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  1. Ask Gail: How Long Do Coffee Beans Last?

    When you purchase fresh coffee beans, you’ll probably notice a roast date labeled on the bag and you might wonder: “How long do coffee beans...
  2. Ask Gail: Adjusting Your Grind Based On Roast Level

    On this episode of Ask Gail, we were asked if you need to adjust your grinder setting based on the roast level? The short answer...
  3. Ask Gail: Bitter and Sour Espresso Shots!

    Bitter and sour espresso shots, oh my! Getting that perfect espresso shot takes time and practice. But knowing what to taste for and what adjustments to...
  4. Ask Gail: Does Water Quality For Espresso Matter?

    We are always stressing the importance of the coffee beans when it comes to espresso. But what about the other half of the shot? What...
  5. Ask Gail: Coffee Bean Comparison

    We all know that we shouldn't use a oily coffee bean on a superautomatic espresso machine because it will eventually clog it up, which can be...
  6. Ask Gail: Can I Use Grindz In A Superautomatic?

    We are always say, the cleaner you keep you espresso machine the longer it will last. And we will continue to say so until the...
  7. Ask Gail: Coffee Cans vs. Coffee Bags

    The question was asked, why are some coffees bagged in cans while other coffees are bagged in, well, bags? A great example of this can...
  8. Ask Gail: Lavazza's Packaging Change?

    Just as soon as you get used to something, it changes. Believe you me when I say, I get it! It can be frustrating, especially...
  9. Ask Gail: How Many Grams Fit In a Portafilter?

    When you get your first espresso machine the first thing you want to do is pull a shot! As you are grinding out your beans...
  10. Ask Gail: Can The Crossland CC1 Auto Shut Off?

    We live in the age of automation. Between our smart phones and our super automatic espresso machines, we almost never need to manually control anything...
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