Monthly Archives: September 2011

Crew Review: DeLonghi Magnifica S Cappuccino

In a sea of one-touch superautomatics, only the strong will survive! And the short — of course, we are biased since we are members of the goblin class. But if there’s one thing people don’t love about these highly functional…

Recipe: The Svetlana

We know you went through a period of your life when you spent too much time sipping too many White Russians and your hazy memories of that period are equal parts confusing and terrifying. But we still care for you…

Temperature Testing: Airpots

We’ve all come across those mysterious airpots filled with coffee — can you trust them? Is the coffee in them still warm after hanging out for awhile? Should you take the plunge (sorry) or ask for a fresh pot? In…

Brewin’ with Brandi: Aloha Soy!

Despite several attempts to influence her, Brandi DID NOT WEAR A GRASS SKIRT or a lei during the filming of this recipe. And while we are incredibly disappointed in her, she still made an awesome drink so we’ll live with…

Crew Review: Baratza Vario-W Grinder

Baratza’s second weight-based grinder, the Vario-W, takes the original Vario’s flat ceramic burrs and macro/micro grind adjustment functionality and pairs it with weight-based calibration. Designed specifically with pour over bars in mind, this grinder can be used for any coffee…

Crew Review: Jura Impressa J9 One-Touch Cappuccino

Jura’s new J9 One-Touch takes the well-loved, sleek packaging of their J-series of machines, adds a little interface extravagance and rocks the one-touch functionality. Watch as Gail walks us through the programming interface, overall features and functionality, then whips up…

Crew Review: Nuova Simonelli Musica Lux

We’re generally loyalists at heart, and for a few years now, said heart has belonged to the Rocket Espresso Cellini. Ever sinceĀ  Nuova Simonelli’s Musica came on the scene, however, this deeply held love has wavered and — the horror!…