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Mistakes: Dialing In Your Espresso Machine (Top 3 Mistakes and Tips)
P Pat Cotter

Mistakes: Dialing In Your Espresso Machine (Top 3 Mistakes and Tips)

Have you ever struggled with dialing in espresso? Maybe you’ve practiced and pract...
  • Jun 28, 2023
Why is My Espresso Shot So Bitter?
P Pat Cotter

Why is My Espresso Shot So Bitter?

We've all asked this question before - why does my espresso taste so bitter? In fa...
  • Mar 2, 2023
How to Buy Your First Espresso Machine
P Pat Cotter

How to Buy Your First Espresso Machine

Are you in the market for your first espresso machine? Are you ready to bring that...
  • Feb 24, 2023
Drip? Press? Pour Over? How to Find the Right Coffee Brewing Method for You
P Pat Cotter

Drip? Press? Pour Over? How to Find the Right Coffee Brewing Method for You

It’s been a while since we talked about how to effectively pick out a brew method ...
  • Feb 28, 2022
Getting the Most Out of Your New Coffee Brewers, Espresso Machines, and Other Coffee Equipment
P Pat Cotter

Getting the Most Out of Your New Coffee Brewers, Espresso Machines, and Other Coffee Equipment

It’s the new year and we know some of our readers might have received some new cof...
  • Jan 5, 2022
Espresso Machine Portafilters and You!
P Pat Cotter

Espresso Machine Portafilters and You!

You can’t brew espresso without a portafilter! These lovely tools are one of the k...
  • Aug 23, 2021
Episode 12 - Frequently Asked Coffee Questions Part 2
P Pat Cotter

Episode 12 - Frequently Asked Coffee Questions Part 2

This episode on the Seattle Coffee Gear Podcast: Pat settles in to answer some of...
  • Jul 28, 2021
Coffee Processing
P Pat Cotter

Coffee Processing

It’s time for a refresher on one of the things that most deeply affects coffee fla...
  • Jul 20, 2021
Things to Look for in a Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine - Part 1
P Pat Cotter

Things to Look for in a Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine - Part 1

We’re continuing our series on good good things to look for when perusing new coff...
  • Mar 24, 2021
Tasting Notes and Coffee Flavor
P Pat Cotter

Tasting Notes and Coffee Flavor

If you just started your specialty coffee journey with some new gear you might hav...
  • Jan 18, 2021
Interview: Ivania Rivera of Aldea Global
P Pat Cotter

Interview: Ivania Rivera of Aldea Global

Hey coffee lovers! We were given the extraordinary opportunity to interview Ivani...
  • Oct 31, 2018
What's a PID?
P Pat Cotter

What's a PID?

You may have seen that certain espresso machines include what's called a "PID," or...
  • Oct 1, 2018
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