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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.

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.

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