January 11, 2013
I just finished off the last of my Kilenso Sidamo from Coava Coffee—a really great coffee that’s hard to mess up.
Having been to Coava makes this coffee even better by association. Their space in Portland is gorgeous, and demonstrates Coava’s commitment to a holistic coffee experience.
I’ve been getting really nice results with the Able Kone V3, as well as with larger brewing sizes.
Sad to see this coffee go, but excited for the next offering I get to try from Coava.
November 8, 2012
I recently had the privilege to team up with Keith Gehrke over at Able Brewing for a limited edition Kone V.3 Brewing Instruction poster. To me, Able is a holistic example of a company that prides itself on quality– in product, design, research, customer service, etc. For these reasons, it was an extra special opportunity for me to be a part of this Artist Series. I’ve chatted with Keith over coffee, and really admire what he’s doing for the coffee industry.
I had a ton of fun working on this poster, and am happy with the end result– a hand-drawn rendering of the Kone V.3 instructions. If you like it, be sure to head over to the Able site, where you can purchase your own. It’s a 13×19 poster, only 25 were made, and all proceeds go to the artist (me).
Many thanks to Able, and for the guys at Jolby and Friends for the opportunity. Check out their poster as well!
*Photos from the ablebrewing.com website*
August 13, 2012
I’ve been loving my new Able Kone lately, and have found myself wanting to use it in as many ways as possible. If you haven’t gotten your hands on one yet, its a real beauty, and a lot of fun to brew with.
In the past, I’ve gotten great results putting my Chemex and V60 underneath the showerhead of the Bonavita Brewer—no different with the Kone. I was able to use a pretty fine grind—a 20 on the Baratza Virtuoso—and still maintain a pretty good flow rate with the showerhead and Kone.
Nothing tricky here. Great results, though. You may want to play with the grind settings a bit.
Bonavita + Kone + Chemex
30g coffee, medium fine grind (20 on Virtuoso)
press play and go!