Expanded Brewing Guides: The Best of Immersion & Pour Over Methods
It’s coming up on a year since we released our beginner’s guides to immersion and pour over brewing, and we’re thrilled to expand on these educational materials. We’ve revisited our methods, improved our instructions, and added to our offerings. So what’s new?
Our Beginner's Guide to Pour Over Coffee Brewing now includes visual grind setting recommendations and an introduction to our newest pour over brewer: the Walkure.
We've also beefed up our Beginner's Guide to Immersion Coffee Brewing with visual grind setting recommendations and the latest full immersion gear: new presses, Hario siphons, and a miniature Clever.
Check out a preview of these changes below. For details, visit the full posts.
It’s one of the oldest brewers around but the newest to the specialty scene. Say “so long” to disposable paper filters and reusable cloth or metal: this German beauty has a porcelain grid built right in. Combining flat-bottom filtration with gorgeous porcelain and unique flow control, the Walkure makes coffee like you’ve never had it before.
Our offerings have been french press free for months, but these new brewers from Espro and Hario were truly irresistible. The Espro Press implements a dual barrel-shaped mesh filter to catch that famous french press grit, producing a cup that’s full-bodied and flavorful but goes down smooth. Hario’s pretty presses add a new wave of style to our lineup and wield two walls of tough glass to keep coffee hot.
One of our favorite brewers is now made by one of our favorite brands. Hario put its famous glass to use to design their own take on one of history best inventions: the siphon brewer. They’re sleek, they’re understated, and they’re ready to make your morning.
Coffee-makers don’t get any simpler — just smaller. For the easiest cup of coffee you’ll ever make, check out the Clever. Originally available in only one size, we’ve expanded our offerings for those with less of an appetite. Don’t worry: the flavor is just as big.
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$1,687.00(For a guest barista review, click here.) Anfim's Super Caimano espresso grinder, upon its initial release, was a solid addition to any high-end coffee house. It featured a 75mm flat burr set that helped to give a very consistent grind, allowing baristas to rely upon it for excellent shot-to-shot uniformity. When dialing in a coffee, the Super Caimano had 70 holes in its adjustment collar to allow for tinkering between shots. Now, however, Anfim has added an additional 20 spots for a total of 90 holes in the adjustment collar. The benefit of this? When dialing in and finding the sweet spot for any coffee being used to pull shots of espresso, a key factor the barista must take into consideration is the size of the grind particles. Yes, uniformity and consistency of those grind particles is also key, but the ability to make tiny, incremental adjustments is always helpful when striving to find the right balance of all a coffee's characteristics when pulled as espresso.
$449.00The Baratza Vario looks much like Baratza's other offerings (i.e., the Encore, Virtuoso, and Preciso) in regard to silhouette, footprint, and general design. Those who've used them extensively, however, know that there's far more than mere nomenclature that separates the Vario from its brethren. Practically speaking, it has shown to give a consistently uniform and desirable grind for the full grind spectrum, all the way from espresso to press pot, something no other non-commercial grinder currently out on the market can boast. It is a highly efficient machine, wasting very little in the way of coffee grounds, but it shines in its ability to produce excellent espresso, shot after shot after shot, a feature aided by the three timed dosing presets it allows the user to store and recall at the push of a button.
$48.62Tampers are as diverse as the baristas who use them. Our new tamper meets the needs of almost any barista, whether professionally trained or newly beginning. With its durable aluminum handle and wide, smooth top, the tamper is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably into the palm unlike other overly rounded handles which can press a little too tightly into the hand of the barista, or flat topped handles which can become uncomfortable after extended use.
The base of the Prima tamper is of a hefty 304 stainless steel design. This solid steel base combined with the light, detachable aluminum handle adds balanced weight to the tamper which helps aid the barista in providing an even tamp, shot after shot.