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New Product Round-Up!

Yeee-haw. We wanted to take a moment to let you know about a slew of new goodies we’ve added over the last few weeks.

Quick Mill QM67 Dual Boiler
A double boiler for under $2k? Quick Mill’s latest model features the E61 brew head, separate boilers for simultaneous steaming and brewing, an integrated PID for controlling the brew boiler temp and a simple case design. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to a prosumer-class machine but your budget hasn’t allowed it, the QM67 is definitely worthy of your consideration.

Bonavita Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle
We did a crew review of this featuring the engineer, Brian, a few months back, but the kettles themselves finally hit the market at the end of August! Select a specific temp and the kettle will heat until it reaches it, then hold it at that temp as well. With the curved gooseneck, it’s an excellent option for precision pour over preparation (say that three times fast!).

Refurbished Jura Superautomatics
If you’re a fan of Jura’s superautos — or want to be — you can pick up a factory refurbished model at an awesome discount! We’ve added three new models to our refurb line-up: The space-conscious ENA 5, the ultra sleek J6 and the straight-forward C9 One-Touch.

Saeco Tune-Up Kits
Love your Saeco semi-automatic? Keep it tuned up and in excellent working order with one of our three new parts kits. These include everything you need for a regular cleansing of your Aroma, Sirena or Via Venezia, plus instructions on how to get the job done.

Compare: One-Touch Superautomatic Espresso Machines

There will be a day in our future — perhaps distant, perhaps not — in which we will seriously regret the little robots we have allowed to take over our lives. Sure, it may seem a far-fetched form of paranoia straight out of a whole slew of science fiction films, and sure, these one-touch superautomatic espresso machines aren’t going to hijack your space ship or implant themselves in your brain … but this is where it begins, friends. This is where it begins.

Watch Gail’s overview of our future robot overlords’ ancestors — including models from Saeco, Jura and DeLonghi.


Crew Review: Saeco Royal Professional One-Touch

In a world filled with reboot mania, can we really handle yet another? If that reboot is centered on the Royal Professional, then we can answer, quite heartily, YES!

Saeco has taken their popular superautomatic, dressed it up a little bit and implemented one-touch cappuccino functionality.

Watch Gail break it down for us — features, functionality and whipping up a one-touch cappuccino.


Crew Review: DeLonghi Coffee Care Kit

Show your DeLonghi superautomatic espresso machine how deeply you care for it by … well, caring for it! Their recently introduced Coffee Care Kit gives you all the goodies you need, specially formulated for your DeLonghi machine.

Watch Gail take us through what’s included in the kit.


Compare: Saeco Superautomatic Espresso Machines

There’s a whole slew of them available these days, so how would you choose the one that’s right for you? Gail takes on Saeco’s currently available (as of July 2012) suite of superautomatic espresso machines to help you decide.

Watch her discuss features and functionality, compare how they function and discuss why you might select one model over another.

Compare: Jura Superautomatic Espresso Machines

Interested in a superautomatic machine but not sure how different manufacturers measure up? We’re here to help!

Watch Gail take on Jura’s currently available (as of July 2012) line of superautomatic machines, describing their features and functionality and talking about why you might select one model over the other.

How do the Pucks Compare?

If you’ve ever wondered about the finer points of the coffee pucks created by superautomatic espresso machines, we’re here to put that mystery to rest. Finally!

We setup three different machines — the Saeco Syntia, the Jura Ena 4 and the DeLonghi Magnifica S — to grind at their finest and dose their maximum quantity, then we compared them side by side. Check out how they differ in grind, consistency and dose.

Crew Review: Saeco Thermal Carafe for Exprelia & Xelsis

Better safe than sorry, no? Especially when it comes to your dairy products!

To assist you with keeping your milk fresh and cool, Saeco has released a thermal version of their one-touch carafe fro the Exprelia and Xelsis superautomatic espresso machines.

Watch Gail show off how it works!


Crew Review: Saeco Syntia – Certified Refurbished

What happens when someone picks up a new espresso machine and, after using it for a few weeks, decides it’s just not the right model for them? It is magically transformed into a Certified Refurbished version of its former self! Okay, maybe it’s not magic — there’s a lot of hard work that goes into testing and cleaning these machines — but their transformation does result in an excellent choice for anyone on the lookout for a superautomatic espresso machine that won’t break the bank.

Watch Gail talk to us about what to expect with a machine that is Certified Refurbished by Seattle Coffee Gear. Then she shows us the Saeco Syntia‘s standard features, demonstrates how to set up the machine and then makes us a lovely cup of coffee.