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Can You Make Espresso With the Baratza Forte Brew Grinder?

Can You Make Espresso With the Baratza Forte Brew Grinder?

Feb 20th 2019 Written by steve.rhinehart
A little over five years ago, Baratza launched their high-end Forte line, aimed at filling the niche for a small but hardy grinder that could easily do double duty in a low volume commercial environment or on a prosumer home coffee bar. The features …
Hario V60 Filter Changes

Hario V60 Filter Changes

Feb 5th 2018 Written by calebspindler
Hario's V60 filters have changed. In this post, we discuss the issue behind the frustration, what you should expect, and what you should do if you are getting long brew times.As many have realized, Hario's V60 filters have changed. Hario has updated …
Four Ways to Brew With the December Dripper

Four Ways to Brew With the December Dripper

Aug 31st 2017 Written by ryan.felbinger
Just when it was getting crowded in the manual brewing scene - when we knew we didn’t need another device to brew better coffee - one dripper stepped out and clearly distinguished itself from the rest. The December Dripper is an innovative, thoughtfu …
Baratza Sette Series: Setting Expectations

Baratza Sette Series: Setting Expectations

Mar 14th 2017 Written by steve.rhinehart
Baratza’s newest line of grinders - the Sette series - were first announced about a year ago now to much excitement and fanfare. They promised speedy grinding with a brand new drive mechanism, stepless micro adjustment, and a whole new way to grind …
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 …
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 literally, …