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Mastering the Art of Brewing with the Coffee Compass

Have you ever wondered how to consistently brew the perfect cup of coffee? With so many variables in the coffee-making process, it's not always easy to achieve that ideal balance of flavor, aroma, and body. But fear not, coffee enthusiasts, for there's a tool that can help you navigate the complex world of coffee brewing – the Coffee Compass.

In our new YouTube, we explore the Coffee Compass, a valuable tool for improving your coffee-making skills. We'll take a journey with Yozo from Kurasu as he demonstrates how to use the Coffee Compass effectively, providing you with the knowledge and confidence to make your coffee taste just the way you like it.

The Coffee Compass: A Brief Overview

The Coffee Compass is a tool designed to guide coffee enthusiasts in adjusting various brewing parameters to achieve the perfect cup of coffee. It helps you understand what's going wrong when your coffee isn't tasting as expected and suggests specific adjustments to correct it. 

Why Use the Coffee Compass?

Even experienced coffee aficionados can run into challenges when trying new beans, using different equipment, or brewing in unfamiliar environments. The Coffee Compass acts as a reliable companion, providing quick solutions to common coffee problems.

The Core Concept: Finding the Balance

The Coffee Compass resembles a traditional compass, with a green circle at its center symbolizing the ideal balance that coffee enthusiasts aim for. This balance includes a combination of fruity, tasty, creamy, and smooth mouth-filling qualities.

As Yozo explains, when your coffee falls outside this central green circle and exhibits characteristics like "dull," "vegetal," "bland," or "sparse," it's time to consult the compass for guidance. 

Using the Coffee Compass in Action 

Using a Varia VS3 grinder and Colombian Lisandro Quilcue coffee, we follow a defined recipe and adjusts the grind size, dosage, and brewing time to fine-tune the coffee's flavor profile.

In the process, Yozo encounters challenges like under-extraction and a weak brew, but the Coffee Compass provides clear instructions to remedy these issues. Through a series of adjustments, he achieves a more balanced, flavorful cup of coffee. 


In conclusion, the Coffee Compass is a powerful tool that can help you master the art of brewing exceptional coffee. With its guidance, you can confidently adjust your brewing parameters to achieve the perfect balance of flavors, ensuring every cup you make is a delightful experience. 

So, the next time you find yourself perplexed by a lackluster brew, don't forget to consult the Coffee Compass – your trusty guide to coffee perfection.

Check out the video for a full overview!