This is an excellent write-up on the many different types of Espresso Machines by KK Yoon.
If you still have not visited the forum, now is the time.
Cold water is pumped through a serpentine path inside a thermoblock ( heated metal block ) to brew espresso. To produce steam, the thermoblock is heated to a high temperature and the pump is then turned on in pulses. Each pulse feeds a small amount of water into the thermoblock – the water immediately boils into steam.
Had my first trip to Kuching to visit my friend “Ralph the Bear”.
Surprisingly, Kuching is quite a vibrant city. I didn’t really have much chances to visit many coffee place. Lot’s of drinking-holes though.
But luckily, I did manage to visit THE COFFEE PLACE in Kuching.
B L A C K B E A N C O F F E E & Tea Company
My Delightful cup of Sumatera Mandhling. Brewed by a forgettable Super-Auto machine.
But the coffee is as fresh as you can get. Just a few days after roasting. Flavourful, clean, full body as a Sumatera should be. Just shows the skills of the hands that does the roasting.
How is it done? Let’s see what is happening at the back of the cafe.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But a Video may also worth a thousand pictures.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Black Bean Coffee. Reputed to be the best roasted in the whole of Borneo, it is not without it’s challenges. Supply of good quality local Liberica and Robusta is lacking. Import of good quality Arabica is difficult and expensive. When will we see good times in our Coffee Industry? When can we get rid of these AP matter on importing green beans? Sigh… We need a really really BIG CHANGE in Malaysia.
My special thanks to Ralph the Bear for his excellent hospitality. He’s an excellent cook and well verse in the world of wines, vodka and whiskey. I have never had so many different types of drinks in a single day.
Here are some lovely food from the Bear’s Lair.
A 2 inches thick piece of freshly chopped and marinated steak.
The first time I had mine Medium Raw.
And that is my weekend of coffee, wines, vodka, whiskey and steak.