Monthly Archives: October 2010

Espresso Machine = Cozy Mouse House

We recently received an espresso machine in our repair center that was sent to us for a simple leak in the dregs box. Unfortunately, the machine was stored for awhile in a location that was also frequented by mice and…

New: Jura Impressa Z7 One-Touch

At long last, the new Z7 from Jura is available to all retailers! This new one-touch superautomatic replaces the Z5/Z6 models, offering all of their same functionality with some improvements — specifically to the height adjustment with the spouts, which…

Recipe: Maplicious Mocha

Autumn is our very favorite time of the year and nothing says cool, crisp weather and vibrantly colored leaves quite like Maple Spice. We paired this succulent sauce with some white chocolate and voila! A sweet sipper that is hopefully…

New: Lattissima Premium Capsule Machine

DeLonghi and Nespresso have coalesced yet again to offer an updated version of their Lattissima series of machines. Like their previous models, the Lattissima Premium takes Nespresso’s finely tuned capsule espresso and pairs it with DeLonghi’s one-touch automatic milk frothing…

Nespresso Batteries

Proving that caffeine can get more than just your body going, designers Mischer*Traxler created batteries utilizing old Nespresso aluminum capsules, coffee grounds, strips of copper and salt water. As part of Vienna Design week, the batteries were setup to power…

Recipe: Winter Fruit Sangria

It’s not winter quite yet, but it is the beginning of the weekend and so we think a cocktail is in order! This delicious sangria features pear and blood orange for a delightfully tart beverage. Ingredients 1/2 oz. Monin Pear…

Crema Stability Testing

Unless the roaster is using some type of preservative measure (such as the nitrogen flush used by large roaster Lavazza), coffee starts aging within its sealed bag from the moment it’s roasted. We set aside bags from March and June…

Baratza Virtuoso Preciso Available Now

We finally got our paws on the new Virtuoso Preciso, which gives you 11 micro adjustments within the standard 40 macro adjustments (allowing you to dial in your grind more precisely). It also comes standard with the Portaholder. Check out…