Preparing Espresso in Shops and Homes »
Ah, espresso. The coveted elixir of life. The sweetest of syrups that tickles tongues around the globe. Each shot packs a punch of delight and dazzles the senses with countless complex flavors. We've selected a small lineup of only the best machines that do justice to this most blessed beverage. Pick from amongst our quality offerings – categorized according to their application – and you can rest assured that your gear will serve you well and serve you long.
$53.00Hario's stainless steel water kettle, the V60 Buono, has been spotted popping up in coffee houses and the kitchens of baristas for some time now. A detailed search on the web will reveal, for the moment at least, that the Buono seems to be widely accepted as the most useful pouring kettle available. What makes this kettle so popular amongst pour-over enthusiasts? Several reasons stand out.
First, the thin pouring spout enables greater pouring precision as well as a slower, more consistent and controlled rate of pour, both of which are very helpful in achieving a precise, prolonged extraction.
Second, the stainless steel construction and large 1 liter capacity contribute toward keeping up the brew temperature for the duration of the entire brew cycle.
Third, the ergonomics involved in the design of the kettle help to make using it much easier. This may not seem like much, but if you're brewing large batches of coffee and pouring for three or more minutes per batch, doing several batches of coffee will quickly become a chore if your kettle doesn't cooperate with you.
Combine all of these facets with the fact that the Buono is manufactured by Hario, a very popular name in the coffee-brewing community, and the kettle's popularity is easily understood. For best results, combine the Buono with a V60 Dripper or Chemex to get a truly exceptional cup of coffee.
$15.00The Prima Coffee t-shirt exudes coolness and style, and is a prerequisite for genuine hipster status. You are sure to gain instant coffee street cred when sporting one of these fine shirts, which are more epic than Three Wolf Moon. Whether you are in need of an extra layer of clothing for the harsh winter, looking for an extra boost in self-confidence, or if you just want to attract the attention of your favorite barista, this shirt is exactly what you are looking for. Coming in sizes S-XL and in four colors (Black, Chocolate Brown, Fatigue Green, and Navy Blue), this shirt is sure to satisfy your fashion needs, and is likely to bring you all sorts of friendships you never could have imagined.
$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.