Brewing

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    Roseline Coffee

    Written by Karen Hellweg

    February 22, 2016 3:32 pm

    Finding the right coffee brewer setup is an integral part of any morning routine, and we want to provide you with the second and just as important piece – the coffee. Roseline was added to our coffee lineup last autumn,... View Article

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    How to pour a heart

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    November 5, 2015 4:09 pm

    One of the many exciting things about making coffee at home is the artistic aspect of the process. So naturally, with all of the extravagant latte art instagram accounts and video tutorials, it is common to shoot for the stars... View Article

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    Grind Consistency and Particle Size

    Written by Ben Piff

    August 7, 2015 7:00 am

    Grind consistency and particle size: Why you need a burr grinder for espresso. To set the stage for our continuing discussion on coffee grinders, let’s think for a moment about some of the parameters we strive to control when we... View Article

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    Choosing an Espresso Grinder

    Written by Ben Piff

    July 29, 2015 4:00 am

    For those who love espresso, there has never been a better time to enjoy it. With excellent micro-roasters located throughout the country, and numerous wonderful coffees available from established coffee roasters through subscription or by distance ordering, there are wonderful... View Article

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    Chemex filters :: bleached vs. unbleached

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    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

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    How to Dose Correctly

    Written by Mark

    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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    Introducing the Slayer 1-Group Espresso Machine

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Mark

    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

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    The Hario V60 Fretta Ice Coffee Maker

    Written by Karen Hellweg

    June 27, 2014 7:11 pm

    The new Hario V60 Fretta Ice Coffee Maker has arrived! This brewer is designed to create deliciously sweet and rich cold brew in under 5 minutes. As summer has rolled around, we have been brewing batches of cold brew in the Clive showroom... View Article

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    Aeropress Video Lookbook

    Written by Mark

    January 24, 2014 7:00 am