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Crew Review: Pasquini Livia G4 Auto with PID

While we’ve seen PIDs implemented on heat exchange espresso machines before (primarily as a method for managing the steam boiler’s pressure versus being able to effectively manage brew temperature,) the Pasquini Livia G4 also incorporates an additional thermoblock at the…

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…

Maintenance Tip: Steaming with Rinza

Looking for a quick and easy way to keep the milk-residue at bay on your espresso machine’s steam wand? If you can take it apart and soak the components in a solution like Rinza or Full Circle’s Milk Cleaning Solution…

E.S.E. Pod Tasting – Redux!

It had been awhile since we fired up a pod-friendly espresso machine and gave the ESE pods their day in the sun. So Bunny grabbed the Saeco Poemia and a selection of pods from illy (Medium Roast, Dark Roast, Decaf)…