Monthly Archives: September 2013

Specialty Coffee for $20 or less?

Coffee Power, Activated!

Time, counter space and budget may all be concerns, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a delicious cup of coffee. Fresh, locally roasted whole bean coffee is a step up from capsule coffee and miles above instant. If you…

Barista Snapshot: Jake at SteamDot Coffee

Jake Schmutzler

Who: Jake Schmutzler, Barista Where: SteamDot Coffee Company, Anchorage, Alaska What was the first coffee drink you remember tasting, did you like it? I remember loving the smell and the sounds of my dad’s morning coffee ritual: stoking the wood-stove,…

Brewin’ with Brandi: B52 Latte Recipe

It’s not a bomber nor is it a particularly funky pop group from the 80′s. It is, however, a delicious latte recipe inspired by the cocktail of the same name featuring Irish cream and orange liqueurs. This sobriety-friendly version, however,…

Crew Review: Nuova Simonelli MDX Grinder

When we first met the Nuova Simonelli MDX a few years ago, it seemed to fall into the same class as other similarly sized commercial-grade grinders did: It ground coffee quickly, uniformly and easily, so that you could extract a shot of…

Hot Blog On Bog Action: Coffee Your Way

Laila-Ghambari

We are all for having fun brewing coffee and tea however you like it — we love how personal/meaningful/medically necessary it is … It can be all things to all people and we don’t judge (except for my not-so-secret campaign…

Espresso Machine Priming Primer

Prime numbers. Prime rib. Prime rate. Optimus Prime. These are just a few of the primes we know and love, but if you’ve ever spent some quality time with an espresso machine, priming is another prime that you’ll learn to…

Crew Review: OXO Gear

While we each have a deeply personal love for OXO products, much of their awesome gear just doesn’t make sense for us to sell as purveyors of coffee and tea related equipment. Sure, you could be the hardest working manual…

SCG | Bellevue – Retail Store Tour

There’s nothing like a room full of shiny gadgets and an enviable selection of coffee devices to make us happy little clams. With the opening of our second retail store, we now have two places in the Seattle area within…