Q&A

Tech Tip: Saeco Intelia Focus Test Mode

Since the Saeco Intelia Focus features a pretty darn clear menu screen that will alert you specifically to any issues and errors, we thought that going over them was of very little import. Instead, we wanted to focus on its…

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…

Saeco Superautomatic Brew Unit Care

Recently, Brendan talked to us in detail about best practice in the care and maintenance of Saeco’s superautomatic espresso machine brew group. Because they have produced such a wide array of machines throughout the years, they have a few variations…

Barista Snapshot: Jake at SteamDot Coffee

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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,…