My name is Walton Holcomb, and I'm the passionate barista behind Brew Smartly 😉
I started Brew Smartly because I think everyone should have access to coffee expertise. I mean most of us drink it every day, so why not really enjoy it?
On the blog, I do my best to share everything I’ve learned about coffee in my career as a barista. It might seem like a tall order (pun intentional, sorry!) but I want everyone to be able to make barista-worthy coffee at home.
This sometimes means fancy automatic machines, yes, but I also explore low-budget, innovative, options for making the perfect cup of coffee. I thoroughly believe that whatever your budget, whatever your coffee preference, there’s the perfect at-home setup out there for you somewhere!
Beyond that, it’s important that coffee, as one of the biggest industries in the world, is transparent with the public. I don’t shy away from talking about coffee’s environmental impact, fair trade, and how coffee can affect health.
This blog is just me, plus the occasional guest post. I try my absolute hardest to provide up-to-date information from trusted sources, and I cite them whenever necessary. I also use my personal experience but will tell you when that’s the case. If you see anything that doesn’t look right, please let me know and I’ll investigate.
I enjoy trying out new products and providing honest reviews, and though I love traditional brewing methods I always keep an open mind about new bits of kit. All my reviews are honest personal opinions.
I love coffee and will never get bored of providing guides, tutorials, tips, and interesting recipes from around the world (because coffee is an international language). I hope I can get you as excited as I am!
Thanks for visiting the site. If you have any questions or suggestions, or if you just want to say hi, don't hesitate to contact me.