• Different Paced Mornings

    Different Paced Mornings

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    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

    Written by Mark

    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?

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Victoria Gormley

    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

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Mark

    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

    Written by Mark

    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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    Introducing the La Marzocco Linea Mini

    Written by Mark

    March 24, 2015 11:32 am

    Today La Marzocco unveils the latest machine in its home espresso offering: the Linea Mini. It’s quite possible that half the cafes you’ve ever visited use the commercial parent of this machine: the Linea Classic. It launched at the precipice... 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