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Video Overview | LIDO E-T Hand Grinder for Espresso

With its folding handle and neoprene carrying case, Orphan Espresso’s LIDO E-T makes it easier than ever to get excellent grind quality no matter where you go. Like its fellow LIDO hand grinders, the E-T is well-made and thoughtfully designed. Its 48mm conical steel burrs and stepless grind adjustment allow it to lead the pack when it comes to grinding for espresso. Discover everything you need to know about the LIDO E-T and see it in action as Ryan showcases this top-notch hand grinder.

 

Video Overview | Fellow Raven Stovetop Kettle and Tea Steeper

The Raven kettle by Fellow lets you heat and steep or boil and pour. This multi-functional stove-top kettle is designed with a color-coded thermometer dial and a removable brew basket, to make steeping your tea as accurate and simple as possible. Take the brew basket out, and the Raven kettle becomes a quick route to brewing up a french press or enjoying a tasty cup of noodles. To discover more, watch along as Steve gives a complete overview of this attractive kettle from Fellow.

 

Video Overview | December Coffee Dripper

Designed by Nick Cho and Youngmin Lee, the December Dripper brings an entirely unique innovation to pour-over brewing: flow rate control. This unprecedented capability combines with a flat-bottom design to give the dripper remarkable versatility and easy adaptation to a wide range of brewing conditions. Ready to see the December Dripper in action? Watch along as Ryan demos brewing with this stellar dripper.

 

What's That Word? Announcing Our New Coffee Glossary

Ever wonder what the heck your barista means when they say they only serve ristretto shots? Or perhaps you've felt a little lost when one of our blog posts talks about increasing extraction. The coffee industry is full of jargon and terminology that can sometimes emerge and be adopted into common use quite quickly. If you've ever felt lost while staring at a seemingly obscure coffee word, we're with you. Each of us has felt that head-scratching confusion over some word that was tossed out there in a discussion on coffee - so we'd like to help and offer some clarity.

Coffee Terms Glossary for Coffee and Espresso

Video Overview | Pullman Palm Tamper with Big Step Base

Get better shot consistency and better extractions without the usual arm strain with Pullman’s Palm tamper. Combining the edge-to-edge reach of a Big Step base with precision adjustable depth and a comfortable palm grip, these tampers are designed to deliver a level tamp every time. Plus, adjusting the depth is quick and easy, with a range of 7.5-14mm and no tools required. Ready to see it in action? Watch along as Steve walks through each of its features, and puts it to use tamping a fresh bed of grounds.

 

Video Overview | Anfim SCODY II Commercial Espresso Grinder

Anfim’s SCODY II is an extremely barista-friendly grinder with excellent grind quality for the tastiest espresso. With big 75 mm flat steel burrs (Titanium coated burrs are an option as well), two programmable timed settings, and a manual pulsed grinding button, this grinder provides an easy way to get great quality in the cup, cup after cup. Hit play to get the full overview and see the SCODY II in action as Steve highlights each of its features and demonstrates its capability by grinding for espresso.

 

Video Overview | Pullman Chisel Espresso Distribution Tool

The Pullman Chisel distribution tool is a quick, sure way to take your shots to new levels. Designed to foster more uniform extractions, the Chisel creates a level, even coffee bed that’ll help your shots stay tasty and consistent. It’s also adjustable, with a depth range of 7-14mm. To see the Chisel in action, watch along as Steve demonstrates this excellent distribution tool.

 

Four Ways to Brew With the December Dripper

Just when it was getting crowded in the manual brewing scene - when we knew we didn’t need another device to brew better coffee - one dripper stepped out and clearly distinguished itself from the rest. The December Dripper is an innovative, thoughtfully designed brewing tool that offers more versatility and flavor possibilities than any dripper before it.

Four Brew Recipes For the December Dripper

Video Overview | Pullman Big Step Tamper

With its quality craftsmanship and thoughtful design, the Pullman Big Step tamper is a tool you’ll be glad to use daily. Made to fit securely in VST-style ridgeless baskets, the Big Step works to fully and evenly compact your puck, giving you less edge channeling and better extractions. It also features a uniquely tapered base, which reduces suction while removing the tamper, making fractured pucks a rarity. Want to see it in action? Watch along as Steve explores the ins and outs of the Big Step tamper, and puts it to use tamping for espresso.

 

Video Overview | Luminaire Automatic Shot Timer

Take your espresso game to the next level with the Luminaire Automatic Shot Timer. Once attached to a 120v or 220v solenoid valve, the Shot Timer’s magnetic sensor automatically detects the activation and deactivation of the group, so it’s ready when you are. Adding this convenient, affordable feature to your home or commercial espresso machine has never been easier. To see it in action, watch along as Ryan demonstrates the simple process of using this handy Shot Timer.

 

Video Overview | OptiPure Water Test Kit

Get the facts you need to optimize your beverage quality and protect your shop’s equipment with OptiPure’s Water Quality Test Kit. This easy to use kit is a simple way to determine your water’s total hardness, pH, free chlorine, and total chlorine levels. Once you get your results, our team at Prima Coffee will work with you to make sure you get the right filtration equipment for your cafe. Want to know more? Watch along to get the full scoop, as Ryan puts the spotlight on this helpful kit from OptiPure.

 

Video Overview | Clockwork Espresso PUSH Adjustable Tamper

Perfect your tamp with the PUSH adjustable tamper from Clockwork Espresso. With its depth indicator markings and included adjustment tool, this polished, puck-shaped tamper is designed to give you an even and level tamp every time. Plus, it’s available in a variety of colors! Want the full story? Watch along as Steve takes a look at this dapper tamper.

 

Video Overview | Baratza Sette Coarse Burr (BG)

Go from grinding for espresso to grinding for auto drip in under a minute with Baratza’s Sette Coarse Burr for Sette 270 and Sette 270W grinders. Designed to excel in the medium-to-coarse range, the Sette Coarse Burr offers top-notch performance and better uniformity of grind, from drip to french press. Ready to see it in action? Watch along as Steve examines the Sette Coarse Burr and demonstrates the quick, simple burr swap.

 

Video Overview | Baratza Sette 270 Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

The Baratza Sette 270 raises the bar for home grinders by bringing more to the table than ever before. It boasts nearly 300 grind settings, an innovative conical burr set, and a pass-through grinding system, to meet a range of brewing needs without the hassle of retained grounds. Discover the ins and outs the Sette 270, as Steve highlights the features that make it a game-changing grinder.

 

Video Overview | Yield Design French Press Coffee Brewers

Add a touch of modern style to your kitchen with Yield Design’s newest line of sleek, contemporary french press coffee brewers. Seamlessly combining art and function, these brewers bring the best to your counter-top and your cup. Available in both glass and ceramic, these devices provide great temperature retention while being totally free of rubber and plastic. Ready to get a glimpse of the Yield press in action? Watch along as Ryan puts the spotlight on these stylish brewers.

 

Video Overview | LIDO E Hand Grinder for Espresso

Orphan Espresso’s LIDO-E hand grinder goes toe to toe with electric home grinders, without missing a beat. With its 48mm steel burrs and stepless grind adjustment, you can quickly reach a large dose for Chemex or grind with careful precision for full bodied espresso. Like its fellow Orphan Espresso hand grinders, the LIDO-E is built with thorough quality and designed for optimal performance. Ready to see it in action? Watch along as Ryan shares on this full-range hand grinder.

 

Video Overview | Uniterra Nomad Manual Espresso Maker

Uniterra’s Nomad manual espresso maker is the answer to getting perfect espresso no matter where you are. Compact, portable, and extremely easy to use, the Nomad is a surprisingly effective route to a tasty shot. It features a double action manual pump, which pushes water through your puck at the proper 9 bars of pressure, and a removable crema-enhancing valve. Ready to see the Nomad in action? Watch along as Steve demonstrates the usefulness of this little manual espresso maker.

 

Five Boozy Coffee Drinks to Pep Up Your Summer

Here in Louisville, summertime is once again gracing our days with warmth and brightness, so it's time to break out the ice trays and get working on some summery drinks! This year, we've got five fantastic coffee cocktails for your drinking pleasure. Take a look!

Video Overview | Anfim CODY II Commercial Espresso Grinder

Anfim’s CODY II is an extremely barista-friendly commercial espresso grinder, with easy-to-use features and top-notch quality in the cup for delicious espresso. It comes equipped with 64 mm flat steel burrs (titanium coated burrs are also available), two programmable timed settings, and a manual pulsed grinding button so you can get your ideal dose every time. Find out everything you need to know about the Cody II, as Steve shares on this compact grinder with great grind quality.

 

Guest Review: Flat-Bottom Coffee Drippers

It’s a gilded age for flat-bottom coffee drippers, and in this comparison guide, guest reviewer Michael Butterworth walks you through four of today's top contenders: the Kalita Wave, notNeutral Gino, Blue Bottle Dripper, and December Dripper.

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