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Espresso Machine Buying Guide

Espresso Machine 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 …
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 …
Cyber Week 2020

Cyber Week 2020

Nov 29th 2020 Written by Ragan LaTour
Cyber Monday has arrived to bring big savings on tons of gear you and your fellow coffee lovers have been waiting to get your hands on. Like Black Friday, these deals will take place all week, so you can sit back, relax, and shop comfortably now that …
Black Friday Week 2020

Black Friday Week 2020

Nov 23rd 2020 Written by Ragan LaTour
Option One: Black Friday - the parking lots are jam packed with cars and people, shoppers push frantically past you, grabbing and snatching the items they’ve been anxiously waiting to get their hands on (sometimes camping out for days to do so) - all …
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 Gift for Every Budget 2020

A Gift for Every Budget 2020

Nov 11th 2020 Written by Ragan LaTour
‘Tis the season again...the season of togetherness, the time of remembrance, and the moment for gratitude. And although the holidays may look a little different this year, it does not mean the holiday spirit can’t fill our hearts and lives. Here at P …
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 …
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 …