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Video Overview | Hottop Home Coffee Roasters

Roasting your own coffee beans at home is better than ever with Hottop’s Home Coffee Roasters. The Hottop design is advanced enough to allow a skilled roaster to determine optimal parameters, while also being simple enough to enable newcomers to produce evenly roasted beans. So whether you’re new to the game or you’re a veteran roaster, Hottop roasters can give you coffee that’s exactly how you like it -- freshly roasted and full of fantastic flavor.

 

Beyond Black Friday - Our December Coffee Gear Deals

The hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, but there's still time to save on your holiday shopping. All December long, you can enjoy these promos and savings, or get some free coffee with your order. No rush, no fuss, just sweet sweet holiday deals!

Cyber Monday 2016 Coffee Deals Have Arrived!

Not to be outdone by Black Friday's deals, Cyber Monday has some specials of its own. Grab a kettle, a scale, even a cool new puck tamper with these great savings!

2016 Cyber Monday deals on coffee equipment

Black Friday 2016 Coffee Deals are Here!

Weary of waiting in line for hours... freezing... just to save a few bucks? We bring glad tidings! This year, shop for and save on coffee gear from your own home or smartphone. These Black Friday deals will hit the internet soon.

 Black Friday coffee gear deals 2016

Holiday Coffee Gifts for Every Budget

Hey there, last-minute-gift-shopper, it's going to be okay! No need for more hand-wringing, if you're looking for the perfect coffee gift this season we've just made your job easier. Check out our easy-to-browse list of great gifts for every budget, and finish up your shopping today!

Prima Coffee Holiday Gift Guide

Video Overview | Knock Feldgrind Manual Coffee and Espresso Grinder

The Feldgrind by Knock is an excellent manual grinder that meets all of your brewing needs without the expense of an electric motor. Not only does it look and feel great, it features stepless adjustment so you can always get the grind you want, and ceramic-coated conical steel burrs for a long life of top-notch grinding. Compact and sturdy, the Feldgrind was made to travel with you, so you can have a freshly-ground, delicious brew no matter where you go.

 

An Ode to the Bellman Steamer

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.

Is It Always Better to Grind Fresh?

When you come across rules like these, do you ever find yourself asking, "Says who?" From water temperature ("off boil") to tamping pressure (30 pounds), these fuzzy standards are everywhere, yet widely accepted.

Is It Always Better to Grind Fresh?

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Made Perfect

The days are growing shorter, there is a crispness in the air, and the leaves are beginning to turn and fall. Fall is officially here, and that can only mean one thing: it’s pumpkin spice latte season. And in true Prima fashion, we've gone out of our way to create the most delicious version of the spicy cool weather classic we could muster, just for you! Take a look inside to see our take on pumpkin spice.

The Palm-sized Secret to Better Espresso

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.

Mahlgut's puck-style espresso tools

Video: Using a Lever Espresso Machine at Home

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, physically pulling a shot with your own strength. Lever espresso machines like my vintage La Pavoni Europiccola aren’t as fancy or even as convenient as their modern brethren, but there’s something a little extra romantic about becoming part of the extraction process as you exert yourself trying to hit just the right pressure and flow rate. In the video above, I talk a bit about what it’s like to own a machine such as the Europiccola, but here I’d like to discuss more about why I went that route in the first place and what I love about the process.

 

Video Overview | Global Customized Water

If you live in an area where the water is just plain nasty, then Global Customized Water is here to save your hot beverages (and your tastebuds).

 

Video Overview | Nuova Simonelli Mythos One Clima Pro

Developed in partnership with a team of champion baristas, the Nuova Simonelli Mythos One is an all around redesign of what an espresso grinder should be. Its Clima Pro technology keeps its grinding area at a more static temperature, so you can get more uniform shots all day long no matter what your volume is. It also houses titanium-coated steel burrs for a longer life, and a unique membrane below the burrs to promote a fluffy and consistent grind to keep your shots at their best and your customers at their happiest.

 

Video Overview | Mahlkonig Peak

The Peak Espresso Grinder is Mahlkonig’s answer to the rising interest in espresso with higher extractions and richer, sweeter flavor. With its large cast-steel burrs producing a more uniform grind profile, and its advanced cooling system keeping the internal temperature regulated, the Peak is able to give excellent shots all day long. Its familiar body design now features a multi-colored display screen, for easy settings management and simplified programming. If your shop demands exceptional quality for every shot, the Peak is the friend you need when the heat is on and line is long.

 

Video Overview | Slayer Teflon Dispersion Screen

Slayer’s Teflon Dispersion Screen is a simple upgrade that will change the way you pull your shots. The screen's hole pattern and Teflon coating promote an even flow of water across the surface of your coffee puck, for a more even extraction to keep your shots tasting their best. It’s also non-stick and easy to clean, making your life behind the bar that much easier.

 

5 Delightful Iced Coffee Drinks for Summer

The summer heat is fully underway, and by now most of us have switched over to drinking iced coffee drinks. Whether you’re a cold brew lover or you’re looking for a more sophisticated brunching beverage, we’ve got a recipe just for you!

5 iced coffee recipes for summer

SCAA Atlanta 2016 - RECAP

SCAA Atlanta 2016 - RECAP

This year’s SCAA event in Atlanta, GA, was one for the books. The richness in comradery and the spirit of innovation are what...

SCAA 2016 - The Year of the Nitro

Another year has passed, and once again the big SCAA Event is upon us! In just over a week, our team will be headed to Atlanta to take part in the largest coffee industry event in the US, and we'll be packing a whole lot of awesome along for the ride. Want to know what's up with the Event this year? You know we've got you covered!

Video Overview | Mahlkonig Tanzania Retail Coffee Grinder

Every Mahlkonig grinder immediately gives the impression of professionalism. Easy to clean and operate, its life is dedicated to preserving the fine aroma of your valuable coffee. The new Tanzania model combines modern design with convincing grinding performance and technical innovation.

 

Video: How to Buy the Right Burr Grinder

Buying a new burr grinder can seem like an intimidating task, but it shouldn't be! Follow our three tips to simplify your choices and help you pick the right grinder for your needs.

Tips for Buying the Right Burr Grinder

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