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A Comparison of Pour Over Brewing Kettles

Bonavita Kettle, Hario Buono Kettle, Kalita Thin Spout Kettle, and Kalita Wave Pot Kettle

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.

Baratza Product Line Comparison

If brewing coffee were a Broadway play, one’s grinder would perform the lead role, and Baratza would be one of the most trusted talent agencies. That’s why we have sought to give each of Baratza’s grinders their fair share of stage time, so that you can make an informed decision when casting the leading role in your brewing setup.

Cyber Monday 2017 Coffee Deals are Here!

The best deals of the season continue with our Cyber Monday sales! These deals won't last long and are only good while inventory lasts.

Cyber Monday Coffee Gear Deals

Black Friday 2017 Coffee Deals Are Here!

Our Black Friday deals are now live! Shop and save on coffee gear from the comfort of your own home or on-the-go with your smartphone. Get the gear you've been eyeing at a price you'll love! But hurry, these deals won't last long.

Black Friday 2017 Holiday Sales

Our Favorite Gear for the Year: 2017

It’s a little hard to believe it, but we’re mere weeks away from 2017 drawing to a close. It’s been a busy year around these parts, with trade shows in Seattle and Milan, a CoffeeChamps Preliminary right here in Louisville, and of course plenty of new and fun coffee

Holiday Coffee Gifts for Every Budget

Hey there, last-minute-gift-shopper, it's going to be okay! No need for more hand-wringing, if you're looking for the perfect coffee gift this season we've just made your job easier. Check out our easy-to-browse list of great gifts for every budget, and finish up your shopping today!

Coffee 101: How Do I Get Started With Coffee?

Wondering how to get that cafe-quality cup of coffee at home? In this guide, we cover simple, practical steps for starting out with coffee, with helpful tips for budget brewing and more!

Video Overview | Titus Grinding Burr Alignment Tool for EK43

While the grind uniformity of the EK43 is pretty impressive straight out of the box, over time the burrs may shift or become misaligned. Re-aligning them is an important part of regular maintenance, but it can be a hassle without the right tools. That's where Titus Grinding's EK43 alignment tool steps in. This unique kit includes everything you need to check and correct burr alignment, so you can have the best performance out of your EK43. To see it in action, watch along as Steve demonstrates this remarkable realignment tool from Titus.

 

Highlights from HOST Milan 2017

This past week, we were lucky enough to attend the biannual HOST trade show in Milan. We saw tons of exciting new products and announcement at the show, so here are our selected highlights!

Video Overview | Slayer Steam Two Group Commercial Espresso Machine

With the Steam, Slayer moved from its renowned emphasis on tuning espresso, and set its focus on excelling at milk and high-volume production. This innovative commercial machine is loaded with time-saving, product improving features to make the best drinks possible in the busiest of cafes. Plus, this gorgeous machine comes at a price that'll make you swoon. To see the Slayer in action, watch along as Steve overviews the Slayer Steam, and demonstrates the features that set it apart.

 

Video Overview | LIDO E-T Hand Grinder for Espresso

With its folding handle and neoprene carrying case, Orphan Espresso’s LIDO E-T makes it easier than ever to get excellent grind quality no matter where you go. Like its fellow LIDO hand grinders, the E-T is well-made and thoughtfully designed. Its 48mm conical steel burrs and stepless grind adjustment allow it to lead the pack when it comes to grinding for espresso. Discover everything you need to know about the LIDO E-T and see it in action as Ryan showcases this top-notch hand grinder.

 

Video Overview | Fellow Raven Stovetop Kettle and Tea Steeper

The Raven kettle by Fellow lets you heat and steep or boil and pour. This multi-functional stove-top kettle is designed with a color-coded thermometer dial and a removable brew basket, to make steeping your tea as accurate and simple as possible. Take the brew basket out, and the Raven kettle becomes a quick route to brewing up a french press or enjoying a tasty cup of noodles. To discover more, watch along as Steve gives a complete overview of this attractive kettle from Fellow.

 

Video Overview | December Coffee Dripper

Designed by Nick Cho and Youngmin Lee, the December Dripper brings an entirely unique innovation to pour-over brewing: flow rate control. This unprecedented capability combines with a flat-bottom design to give the dripper remarkable versatility and easy adaptation to a wide range of brewing conditions. Ready to see the December Dripper in action? Watch along as Ryan demos brewing with this stellar dripper.

 

What's That Word? Announcing Our New Coffee Glossary

Ever wonder what the heck your barista means when they say they only serve ristretto shots? Or perhaps you've felt a little lost when one of our blog posts talks about increasing extraction. The coffee industry is full of jargon and terminology that can sometimes emerge and be adopted into common use quite quickly. If you've ever felt lost while staring at a seemingly obscure coffee word, we're with you. Each of us has felt that head-scratching confusion over some word that was tossed out there in a discussion on coffee - so we'd like to help and offer some clarity.

Coffee Terms Glossary for Coffee and Espresso

Video Overview | Pullman Palm Tamper with Big Step Base

Get better shot consistency and better extractions without the usual arm strain with Pullman’s Palm tamper. Combining the edge-to-edge reach of a Big Step base with precision adjustable depth and a comfortable palm grip, these tampers are designed to deliver a level tamp every time. Plus, adjusting the depth is quick and easy, with a range of 7.5-14mm and no tools required. Ready to see it in action? Watch along as Steve walks through each of its features, and puts it to use tamping a fresh bed of grounds.

 

Video Overview | Anfim SCODY II Commercial Espresso Grinder

Anfim’s SCODY II is an extremely barista-friendly grinder with excellent grind quality for the tastiest espresso. With big 75 mm flat steel burrs (Titanium coated burrs are an option as well), two programmable timed settings, and a manual pulsed grinding button, this grinder provides an easy way to get great quality in the cup, cup after cup. Hit play to get the full overview and see the SCODY II in action as Steve highlights each of its features and demonstrates its capability by grinding for espresso.

 

Video Overview | Pullman Chisel Espresso Distribution Tool

The Pullman Chisel distribution tool is a quick, sure way to take your shots to new levels. Designed to foster more uniform extractions, the Chisel creates a level, even coffee bed that’ll help your shots stay tasty and consistent. It’s also adjustable, with a depth range of 7-14mm. To see the Chisel in action, watch along as Steve demonstrates this excellent distribution tool.

 

Four Ways to Brew With the December Dripper

Just when it was getting crowded in the manual brewing scene - when we knew we didn’t need another device to brew better coffee - one dripper stepped out and clearly distinguished itself from the rest. The December Dripper is an innovative, thoughtfully designed brewing tool that offers more versatility and flavor possibilities than any dripper before it.

Four Brew Recipes For the December Dripper

Video Overview | Pullman Big Step Tamper

With its quality craftsmanship and thoughtful design, the Pullman Big Step tamper is a tool you’ll be glad to use daily. Made to fit securely in VST-style ridgeless baskets, the Big Step works to fully and evenly compact your puck, giving you less edge channeling and better extractions. It also features a uniquely tapered base, which reduces suction while removing the tamper, making fractured pucks a rarity. Want to see it in action? Watch along as Steve explores the ins and outs of the Big Step tamper, and puts it to use tamping for espresso.

 

Video Overview | Luminaire Automatic Shot Timer

Take your espresso game to the next level with the Luminaire Automatic Shot Timer. Once attached to a 120v or 220v solenoid valve, the Shot Timer’s magnetic sensor automatically detects the activation and deactivation of the group, so it’s ready when you are. Adding this convenient, affordable feature to your home or commercial espresso machine has never been easier. To see it in action, watch along as Ryan demonstrates the simple process of using this handy Shot Timer.

 

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