Tag Archive 'grinders'

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 […]

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 […]

An Obsessive’s Guide to Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 15 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Home Brew, Local Brew, Machine, Quality Issues

It took a moment for me to dig up an online version, but here it is. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the March 2006 issue of Food & Wine Magazine has a special report on coffee: An Obsessive’s Guide to Coffee | Food & Wine. The editors apparently “spent 410 man-hours tasting 157 coffees […]

Establishing Some Ground Rules

Posted by TheShot on 19 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Home Brew, Machine

In today’s New York Times, Michelle Slatalla writes a first-hand account of how she was ready to buy another espresso machine for her home: Establishing Some Ground Rules. She encountered confusing options and poor machine choices at the usual suspects. Echoing how many of America’s best restaurants are generally ignorant when it comes to good […]

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