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  • Baratza Forte

    Introducing the Baratza Forte

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    May 2, 2013 7:07 pm

    Kyle, the owner of Baratza, dropped by with an early version of their new Forte grinder. Based on our initial experience with it, we think this will be a great option for those considering “small commercial espresso & brew grinders.”... View Article

  • rocket_r58

    Rocket R58 versus Duetto 3 :: A hands on comparison

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    May 1, 2013 9:00 am

    The Rocket R58 espresso machine brought a lot of ooh’s and ah’s when it was announced last year. The joy was short-lived, as the first batch of machines had an extremely high damage rate in shipment. The problem was identified... View Article

  • Duetto V3 Second Look

    Second Look :: Izzo Duetto V3 Six Month Review

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    March 22, 2013 5:00 pm

    It’s hard to believe the new Izzo Alex Duetto V3 has been out since late November, but believe it!  Since we’ve had about 6 months to use and evaluate this new version, we thought it was time to give you... View Article

  • The Craft of Espresso

    Announcing The Craft of Espresso :: A Book!

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    December 4, 2012 1:23 am

    We are pleased to announce our new book, Craft of Espresso: A Guide for Home. We love to help aspiring home baristas choose the right espresso machine setup, then learn how to use it to make beautiful & delicious espresso drinks.... View Article

  • izzo.duetto.3

    A few more Duetto 3.0 Details

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    November 12, 2012 6:09 pm

      Italian espresso machine maker Izzo, and American machine importer Chris’ Coffee have been partners for years in designing and producing finely tuned espresso makers for the American market.  They have just made public what the new version of the... View Article

  • Alex_Duetto_3 (C)

    Izzo Duetto 3.0 Espresso Machine Shipping Soon

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    November 5, 2012 2:48 pm

      The Izzo Duetto II has been a very popular machine with its e61 grouphead and precise PID control. Duetto III has just been announced and will be shipping soon! We will have a full review soon, but for now... View Article

  • Kone

    The Return of the Able KONE

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    September 18, 2012 4:07 pm

    The KONE Coffee Filter has arrived at the Clive office! The finer hole pattern on this reusable filter makes it easier to control extraction and limit fines, allowing for a full and nuanced cup. Paired with the Bonavita Variable Temperature... View Article

  • quickmill

    Quick Mill QM67 :: First Look

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    August 25, 2012 4:57 pm

      I was excited when I heard that Quick Mill was coming out with a new take on the E61 double boiler design. The QM67 looked to be strong contender in the prosumer espresso lineup, especially since it was being... View Article

  • Able Disk FINE

    Able Disk FINE :: First Look

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    May 14, 2012 6:10 pm

    I had a chance to test out the Able Disk Fine recently, and I found it to mark a significant departure from previous iterations in both design and cup quality. I am particularly impressed by the fact that the filter... View Article

  • RocketR58

    Rocket R58 Espresso Machine :: First Look

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    May 7, 2012 5:54 pm

    Izzo created a lot of buzz last year when they released the Duetto II, and for good reason. It was the first machine of its kind to offer a commercial E-61 group head, double boiler, and fully integrated PID control... View Article