Coffee Data Science

Advanced Espresso Book: February Update

Steady progress!

Robert McKeon Aloe


This month started with the end of editing. We have been working through the design of the chapters themselves. While my designer (Daniela Palomas) has been putting the chapters together, I have been cleaning up all figures to make them consistent and hopefully accessible.

As I have been getting chapter layouts, I have been adding some notes, and making adjustments to get the best out of space.

One interesting idea by Daniela is use different colors for the chapter titles. What do you think?


If our progress continues at this rate, the book will be ready for final edits by the end of the month. Then discussions with the printer will start. So far, there is nothing unexpected.

In the meantime, I have a few more articles, freely available, if you’re interested.

How does WDT affect Coffee Particle Distributions?

Espresso Coffee Distributors: More Data

Coffee Feed Control with the Momentem Grinder

Flat, Curved, Smooth, and Rippled Tampers for Espresso

Coffee Metrics Through Roast Development

How to Image Individual Coffee Beans?

Qualifying Syncfo 4in1 for Coffee: Fill the Chamber

How accurate are Acaia and Syncfo Scales for Coffee?

Separating Heat and Water in Espresso

Comparing Coffee Roast Color Analyzers: Initial Data

Puck Mesh Screens for Espresso

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Further readings of mine:

My Second Book: Advanced Espresso

My First Book: Engineering Better Espresso

My Links

Collection of Espresso Articles

A Collection of Work and School Stories



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.