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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.

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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

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.

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!

Holiday Coffee Gifts by Price

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

Cyber Monday 2015: Let the Discounts Fly!

Not to be outdone by Black Friday's deals, Cyber Monday has some specials of its own.

2015 Cyber Monday deals on coffee equipment

Black Friday 2015: Sweet Deals on Great Gear

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 2015

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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