World Barista Championship – Great Coffee Wins

Each year, baristas from around the world gather at the World Barista Championship. In 2018, it was held in Amsterdam. This was an action-packed 4 days in June filled with competition and great coffee. Competitors for the World Barista Championship 2018 The competitors every year have completed and won other coffee events. The National Championships … [Read more…]

Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II Espresso Machine Review

The Nuova Simonelli Aurelia II Espresso Machine is a truly awe-inspiring commercial device with all the features that will make your baristas work at their best. When your employees have great equipment, it’s simpler for them to do their jobs. Morale is high when they get to work with the best machines and greatest, quality … [Read more…]

How Does an Automatic Espresso Machine Work?

Your basic automobile gets you back and forth to work. You know gas is pumped through the engine to get the wheels to move. This is a basic concept that we all understand vaguely to some degree as we travel hither and thither. If we were to draw a picture, then a diagram following the … [Read more…]

Porlex Tall Hand Grinder – Update And Quick Review

porlex tall hand grinder review update 2017

Well, it is 2018 and it is another wonderful year to be a coffee drinker!  One reason we can easily point to is that one of our favorite coffee grinder manufacturers, Porlex, have just recently updated their Tall Hand Grinder with some very excellent and welcome technical improvements. If you haven’t heard of Porlex before, … [Read more…]

What Is A PID Controlled Espresso Machine?

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To brew a great cup of espresso coffee depends on several factors… Great tasting water Finely ground coffee Great tamping technique with a good quality portafilter The correct brew ratio (dose vs. yield) Now here comes the big one … temperature.  The water temperature needs to be between 195-205 degrees fahrenheit.  Most espresso machines that … [Read more…]