Monthly Archives: May 2011

Introducing the Crossland Coffee CC1

Always on the lookout for new gear, we were excited by the prospect of a new entry-level machine being shepherded through development and into production by Bill Crossland, who previously designed the La Marzocco GS/3. Over the past year, we…

How-To: Programming the Saeco Sirena

Our refurbished Sirenas are incredibly popular because they have some great functionality for the price — including automatic, programmable buttons. The key with the two programmable buttons is that you have minimums below which you cannot program them: The single…

Crew Review: Cafelat Group Head Brush

You know we are so focused on cleanliness, baby! In addition to descaling, backflushing and washing all your gear regularly, cleaning around the brew head and keeping the gasket free of coffee residue will ensure an effective seal with the…

Crew Review: Outpresso

Nespresso’s proprietary capsules are made out of aluminum, and we have been often asked if they are recyclable. Well, yes, once you get the coffee out of them. Instead of struggling with cutting them open, you can pick up this…

Recipe: Iced Coconut Cream Latte

You won’t put lime in this coconut (at least, we suggest you don’t), but we’re pretty sure it’ll still be your jam. Ingredients 1 oz. Monin White Chocolate sauce 3/4 oz. Monin Coconut syrup 2 shots of espresso 8 oz.…

Gear Testing: Krups XP5280 & Krups XP1020

Our next round of Krups testing features two espresso machines — one is a pump driven model and the other is steam driven. XP5280 We were pleasantly surprised by this little automatic — it has a unique portafilter design, pre-infusion…