Videos

Demo: Rocket Steaming Pitcher

Rocket Espresso recently released some gorgeous accessories to complement their espresso machines — cups, steam tips, a knock box, tamp stand, tamper and steaming pitcher. Watch as Gail shows off the steaming pitcher and tests how it performs — will…

New! Rocket + Mazzer Grinders

Rocket Espresso and Mazzer joined their considerable forces to take the popular Mini and Mini E (Type A) versions of Mazzer’s grinders and wrap them up in a big ol’ Rocket bow. They have the same functionality as their non-branded…

Crew Review: Nespresso Aero 3

We recently wrote about these saucy lil’ numbers, and here they are in action. Watch Gail show us the ropes of the new Aero3 stand alone frothers from Nespresso, including a demonstration of both types of inserts and some riveting…

Crew Review: DeLonghi ECO310BK

Look, we recognize that not everyone can (or wants to) drop a cool $2k on their home espresso machine, but pretty much everyone still wants to make a solid cup of coffee at home. DeLonghi’s petite ECO310BK is a simple…

Airscape Freshness Testing

What’s the best way to store beans? We’re often asked this question and we are performing  few tests to see how different storage methods keep coffee tasty and fresh — and for how long. First up, we tested beans stored…

Brew Tip: Francis Francis Portafilter

Lately, we’ve been digging the Francis Francis X1 and X7 espresso machines because they have great features for their price class — primarily auto-fill boiler and sophisticated temperature regulation. But like any machine, there are drawbacks, and one thing we…