With this weekend’s festivities on the horizon, we’re sure you’ve got plenty of libations planned. If you love the taste of Turkish Delight, adding this sparkling wine cocktail to the mix will be a welcome treat!
You know we dig the CC1 — for the price and features, it’s a tough machine to beat! But one thing it has been missing is a bottomless portafilter, so we were very happy when Bill Crossland introduced one.
The most popular mod/upgrade to Saeco and Starbucks semi-automatic machines is the non-pressurized portafilter, which turns a pretty basic machine into one that can produce shots that rival gear several hundred dollars up the food chain. When the last of them that Saeco had produced were gone, we knew we had to do something to fill the gap.
Are we the only ones who want to exclaim ‘baklava’ like it’s a passionate drinking toast or the kick off signal for a three-legged race? The sweet and nutty flavor of this Central Asian treat inspired our twist on a lovely cup of morning java.
Introducing a new roaster on SCG’s block, Caffe Umbria! They feature some of the first dark roasts that we started carrying (oh, my!) as well as some excellent ESE pods for you convenience-lovers out there.
There are hundreds of espresso machines on the market, who knows where to even start?! We often receive feedback from folks researching gear that it’s overwhelming to determine which machine would best fit their needs, why they’d choose one type of machine over the other or how their budget might impact functionality or features.
To assist in this, we’ve developed our first interactive series of videos that provide an introductory look at the different points to consider when selecting an espresso machine. As you navigate through this, Gail offers her recommendations for machines worth researching in different machine types and budget classes.