And we’re off! Day one of Coffee Fest Chicago was all sorts of crazy. A dozen coffees and a pile of pizza later, we're feeling a second wind and we're ready to take on the weekend. First, a look back at Friday’s festivities.
Cruising to Coffee Fest this week? Check out Frisbee Fest, the unofficial Coffee Fest halftime show. This weekend, we're taking a break from the exhibit hall to just plain play. Our game of choice? Ultimate frisbee.
Chicago has more than one claim to fame. It's home to Michael Jordan, the Magnificent Mile, Obama, and Da Bears. And it's a great coffee city, too. But when any foodie visits the Windy City, their sights are on one thing: pizza. Let us buy you a slice!
Eleven days and a thousand miles separate me from my last morning in Boston. Swag sorted, coffee stashed, and sleep recovered, I'm back to normal life in Louisville. Back to writing at a desk, breathing warm, Kentucky air and sleeping in my own bed. Back to wishing I was in Boston.
Ten score and two years ago, little Bobby Bunsen was born. To a nearly neanderthal society he introduced the Bunsen burner, delighting chemists and 19th-century hipsters all over Germany. More than 200 years later, the legacy of Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen lives on. We're celebrating Herr Robert's birthday with deals on the coffee gear we know he'd be proud of.
Does Valentine's Day get you down? Take heart: there's enough
love to go around. You sent in 60+ latte art photos this week and,
shucks, we're feeling all warm and fuzzy inside! But that's enough
fluff — let's talk business.
We've reviewed the entries, tallied your votes, and applied an
advanced algorithm to determine who deserves the prize. Folks, we
have a winner.
Hard to believe that Christmas is next week! Before you hyperventilate, we have some last minute deals we're rolling out for those that still need to cross some items off their list. If you haven't grabbed one of our recently updated brewing bundles, keep an eye on this page for the week. Each day we're going to be unveiling a new deal, culminating in two giveaways at the end of the week to celebrate the season and say "thank you" to you, the best customers around.
This winter we're teaming up with one of our favorite coffee curators to offer an unbeatably delicious deal. Now through January 6th, buy any brewer on our site and we'll give you $12.50 toward a coffee subscription at Craft Coffee. A month's worth of coffee could cost you as little as $7.49!
Meet the Prima Tamp, the first adjustable-angle espresso tamper. This innovative tool is designed to reduce tamping-related strain so that you can consistently and comfortably prepare tasty espresso. The angled handle gets out of the way so that your wrist and arm stay straight as you press into the coffee, encouraging natural form and effective technique, tamp after tamp. Being adjustable, any barista of any build can use it at any bar.
...and it's almost time for show-and-tell. Louisville's baristas and coffee nerds are pumped about the latest and greatest from Prima Coffee Equipment, coming soon to our store. And you should be too. Ladies and gentlemen, you may take the edge of your seat.
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?
We've updated our Beginners Guide to Immersion Coffee Brewing to include several new french presses, a new siphon, and an exciting addition to our Clever lineup. Not sure where to start? We have added suggested grind settings and starter recipes for each method.
Pioneering a new front for specialty coffee, pour over brewing represents the intersection of artistry and excellence. In this guide, we set out to examine the available options and scrutinize them side by side.
Like you, we’ve all been touched by the tragedy of cancer. Every October, a parade of pink reminds the world of breast cancer’s harm and the hope that is to be had in countering it. Businesses and families suit up to run and to ride, together traveling millions of miles and raising great sums of money — all in pursuit of a cure. Prima is proud to rep the ribbon this year and provide an avenue for action for espresso enthusiasts. If your passion lies in coffee, we invite you to join us.
Something has been stirring in Japan... and it finally made it stateside. Hario has been reimagining means of coffeemaking for years, and their methods are now totally mainstream. But the latest Hario shipment to arrive in Louisville included more than just the classics: we’re bringing aboard an exciting new lineup. Take a look at the latest from Hario, available soon for purchase.
This is the first of our two part guest barista review on the
pour over brewing method. For these reviews, we bring you Collin Moody (
) reviewing the 155 Series, and John Letoto (
) reviewing the 185 Series.
Collin Moody's review of the 155 Series Kalita Wave Dripper
Collin is from Houston, Texas but currently lives in Chicago and serves as the lead barista at
in the Wicker Park neighborhood of West Town, Chicago. He's an avid home brewer and has contributed some great posts to the coffee community. Check out his blog,
. But for now, check out his review below:
The Baratza Forté is the newest coffee and espresso grinder on the planet – what in the world is it all about? We've pitted it against some classics and peeked under the hood to help get the word out: this grinder's got guts!
Every trade has its tools, and that of manual coffee-making is no exception. One of the most important tools — especially for pour-over brewing — is the kettle. And, if you ask us, these are the best ones out there.
The Clever is one of our favorite coffee makers for no-fuss, no-matter-where, single-cup brewing. Gather a few familiar tools, quality ingredients, and your new Clever and you'll have a delicious cup in front of you in just minutes, sans hassle.
The end of the Big Eastern Brewers Cup is just about here! We've seen dozens of top notch services this weekend — and tasted most of their fabulous coffees — but now it's time to watch the last of them and learn which of the final 12 competitors our judges scored highest.
Welcome, watchers near and far, to the 2nd installment of our LIVE Big Eastern Brewers Cup coverage! You're looking at the internet's only on-the-fly, off-the-cuff, all-inclusive report of everyone's favorite filter coffee comp. Come see what happens on day 2!
The next phase of the United States competition season is upon us! This weekend, the SCAA, the BGA, and sponsors like Prima present the Big Eastern Event. Watch with us – on the web or in the flesh – as Brewers Cup competitors bring their best, hoping for a spot on that national stage.
Resolve to brew better in 2014 and get going with great deals on new gear. We're kicking off the year with a 5-day sale on some of our favorite equipment. So copy down these codes, set your reminders, and sit tight: we're in for a yummy year.