Web Picks Wednesday
The staff at CoffeeKrave hopes you’re getting through the week in one piece. Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been reading.
Vikings and Coffee
Interested in Norwegian coffee culture? Corey and Sam are very close to reaching their funding goal on Kickstarter for a project exploring Nordic cafe culture. Something tells me it involves more than coffee and Vikings. Check out this interview with the project founders. Found via Daily Demitasse.
Scales: Not Just for Dealers
Muddy Dog Roasting Co. has a very thorough review of a weighing accessory for the Baratza Esatto. One mistake many people make is measuring based on density instead of weight. Weigh your coffee to increase precision and reduce the likelihood of an off cup.
Make a List and Check It Twice
England Isn’t All About Tea
According to Casa Espresso’s infographic, the UK coffee market is worth £5.3 billion. One in ten adults visit a coffee shop every day, but the average spending per visit has dropped 32p from 2009 to £3.18. Roughly half of consumers choose a coffee shop because of its location, while a third prefer to stick to their favorite places even it means making a special trip.
A Brief History Lesson
This YouTube video provides an overview of the history of espresso. It’s entertaining but I think the true history is a little bit more complex.
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