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TIMEMORE CHESTNUT X coffee grinder review

Recently, I bought a new coffee grinder: the Timemore Chestnut X. The latter was designed by a Chinese company which is not at its first attempt. Indeed, Timemore has created in recent years a whole range of coffee grinders (Chestnut X, Chestnut G1, Chestnut Slim, Chestnut C / C2 and Chestnut NANO). Their latest addition, the Model X, is the brand’s most upscale mill. What is it worth? We will see him. It presents several interesting innovations.

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ANKOMN measuring spoon test

In the world of coffee, precision is essential to obtain a good drink. It is in this sense, that I regularly indicate on my blog that you have to weigh your coffee. This precision, important for an espresso coffee, is less important for other extractions (type V60 for example). In this sense, the company ANKOMN sent me a measuring spoon to test. It is the same company that manufactures the vacuum boxes that I had already presented on my site. What is the precision of a measuring spoon worth? This is what we will discover immediately.

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How to use Nespresso reusable capsules ?

As François Etienne explains in his book “Le guide pratique du café”, Nespresso has done good to the world of coffee. This great brand has managed to make (with their varied range of capsule) realize to the general public that coffee does not have a single taste. They paved the way for the concept of “coffee for oneself” and people began to take an interest in the different possibilities that a cup of coffee can offer.

Some of the consumers (including me) who can be categorized as “disappointed with Nespresso” have begun to return to conventional extraction systems with the sole purpose of creating a good coffee. But there was in my case an intermediate step that was to use reusable Nespresso capsules. I relighted my old Nespresso machine to explain step by step how to use it with reusable capsules.

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Test of the empty boxes Ankomn

For some time, I was tired of finding my cakes grinds, because I had not eaten them fast enough. So I started research and then the acquisition of boxes that can be emptied of their air. The idea is simple: by expelling a maximum of oxygen and moisture from the boxes, the food does not oxidize / soften.

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The best of knock box for your espresso machine

In the same vein as my article on scales to weigh his coffee, I made you a selection. Today, I’m going to talk about the “knock box”. These are boxes that allow you to easily eject a cake of coffee grounds and recover it to value it. There are different types of knock box for all budgets. At the end of the article, I will even show you some craft knock box. Thus, if you are handyman you can make one yourself.

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Update of the “La Pavoni” kit of BPlus

A few months ago I told you in this article about the different accessories that exist for La Pavoni coffee machines. Quickly, I explained the advantage there is by taking accessories (tamper and “coffee distributor”) with a diameter of 51.5 mm instead of 51mm (more easily found on the market). I recently learned that BPlus, (a partner company of “La Pavoni“) has some of its products update. That’s what I’m going to talk to you about today.

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The best scales for coffee

Weighing our coffee, whatever the extraction, is important to have a good reproducibility. Some use measuring spoons but when you move into the world of coffee, you end up investing in a small scale.

Personally I recommend a scale that has a forecast of 0.01g. There is something for every budget. Here is my selection:

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 La Pavoni Lever Machine Owners

It’s been a while since I wanted to introduce the group “The Pavoni Lever Machine Owners“. It is a Facebook group that brings together several thousand users of La Pavoni lever machines from around the world.