Today, St. John’s is experiencing what will likely be the worst snow storm recorded here, expecting 70cm of snow when its all over, with hurricane force winds. The mayor declared a state of emergency this morning, to keep everything off the road, and snow plows were taken off the roadsRead More →

One of the things that seems to elicit different viewpoints where espresso is concerned, is the importance of crema. Some claim it to be “the worst part” of espresso and if you don’t get it, it’s no big deal, while others claim it to be essential to a well-prepared espresso.Read More →

Espresso tamped in a portafilter


This is a personal spreadsheet of settings and measurements that work for me with different coffees. I’m not sure its of any use to anyone else, though if you use a combination of a Gaggia Classic Pro and Baratza Sette 270, and have the same taste in coffee as me,Read More →

It’s January 3rd, and I haven’t taken any photos this year. During the first two weeks of December, I took over 7,000 photos across 14 assignments. I’m not through editing, but I am through preliminary image selection – one of the longest parts of editing for me when working withRead More →