Monthly Archives: November 2011

Coffee Roaster Round-up

We laughed, we cried, we lost a few brain cells — but we did gain valuable insight into home roasting! As a recap to our series on the four home roasters we currently carry (the iRoast 2, Nesco, Behmor and…

Crew Review: Hottop Coffee Roaster

Now it’s time for the Cadillac! Next up in our roasting series with Rob is the Hottop, a high-end home roaster that looks like a traditional commercial roaster was just shrunk down by 85%. Watch as Rob takes us through…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here in the US, it’s about to get real around dinner tables from coast to coast — a cornucopia of harvest victuals surrounding a lovingly roasted turkey. Personally, we take this opportunity every year to exact a little bit of…

Brewin’ with Brandi: Espresso Bark

If you haven’t decided on your goodie bags for this holiday season, might we recommend you incorporate these ridiculously delicious chocolate and coffee bean confections? Watch Brandi whip up a batch — the recipe is super easy and located below.…

The Lowdown on Portafilters

What is a pressurized portafilter? How about a non-pressurized portafilter? Is one better than the other? What about those bottomless portafilters — are they necessary or just a random geek accessory? Gail breaks down the intricacies of one of the…

Crew Review: Behmor Coffee Roaster

Is third time the charm? Will Rob finally prevail over Velton’s expert roasting? Watch as he walks us through the features, specs and initial assessments on the very popular Behmor roaster, which is akin to a modified toaster oven (only…

Recipe: Orange Caramel Latte

Sometimes, the most charming (and perhaps disturbing) elements of reality can be encountered by simply entering two rather innocuous words into Google’s image search. For example: Orange caramel. Before today, we had no idea about the phenomenon these two words…