In search of consistency in every cup of coffee…(Part 1)

Have you ever popped into a café and judged how good your coffee will taste by the appearance and action of your barista? You might be standing there, subconsciously starring at what they’re doing and have statements and questions in your head – ‘I don’t know them…ummm…do they know what they’re doing?’ ‘This is taking forever…I need to get to work…Is he/she burning my milk?’ ‘Why is the guy behind me getting his coffee first?’

A good barista will take care of every factor that will affect the beverage served. In the coffee industry, equipment has been invented to keep certain factors consistent to minimize the most inconsistent variable during a coffee making process – the ‘human’ factor.|More cafés are now using automatic grinders and use of scale to assist barista to dose coffee consistently and automatic tamper to ensure even distribution and consistent weight is put in every single time. Some of us will be scared as we feel like technology is replacing the ‘authentic’ process of making coffee. If a robot can make you a perfect espresso every single time, then where will this leave baristas?

Vivid Lights

The long anticipated event of the year is back, and it’s bigger than ever. Vivid Sydney is annual event that showcases diverse range light installations all around Sydney. From Chatswood to Circular Quay and Taronga Zoo to The Rocks, Sydney is lit up in bright and vibrant colours between 27th May- 18 June.

 

With more than 50 types of installations planted across Sydney, these are just few of the installations we visited.

Inspirations from a Japanese lifestyle photographer

Recently I have been inspired by a Japanese lifestyle/ photography Instagram blogger called @holon_ .

I stumbled across his feed randomly when I was just scrolling down my discover page.

The reason why I was so intrigued by his page was his composition, colours, minimal objects and lighting that were used in his photos. 90% of his photos feature simple daily household objects in his home taken in different angles. Another reason why I enjoy scrolling through his photos is because of the clean, minimal vibe it portrays and also, this is what I imagine my ‘dream house’ to be. His house consists of simple wood material finishes and uses a lot of white- which I love.

 

You can check out his feed on @holon_