Whether you’re looking to upgrade the stock plastic panarello on your Saeco Via Venezia or Aroma with the stainless steel version or you just need to replace a well-loved panarello on your Sirena, the most important thing to keep in mind is: Do not lose those compression fittings! These aren’t sold separately, so if you lose one, you’ve gotta pick up a whole new assembly.
Watch Gail as she walks us through how to install a panarello on the Via Venezia.
Another new standalone frother on the market is one offered by MyPressi, who makes our well-loved TWIST portable espresso maker. This model is designed for pre-heated milk and then whipping up frothed moo on the go. Watch as Gail tests it out for the first time.
While not utterly elfin, the small footprint and diminutive size of Nespresso’s newest kid on the block will please anyone who has cramped countertops and wants super clean-n-easy espresso at home. The core functionality hasn’t changed, just the case design, and Gail walks us through the features, functionality and demonstrates making a shot on this tiny soldier.
It’s time for another round of taste testing! Gail pulled shots from the Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione and the Nuova Simonelli Musica espresso machines, then offered them to our fearless crew members for a side by side taste test. Find out which shots the crew preferred.
If you’re going to do it, just do it, okay? No half steps! No ginger movements! No quasi-commitments! If you’re serious about making great coffee at your home or business, you seriously have to consider Mahlkonig’s K30 Vario. What? You don’t have an extra $1800 to drop on your grinder alone? That’s no excuse! Okay, maybe it is.
Nevertheless, even if you’re not willing to pick up one of these exceptional grinders because of mortgage payments or your child’s college fund, you can still enjoy watching the lovely conversion of form and function as Gail walks us through features and functionality, then demonstrates how well this baby grinds. Enjoy!
This is one of our crew faves (from !!!Bunny!!!) and we realized the only video crew review we had done on this machine covered the refurbished models we work on and carry. So we thought we’d take you through a brand spankin’ new model — which performs exactly as a refurb, it’s just a little bit shinier. Watch Gail take us through her usual lecture on the Incanto Deluxe’s features and functionality, then demonstrate making a latte.
Yo know how important we believe a great grinder is and we take two commercial-grade options from Nuova Simonelli on. Gail demonstrates their grind, takes one apart to show the burrs and tests them out. We likey!
It wouldn’t be a bit over the line to accuse us of having a deep crush on the Mahlkonig ProM. This multi-purpose stepless grinder excels in its consistency of grind. Watch as Gail grinds three different levels — espresso-fine to press pot-coarse — and demonstrates how consistent the grind remains.