Monthly Archives: November 2009

Crew Review: Breville Burr Grinder

While we dig how much metal Breville incorporates into their designs, we don’t know how well their functionality will stand up to the test of time and/or someone with more particular tastes. We checked out their burr grinder to see…

Tech Tip: Cleaning the Rancilio Rocky Grinder

Extend the life of your grinder and minimize re-calibration and changing grinder function by regularly taking it apart and thoroughly cleaning out the burrs. While the excellent cleaning product Grindz is really good at keeping the burrs free of caked-up…

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you’re enjoying a wonderfully delicious day with family and friends — and that you impressed them with your mad home espresso makin’ skills! Today, we give thanks to all of our wonderful readers and viewers from all over…

Crew Review: Mazzer Burr Grinders

If you’re looking to seriously upgrade your espresso setup, you might want to investigate the Mazzer grinders. We can’t emphasize enough how essential a good grind is for producing yummy espresso, and we’ve often even recommended people spend more on…

ECM vs. ECM Manufacture

Since we’re fairly vocal proponents of Rocket Espresso, we often have older models produced by the previous manufacturer, ECM, coming into our repair center for tune-ups, parts replacements and general repairs. A couple of weeks ago, we had an older…

Home Barista Wish List Giveaway 2009

One of our favorite online stomping grounds, Home-Barista, is running a holiday Wish List Giveaway contest to promote awareness of their website and others in the online coffee and espresso community. If you’ve got some time to kill or are…

Crew Review: Andreja Premium

More than just another pretty face, the Andreja Premium is a semi-automatic heat exchange espresso machine with excellent features like the patented E61 brew head, anti-burn steam wand and a convenient drawer-like drip tray. Check out Gail as she shows…