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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 …
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 …
The Cafe Equipment Buying Guide: Espresso Machines

The Cafe Equipment Buying Guide: Espresso Machines

Mar 11th 2020 Written by mike.greene
A guide to choosing the right espresso machine for your cafe, restaurant, or any other business offering espresso service. The espresso machine is the linchpin for most modern cafes, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that choosing one for a retail space …
The Complete Guide to Pouring Latte Art

The Complete Guide to Pouring Latte Art

Jan 30th 2020 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 de …
Care & Maintenance for Coffee Equipment

Care & Maintenance for Coffee Equipment

Jan 8th 2020 Written by mike.greene
Everything you need to know about keeping up your pour over gear, reusable filters, or auto brewer.It isn’t glamorous, and it certainly isn’t anyone’s favorite step in the coffee process, but taking care of your gear is absolutely a requirement for …
Espresso Machine Maintenance

Espresso Machine Maintenance

Jan 8th 2020 Written by mike.greene
You and your machine make great espresso; let's keep it that way. Taking care of your espresso equipment will ensure that it lives a long life and always does what it should. Here's your chore list. You’re a shot pulling phenom, a milk steaming sens …
Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your Flat-Bottom Brewer

Understanding Coffee Brewing with Your Flat-Bottom Brewer

Jan 7th 2020 Written by mike.greene
How to brew with your Kalita wave, December Dripper, Gino and more, using an explanation of extraction, strength, and the variables you can use to make better coffee.I’ve been a disciple of the flat bottomed brewer for years now, waxing poetic to any …