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Video Overview | Mahlkonig Guatemala 710 Retail Coffee Grinder

Mahlkonig’s Guatemala 710 combines the attributes of the original Guatemala and Kenia, for a retail coffee grinder that offers the ultimate quality of grind and versatility. Featuring 71mm steel burrs and a full range of grind sizes, the Guatemala 710 is known for its ability to produce uniform results and tastiness in the cup. It’s also available in 3 configurations, so you can snag the one that’s just right for your shop. Ready to discover more? Watch along as Steve shares everything you need to know about the Guatemala 710.

 

Our 2017 Coffee Expo Post-Show Report

When coffee professionals from all over gather each year for the annual Specialty Coffee Expo, you know it's going to be a whirlwind of a weekend. Sample bags of beans are doled out to prospective clients, business cards are shoved deftly into new hands, smiles abound and the coffee flows more freely than the water does (seriously, it's sometimes tough to stay hydrated at these things!). There are a half dozen parties every night, the local coffee shops put on special menus and polish up their service, and every Airbnb in the area will suddenly find itself laden with grinders and brewing wares. It's a phenomenal sight to behold and such a thrill to take part in - every year we leave impressed, exhausted, and excited for the weeks to come.

Video Overview | Protonea Senger Espazzola Grouphead Cleaning Tool

Clean equipment is a must when it comes to espresso. That’s why Protonea Senger’s Espazzola grouphead cleaning tool is such a welcome innovation to baristas and home enthusiasts alike. Designed to lock in just like a portafilter, it provides a thorough, gentle clean all around the group head, getting the nooks and crannies that a shop towel just can’t reach. This user-friendly tool is an easy way to keep your groups and screens clean, so your shots can taste their best. Want to see the Espazzola in action? Watch along as Steve shares about this unique cleaning device, and demonstrates its cleaning capability.

 

Video Overview | Mahlkonig GH1 Retail Coffee Grinder

The Mahlkonig GH1 is the right pick for any shop that needs a simple, powerful grinder for grinding coffee straight into the bag. It’s 85mm flat steel burrs and powerful motor combine to crank out around 1 lb per minute at medium drip settings, and closer to 1.5 lbs per minute at the coarser end. With it’s two included detent plates, you can customize your grind range to offer greater control to your baristas or optimize simplicity for customer use. In this video, find out everything you need to know about the GH1, as Steve shares on the ins and outs of this powerful retail coffee grinder.

 

Video Overview | La Marzocco Linea Mini Home Espresso Machine

La Marzocco’s Linea Mini is taking home espresso to new levels. With its classic lines and signature paddle group style, the Linea Mini boasts commercial quality construction in a beautiful body. Featuring a brand new integrated brew group, dual boilers, and PID temperature control, this top-notch espresso machine is ideal for the home or low-volume cafe. It’s even available in a variety of color options, including stainless steel, white, red, and black, to compliment any countertop or bar. In this video, Steve gives a complete overview of the Linea Mini, so you can get the full scoop on this rock-solid performer.

 

Video Overview | It's American Press Coffee Brewer

A hybrid of immersion and percolation brewing, the American Press is a completely new brewing device that’s simple to use and easy to maintain. With its internal brew basket and micro-fine steel filters, the American Press produces a clean, quick brew that’s ideal whether you’re at home or on the road. To learn more about this unique brewer, watch along as Steve shares on the features that make the American Press one-of-a-kind.

 

Coffee Expo 2017 - See You Soon, Seattle!

Later this week, throngs of coffee professionals and enthusiasts will descend upon Seattle - and no, it's not just because it's Seattle on a Friday. The 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo (popularly referred to as simply "SCAA," or is it just "SCA" now?) is upon us, and you can bet that Prima will be joining in all the fun and festivities out in Seattle. But there's one big catch this year: we're going boothless!

Video Overview | Kruve Coffee Sifting System

Sift your way to a more uniform grind profile with the Kruve coffee sifting system. Filling a previously untouched niche in the coffee world, the Kruve uses a range of screen sizes to quickly and easily remove fines and boulders, leaving you with a uniform grind and a cup full of flavor. It's also available in affordable sets of six or twelve screens, so you can find the perfect sifting combination for your brews. Watch the Kruve in action in this video, as Steve demonstrates the abilities of this simple sifting system.

 

Baratza Sette Series: Setting Expectations

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 by weight. We’ve long known Baratza to produce great value grinders for the consumer side of the coffee world, and stand by them with equally excellent support.

How to Brew Coffee with a Walkure Porcelain Brewer

Few coffee brewers capture attention quite like the Walkure. Although it’s one of the most unique brewers it’s also one of the most approachable. No fancy gooseneck kettles, pouring techniques, or accessories required -- just a grinder, coffee, and hot water. Let’s discuss the Walkure in a bit more detail, then dive in and get brewing!

A Comparison of Premium Hand Grinders for Coffee and Espresso

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 flavor quality of brewed coffee. It’s natural then for this movement to extend across new territory -- the world of mobile brewing. The hand grinder, once considered a compromise for convenience sake, has been reinvented to contend with some of the best electric home grinders on the market.

Video Overview | Third Wave Water

When it comes to having good flavor in your coffee, the water that you brew with really matters. That’s where Third Wave Water comes in, with its patent-pending formula that’s designed to transform a gallon of distilled or reverse-osmosis water into water that’s balanced to a standard spec and ready to make your brews shine. In this video, Steve covers all you need to know about this easy to use, simple solution that’ll give your brews the same great taste, whether you’re at home or on the road.

 

Video Overview | Espro P3 Glass French Press

The Espro P3 glass french press takes a classic design to new levels, with its patented dual-layer micro-mesh filter and durable glass carafe. Available in two sizes, the P3 makes getting a clean, rich cup of coffee easier and more affordable than ever, without losing a drop of quality. In this video, Steve explores the advantages of the P3 french press, highlighting each unique attribute that sets it apart from the pack.

 

Pour Your Heart Out, Latte Hearts Are Back!

Dust off those milk pitchers and get ready to pour: it's Latte Hearts time again! Join us for another year of free-pouring fun over on Instagram, where you can show off your skills and win some sweet prizes. Even if you're a novice, we'd still encourage you to submit your work and have a little fun!

H2O, Hello There: An Introduction to Water for Coffee Brewing

Have you ever taken a bag of beans home from your favorite shop, brewed them according to the recipe printed on the bag, and found the resulting brew to be lackluster and almost completely different from that cup you enjoyed in the cafe? You might wonder if it was the grinder, or maybe your technique was off -- but what if it’s actually something else, what if a tiny pinch of extra magnesium in your water was to blame?

Product Maintenance | How to Clean Your Burr Grinder

To keep your brews tasting their best, having a clean grinder is a must. Over time, grinders can develop a buildup of oil residue and leftover grounds, which can impact the flavor of your coffee. In this video, Steve demonstrates some quick and easy ways to keep your grinder at its cleanest, so you can be sure you’re getting the purest grinds possible.

 

Product Maintenance | How to Clean a Steam Wand

Keeping your steam system clean will ensure that your machine always performs well and your milk always tastes great. Fetch a steaming pitcher, a paperclip, water, and some milk wash, then hit play.

 

Product Comparison | Bleached vs. Natural Pour Over Coffee Filters

When selecting a filter for your pour-over coffee, have you ever wondered what role it will play in the final taste of your brew? Are bleached or natural filters more likely to impact the taste of your coffee? In this video, Ryan explores this issue through testing some of our most popular V60 and Chemex filters, and the results are surprising.

 

Product Maintenance | How To Backflush An Espresso Machine

Is your espresso less tasty than it once was? Has your machine been acting up? Regular espresso machine care is essential to maintaining a healthy machine and enjoying scrumptious shots. In the next 4 minutes, we'll bring you up to speed on backflushing, the most important procedure for keeping your gear happy.

 

Learn: What's the Deal With False Burrs?

If you’ve perused our blog before or spent any time scrolling through our social media feeds, you can probably tell: we’re huge grinder nerds here at Prima. It’s true, of all the equipment we test out and use in our day to day, grinders are probably the most exciting (Hello, Baratza Sette!). And that’s mainly because grinder technology is in a bit of a Renaissance right now - we’re seeing better burrs in more places, more attention paid to grind

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