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Hand Grinder Buying Guide

Hand Grinder Buying Guide

Sep 16th 2022 Written by Ryan Felbinger
Making commercial-quality coffee and espresso at home has never been easier or more accessible, thanks in part to the continued advancement of manually operated grinders. Pared-down to the most essential components, manu …
Manual Brewers Buying Guide

Manual Brewers Buying Guide

Sep 2nd 2022 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley
We all long for the delicate, yet intricate, flavors that lie within a coffee bean. Freshly ground and brewed with precision, a well-brewed cup of coffee can unleash a world of unique flavors; from delicate florals, to s …
Growing Sustainability with Afficionado Coffee's Peter Turso

Growing Sustainability with Afficionado Coffee's Peter Turso

Jul 22nd 2022 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley
*Some quotes have been shortened for clarity and length. Hiking through the dense, emerald sea of the Amazon rainforest, trekking up the steep, misted slopes of the Andes mountains, the team at Afficionado Coffee journeys to the remote regions of th …
What We Are Brewing | Afficionado Coffee

What We Are Brewing | Afficionado Coffee

Jul 8th 2022 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley
Specialty coffee spans far beyond the trendy new coffee shop down the road, flaunting coffees from exotic lands and promising flavor notes of honeycomb, stone fruit, or toasted cinnamon. Specialty coffee is a process, one aiming for precision and …
Breakdown of Water Across the US

Breakdown of Water Across the US

Dec 28th 2021 Written by Ragan LaTour-Kelley
Does water have a flavor? Some people claim that all water tastes the same, even Aristotle once said, "The natural substance water per se tends to be tasteless.” On the other hand, there are those who maintain passionate opinions, and have a clea …
What Does Extraction Mean?

What Does Extraction Mean?

Nov 23rd 2021 Written by Steve Morrow
A few years ago, if someone had asked us, and surely they did at some point, “What is extraction?”, we would have delivered an honest and succinct reply that went something like this: “Extraction is the process in which water comes in contact with gr …
Unboxing | Lelit Anna

Unboxing | Lelit Anna

Aug 30th 2021 Written by Reagan Jones
Transcript Lelit Anna Check it out! Large water tank Hey, guys, it's Reagan from Prima Coffee and today we're going to unbox the LELIT Anna.We are re …
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 …