Monthly Archives: August 2011

Crew Review: Baratza Esatto

Designed for precision devotees, the Esatto is a retrofit for the Maestro Plus, Virtuoso and Preciso grinders that will grind a specific amount based on weight. Gail shows us how to install this on a Virtuoso and demonstrates how it…

Testing: Steaming Lactose Free Milk

We had a viewer query regarding lactose free milk: Was his inability to get great microfoam caused by the nature of the lactose free milk or did he just need to practice more? Milk is magically (OK, scientifically) transformed into…

Crew Review: Breville Milk Cafe

In a world where fluffy frothed milk is the line between good an evil, where whipping up dense microfoam at the touch of a button defines one’s fortitude, where selecting one of several frothing temperatures separates the women from the…

Recipe: Aloha Soy!

Couldn’t find time to hang on the beaches of Hawaii, sipping an iced dairy-free latte and enjoying the dulcet tones of the luau in the distance? Recreate it at home with this cool concoction! Ingredients 1/2 oz Monin Coconut syrup…

Gear Testing: Presso

Taking your java on the road is one of the most important considerations for avid travelers, and several folks have recommended that we take a look at the Presso. Gail tests it out based on the manufacturer’s directions — many…

Recipe: Adriatic Mojito

If a traditional mojito is meant to be sipped on the shores of the Caribbean Sea, this lovely herb-heavy cocktail is meant for you to enjoy whilst dipping your toes in the Adriatic. Ingredients 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 3…