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Announcing Our New Learning Center

Announcing Our New Learning Center

Coffee inspires us all here at Prima, it drives us to be and brew better every day. We love getting our hands dirty exploring the ins and outs of brewing and the gear we work with, and more than that, we strive to make it all approachable and accessible to those who want to learn.

Flash Friday 2015: Act Fast, Save Big

Get your finger stretches in and prepare to click - these flash sales are only around for a short time!

2015 Flash Friday Sales on coffee equipment

Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Coffee Lover

The giving season, as wonderful as it is, can get challenging. You might know your special person is a coffee buff, but sometimes ideas can run dry from there. Don’t worry though! Prima Coffee’s got your back. We’ve put together a little gift guide to make your holiday shopping just that much easier.

Holiday Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Video: Pressure Vs. Flow in Espresso Extraction

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Just what is it that makes a Slayer shot so unique? It has a good deal to do with the physics of how water extracts coffee. In this video, we explore the concepts of pressure and flow, and what goes into making an exceptional shot of espresso.

Dialing in with the Bonavita Coffee Maker

Bonavita has taken the automatic brewing market by storm—and for good reason. Its single button design makes for a simple user experience while…

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Dorm Daze: Back to School 2015

Students, prepare for the new school year with the most essential of school supplies: coffee brewing equipment.

Prima Coffee's Coffee Gear for Back to School 2015

Coil: Reinventing Cold Coffee

Coil Coffee Chiller breaking through brick wall.

Life is full of workarounds, those temporary or patchwork solutions that serve as quicker, easier, or cheaper alternatives to the ideal. Coffee brewing is no different, and one coffee category sticks out from the rest when it comes to less-than-ideal solutions. That category is...

Announcing A Prima Original Documentary: The World Barista Championship

Earlier this year, Seattle played host to one of coffee’s largest events: the World Barista Championship. Competitors from over 50 countries came to compete, with an end goal of finding a Champion to serve as a global ambassador for specialty coffee for the following year. In our newest documentary, we share the WBC's story with you. Take a look!

Announcing a brand new documentary by Prima Coffee: The World Barista Championship

What Everyone Ought to Know About Iced Coffee & Cold Brew

Battle between iced coffee and cold brew

Coffee on ice continues to be a growing trend in the US, and naturally factions have grown around the various favored brewing methods. We now have cold brew in abundance, canned coffee beverages, and copious ways to chill the hot stuff too. So, what's the consensus?

SCAA 2015: The Post-Show Report

We had a blast at SCAA 2015, and we've got plenty of great shots from the show. Check out this year's post-show recap!

SCAA 2015 Recap

SCAA 2015: The Event Has Arrived

SCAA 2015: April, 10th in Seattle, Washington

SCAA 2015 has arrived! We'll be hanging out at booth #15016 with a Slayer and a brew bar, so stop in and say hello.

What's New at Prima Coffee

Find out what is new at Prima Coffee. We have brought in some new gadgets and gear that we are geeking out over.

Video: The 2015 Eastern Regional Aeropress Championship

This January, we helped host the 2015 US Eastern Regional Aeropress Championship with Quills Coffee right here in Louisville. With 18 talented competitors, and a huge crowd of coffee pros and enthusiasts from both near and far, the event was a blast! To share the fun with y'all, we whipped up a little video of the action. Take a look, and be sure to check out the winning recipes as well!

Video: The 2015 Eastern Regional Aeropress Championship in review

Ready, Set, Press! - The 2015 Eastern Regional Aeropress Championship

If you're familiar with Louisville's local coffee scene, you know we love a good coffee competition. And this week, our local coffee pros and beanheads are bristling in anticipation, because the ERAC is coming to town! This Saturday, January 31st, we will be hosting the 2015 US Eastern Regional Aeropress Championship at Quills Coffee at 930 Baxter Ave. The competition starts at 7 PM, and we're positive it's going to be a grand old time.

2015 Eastern Aeropress Championship

Video Overview | Hario Coffee Grinder Mini Mill Slim

The Hario Mini Mill Slim provides coffee lovers with an inexpensive means to having freshly ground coffee no matter where they go. Its conical ceramic burrs have easy-to-adjust steps, so you can switch from your morning moka pot to an afternoon drip brew with ease. So whether you're at home or traveling the globe, the Mini Mill Slim is perfect for a freshly ground, delicious single cup brew.

 

How to Clean Your Burr Grinder

A burr grinder is one of the essential tools in your coffee brewing arsenal and sets the stage for the quality of your daily cup. As we've detailed before, a good burr grinder is one of the best investments you can make toward coffee brewing perfection. It should be no surprise, then, that a grimy grinder can lead straight to a hot cup of disappointment. A regular cleaning of your grinder doesn't have to be a chore and will ensure your brews are tasting their absolute best.

How To Clean Your Grinder

Stepping Up Your Grinder Game

Now that we've covered the basics of buying a burr grinder, what comes next? Whether you are looking to upgrade from your current grinder, or you'd rather jump a few rungs up the ladder for your first grinder, your options are myriad.

Beginners guide to grinders part two

Burr Grinder Basics

So you want to buy a coffee grinder -- why not just grab any old thing on the shelf at the big box store? In this guide, we cover why grinding fresh is important for your coffee's flavor, what makes burr grinders more desirable, and how to select the right grinder for you.

Beginners guide to grinders part one

Video: How to Choose a Mazzer Espresso Grinder

If you’re hunting for a new espresso grinder, you’d do well to set your sights on Mazzer. These classic and time-tested machines are both legendary and ubiquitous in the coffee world - and for good reason! These are sturdy, solid machines, built like a tank and designed for precision. But with so many options, how do you know which model is right for you? Let’s take a closer look at Mazzer’s line of grinders and set you on your way to espresso nirvana.

How to Select a Mazzer Video

Coffee Fest STL 2014: Going West to the 'Fest

It feels like we were in Seattle for the 2014 SCAA Expo just yesterday, but we’re already geared up and ready for another exciting coffee trade show this weekend: Coffee Fest St. Louis!

St. Louis, location of the 2014 Coffee Fest Event

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