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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! ...

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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? ...

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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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How-To Make the Perfect Shot of Espresso

Whether you're an experienced barista or a home espresso machine user you may struggle to pull the perfect espresso shot. There are many contributing factors and if you're new to the espresso world you'll definitely go through a bunch of coffee and bad shots. After decades in the business we have a couple of tips to improve your chances of making the perfect shot of espresso. Firstly lets define what the World Barista Championship Rules and Regulations specify as espresso: ...

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Brew Ratio

You’ve got great beans, from a great roaster, who sourced the beans from an excellent farmer. That’s an ideal beginning for brewing a cup of coffee or espresso that will delight your palette, but a weak brew method can easily sour your hopes and dreams of brewing a great cup. To perfect the process, it helps to understand all of the variables. We have the grind (solid particles) and hot water which extracts the essential solubles as the water flows over grind bed. ...