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New Brew: Ancap USA Cups & Saucers

Official Cappuccino and Espresso CupsMarc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love give you a look at the Ancap USA line which ranges from espresso cups to a jumbo 16.2oz latte cup & saucer.Ancap USA was established in 2012 as the U.S. distributor for d'ANCAP S.P.A., an Italian porcelain manufacturer focused on producing high quality porcelain cups and saucers in a variety of styles. Founded in 1964 by Giuseppe Boschini, a known expert in the porcelain market, ANCAP has built its reputation on the...

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Jura-Capresso Cup Warmer: What's Brewing #26

Don't spend another day brewing into a cold cup!Join Morgan as she takes a closer look at the Jura-Capresso Cup Warmer. Preserve temperature stability from espresso machine to cup. With this product, you won't have to lose any heat in your daily brew!Take a look at it here.

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Breville Milk Cafe: What's Brewing #14

Learn More About this Café Morgan takes a look at the new Breville Milk Café. Create rich, creamy beverages with the Breville BMF600XL Milk Café. This user-friendly appliance comes with one latte and one cappuccino frothing disc to create the appropriate milk texture for each type of beverage. The Milk Café uses induction heating and turns itself off once the desired temperature has been reached to deliver perfectly steamed or frothed milk every time. It measures 10.25"W x 6"W x6"D and has a...

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Should You Rinse Paper Coffee Filters?

  Cheyenne        Accessories

Papery flavors, chlorine aftertastes from bleaching... If your serious about your coffee, these are the things you DO NOT want in it. But did you know those 3 things could be in your filters? NO!? Well... then maybe you might want to do something about it! Rinsing Paper Coffee Filters At high-end coffee shops that use artisan brewing methods like pour-over, you’ll see baristas rinsing paper filters before brewing. Why you may ask? Think about it.. most filters...

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Coffee Down Under: Culture and History

  Whole Latte Love        Accessories

One of the many wonderful benefits of marrying my lovely, Aussie wife, Karolyn, is that I have gotten to spend a lot of quality time in the Land Down Under. One of the things that continues to amaze me every time I visit Australia is the sheer magnitude of its coffee culture. On any given block in a metropolitan area, you can expect to see at least four or five cafes, coffee shops, bakeries or restaurants, all of which have their own commercial espresso machine and a grinder. Keep in mind...

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Why Is It Called a Tamper?

  mjackson        Accessories

One thing I have always wondered about is why a tamper is called a tamper. It doesn’t seem quite right in the espresso world in my opinion. It just does not seem to fit - every pun intended to what it actually does in the espresso world. I decided to really look into what does tamper mean. Definition: Tamper tam·per Pronunciation: \tam-p?r\ Function: intransitive verb Inflected Form(s): tam·pered; tam·per·ing \-p(?-)ri?\ Etymology: probably from...

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Tamp Pressure and Good Espresso

  Archie        Accessories

The Golden Rule Of Espresso By now most of us have probably heard of something referred to as the Golden Rule. As a quick refresher, the objective of the Golden Rule is to brew a double shot of espresso (2.5oz) in 25 seconds. One variable is the fineness and consistency of your ground espresso; another is tamp pressure. Thirty lbs of tamp pressure is what most experts recommend. There is also a consensus that any tamp pressure that is consistently applied each and every time will work....

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The Gaggia Milk Island – Tips & Tricks

  Archie        Accessories

First, I cannot say enough good things about the Gaggia milk island used with the Gaggia Platinum machines. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of times that I have actually used the traditional steam arm since this machine came out over two years ago. I have found myself making cappuccinos and lattes much more frequently, instead of the good old easy-to-make Café Americanos that I have become so accustomed to drinking. Like any other milk frothing device, it is important to...

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