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Espresso 101: How Do I Get Started With Espresso?

Espresso 101: How Do I Get Started With Espresso?

Aug 12th 2022 Written by Steve Rhinehart
Get started in the alluring world of home espresso with this helpful guide—full of tips for exploring what equipment to buy, how to set a budget, and where you can go beyond beginner gear. As you watch your barista meticulously grind coffee into a b …
What We Are Brewing | Afficionado Coffee

What We Are Brewing | Afficionado Coffee

Jul 8th 2022 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley
Specialty coffee spans far beyond the trendy new coffee shop down the road, flaunting coffees from exotic lands and promising flavor notes of honeycomb, stone fruit, or toasted cinnamon. Specialty coffee is a process, one aiming for precision and …
H2O, Hello There: An Introduction to Water for Coffee Brewing

H2O, Hello There: An Introduction to Water for Coffee Brewing

Jul 7th 2022 Written by Steve Rhinehart & Steve Morrow
Have you ever taken a bag of beans home from your favorite shop, brewed a cup of coffee according to the recipe printed on the bag, and found the result to be lackluster, completely different from that cup you enjoyed in the café? Of course you have. …
Burr Grinder Basics

Burr Grinder Basics

Jul 5th 2022 Written by Steve Rhinehart & Steve Morrow
So you want to buy a coffee grinder⁠? Good move. Freshly ground coffee tastes better than pre-ground coffee in most cases. And you want to buy a burr grinder? Great move. But which one? Should you grab any old thing on the shelf at the big box store …
The Complete Guide to Pouring Latte Art

The Complete Guide to Pouring Latte Art

Jun 21st 2022 Written by Mike Greene
A complete guide from beginner to more advanced designs, highlighting what you need and what you need to know to pour latte art. Even if the only requirements for a tasty milk beverage are delicious espresso and luxurious milk, so often the piece …
Unboxing | Eagle 1 Prima

Unboxing | Eagle 1 Prima

Dec 30th 2021 Written by Reagan Jones
Hey guys, it's Ragan from Prima Coffee, and today, we're going to be unboxing Victoria Arduino Eagle One Prima. We're really excited about the Eagle One Prima. It has some unique features that promote sustainability, like its new power feature t …
What We Are Brewing: Rêve Coffee Roasters

What We Are Brewing: Rêve Coffee Roasters

Dec 28th 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley
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But Really, Why Gooseneck?

But Really, Why Gooseneck?

Dec 21st 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley
Hot, nearly boiling, water is a necessity for brewing coffee. It’s that hot water that makes contact with the grounds and begins the delicate extraction of flavors and aromas from your favorite coffee. Yes, this may seem like basic information, b …