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How to Make Espresso

How to Make Espresso

Jan 2nd 2020 Written by mike.greene
You know what espresso is, and you know it's for you. But where do you start? With this beginner's guide, we'll point you in the right direction – and we promise you'll like where this is going. So you’ve decided that you’re ready to make espresso. …
Espresso 101: How Do I Get Started With Espresso?

Espresso 101: How Do I Get Started With Espresso?

Feb 27th 2018 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 …
An Ode to the Bellman Steamer

An Ode to the Bellman Steamer

Nov 3rd 2016 Written by steve.rhinehart
Ever had a really great latte at a coffee shop and wondered how you could replicate it at home? There are a handful of ways to make a superb latte in your own kitchen; our favorite by far is the Bellman stovetop steamer. Ever had a really great latt …
Brewing Guide | A Beginner's Guide to Making Espresso

Brewing Guide | A Beginner's Guide to Making Espresso

Oct 27th 2016 Written by meredithlangley
So you're ready to start pulling shots? Welcome to our world! In this beginner's guide, Chris will walk through all the basic of making espresso. Grab your gear, then open wide: one heaping spoonful of espresso skills is coming right up. & …
The Palm-sized Secret to Better Espresso

The Palm-sized Secret to Better Espresso

Oct 13th 2016 Written by steve.rhinehart
If you’ve been paying attention to the world of espresso in recent years, you might have noticed the silent and steady takeover of puck-style tampers in competitions and in your local coffee bar. Like our very own Prima Tamp from some years ago, th …
Video: Using a Lever Espresso Machine at Home

Video: Using a Lever Espresso Machine at Home

Sep 19th 2016 Written by steve.rhinehart
There are few ways to feel more connected to the coffee you drink than manually pulling a shot of espresso. And when I say manually, I mean more than grinding the coffee yourself, locking in the portafilter, and flipping a switch - I mean literall …
Video: Pressure Vs. Flow in Espresso Extraction

Video: Pressure Vs. Flow in Espresso Extraction

Aug 24th 2015 Written by ryan.felbinger
Just what is it that makes a Slayer shot so unique? It has a good deal to do with the physics of how water extracts coffee. In this video, we explore the concepts of pressure and flow, and what goes into making an exceptional shot of espresso. Few …
La Marzocco Strada: First Impression

La Marzocco Strada: First Impression

Jul 31st 2011 Written by Matt Galyon
My first trip to NY was a whirlwind. I spent twice as much time on a bus as I did in the city and just as much time walking as I did at the La Marzocco Strada EP event co-sponsored by Counter Culture Coffee. So why go through the hassle? Awesome Chin …