We have made it through another raucous holiday season and it was a blast. We hope that all of you have a festive, joyous and fun-filled weekend, enjoying any new gear you may have picked up for yourself or someone you love.
In our quest for non-pressurized portafilters for the smaller Saeco semi-automatic machines, we were able to source the final inventory of the portafilters manufactured by Solis for their now-discontinued SL70 and SL90 machines.
These are made of a higher quality of materials than some of the other non-pressurized portafilters available, and are a bit more pricey as a result. We also have a very limited inventory and when they’re gone, they’re gone — these aren’t being manufactured anymore. They fit on the following Saeco machines:
- Saeco Aroma
- Starbucks Barista
- Saeco Via Venezia
- Estro Profi
- Saeco Magic Cappuccino
- Saeco Gran Crema
- Saeco Via Veneto
- Saeco Classico
So if you’re looking to upgrade or need to replace out the handle on your older SL70 or SL90, pick one of these up while supplies last.
We are squealing like a gaggle of teenage girls outside a Guns n Roses concert a la 1989 (yes, we realize we’re aging ourselves here) because — at long last — Seattle Coffee Gear’s Guide to Rocket Espresso DVD is complete!
Shot over the summer, sliced, diced and then lovingly molded into something akin to a visual user’s manual, this comprehensive DVD is incredibly informative, covering a variety of topics related to setup, care, maintenance and repair — including:
- How to plumb in the Evoluzione or Professional models
- Dialing in your grinder and how to steam milk to produce microfoam
- Routine maintenance such as backflushing or replacing the brew head gasket
- Troubleshooting tips that will resolve any of the minor issues we see with these machines
Plus a whole lot more!
This custom DVD will be included with all Rocket Espresso machines purchased from Seattle Coffee Gear beginning December 2010, but if you purchased your Rocket from us before that and would like to receive a copy, we’d love to send one to you! Just send us an email with your original SCG order number and your current mailing address and will drop one in the mail for you.
If you’re looking for a smokin’ deal on new coffee gear — either for yourself or someone else — then check out or regularly updated Holiday Sale page. We’ll be rotating specials throughout the holiday season on a variety of espresso machines, coffee makers, grinders and related accoutrement, ranging from discounts to manufacturer-supported sales. Today only, we’re featuring a sale on the Jura Impressa C5 and the Saeco Via Venezia, so if either of these are on your list for Sandy Claws, today’s the day to pick them up!
You can check back each week to find out the new deals, or you can sign up for our SCG Coupons & Sales email — we’ll be sending this out each week through the holiday season, highlighting three of that week’s deals.
If you have been on the long lost search for the perfect O-ring, gasket, steam manifold or thermostat for your DIY espresso machine rebuild project, you’re going to be pretty excited to learn about the new parts section of our site. Admit it, you are.
We’re now offering tons of internal parts for espresso machines, easily located via exploded machine diagrams. Right now we’ve built out the parts for several of Saeco’s machines and we’ll be expanding those as well as adding other manufacturers in the future — such as Ascaso, Quick Mill, Rancilio, Rocket Espresso and Solis.
If you’re technically savvy enough to diagnose your machine, understand which parts it requires for repair and then install said parts without injuring a) yourself and/or b) the family pet, this is for you. However, if you think you need information on what’s wrong, what to buy and how to install, let us tell you like a friend: We have an excellent repair center that will more than meet your needs.
If there is a better antidote to the drowsy effects of tryptophan than espresso, we refuse to hear it! Those who agree (and also want to show off how excellently they can whip up a cup of coffee for friends and family this coming Thanksgiving) will love our free 3-day shipping special.
Here’s the fine print: Applies to orders of $400 or more placed between 11/18 and 11/19 and shipped to continental US addresses only. Does not apply to refurbished, commercial or out of stock items.
Simply fill up your cart, enter in your info and select 3-day shipping at no additional cost to you!
We’re (almost) totally settled in and ready to show off our new digs! Please join us this Sunday, November 14th, from 12pm – 4pm at our new location (6911 216th St SW, Lynnwood WA 98036) and help us celebrate a new chapter in our story!
Gail, Kat, Jessica and Allison will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about equipment, demonstrate gear and provide any buying advice you may need — plus we’ll have a few special guest stars:
Andy & Scott from La Marzocco will be on hand, pulling shots on the GS/3 and talking about the machine. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about La Marzocco and the GS/3.
Velton will be here with an arsenal of Hario V60 pour overs, serving up tastings of three of his favorite single origins as well as his limited edition Holiday Blend.
If you needed more of an incentive to come party with us, we’re also holding a trivia drawing with a grand prize of a $100 Seattle Coffee Gear gift certificate! Show off how much you know about our videos and you may be richly rewarded.
Should be a fun, casual and tasty get together — hope to see you Sunday!
You asked for it and so here you have it — because we are very giving. And, also, we love you.
Watch as we transform a creepy space fit for a serial killer’s chop shop into a dashing new coffee gear store. Like the soundtrack, we were also ‘inspired by’ Curtis Mayfield. Funky! An updated store tour will follow.
We’ve talked about it a bit here and there — in our newsletter, on Facebook and Twitter — but thought we’d make it official here. Seattle Coffee Gear’s retail store is moving locations at the end of this month and here’s all the details:
We’ll be at our current location (4210 196th St SW, Lynnwood WA 98036) through this Saturday, October 30th — open for our usual hours of 10am – 6pm. We’ll then be moving real-quick-like and be open for business at the new joint beginning Monday, November 1st (also our regular hours of 10am – 6pm).
We’re growing! We moved our headquarters (repairs, offices, shipping and inventory operations) to a much larger facility earlier this year, and now it’s time for the store to follow. This means that all of our services will again be under one roof again, making it much easier for you to get the services you need.
In celebration of the move, we’ll be hosting and Opening Shindig on Sunday, November 14, from 12 – 4. We’ll have reps from Seattle-based manufacturer La Marzocco here, pulling shots from and answering questions on the GS/3, as well as other goodies and local vendors. We’re also holding a trivia contest that will test your knowledge of Gail & Kat’s videos — with a $100 SCG gift certificate grand prize!
Whether you can make it to the opening or can come up during another time, definitely come check out our new digs! We’re really excited about it and look forward to working with you in our new space.