You are here

Popular Blog Posts

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

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.

Product Maintenance | Gasket Replacement

When it comes to giving your espresso machine a long and happy life on your bar, preventative maintenance is crucial. Regularly replacing worn out group head gaskets is an important part of that maintenance, since the gasket creates a tight seal for your portafilter. From identifying signs that your gasket needs to be replaced, to covering the tools that you’ll need to do the job, we walk through what you’ll want to know about caring for your gaskets, so you can keep the great shots coming for a long time.

 

Brewing Guide | A Beginner's Guide to Making Espresso

So you're ready to start pulling shots? Welcome to our world! In this beginner's guide, Chris will walk through all the basic of making espresso. Grab your gear, then open wide: one heaping spoonful of espresso skills is coming right up.

 

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?

Pages