This is a collection of collections of stories. I have stories on espresso, work, school, myself, my family, LEGO’s, and Photography. I hope this page helps navigating my list of stories.

A Collection of Espresso Articles

A Collection of Work and School Stories

Personal Stories and Concerns

LEGO Story Splash Page

Photography Splash Page

Coffee Data Science

I’ve had la Pavoni for 8 years now since I found it tucked away in my in-laws’ basement. I have been able to get decent shots from it, but I could never hit peak performance like on my Kim Express. …

Coffee Data Science

In espresso, one of the main variables to a good shot is roast age. This is more challenging in espresso than other methods because the CO2 released during the shot slows down flow and extraction. …

Coffee Data Science

Recently, a machine keeps popping up in my ads called Osma which promises to deliver cold brew coffee in 90 seconds using cavitation and recirculation. I thought it was interesting, but I’m not really into cold brew nor am I interested in buying another machine. …

Coffee Data Science

A salami espresso shot is when you use multiple cups while pulling a shot to examine differences in taste and/or extraction. It is a helpful experiment for understanding how a shot changes in time. …

COFFEE DATA SCIENCE

I went to a bottomless portafilter a few years ago, and I never looked back. I converted all my machines to a bottomless portafilter except one; La Peppina is more challenging to undress. …

Coffee Data Science

The worst thing that can occur during an espresso shot is channeling. Usually, this is the result of poor preparation work, and after someone becomes decent at making espresso, most channels tend to be small. However, I was curious, what if I made sure to have a channel, a very…

Coffee Data Science

I have been going through some basic experiments exploring the variables of espresso, and in the process, I thought I should make a list. I thought it would be straight-forward, but the list grew really quickly. I better categorized the list, and I’ll present it here in a few categories…

I recently watched the movie Tim’s Vermeer. There was a discussion of trying to understand if Vermeer used a mirror and lens to help him paint incredibly realistic paintings. …

Robert McKeon Aloe

I’m in love with my Wife, my Kids, Espresso, Data Science, tomatoes, cooking, engineering, talking, family, Paris, and Italy, not necessarily in that order.

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