I just wanted to know what “Crema” was. So I searched seventeen articles of CREMA including world famous coffee personalities video blogs and websites and none of them answered the question. Each article defined Crema as the stuff that sits on top of an espresso – WRONG! That is where crema is found, not what […]Read More What scientifically is “crema” in an espresso (or drip coffee)?
There is a growing trend among entrepreneurial cafe owners who have figured out how to manipulate the system. They pay beautiful young girls – usually blonde, always under 24 (sometimes puppies) – who have a minimum of 10,000 Instagram followers. The girls eat for free in their cafes in exchange for a post. Everybody wins. […]Read More The Cafe Machine and its Instagram floosies.
In 2011 I was fortunate to be promoted to St Ali south bar where I learned and failed at how to make espresso and filter coffee well. We had the then Australian Barista Champion who also happened to be the world filter coffee champion. Matt perger. I was a zealot. Joe Tynan was head roaster […]Read More 7 years later my pourovers are still 2:21 seconds
I just remembered the first coffee awakening that I had. I was late to get into coffee. Other than being given espresso as a tween by my Italian parents I did not even taste coffee until my late twenties. I flew to Sydney for a conference and was surprised to see a very sleek looking […]Read More Specialty coffee awakening
NEW PODCAST OUT NOW iTunes Kael is the co-founder of many successful cafes in Melbourne: 2010 – Pillar of Salt, Church Street Richmond 2013 – Touchwood, Bridge Road Richmond Barrys Bawa 2015 – Square and Compass Vacation Roasters in Exhibition Street Soon opening in Brunswick/Coburg He opened the first cafe with his family. His father […]Read More Show Notes for Episode 5: Interview with Kael Saheley