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 2017 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…]