Tag Archive for espresso

How to Pull a Perfect Espresso Shot

Your favorite barista sure makes it look easy: Throw some coffee into a portafilter, pack it down with a tamper, lock it in the brew group and turn it on. Voila! A gorgeous, rich and delicious shot with a heady…

Recipe: Cafe Creme Brulee

Sometimes, we just need a little sugar on our tongue — how about you? The deliciously decadent Cafe Creme Brulee is sure to give you a seriously sweet pep in your step. With two different kinds of chocolate sauces, espresso…

How to Brew & Steam: Rancilio Silvia

One of our most popular machines, the Semi-Automatic Rancilio Silvia is an excellent value for its functionality and class. Featuring all brass components and a traditional steam wand (unique in this price range and essential to making latte art), the…

Brew Tip: E61 Brew Group

Do you have a machine with an E61 brew group (such as models made by Rocket, Quick Mill or Izzo) that sometimes pulls bitter or burnt shots? It could be that you’ve left the machine on for an extended period…

Delicious Espresso — Anywhere!

What will they think of next? The most robust mountaineer is probably loathe to admit she may need a little kick in the pants on the last leg of the climb, but, thanks to the Handpresso, she can sneak a…

Recipe: Maple Spice Latte

Mmmmmmm….one of our favorite things about Autumn is the gorgeous turning leaves — and the scent of woodsmoke flitting across the breeze as people stoke up their stoves for the first time this season. What better way to warm up…