I sat down with my favorite technician here at Whole Latte Love for look at the boiler system on the Brewtus IV, complete with illustration! The folks at Expobar have developed a pretty innovative boiler system for the Brewtus that keeps the temperature super consistent--plus, with the addition of a PID, it’s one of the most temp stable machines on the market.
Like many of you, I really enjoy a great espresso but I also appreciate the finer things in life. More finely ground that is. If you’re willing to take a step out of your normal range and try a finer beverage, a good place to start is with Turkish coffee.
Making espresso for your coffee drinks - cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, etc., requires that you understand the process or Ritual, as I call it. The visual clue that tells us that we have achieved Java Heaven is called the "crema".
\ Every day the world consumes about 300 tons of caffeine. The United States is a big contributor to this number as we are the world’s no. 1 buyer of coffee. Unfortunately, we have to import nearly all of this precious product in due to simple geographic’s.
As a follow up to my last blog Grinding for Your Brew-Style, I wanted to highlight some frequently asked questions to help clear up some of the muddled information surrounding some grinder terminology. To make it easier on everyone's eyes, I've condensed it into the following FAQ:
Supers, semis, manuals, single serves, oh my! With all the different machines available at Whole Latte Love, it can be hard to figure out which one is best suited for your needs. Even with our serious online archive of reviews and videos designed to help you make an educated buying decision, the assessment process can still seem daunting.
French presses, or press pots, are normally thought of as one of the oldest ways to prepare coffee, however, this is somewhat of a myth. The French press had been conceptualized in the 1800’s, but a fully functional model was not available to the coffee drinking public until the very early 1900’s, well after the vacuum pot was made popular.
Owning a semi-automatic espresso machine certainly has its charm. Grinding and measuring coffee, tamping by hand, and timing the shot are all part of the traditional brewing experience.