Yker Valerio

Since I learned about Specialty Coffee in 2016, my coffee experience has improved exponentially. As a curious coffee enthusiast, I have talked with some of the most regarded industry experts and scientists to offer you the most accurate and exciting content.

Espresso extraction through a naked portafilter

9 common myths about espresso

Espresso is a paradox. It’s the most fascinating achievement of art and science in the coffee world. But, like most things coffee, is full of dogmas, myths, and misinformation of all kinds.
Keep reading and gather some material to annoy your fellow coffee geeks!

Coffee dry processing (Picture by Dirk Lachenmeier, CVUA Karsruhe, Germany))

What is cascara?

I borrowed insights from coffee scientists, historians, estate owners, and roasters to write this article. Unexpectedly, cascara is above and beyond anything I knew about it. More than a mere by-product, cascara is a cultural treasure.