Monthly Archives: October 2009

Silky Microfoam on the Saeco Aroma? Really?

We often get requests for tips on how someone can achieve a silky, super-fine textured microfoam on a Saeco Aroma. Doing so is less a technique issue than an equipment issue: The Aroma’s stock panarello wand/sleeve are designed to automatically…

Monin Syrup Spree!

We have a fairly impressive collection of Monin syrups, sauces and purees available here in the store or online and we’ve just added three new syrups to the mix. Green Tea Concentrate This sweet concentrate makes iced green teas simple…

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Latte

We love pumpkin pie lattes but we are also huge stovetop espresso fans, so this yummy recipe that incorporates real pumpkin and doesn’t require an espresso machine fit the bill. Very silky! Ingredients (serves 2) 2 cups of milk 2…

New Reviews! Ascaso, Jura & Quick Mill

Over in the Brown Bean Reviews area, we’ve been adding new product listings and reviews for your research, reading and (hopefully!) reviewing pleasure. If you’re researching any of the below machines, please check them out. If you own one, we’d…

Health Watch: Caffeine & Babies

Tracked as a potential contributor to a low birth weight in babies, caffeine is among the 3,508 other things mothers are encouraged not to ingest during pregnancy. OK, we grabbed that number out of the air but it’s, like, a…