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How do I make great espresso?

May 20, 2011 8:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re glad you asked. You can improve the quality of your espresso by practicing your technique with the following guidelines in mind. The most important elements in espresso preparation are the grind, dose, leveling, distribution and tamping. Perfecting how you do these... View Article

Steaming Milk :: Useful tips

April 15, 2011 7:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Pouring nice looking latte art is a goal for many home baristas and an essential skill for professionals in the café. Creating a pretty espresso drink will impress your guests and enhance the overall experience of enjoying your coffee. However,... View Article

Rancilio Silvia :: Do I need a PID?

March 29, 2011 7:24 pm Published by 2 Comments

What about a PID Controller? We are often asked if it’s necessary to have a PID on the Silvia. PID (Proportional Integral Derivative) Control is a popular upgrade to Silvia machines. Basically, a PID controller closely monitors and electronically regulates... View Article

Rancilio Silvia :: Do I need to temperature surf?

March 25, 2011 7:34 pm Published by 3 Comments

Our method of addressing Temperature fluctuation (or “temperature surfing”.) If you’ve done any research about the Rancilio Silvia on online discussion forums, chances are you’ve come across talk of something called  “temperature surfing.” Temperature surfing refers to a very involved... View Article