward Harris and he's an expert. Keep an eye on this group and Ed's page. He'll be adding content in the days to come. Please consider him an expert resource. Welcome Ed!

Discussion Forum

Coffee Grinders

Started by Michael Levin. Last reply by Shelovescoffee Feb 1, 2020. 7 Replies

My grinder, a Krups GVR2 burr grinder, broke this weekend. I've heard that hand grinders like the one pictured above can produce a fine, Turkish grind. What's your favorite grinder?Continue

Tags: grinder, burr, coffee

RIP Bialetti

Started by Michael Levin Feb 19, 2016. 0 Replies

Bialetti died last week. This article contains the best graphic we've found yet explaining how the Moka pot coffee maker Bialletti made famous works, in case you're curious.…Continue

Tags: Zoobird, Coffee, Bialetti., Moka.

Hand Grinders and Chi Gong

Started by Michael Levin. Last reply by Michael Levin Jun 20, 2015. 1 Reply

I like using a hand grinder to grind my espresso beans. It's like Chi Gong (wax on, wax off), it makes a fine grind and it gives me something…Continue

Tags: java, beans, hario, grinders, espresso

Aeropress Coffee Maker

Started by Michael Levin Mar 17, 2015. 0 Replies

A friend just pinged me about a new coffee machine called an Aeropress. Have any of you heard of it? The …Continue

Tags: zoo, baristas, machines, espresso, aeropress

Using an Inox 18/10 Espresso Maker

Started by Michael Levin. Last reply by Michael Levin Sep 29, 2012. 1 Reply

I just got this Inox espresso maker. How do you use it? I looked around on the web, but it's not clear.All the pieces appear to be there. A couple of the plastic parts are broken, but I don't think it will affect the performance.There's a vent on…Continue

Tags: 18/10, Italian, Inox, coffee, espresso

Salsa Mug Manual

Started by Michael Levin May 2, 2011. 0 Replies

You know you want one: http://www.cyclofiend.com/salsa/salsa_mugman.html

Tags: manual, mug, salsa, coffee, Humor

The same old grind

Started by Michael Levin Mar 11, 2011. 0 Replies

Not! There are several elements you need for good coffee:1. Beans2. Roast3. Water4. Grind5. BrewAll of these are pretty important,…Continue

Tags: java, burr, ES-1A, mortar, pestle

Cimbali and Why I Love Espresso...

Started by Michael Levin Jan 16, 2011. 0 Replies

I sent Behrang a link to…Continue

Tags: Cimbali, Tex, Bunn, ES-1A, Zen

Roasting Coffee

Started by Michael Levin Sep 13, 2009. 0 Replies

::: Probat Coffee Roaster in Bewley's Dublin, Ireland :::…Continue

Tags: Elephant Journal, Probat, roaster, coffee

Espresso grind - coarse of fine?

Started by Michael Levin May 24, 2009. 0 Replies

Partsguru Ed Harris, you recommend a coarser grind and not tamping the grounds much before making espresso. I tried it and wound up with…Continue

Tags: partsguru, harris, coffee, espresso

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