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Coffee Gift Guide For Mom And Dad

Coffee Gift Guide For Mom And Dad

Apr 15th 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just around the corner — May 9th and June 20th to be exact — so take this time to mark your calendars and begin the treacherous hunt for the perfect gift for mom and dad. Before your min …
What We Are Brewing: Parlor Coffee

What We Are Brewing: Parlor Coffee

Mar 22nd 2021 Written by Steve Morrow
Not surprisingly, the office at Prima is always stocked with coffee. Always. Since we sell coffee equipment, and only that with which we have been able to make consistently tasty cups, we find it necessary to sample coff …
Best Alternative Milks for Barista Quality Espresso Drinks

Best Alternative Milks for Barista Quality Espresso Drinks

Mar 16th 2021 Written by Steve Morrow and Ragan LaTour
Alt milks are all the rage. Or rather they were all the rage and now they are just a rage, the status quo. In a good way. What first started as a way to accommodate dairy enthusiasts with a lactose allergy, and mainly ju …
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.” …
Winter Coffee Cocktails

Winter Coffee Cocktails

Feb 19th 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour
As the temperatures drop and snow blankets the ground, we yearn for something to bring us warmth and comfort. In the morning, that often comes from the first piping-hot sip of coffee that rolls down the throat. In the evening, a cockt …
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 …
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 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 …