Classy Cafe Solo and Bonavita Variable Kettle
What more can we say about the design and beauty of the Cafe Solo? The Solo takes what made the french press so popular, and improves upon this brewing technique. Like the press, the Solo is an immersion method combining water and coarsely ground coffee together, but there is no need to press here! The lid serves as a fine, mesh filter, so when you pour, the grounds stay back, and delicious coffee springs forth. And that neoprene jacket isn’t just a stylish accessory! It helps in heat retention, keeping a higher dwell temperature than just glass alone. We’ve combined this with Bonavita's new Variable Temperature Electric Kettle. The Pino will heat to any desired temperature up to boiling, and hold that temperature for as long as needed. This set is perfect for the home coffee aficionado who has nearly everything!
Cafe Solo Features
- Similar to the French Press, the Cafe Solo utilizes a mesh metal filter to produced a heavier bodied cup.
- Modern design fits in any kitchen
- Neoprene sleeve works to keep the coffee insulated during the brewing process and keeps it warm long after.
- Volume: Available in .6 Liter (20oz), 1 Liter (33oz), and 1.4 Liters (47oz) (choose by selecting "Click for Available Options" above).
- Cafe Solo package includes: glass carafe, plastic stirring paddle, metal mesh filter assembly with lid, and neoprene sleeve with zipper.
- For more information see our Cafe Solo listing.
Bonavita Variable Kettle:
- Digital hot water kettle which allows you set your desired brewing temperature as well as monitor the current water temperature on the digital display.
- Modern, brushed stainless steel design.
- Maximum Capacity of 1.7 Liters (57.5oz)
- For more information see our Bonavita Variable Temperature Electric Kettle listing.
- Pre-heat glass carafe while grinding beans and boiling water
- Pour medium-coarse ground coffee into the carafe
- Pour boiling hot water (we recommend 200 deg. F water) into the carafe
- Using the provided plastic paddle, stir the grounds and water for 10-20 seconds
- Put the lid on and allow the coffee sit for 4 minutes until the grounds are fully extracted
- Immediately serve the coffee or pour it into a pre-heated thermal pot so it does not become over-extracted.
Few advancements in espresso machine technology over the past fifty years could be called revolutionary. The latest advancement featured in La Marzocco's Strada Electronic Paddle (EP) is one that has earned that title. Pressure profiling was first introduced into the mass market in 2009 by the Slayer Espresso Machine. The La Marzocco Strada takes this new technology to the next level by allowing the barista to save up to four pressure profiles at any given time. Along with the ability to save profiles, each group has a digital display that shows the temperature (±0.1°C), shot time, and current bars of pressure (±.1 Bar). The Strada perfectly combines the durability and workmanship of La Marzocco with the technology of the future.
The TACKY Inlay Station is a wood pour-over stand beautifully designed for your viewing and brewing pleasure. The seamless "inlay" design gives the stand its name and also a unique look that anyone who appreciates fine wood craftsmanship will admire. The Inlay stand is available as a one, two, or three hole station and in a variety of woods. Pourover brewing is both delicious and artistic - the Inlay adds to the whole experience.
For most companies it's hard to find motivation for pushing out new products if you find yourself on top already. This is not, however, the case with La Marzocco. The Italian based espresso machine manufacturer continues to push the envelop when it comes to innovations in espresso machine technology. The newest line from La Marzocco continues their progression in the specific areas of temperature stability and pressure profiling. We've discussed the Strada Electronic Paddle version in detail in our Strada EP blog post and listing for the 2 Group Strada EP. The Strada Mechanical Paddle employs technology similar to the Mechanical Paddles on other La Marzocco models but with a few new features including individual pressure gauges, digital PID control, and dedicated group boilers.