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  • Video Roundup: 9/6/2019

    It's Friday!

    You know what that means, a new video roundup. Let's check out what we brewed up this week.

     

    First up, it's Allie, with a review of the new Acaia Pearl Model S smart coffee scale:

    Next, Gail took a look at the stunning Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione R:

    And of course, it wouldn't be a video roundup with a new Coffee Collaboration from Clementine:

    Hope you enjoy, we'll see you next week!

  • Video Roundup: 8/16/2019

    It's that time once again!

    Time for another video roundup! We've been cooking up some great stuff this week and can't wait to share.

    First up, Gail took a look at the new Eureka Crono brew grinder:

    Next up, Allie, Nicole, and Clementine tried out or August Roast of the Month!

    Then, Gail gave us a wonderful new 2019 review of the legendary Rocket Appartamento:

    And, as always, last but far from least, Clementine Made A Honey Cappuccino!

    That's all for now, see you soon!

     

  • Coffee Collaboration: Portuguese Mazagran Coffee - A Coffee & Lemonade Treat!

     While you’re impatiently waiting for short season, we’ve got a refreshing drink that’ll curb your summer appetite! Today’s concoction includes a summer favorite, lemonade, and our personal favorite, coffee, to create one delicious treat. Thanks Nick for the awesome recipe!

    Gail went ahead and made herself a glass! Here a tip Gail discovered: make sure you have a tall enough container. We recommend at least a 12-ounce glass for this brew.

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    Nick's Portuguese Mazagran Recipe:

    Equipment:

    • 12 ounce+ glass
    • AeroPress
    • Scale

    Ingredients:

    • 56 grams fresh squeezed lemon juice
    • 356 grams filtered water
    • 56 grams sugar
    • 100 grams of Ice
    • 25 grams of light roast coffee ground fine
    1. In a carafe with 100 grams of ice, combine the sugar, lemon juice and 56 grams of water to make a concentrated lemonade.
    2. Bring the remaining 300 grams of water to a boil.
    3. Set the AeroPress on top of the lemonade mixture and add in 25 grams of coffee.
    4. Slowly add 300 grams of boiling water into the AeroPress. Stir and brew for about 4 minutes and press when done.
    5. Stir to combine the lemonade with the coffee and pour into a glass with fresh ice!

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    This sweet infusion reminds Gail of iced tea with lemonade—another summer favorite!

    Do you have a recipe to share with us? Drop us a comment below and we’ll brew up your favorite cup!

  • Coffee Collaboration: Head To Head: Cold Bloom Method

    It’s a Brew Off!

    On a previous episode of Coffee Collaboration, Carl sent us a cold bloom French Press recipe that we tried and loved. A new challenger, Ian, sent us his recipe and was absolutely sure it was better! We love a good competition, so we brewed up both recipes for Gail to judge.

    How did our competitor’s fair?

    Check out the full video below to see who brewed it better! Plus, watch Gail be, well Gail, and make a mess as she brews both Ian and Carl’s cold bloom methods.

    Have a recipe you want us to try out? Drop us a comment on YouTube with your recipe!

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    Ian's Cold Bloom Recipe:

    Coffee: 18 grams, finer than drip coffee

    Water: 60 grams of cold water

    Mix water and coffee before leaving for about 20 hours. Drop the slurry into an AeroPress and top up (to the number 4) with hot water at 195F.

    Brew for 10 seconds. Plunge!

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    Carl's French Press Recipe:

    Begin prep for French Press coffee (12 hour wait time). Put the grounds into the press, pour enough water to get all the grounds wet, then add just a splash more water and let sit for 12 hours.

    Add your hot water (195F) to the slurry and brew for the normal amount time (about four minutes) and there you have it!

  • Ask Gail: Understanding The Technivorm Models

    The Technivorm coffee brewer. It's one of the best home coffee brewing machines out there. But finding the right one for you can be a little difficult. With so many models which one do you choose?technivorm

    The Technivorm coffee lineup can be demystified with a little knowledge (and a helpful chart!) The first thing you want to do is decide which style of carafe you want. The Technivorm models come in either a glass carafe or a thermal carafe. Are you someone who finishes a pot of coffee before it is even done brewing? If so, you may want to go for the glass carafe (we use a glass carafe in our breakroom!) Or maybe you are one who likes to leisurely sip your cup o' joe, in which case the thermal carafe will keep that pot of coffee hot till the last sip.

    The next decision that must be made is if you want an auto stop machine or a manual stop machine. The auto stop is great if you always brew full pots. The manual stop machine give you the ability to brew a half pot, but you will need to remember to flip the switch open or closed, otherwise the brew basket can overflow causing a mess. Trust us, we've made that mess several times before.

    Once you have those decisions made, the right Technivorm  for you will be clear. Check out the full Ask Gail video below to see the helpful chart!

     

     

  • Ask Gail: Bitter and Sour Espresso Shots!

    Sour EspressoBitter 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 make goes a long way to pulling that perfect shot.

    Espresso shots can have two extremes, either an overly bitter shot or a very sour shot. Both of which are very easy to recognize. But how do you go about fixing the off flavors? We asked Gail to give us the run down.

    So if you espresso shot tastes sour check out the video below to find out the cure!

    Does your espresso shot taste overly bitter? Watch the following video for some helpful tips!

    Did you find these videos helpful? Then you might want to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos just like these!

     

  • Ask Gail: Is There a Rancilio Silvia V4?

    We always get asked if there is a Rancilio Silvia V4. And if we were to get  technical, there wasn't even a V3, V2, or V1!Rancilio Silvia V4

    I know what you are thinking, "I read online about the Rancilio Silvia V4 with the new screw in the boiler element that is more durable and easier to replace!"  And you are right! But Rancilio never formally changed the names or version numbers.

    So yes, the latest version on the Rancilio Silvia has the upgraded boiler. Which, in the event of a burn out, can be replaced much easier (and cheaper!).

    Watch the Ask Gail below to get the full scoop! Thanks for watching!

  • Cold Brew Temperature Test

    Cold BrewAs you know, we get tons of questions and requests. And we try to answer as many as we can! Some may call it science, but we just think of it as an excuse to drink more coffee!

    Since summer is right around the corner we started getting a lot of requests around cold brew coffee! This question in particular was interesting to us. The viewer asked us if there is a difference in flavor if you steep your cold brew out at room temperature vs. steeping the cold brew in the refrigerator.  Well, there is really only one way to find out!

    We used the Primula for this experiment. Using the same dosage for both, we steeped one bottle at room temperature for 16 hours and we steeped the other bottle in the refrigerator for 16 hours.

    Watch as Gail gives these two a taste test and compares the methods!

     

  • Ask Gail: Accidentally Put Oily Beans In A SuperAuto?

    oily beansFirst off, don't panic! Everything is going to be ok. In fact it could be worse, you could think there is nothing wrong with putting oily beans in your brand new super-automatic espresso machine! The horror!

    Maybe a friend brought over a bag of the oily stuff, or maybe you "accidentally" grabbed the wrong bag at the store. However the oily beans got there (we aren't here to judge), here is what you need to do.

    Step One: get the beans out of the grinder! Flip the machine over, vacuum them out, whatever you need to do.

    Step Two: Put a medium roast into your grinder! Grinding a light or medium roasted bean through your machine will help get rid of those oils.

    If you have been using oily beans for a while in your super automatic, you may notice a clog forming. In this case you want to try and clean that clog out with an air compressor or vacuum. Unfortunately you can not use a grinder cleaner on your super automatic, those are designed specifically for stand alone grinders. If the clog is stubborn you will need to have your machine professionally cleaned.

    Watch the Ask Gail video below to get the full scoop! Are you subscribed to our YouTube channel? No? Don't worry! We got you covered. Click here to subscribe :) Thanks for watching!

     

  • SCG in Portland: Pour Over Equipment

    Pour OverPour overs. Probably the hippest way to brew your coffee right now. And as you already know, we are pretty hip! But perfecting the art of pour over takes a little bit of patience, skill and some basic equipment.

    We decided to take a trip down to our Portland store to get the scoop about what options for pour over equipment are out there. Because, if you didn't know already, Portland Oregon is the place for pour over coffee.  Gail met up with Celine and had her give us the low down.

    Some of our big take aways from our "working" vacation to Portland:

    1. There are a ton of different tools for making pour over coffee.
    2. When it comes to pour over, it is all about the flow. (Certain cones help you attain the perfect flow by adjusting the amount of holes and their placement. The Kalita Wave is a great cone for those new to pour over)
    3. You should not put your Hario Drip Pot filters in the washing machine, under any circumstances.
    4. A gooseneck kettle, like this Hario, is essential for directing your water to all the right places.

    Watch the video below to see all the pour over options and be sure to check out our Portland store, Celine is waiting for you!

    Do you like our videos? Then you should subscribe to our channel! We promise we won't disappoint!  Click here to subscribe.

     

     

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