Choosing A Coffee Grinder For Your Coffee Shop

Posted by Julie on 11/25/19 12:29 PM

The quality of an espresso shot is determined by myriad factors. Most people focus on the espresso machine and/or the quality of the coffee being used —both important, of course. However, the quality of the espresso grinder used in preparing a perfect shot of espresso is equally important.

Espresso requires a very fine, consistent coffee grind in order to brew correctly, and thus a specifically designed and engineered professional grinder. Other factors: choosing the correct size and model for speed, efficiency and consistent quality to keep up with your espresso machine during busy hours at your coffee shop or restaurant.

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Topics: Coffee and Espresso Equipment



Choosing An Espresso Machine for Your Coffee Shop

Posted by Julie on 10/15/19 3:16 PM

Serving espresso is a great way to increase sales, but there is a lot to consider when choosing an espresso machine that will meet your operation’s specific needs. The type of food service you do is probably the most important factor, followed by your daily customer traffic.

A traditional automatic espresso machine gives the barista the most control of the drink-making process, as compared with using a super-automatic machine. The barista should be well trained to make consistent drinks while still enjoying this creative process.

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Topics: Coffee and Espresso Equipment



Video: Clean Your Machine!

Posted by on 7/29/18 11:00 AM
You want a clean espresso machine, don't you?
Mike Jones at Third Rail Coffee in NYC has a great series of videos on all things espresso. Here's his down-and-dirty tutorial on cleaning an espresso machine:

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Topics: Coffee and Espresso Equipment



New Year's Resolutions For Coffee Equipment Maintenance

Posted by Julie on 12/20/17 2:46 PM

It's almost 2018, and your brewing equipment and grinders (and customers!) are counting on you to make it your best year yet. Coffee equipment maintenance is needed daily and weekly, plus a tune up every 6 months, to assure they run smoothly and turn out the best possible coffee.

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Topics: Coffee and Espresso Equipment



Airpot Selection and Maintenance

Posted by Julie on 11/1/17 2:24 PM

As ubiquitous as they are, airpots can confound coffee shop and restaurant staff. Whether you're trying to select the right one or properly care for the one you have, this guide to using and maintaining the most common airpot designs will set you on the right path.

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Topics: Coffee and Espresso Equipment



Quick and Easy Steps for Maintaining Your Espresso Equipment

Posted by Julie on 5/31/17 6:16 AM

In order to take advantage of that perfect espresso blend you just bought (or roasted), your espresso equipment—including brewing machine, grinder, and water filter—must be regularly maintained.

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Topics: Coffee and Espresso Equipment



Why You Need The Right Water Filtration In Your Restaurant or Cafe

Posted by Julie on 9/29/16 3:27 PM

It may seem excessive or snobbish, but it would be a shame to take a premium specialty-roast coffee or a fine tea and brew it in regular old tap water. Coffee and tea are nearly 99 percent water, making good water quality essential to the final product.

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Topics: Business Savvy, Coffee and Espresso Equipment