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You get up, you stretch, you scratch, you stumble into the kitchen. You forgot to put on pants. You turn around, put on your pants, then come back to the kitchen. Well, that wasn't your best moment but the excuse is that you haven't had your morning cup yet. With your one fully functioning eye you grab your coffee, your filter, and brew a fresh cup 'o joe. Your first sip is supposed to be luxurious, rich and comforting, but instead you're greeted with the sour, watery, dishwater you've always made. You drink it anyway and fall to the same...

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I've been roasting coffee for a while now and if there's one thing that experience has taught me, it's that rules are made, then they're bent, then they're broken. If you were to search online in various barista and coffee forums, you will see endless discussions (fights) about whether or not you should use an Ethiopian washed Guji for espresso, or pour-over. Whether dark roast coffee has more or less caffeine than a lighter roast. Whether you stir clockwise or counter-clockwise when using a V-60 pour-over (for you non coffee nerds, this is actually a real debate). When I was...

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