Tag Archive 'espresso_machines'

Home barista training: Cafe society, BYO machine

Posted by TheShot on 04 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Café Society, Consumer Trends, Home Brew

An article published in tomorrow’s The Age (Australia) explores the growing popularity in home espresso equipment — and in new training courses and centers for the home barista: Cafe society, BYO machine – Epicure – Entertainment – theage.com.au. For example, Lavazza has been running courses in Australia for industry and home enthusiasts for the past […]

Machine tuning matters

Posted by TheShot on 31 Jul 2006 | Filed under: CoffeeRatings.com, Home Brew, Machine, Quality Issues

If there’s any wonder about the importance of machine service and its impact on the quality of espresso, look no further than the home version of the espresso making game. Over the past several weeks, my home espresso machine was showing the telltale signs of failing gaskets and seals, which need replacement about once a […]

A cuppa perfection

Posted by TheShot on 24 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Home Brew, Machine, Quality Issues, Roasting

Canadian Business magazine recently reposted a 2001 article on the deep and seemingly bottomless pit of home espresso perfectionism (something I can identify with all too well): A cuppa perfection | After Hours | Gotta Have It | Canadian Business Online. The article is even more accurate today than it was when first published. It […]

The story of Victoria Arduino #55

Posted by TheShot on 29 May 2006 | Filed under: Machine

An article in yesterday’s ThePilot of the North Carolina Sandhills tells the story of how a Victoria Arduino espresso machine made its way from Torino, Italy to Incredible Edibles of Pinehurst, NC — placing the coffee shop on the noteworthy American espresso map: Dolce Vita Right Here at Home – The Pilot Newspaper – Local […]

Raising the bar for espresso machines

Posted by TheShot on 25 May 2006 | Filed under: Home Brew, Machine

Today, Canada’s Tandem Online featured a story on the evolution of home espresso machine design: Raising the bar for espresso machines – Milan architect continues series of user-friendly designs – Tandem – Online magazine. Ten years ago, Luca Trazzi, a Milan architect and designer, joined forces with Trieste-based FrancisFrancis (founded in 1994 by Francesco Illy, […]

5 Things to Ask About Espresso Makers

Posted by TheShot on 08 May 2006 | Filed under: Home Brew, Machine

The May Kiplinger’s Personal Finance includes an article on how to get coffeehouse-quality brew at home: 5 Things to Ask About Espresso Makers. As that cranky espresso guru, David Schomer of Espresso Vivace, has said for years, most machines built for the home cannot build up enough pressure or control the temperature well enough to […]

Make a great cup of joe with the latest makers

Posted by TheShot on 07 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Home Brew, Machine

Since everything I learned about coffee I learned by watching NBC’s Today show, I had to share an article that came across my desk today highlighting some of their top picks for home coffee and espresso machines: Make a great cup of joe with the latest makers – Today: Food – MSNBC.com. The article was […]

SCAA 2006 U.S. Barista Championship

Posted by TheShot on 01 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Machine

Is your barista worthy? The Specialty Coffee Association of America is holding their annual convention in Charlotte, NC beginning April 7. One of the main events coinciding with the conference is the 2006 United States Barista Championship. From Business Wire: Barista Champion to Be Revealed from Among Nationwide Competitors; The Specialty Coffee Association of America’s […]

Albany, N.Y. Leader Cashes In On His Coffee Expertise

Posted by TheShot on 21 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Home Brew, Machine, Restaurant Coffee

The February 2006 issue of Automatic Merchandiser (how’s that for exciting reading?) features a story on Chris Nachtrieb and his Chris’ Coffee Service: Albany, N.Y. Leader Cashes In On His Coffee Expertise – February 2006 Issue – AMonline.com. In the late 1970s, Chris Nachtrieb started his Albany, NY Office Coffee Service (OCS) business as a […]

A Guide to Espresso Machines

Posted by TheShot on 16 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Machine

Don’t ask why, but DailyIndia.com is on a roll with new articles about espresso. Today’s special?: A Guide to Espresso Machines. This brief article covers the history of the espresso machine: from its invention by Luigi Bezzera to its original manufacture by Desiderio Pavoni, father of La Pavoni. It also touches on the basic steps, […]

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