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Kalita Wave: Product Review

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

Kalita Wave - Vancouver Barista product review, best new coffee shop cafe reviews
If you love pour over, you need to try the Kalita Wave brewer

“Tell the teacher we’re surfin’.”

-Beach Boys (from “Surfin’ USA”)

I like to think that pour over drippers are the maps that take you to new places, adventures.

For slow brew aficionados, making pour over coffee is like jumping in a car for a lingering, summer-day road trip: it’s a meandering journey, starting with cloudy pours from a steaming kettle, gently rolling to a delicious destination and conclusion. Continue reading Kalita Wave: Product Review

Irish Coffee Using Hario V60

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

Irish Coffee using Hario V60 - Vancouver Barista recipe
Irish Coffee goes global with an Asian pour over technique


“Lift my days, light up my nights.”

-U2 (from “Mysterious Ways”)

Mike recently headed to our local liquor store to pick up an ingredient for our Irish coffee recipe. Scanning the shelf, he inspected a tiny bottle with even tinier font. For four dollars, it was like a wee bottle of Moet for a leprechaun – what you might see tucked in the butter shelf of a hotel’s mini fridge – and slid it across the counter. Continue reading Irish Coffee Using Hario V60