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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
5 Frothing Tips For Making Perfect Lattes & Cappuccinos

Have you ever wondered how to create good quality frothed milk to make a latte or cappuccino? Here is a quick five step guide.  #1 Start with Cold milk and a cold pitcher. It’s much easier to get air into milk when it’s cold. So keep the milk in the fridge and store your...

By Tracys
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. Today we’ll set the record straight on three common espresso misconceptions. 1. Espresso is not a type of coffee bean. Espresso is a brewing process in which water is forced thru finely ground...

By Tracys
The Many Ways of Making Coffee and Espresso

Attention caffeine cowboys!  Are you ready to get adventurous? Get ready to become a coffee connoisseur 'cause there’s more than one way to get your go-juice! So if you’re ready to really taste coffee - to experience it more like a fine wine with subtle flavor variations...

By Tracys
How To Properly Store Whole Bean Coffee

To get the best from a coffee you want to use fresh roasted beans, grind immediately before brewing and use them within 2 weeks; unless there’s a coffee roaster around the corner from you that’s not always practical. So what’s the best way to store your beans? Well the...

Americano vs Cafe Crema, What's The Difference?

There are two beverages which result in a brewed coffee size drink made using an espresso machine: Americanos and Cafe Crema.  Both of these drinks use the espresso brewing process which forces hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee. The resulting beverage has a different...

Common Espresso and Coffee Grinder Terms

Stepped or stepless, doser or doserless, conical or flat, steel or ceramic...  grinder terminology sure is confusing. Actual grinding is done mostly by burrs which come in two basic shapes: flat and conical. Budget grinders tend to use conical burs while more expensive grinders use flat...

How to Make Espresso: 5 Newbie Tips for Making Great Espresso

Here are 5 simple tips for those of you who are new to pulling shots on a single boiler semi-automatic machine.  Some of the most popular single boiler machines are the Gaggia Classic and Rancilio Silvia but these tips should be helpful with many other units as well. ...

Which Has More Caffeine, Light or Dark Roast Coffee Beans?

There is a common belief that caffeine level is simply based on how light or dark the roast is. Some people think that darker roasts have more caffeine because they have a stronger flavor. The truth is, caffeine content in your favorite coffee beverage is more complex and it is largely...

How To Make A Flat White Espresso Drink

Some call it a wet cappuccino...  Others call it a short latte...  It’s a down under creation from the 1980’s. Maybe from Australia, or is it New Zealand? I am breaking down how to make one and give some tips for doing it well.  So this one is very popular in New...

What Kind of Drinks Can I Make With Espresso?

Espresso Is The Starting Point A coffee specialty drink by any other name is still espresso. Nearly any caffeinated beverage you sip at the coffee shop or make at home has this one common ingredient, but by varying the ingredients you add to espresso you can produce a latte, cappuccino or your...

By Tracys
Quick Tip: There is no "X" in Espresso

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love share an insider tip on one thing to never say to a barista. Shop everything coffee: http://www.wholelattelove.com/ Article by Ben Yagoda: http://benyagoda.com/2014/08/07/you-say-expresso-i-say-espresso/

Making it with MaryAnn - Espresso Snowmen

I have stumbled on a fun new treat that is both easy to make and includes espresso! I’ve named this recipe Espresso Snowmen and it’s a great treat for the kids after winter activities like sledding or skiing. It is a recipe that can become very creative or just basic and delicious....

Join the Dark Side! Coffee, Acid Reflux, and N-MP

It’s always nice when I get to use science to explain things, especially when it’s stuff that can have an impact on peoples’ day to day lives. Recently I’ve come across a few articles on the subject of dark roast coffee and it’s relation to acid production in the...

By Nick B