Archive for the Espresso Category

America’s Top Lunch Trucks – WSJ.com

Posted on June 5, 2009 by

The Wall Street Journal reports today on the current state of high-end food trucks.  Those more twitterly-inclined may already be familiar with this post from Serious Eats; A List of Street Food Vendors Using Twitter And while there are a few coffee trucks parked in various locales here in NYC, none have quite the pomp […]

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Bitter Brew

Posted on June 3, 2009 by

I’d be remiss to not mention the brewing coffee battle currently going on over Stumptown Coffee Roasters here in NYC, though it’s not what you may think.  This particular battle is being waged between the media outlets, and not  any brewers of the bean.  It started in April when New York Magazine published this article […]

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DIY Espresso | Serious Eats

Posted on May 26, 2009 by

The Serious Eats blog recently posted a collection of DIY articles from Make Magazine regarding coffee.  Included in their post are these PDF instructions for the home enthusiast; DIY Coffee Roaster DIY Espresso Tamper DIY PID Temperature Control Also in the Serious Eats archives are instructions for cold-brewing your coffee at home. A full list […]

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Intelligentsia's Shiny New Apple

Posted on May 23, 2009 by

Intelligentsia just held a launch party for their newest store, located in Venice, CA.  My impression (from 3,000 miles away) is that this store has combined aspects of all that they hold dear in coffee with design features of a typical Apple Store.  No, they’re not repairing iPods.  But no longer do you file in […]

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Grumpy Park Slope

Posted on May 23, 2009 by

I took advantage of the beautiful Brooklyn weather today and visited the third (not yet completed) Cafe Grumpy location.  Located at 383 7th Avenue in Park Slope, it’s just past the bustling 9th Street.  No, not that 9th Street.  The 9th Street that connects Prospect Park to Red Hook.  I should have called first though, […]

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Synesso for Sale

Posted on May 19, 2009 by

I get a lot of hits from the search term “Synesso for sale”.  Since we do in fact, have a “Synesso for sale”, I thought I’d share with you our current equipment offering sheet.  Below is a screen shot.  Clicking on it will take you to a Google document with more items for sale as […]

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If I had a Synesso

Posted on February 12, 2008 by

If I had a Synesso, I’d experiment with dedicating one of the groups to straight shots. I’d knock the temperature way down, and start playing with 7, and 14 gram shots. I would of course use a dedicated grinder for the dedicated group, and I would continue to use the other group(s) to continue up […]

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Anfim Rising

Posted on January 5, 2008 by

Yesterday our newest toys arrived in the form of a pair of Anfim Super Caimano’s. While the subject of some discussion on various forums and blogs, these grinders are not common here in the States (at least not on the East Coast) due mostly to their limited availability. Imported from Vince up at 49th Parallel, […]

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Barista Manual 1.0

Posted on June 15, 2007 by

It’s been years in the making, but version 1.0 of our Barista Manual has been published. Why version 1.0? As all veterans are well aware the science of coffee is an ever evolving process. Theories are constantly challenged and tweaked, techniques are further refined. We welcome constructive criticism and hope to release updates to this […]

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Naked News

Posted on March 27, 2006 by

After using “naked” “chopped” and or “crotchless” portafilters for the last year or so, we’ve recently made a move towards returning to the original double spout style. Initiated by Chris’s endless passion for improving shot quality, we’ve gone retro for almost a full week now in an attempt to isolate some funky feelings we’ve been […]

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