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Linea Mini vs GS3

La Marzocco is known for their handmade, quality home espresso machines and commercial espresso machines. They have been building coffee machines since 1927, and introduced us to the double-boiler machine, amongst other industry innovations that they have pioneered over their nearly a century in the coffee industry. If you've been in the market for a home espresso machine, you have definitely come across these two popular machines, loved by home baristas everywhere! ...

#acaia lunar #coffee scale

Why Weigh Your Coffee

From beans-to-brew your barista is weighing the entire process for the sake of your drink tasting the same every single time you walk through the door. Consistency in any industry is key and in coffee it couldn't be more important. Widely talked about in the barista world, and as many home baristas start to dial in their recipes, the question will often come up of weight versus volume. Let's say they have used 17g of grinds and are pulling a 2oz shot, but something is off in the profile? ...

#recipes #latte #machristay #guatemalan coffee

Hibiscus Latte, The Perfect Spring Latte

Spring is finally arrived in Upstate New York after frequent teasing by mother nature. As May rolls in with its wavering rainy days and sun flooded afternoons, this comforting sweet and floral recipe is the perfect last hot drink to curl up with as we wait for summer. The Hibiscus Latteis a great compliment to many coffees because, as you may have already noted, many varieties of beans naturally carry the subtle floral tea-like undertones in their flavor profile. ...

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Single Boiler vs Dual Boiler

When brewing espresso drinks there is a need for two different temperatures. Espresso is prepared best when the coffee is extracted at temperatures well below boiling point, around 198-204F. However, when it comes time to steam milk for lattes and other milk-based espresso drinks, this requires a large amount of steam at a temperature well above boiling. There are varied methods that manufacturers use to tackle the issue of handling two temperature outputs. ...