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Video Overview | Astoria Sabrina SAE Display Automatic Espresso Machine

Pairing retro aesthetics with modern technology, Astoria's Sabrina SAE Display Automatic Espresso Machine houses a remarkable number of attractive and user-friendly features at a price that's well within reach. Available as a 2 or 3 group machine, the Sabrina helps keep your workflow moving smoothly in medium to high volume cafes, and is especially useful for drive-thru set-ups. Learn more about the Sabrina SAE in this video, as Caleb shares on this snazzy espresso machine from Astoria.

Video Overivew | Urnex Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaning Powder

One of the most widely-used espresso machine cleaners in the industry, Cafiza from Urnex takes the cake when it comes to removing residue that can harm both coffee flavor and machine longevity. See this popular cleaner in action in this video, as Caleb demos backflushing with Urnex Cafiza Cleaning Powder.

Video Overview | Urnex 1 - 2 Cold Brew Cleaning and Sanitizing Kit

Cleaning up after cold brew just got a whole lot easier. With Urnex's 1 - 2 Cold Brew Cleaning and Sanitizing Kit, eliminating coffee oils and bacteria from your brewing buckets or tap systems is a elementary. Discover how Urnex's 1 - 2 Cold Brew Kit works in this video, as Caleb shares on this effective cleaning and sanitizing solution.

Video Overview | Hatfields NitroPress Handheld Nitro Dispenser

Nitro coffee at home is now a possibility! With Hatfields' NitroPress Handheld Nitro Dispenser, you can now craft nitro cold brew and cocktails with ease, no matter where you go. Its uniquely designed nozzle breaks up foam and aerates it to give you that creamy-textured, micro-foam head that makes nitro-infused beverages so great. See the NitroPress in action in this video, as Steve demonstrates making a tasty nitro cold brew.

Video Overview | Acaia Orion Bean Doser

In high volume environments where prep work is crucial, a tool that saves time and optimizes workflow can make all the difference. For many cafes and roasteries, the Acaia Orion Bean Doser just might be that tool. The Orion is incredibly simple to use, doses green or roasted coffee, and features the same keen accuracy you'd expect from Acaia. To see it in action, watch along as Steve demos the Acaia Orion Bean Doser.

Video Overview | Fellow Stagg EKG and EKG+ Electric Variable Temperature Pouring Kettles

The Fellow Stagg EKG variable temperature kettle is everything you could want in a pouring kettle: it's sleek and stylish, fast and accurate, and an absolute joy to use. With the EKG's 1200 W heating element and smart PID controller, you can quickly achieve water heated to your exact desired temperature. The EKG+ kettle houses the same great features, along with built-in Bluetooth that connects to a variety of apps. Ready to learn more? Watch along as Steve takes a look at the Stagg EKG and EKG+ pouring kettles by Fellow.

A Comparison of French Presses

French Presses are nearly ubiquitous. Therefore, in this post we have decided to do the dirty work for you, bringing together our favorites and comparing them side by side. In the end, you truly can't go wrong with a French press from Espro, Hario, or Yield Design.

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Video Overview | Mahlkonig VTA Heavy Duty Retail Coffee Grinder

The Mahlkonig VTA Heavy Duty Retail Coffee Grinder delivers an unusually fast, evenly fine, and pleasantly cool grind from Turkish fine to filter coffee. On top of its stand out grind range, it boasts a truly impressive high capacity, effective shaker device, and thoughtfully designed built-in cleaner that makes it simple to use and easy to handle. To learn more, watch along as Brian from Mahlkonig shares about this top performing grinder.

Video Overview | Espro Press

Fines begone! The Espro Press offers the classic full-bodied, aromatic French Press coffee without the grit. With two metal mesh filters that separate the grounds from the brew, the Espro Press is able to deliver a clean cup of coffee without stripping away the aromatic oils. Curios about the Espro Press? Watch along as Bruce Constantine of Espro gives a complete overview of this unique device.

Video Overview | Cafe Solo by Eva Solo

The Cafe Solo is the embodiment of the philosophies of Danish product design firm Eva Solo. It's a strikingly smart but ever-so-simple immersion brewer, meshing high-quality glass and steel components with an attractive neoprene sleeve to keep the heat in. There's hardly a simpler way to brew coffee, as all the Cafe Solo requires is a bit of grounds, some hot water, and a few minutes, wrapped up by doing nothing more than pouring the coffee into your favorite mug and enjoying.

 

Video Overview | Helor 101 Hand Grinder

The Helor 101 hand grinder combines superior grind quality with modern aesthetics, to satisfy even the pickiest of coffee enthusiasts. Built to replicate the output of commercial grinders, the 101 includes both conventional and contemporary burr sets, plus stepless grind adjustment, so you can easily dial in for espresso or dial up to a drip grind. In this video, discover everything you need to know about the Helor 101, as Steve highlights the features that make it one of the smartest hand grinders on the market.

 

Product Maintenance | Setting Up Your Kegerator For Nitro Coffee

With the Javarator nitro coffee kit, you can serve delicious nitro coffee at your cafe or home, entirely on demand. To see the complete process of putting your kit together, watch along as Steve walks through each step involved, so you can get right on your way to serving creamy, tasty nitro coffee.

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Video Overview | Mahlkonig EK43 S Commercial Coffee Grinder

The much awaited Mahlkonig EK43 S is finally here! All the same power and performance you'd expect from an EK43 is now packed in a more compact size that's even easier to fit into your bar workflow. The Mahlkonig EK43 S Commercial Coffee Grinder is now available for pre-order.

Video Overview | Hario French Press Line

Hario’s line of French Press brewers bring an extra measure of elegance and quality to a timeless style of brewing. Whether it’s the classic Metal press, the handsome Olivewood Single-Wall press, or the elaborate Olivewood Double-Walled press, you’ll find Hario’s signature glass construction and a meticulously-crafted steel mesh filter for a delicious brew without any unwanted grounds. Discover the one that’s right for you, as Steve walks through the unique benefits of each of these beautiful, functional brewers.

 

Product Maintenance | How to Plumb in a GS/3 Espresso Machine

La Marzocco's GS/3 is one of the most powerful and versatile single-group espresso machines in the world. It's an excellent pick for many applications, including use at home. Connecting your machine to an external water supply will be quick and painless with this short tutorial.

 

Product Maintenance | Luminaire Automatic Shot Timer Wire Adjustment

Changing the wire position on your Luminaire Auto Shot timer is quick and simple! Designed to work with home and commercial espresso machines, the Luminaire comes with four notches already set within the body, so you can switch the wire to the best location for your machine. To see the process from start to finish, watch along as Steve demonstrates adjusting the wire on the Luminaire Automatic Shot Timer.

Video Overview | Takahiro Pouring Kettles

The Takahiro pouring kettle is known throughout the coffee world for its wonderful control. Enjoy its incredible precision while ensuring your brew will hit bull's eye.

 

Video Overview | Bonavita Coffee Maker BV1500TS - 5 Cup Thermal Carafe Automatic Brewer

Need a perfect cup of coffee, but don't need a full pot? Then say hello to the Bonavita BV1500TS brewer, a 5 cup automatic coffee brewer with all the features and quality you can expect from a Bonavita product. With its compact design and small footprint, this brewer is ideal for small spaces like dorm rooms and apartments. As ever, Bonavita's design is perfect for coffee geeks and coffee lovers alike, with a device that is both easy to use and fine-tuned for exceptional coffee brewing.

 

Video Overview | Compact Nitro Coffee Kit

The Javarator nitro coffee kit puts amazingly creamy cold coffee right at your fingertips. Serve cold brew at your cafe or home with this complete nitro coffee system, which includes everything you need to get started. This easy to use system fosters bubbles that are minuscule and lasting, giving you delicious nitro coffee on demand. To learn more about the compact nitro coffee kit, watch along as Steve shares on its components, and demonstrates its ability with a fresh glass of nitro coffee.

 

A Comparison of Premium Hand Grinders for Coffee and Espresso

The ascension of the grinder to its status as the most crucial piece of brewing gear is well deserved. More than anything else the grinder has the potential to make, or severely limit the flavor quality of brewed coffee. It’s natural then for this movement to extend across new territory -- the world of mobile brewing. The hand grinder, once considered a compromise for convenience sake, has been reinvented to contend with some of the best electric home grinders on the market.

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