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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    How to Dose Correctly

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    March 19, 2015 7:22 pm

    Underdosing the portafilter is an espresso crime punishable by weak, underextracted coffee. It is too often overlooked as a cause of poor extraction, with many people believing it is solely the grind that needs adjusting when their shots are not... View Article

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    How to Quick-Clean Your Machine, Daily.

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    March 17, 2015 4:55 pm

    Quick cleaning your espresso machine daily is just as important as a weekly chemical cleaning.  While it is important to do a chemical backflush weekly, it is just as important to clean promptly when you are done making drinks. These... View Article

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    Introducing the Slayer 1-Group Espresso Machine

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    February 18, 2015 4:21 pm

    At the end of January, we fired up our brand new Slayer 1-Group for the first time. The sleekly designed machine with its signature cast aluminum X’s looks incredibly handsome on our bench. But we’re not just into looks. It’s what’s... View Article

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    Chemex Brewing: Paper vs Metal Filter

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    February 5, 2015 8:08 pm

    Customers often ask us about the difference between brewing with Chemex Paper Filters and the metal Able Kone Filter. Apart from the obvious fact that metal is reusable and paper isn’t, there are some sensory differences to consider when deciding which is right... View Article