Like many of our readers, I love coffee, and I love tech. So I get super excited when I hear about the two meshing together. So when I heard about iBrewCoffee — a product that helps coffee aficionados like myself keep track of their favorite brews — I just had to try it.
Created by Stanislav Nováček, Czechia-based iBrewCoffee is an iOS and Android app described as a “personal coffee tasting journal where you can record every detail about your coffee.” For those of us who have had that perfect cup of coffee but forgotten the brewing process, the origin, the roastery, or the flavor profile, that app holds the solution. It allows saving your favorite products and brews.
For instance, if you, like me, love the BS1 Brew from Triple Co Roast, you can create a “Product” card where you can input the data about it, like flavorings, origin, etc. Some roasteries, like Triple Co, are already in the database, but others you have to add yourself, allowing many other fans to discover your favorite blends.
You can also include information about the altitude where the coffee is gathered and the producers, as well as brewing methods that you prefer. iBrewCoffee currently provides 38 methods for you to choose from, such as French Press, Trinity Zero and Trinity One, and Chemex, to name a few. You can also record your process and notes on brewing. This way, you can just look up your favorite brew on the app, step by step, and make that perfect cup of coffee for you or someone else.
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If you want to share your love of coffee and specific brews, you can also export the recipes that you created in the iBrewCoffee app as PDF files. Please share them with your friends or your community.
I would say that the app definitely has a lot of potential and added value for coffee lovers, similar to what Steeped has done for tea drinkers. I also see it as a great way to bring together the communities of coffee aficionados by sharing the exported recipes within them. Some roasteries I spotted are wonderful small businesses that use only ethical coffee farming and gathering practices, and iBrewCoffee is a great way to learn about them and support them. The database is not yet complete, but with some more time, you’ll likely find more and more matches.
Photo credit: The feature image has been taken by Nathan Dumlao. All other images are owned by iBrewCoffee and have been provided for press use.