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Adjusting Grind Settings for Espresso on Your Super-Automatic

Almost all fully automatic espresso machines have adjustable grind settings. Some have many and some have a a few. The settings can have a big impact on both the taste and quality of your espresso. But where should you set the grind? Here’s some quick tips to help you zero in on the optimal...

By Nick B
Coffee Spotlight: J. Martinez Coffees

We're very fortunate to carry a wide variety of unique and delicious coffees, so  I’d like to give you a closer look at some of our offerings from the J.Martinez & Company and explore the unique taste profiles that have made this roaster famous. Founded in...

By Nick B
Is it True? Dispelling common coffee myths.

Myth n. (m th) 1. A popular belief, tradition or story that has become associated with a cultural idea 2. Fiction or half-truth The other day my contractor, Mike, looked at me kind of bewildered as I scooped coffee out of the canister and dumped it into the grinder of my Gaggia Titanium. He...

By Tracys
Coffee: A Stimulating History

Coffee, like many of the modern world’s most popular foods, has two histories. The first encompasses the rich but largely undocumented record of its discovery and early use among the peoples of East Africa and the Arabian peninsula. The second, more familiar record, dates from the...

By Tracys
Filicori Zecchini: Italian Style Espresso Roasted in Bologna Italy

With nearly a century of experience, Filicori Zecchini is a pillar of the Italian espresso scene. This isn't a company that simply adheres to the Italian espresso tradition; it can be argued that Filicori Zecchini actually had an active hand in creating said traditions. Europeans and...

Coffee Spotlight: Illy Coffee and Espresso

A conversation about Italian coffee can not be had without the mention of Illy. This 75-year-old company is rooted in a culture of quality and innovation. From iperEspresso capsules and MonoDose pods to whole-bean and pre-ground coffee, Illy delicacies are served in more than 50,000 restaurants...

By Nick B
What is the Difference Between an Espresso Macchiato and a Latte Macchiato

What’s the difference between an espresso macchiato and a latte macchiato? Well they both have espresso and both have milk... but are very different. How you may ask? One thing to keep in mind is macchiato translates to spotted, stained or marked. Espresso Macchiato An espresso...

Profitec Pro 500 Espresso Machine

The Profitec Pro 700 is a semi-auto espresso machine that we consider to be amongst the best dual-boilers machines available.  Today we will examine its very capable little brother (or little sister) the Profitec Pro 500. It too, is a German designed and Italian built heat-exchanger machine...

Classika PID: Taking the Guesswork out of Temperature Surfing

The ultimate in prosumer espresso is dual boiler machines with PID temperature control; however, if a dual boiler is a little out of reach cost wise, but things like the PID, E61 brew group and build quality without compromise are on your list of must-haves, then I’ve got a machine that...

By Hannah
Gimme! Coffee

Gimme! Coffee cultivates relationships with farmers around the world who produce some beautiful coffee. And through those relationships they’ve earned the good food award 3 years in a row. If you’re lucky enough, you can try Gimme Coffee in person, they have an espresso bar in...

What are the different types of espresso drinks?

Asking yourself what exactly is a Ristretto, an Espresso, an Espresso Doppio, a Lungo, an Americano, a Long Black, and a red eye espresso drink? I'm going to clear up some confusion surrounding the names of these espresso beverages. An espresso is not a type of bean...

What Are You Willing To Pay For Coffee?

It’s all over the news... Coffee prices are going up. Recently Starbucks, Folger’s, Dunkin Donuts and other big names announced price increases for prepared coffee beverages and packaged beans and ground coffee. There is a drought in Brazil, Coffee Rust Fungus in Central America...

Ceado E6P Grinder

Ceado makes some serious commercial grinders. So what they’ve done with the E6P is take the same quality used in their big boys and put it into a smaller package. The E6P delivers a commercial quality grind but in a size more suited to serious home users. The E6 has been available in a...

In Depth look at the Saeco Minuto Class

Today we’re taking a look at the Saeco Minuto Class. It’s a machine that’s worth a look for someone who’s considering a capsule machine for the convenience of a quick cup of coffee, but also wants the ability to make espresso, cappuccinos and lattes.   This...

By Hannah
What Type of Water Is Best For My Espresso Machine?

You’ll hear the quality of your espresso or coffee has a lot to do with the quality of the water you use to brew with - and that is very true. So it would seem logical that using the purest possible water would make the best cup. But you need to be careful of just how pure your water...

By Tracys
What’s Crema?

Quick Tip: What’s Crema Crema, it’s what many espresso lovers are looking for. What exactly is crema, how does it form, and what does it say about my coffee? Crema on  an espresso is a foam made up of tiny bubbles of CO2 gas. When coffee beans are roasted, some CO2...

Fine Tuning Your Super Automatic Espresso Machine Grinder

Almost all fully automatic espresso machines have grind size adjustments. And those settings have a big impact on flavor. But where should you set it? Here’s some quick tips to help you zero in on the optimal grind setting: The two major factors in determining grind setting are: the...

By Tracys
3 Common Espresso Misconceptions

It’s bitter, it’s loaded with caffeine, it’s a type of coffee bean. These are all pretty common misconceptions we encounter when people talk to us about espresso. While drip coffee is pretty much universally understood by Americans (it's coffee!) espresso still remains...

By Tracys