Monthly Archives: October 2012

Compare: Grinder Sound Meter Readings

When discussing the sound differential between rotary and vibratory pumps, we’re often asked which one is more quiet; our answer is invariably: Does it matter? Your coffee grinder’s the loudest thing in the room! But how loud is it? We…

Crew Review: Saeco Intelia Focus

Featuring a small footprint, simple to use interface and a cool new approach to the finger guard that actually promotes — instead of hindering — coffee bean feeding, there’s a lot to love about Saeco’s new Intelia Focus superautomatic espresso…

Crew Review: Equator Coffee

We’ve been sampling and using Equator’s coffee in machine demos for awhile now, so we thought we should give Equator Coffee the ol’ side-by-side tasting! Watch as Gail brews up batches of their Equator Espresso and Drip blends, Tigerwalk Espresso…

Tasting: E.S.E. Pods

In the search for a clean, caffeinated world, Easy Serving Espresso (E.S.E.) pods make a tight little case for themselves. Individually wrapped and ready to rock, they make shot extraction a breeze — and clean up even breezier! But how…

Brewin’ with Brandi: Pina Colada Straight UP

We’re not going to serenade you about how we ‘accidentally’ answered your personal ad in the newspaper, lover, but we will make you one of your favorite drinks! Brandi incorporates Monin’s delicious coconut syrup into this straight-up version of one…