Q&A

Tech Tip: Saeco Minuto Test Mode

While the Saeco Minuto offers some unique functionality compared to Saeco’s other superautomatic espresso machines — such as brewing coffee at a lower pressure to produce a more drip coffee like flavor — it still offers a Test Mode to…

How to Descale the Rocket Espresso R58

If you’re not using a sophisticated water filtration system in your house or on your espresso machine, then descaling it regularly is essential maintenance. A few hallmark signs of scale build-up include decreased steam power, temperature fluctuations and leaking from…

What is Tea Certification?

You may have heard recently that tea is rapidly increasing in popularity in America. In order to keep up with the trends, you might have considered adding tea to your cafe or store offerings, doing some research on tea to…

Crew Review: Pallo Cleaning Tools

Keeping your coffee equipment clean doesn’t have to feel like a chore! Pallo’s purpose-built tools make short work of this sometimes unsavory task. Their array of gear includes: The Grindminder – designed to clean up all the gritty little grinds…

Barista Snapshot: Cort Kern aka Barista Maniac

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Who: Cort Kern, Professional Barista/Consultant Where: Head Barista, Christ Church Of Oak Brook What is a coffee consultant? Someone who steps in to guide and restructure a current or new coffee shop. I provide training at a professional level to increase sales and…