• Chemex FIlter

    Chemex filters :: bleached vs. unbleached

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    May 27, 2015 2:44 pm

    We have quite a few people come through asking about the differences between the two types of paper filters: bleached, and unbleached. To be honest, because we don’t carry unbleached filters, I had never tried them! So we decided to... View Article

  • Open Box Machines

    Open Box Machines

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    May 19, 2015 8:00 am

    Occasionally customers return machines that weren’t quite what they were looking for. Usually this is done within the 30-day return period. We thoroughly check all returned machines to ensure they are in working order and are pleased to offer them... View Article

  • Different Paced Mornings

    Different Paced Mornings

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    May 14, 2015 5:12 pm

    Something we find so special about coffee is the role it plays in our morning routine. We wake up, stumble out of bed, and crave that hot cup of joe that gets us through the day. But not all brew... View Article

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    Macap and Mazzer Grinder Comparison

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    May 12, 2015 8:00 am

    Every espresso machine owner should have a good quality grinder to get the most out of their machine. For many people Mazzer immediately comes to mind as this is a well known and widely distributed machine throughout the USA. Due... View Article

  • Bottomless Vs. Spouted

    Bottomless Portafilters: Why & How?

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    May 6, 2015 6:18 pm

      If you are perplexed by the existence of bottomless portafilters, don’t worry, you’re not alone. This is a relatively new addition to the espresso scene, spurred on by the passions of world class baristas who live only to extract... View Article

  • Pressure Profiling

    Pressure Profiling on the Vesuvius

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    May 5, 2015 8:00 am

    We’ve had our Vesuvius Espresso Machine for a few weeks now, and have really enjoyed getting to know it. We covered its key attributes in a previous post. Now it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty of Vesuvius’ main game:... View Article

  • Home Brewing

    Brew methods for when you have company

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    April 30, 2015 8:00 am

    We frequently have customers come into the showroom who are used to brewing single-cup coffee every morning and need an additional brewing method that can be used when having guests over. While we love our Hario V60’s, making 4 pourovers... View Article

  • Clive Cold Brew Tower

    Clive Cold Brew Tower

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    April 28, 2015 8:00 am

    As summer is upon us, the craving for refreshing, ice-cold cold brew coffee returns. Clive Coffee has been busy over the winter months perfecting the glass parts for our new cold brew tower. The locally hand-crafted curved wood tower is... View Article

  • La Spaziale Lucca A53

    Lucca A53 & Vivaldi II :: The Differences

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    April 23, 2015 8:00 am

    Since the launch of our Lucca A53 by La Spaziale we’ve had many customers who are curious about the difference between the A53 and the Vivaldi II. The first thing to note is that the machines are exactly the same... View Article

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    Choosing an Espresso Machine :: The Basics

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    April 7, 2015 3:59 pm

    It can be a little overwhelming deciding where to start when choosing a home espresso machine. There are so many brands and models available out there that it boggles the mind. There is certainly something for everyone; it’s just a... View Article