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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Espresso

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Welcome to the world of espresso.

Allow us to show you around.

The road to espresso mastery isn't meant to be taken alone. Navigating this complex coffee beverage is as much an art form as it is a technical endeavor, and we'd be honored to help you tackle both angles. In these short articles and videos, we'll take on each stage of espresso preparation one at a time. By the end, you'll be ready to brave it on your own.

Ready when you are!

Let's get started!

What is espresso anyway? Start here to see what espresso is all about and how the whole thing happens.

Lesson 1: Espresso 101

Want to make tasty espresso at home but don't have a clue where to start? This chapter is for you.

Lesson 2: How to Make Espresso

You've got espresso down – now try adding milk. It really is a match made in heaven.

Lesson 3: Espresso and Milk

Everything needs a little TLC now and then. Learn how to keep your gear in tip-top shape.

Lesson 4: Maintaining Your Machine

Whether you're looking to upgrade or buying for the first time, these recommendations won't steer you wrong.

Lesson 5: Choosing Espresso Equipment