Reviews

Crew Review: Hario Cold Water Dripper

One of the things we appreciate the most in this world is a little mad science. Experimenting and having fun with coffee is the cornerstone of why we do what we do, so we’re always game to try out new…

Crew Review: Jura Impressa J9 – Redux!

Next in our series of revamped reviews of Jura’s series of superautomatic espresso machines is the Impressa J9, a seriously sexy superauto that features Jura’s first implementation of the TFT screen. A gorgeous piece of eye candy, this full color…

Crew Review: Victoria Arduino Adonis

If you asked us to characterize the nature of our time recently spent with the Victoria Arduino Adonis at Nuova Simonelli’s US headquarters, it would not be fit for the family-friendly tone of this blog. This sleek, gorgeous and elegant…

Crew Review: Jura Impressa Z7 – Redux!

While we affectionately refer to Jura’s Impressa Z7 as ‘the elder statesman’ of their one-touch superautomatic espresso machines, it is by no means outdated! At one time, it was their most sophisticated espresso machine, offering an array of programming features…

Crew Review: New Rishi Tea

Earlier this year, we added a wide array of delicious, loose leaf teas from Rishi Teas. Shortly thereafter, we filmed a few tastings of them so that you could learn what kind of flavors and notes these teas offered. Since…

Crew Review: Pasquini Livietta T2

The Pasquini Livietta T2 espresso machine has been around for several years in its current iteration, yet we’d never had a demo in the store in order to give it our signature Crew Review treatment! When we had the opportunity…

Crew Review: Nuova Simonelli Talento

While there are several superautomatic espresso machines designed for home use, there is a relatively smaller selection in the commercial space. If your business requires exceptional ease of use and consistency, yet cannot support lengthy barista training, then a machine…