Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

2011 is the year of the rabbit (yes, we know it doesn’t actually kick in on that shizz until February) and that means it’s going to be lucky, fluffy and cute! Of course. With so many changes and such awesome…

Recipe: The Pretty Woman

Nothing says ‘classy’ quite like a hooker with a heart of gold, sipping on bubbly and chomping on strawberries in her trick’s thousand-dollar-a-night suite at the Regent Beverly Wilshire, right? Right. Live the dream this New Year’s Eve with this…

Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa Needs a Drink!

A caffeinated drink, of course! Well, okay, there might be a little whiskey thrown in there for good measure. We have made it through another raucous holiday season and it was a blast. We hope that all of you have…

Recipe: Chestnuts, Sans Fire

‘Tis the season, capisce? Celebrate it with sweet + caffeinated concoctions such as this. Ingredients 1/2 oz. Monin Roasted Chestnut syrup 1/2 oz. Monin Dark Chocolate sauce 1/2 oz. Monin Caramel sauce 2 shots of espresso 12 oz. steamed/frothed milk…

New! BIA Cordon Bleu Cups

Look, you spent a pretty penny on your home espresso equipment, but you’re still serving it up to your pals in a mishmash of mugs collected over the years at tourist traps and now-defunct cafes. It’s time to upgrade. Once…

New! La Cafetiere Gear

The inner workings of competitive businesses — especially those that have had closely intertwined histories, management and ownership like Bodum and La Cafetiere — often result in limiting consumer access to specific products. This isn’t because the products themselves aren’t…

Recipe: My Lil’ Rumcake

It’s the holiday season and all around us, people are partying hard. This is our busiest time of year, however, so we can’t afford to kick back and take a nip or two from the ol’ flask — especially if…

Backflushing with Cafiza Tablets

We have a wide array of cleaning products available — from descaler to milk frothing cleaner to backflushing detergent — and, admittedly, we sometimes get a little stuck in our ways. Machines with a three-way brew pressure release/solenoid valve (such…