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The Cafe Equipment Buying Guide: Espresso Machines

The Cafe Equipment Buying Guide: Espresso Machines

Jul 1st 2022 Written by Mike Greene
A guide to choosing the right espresso machine for your café, 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 …
Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Holiday Gift Guide 2021

Nov 15th 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley
It's that time of year again — a time filled with cold nights wrapped up in warm, snuggly blankets by the fire; a time when the first sip of hot coffee warms not only your body, but your soul; and most importantly, after far too much time apart, a …
Home (Espresso) Economics

Home (Espresso) Economics

Oct 12th 2021 Written by Steve Morrow
There are a lot of articles on the web that promise savings. One of the conventional tropes is to calculate how much money you spend on a luxury, such as coffee, per day, week, or year; and then to suggest that buying a new product, such as an espres …
Upgrading Coffee Equipment

Upgrading Coffee Equipment

Oct 4th 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour
Entering the ever-changing world of specialty coffee is a mystifying experience filled with, what seems to be, an endless array of equipment, brew methods, and types of coffee. From the moment your interest was piqued — probably thanks to some …
Back to School Brew Guide

Back to School Brew Guide

Aug 16th 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour
Long days, warm breezes, and leisurely summer strolls are coming to an end, and with that brings autumn, early morning classes and late-night study sessions. Here at Prima we know the struggle; however, we also know the remedy — great coffee. Whethe …
Home Espresso Machines Buying Guide

Home Espresso Machines Buying Guide

Apr 13th 2021 Written by Steve Morrow
Armed with a notebook of lines and measurements, a fuzzy approximation of your kitchen and counter space, you have come here in search of the perfect machine, thinking it will emerge from the masses with obvious aplomb a …
Prima's Coffee Gear Preview 2021

Prima's Coffee Gear Preview 2021

Mar 1st 2021 Written by Steve Morrow and Ragan LaTour
2021 is shaping up necessarily to look a lot like 2020. More time at home. More time for contemplation. More stress brought on by screens and moments like this: “You’re on mute.” “Oh.” …
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 …