Monthly Archives: February 2011

Crew Review: Mahlkonig Pro M Grinder

We were recently given the opportunity to test out the Pro M grinder from Mahlkonig, a commercial-grade grinder manufacturer well-known throughout the pro coffee community, but with grinders that are generally too big, size-wise, for the average home kitchen. The…

Recipe: Sleep with the Fishes!

If you’re having a rough time of it and are unable to find dreamtime no matter where you look, incorporating a little bit of the good ol’ snooze-inducer tryptophan into your evening routine may be the answer. And who wants…

Cupping Velton’s Single Origin Coffees

We’ve been offering Velton’s Single Origins coffees via our roast-to-order program for several months now, and we just recently rotated out one available option for a new one: The Ethiopian Sidamo Moredocofe was cycled out to make room for the…

Nespresso Testing

When we started carrying Nespresso machines, we didn’t realize they would be some of the most hotly debated machines in our store. Folks are not sure if they perform well — can they really make good espresso with a capsule?…

Recipe: Creole Fudge Cake

Craving the scents, spice and flavors of the American South? This sweet dish, inspired by Louisiana bakeries, is a culinary road trip to the bayou. Ingredients Fudge Cake Cocoa powder for dusting pans 1/2 cup brewed espresso 1 cup firmly…

Crew Review: Saeco Talea Giro Refurb

We are refurb crazy these days! Our techs are churning out new batches of certified refurbished machines faster than we can tell you about them, and the next up for review is the first generation Saeco Talea Giro superautomatic. It…

Cupping Caffe Mauro

Another session of taking our taste buds out for a stroll — this time we put three variations of Caffe Mauro blends to the test. Watch Gail, Allison and Rob taste the Classico, De Luxe and Concerto whole bean espresso…