If you might know I’m into coffee. I like the taste of warm coffee in the morning and my day starts best with the smell of freshly ground coffee. At the moment I’m using an old Zassenhaus coffee grinder and alternate an aeropress, a pourover, aka v60, and a bialetti. Within the next three weeks I fortunately will also call a chemex my own.
Perhaps you would call me a nerd but I think that if you like something you should invest time in your passion. Although I also drink coffee to be awake I like the aura and peace of mind that comes up when I weigh and grind coffee beans or make coffee in general.
If you are also a bit into my passion but made coffee so far only by touch I recommend you to have a look at the Intelligentsia Coffee App.
“In October of 1995 Doug Zell and Emily Mange left San Francisco to open an in-store coffee roaster-retailer on Broadway Avenue on the north side of Chicago.”1
Today Intelligentsia is based in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York with five coffee bars, a cafe, two roasting works and last but not least two training labs. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to have a look at their wonderful coffee bars yet but what I have seen until now in the internet is awesome.
Beside their normal business the people from Intelligentsia also inter alia sell single origin coffee, blends and decaf coffee, espresso, tea, brewing tools and – here we come to the point – offer brew guides and an iPhone App for free.
“The Intelligentsia Coffee application allows you to view the current coffee offerings with details from Intelligentsia Coffee. Additionally, you are given step-by-step instructional illustrations and descriptions for preparing coffee on multiple brewing devices. An integrated brewing timer with alerts ensures that your coffee will be perfect every time. Share coffees with your friends via email or Facebook or leave feedback about coffees for others to view. Directions, information and maps about our locations will help you to find the best place to grab a cup of coffee on the go.”2
The app offers six brew guides which are in detail cafe solo, chemex, cupping, french press, pourover and siphon brewer completed by a matching brew timer. You are able to use the brew timer as a part of the guide or to use it separate.
My beloved brewing method, the aeropress, is missing at the moment but the guys from Intelligentsia told me that there will be an update this summer.
@junk_f Yup! Update coming this summer.
— Intelligentsia (@Intelligentsia) March 17, 2012
As I mentioned before, if you made coffee so far only by touch I recommend you to have a look at the Intelligentsia Coffee App. And until the aeropress guide is missing I recommend you to take 14gr of beans for 180gr of 92-95°C hot water. Brewing should take one minute. Have fun.