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A Comparison of Premium Hand Grinders for Coffee and Espresso

A Comparison of Premium Hand Grinders for Coffee and Espresso

Dec 18th 2020 Written by Ryan Felbinger & Steve Morrow
Prices here reflect current listings as of October 2020. 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 fla …
Choosing Espresso Equipment

Choosing Espresso Equipment

Nov 16th 2020 Written by Steve Morrow
Welcome to the next phase of your espresso journey. You have tasted sweet, balanced espresso at a café. You have looked at the demitasse, then at the barista, and you have said (to yourself, surely), "Hmm, I can do this." You are not wrong (unlike …
A Comparison of Brewing Scales

A Comparison of Brewing Scales

Oct 29th 2020 Written by Caleb Spindler
To the uninitiated, the new-to-coffee person, seeing a barista use a scale to brew coffee is like watching your best friend’s dad get out a yardstick to measure the distance between his golf ball and the first hole at Pappy’s Putt-Putt for Kids. It s …
Espresso 101: What is it?

Espresso 101: What is it?

Oct 29th 2020 Written by Chris Elliott
Many know espresso as a cranial kickstart. For some, it’s a daily delicacy, the elixir of life itself. To others, though, it’s a mystery. If you spell espresso with an “x,” you can’t tell a frapp from a capp, or when I say “demi,” you think “Moore, …
Basic Coffee Brewing Principles

Basic Coffee Brewing Principles

Oct 28th 2020 Written by mike.greene
The basics of how to brew coffee at home. How to choose your coffee beans, use good water, and find the right recipe.Before I got my first job as a barista I marveled at what seemed like alchemy going on behind the counter. The clinking of coffee be …
Video Overview | How to Pour Latte Art

Video Overview | How to Pour Latte Art

Jul 2nd 2020 Written by meredithlangley
Have you ever wondered how the barista gets those lovely delicate layers of designs to show up on top of your favorite drink? The secret is all in the milk! In this video guide, we will cover step by step how to pour latte art, starting with steaming …