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AnZa: Brutalist Sculpture Meets Espresso

AnZa: Brutalist Sculpture Meets Espresso

This is the AnZa, a home espresso machine from the minds at Montaag—a multi-disciplinary design firm that keep offices in both Norway and Berkeley, California. The team here has worked on a dramatic range of projects, from consumer tech devices and HiFi speakers to cafe interiors and futuristic ocean vessels. They also love coffee. And like most designers who love coffee, they eventually turn their interest and their talents to create the coffee device of their dreams. In this case, the result is an experiment in textures and materials that you don’t often see used for kitchen appliances. The AnZa takes a shot at the traditional vernacular of espresso machine aesthetics, while still remaining functional. It looks like it…Continue Reading

Making Lattes Without an Espresso Machine

Making Lattes Without an Espresso Machine

All price references in this article are in US Dollars. Most coffee fans know that you need an espresso machine to make a latte. Lattes be they iced or hot require espresso and espresso comes from an espresso machine. And unlike most coffee brewers which can be purchased for under $100 and often under $50, espresso machines can cost a lot. Over the years I’ve seen home espresso machines for sale in the $300 to $3000 price range. Add another $200 to $1000 for…Continue Reading

Cure

Cure

Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map SeriesSubject: CureLocation: Norfolk, VAWiFi?: yesRating: 6+ [see key]It's my habit often when visiting with friends on the weekend to seek out a good brunch and then a good coffeehouse. While the landscape is still improving, sadly few places know how to do brunch and great coffee, so to keep it simple I usually keep my coffee stops separate from my brunches.Read more »Continue Reading

Mugged: Goshen Coffee’s Secret Stash

Mugged: Goshen Coffee’s Secret Stash

Subject: Goshen Coffee Coffees Mugged and Rating [see key]: – Adame Gorbota, Ethiopian 6+ – Gedeb, Ethiopia 6+ – Kintamani, Bali 6+ – Pedro Melgar, Honduras 5+ – Toribo Vasquez, Honduras 5+ A lot of great things have come out of Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, Portillo’s hot dogs and Home Alone (just the first movie) usually top my list. But over the years, I have found another contender Continue Reading

Folklore Coffee and Company

Folklore Coffee and Company

Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Folklore Coffee and Company Location: Elizabethtown, PA WiFi?: yes Rating: 5+ [see key] Dotted throughout the eastern Pennsylvania countryside exist many pleasant towns. Once places of industry, these villages exist now as centers of local culture and gathering hubs for lunch dates. Fortunately many such towns also have a rising occurrence Continue Reading

The Barista Home Espresso Machine Tutorial

The Barista Home Espresso Machine Tutorial

The Starbucks Barista home espresso machine is easy to use and is capable of producing high quality espresso. This is a very good, compact and sturdy machine capable of delivering a consistent shot of espresso and good quality steamed milk. It is also available at a relatively reasonable price. Barista Home Espresso Machine (AMAZON USA) The Design The Barista is very simple in design. There are two push buttons on the right hand side of the machine and one on the left. Also on the…Continue Reading

Courier Coffee Roasters

Courier Coffee Roasters

Part of the Fill in the Coffee Map Series Subject: Courier Coffee Roasters Location: Portland, OR WiFi?: yes Rating: 6+ [see key] There is an inexplicable vibe that comes from walking into a serious coffeehouse. Of course I do not mean “serious” in the sense of mood (though I’ve been in a few shops where the barista looks like we’re about to sort through tax law), Continue Reading

CC: Fluid Coffee Bar

CC: Fluid Coffee Bar

Subject: Fluid Coffee Bar Location: Denver, CO Free WiFi ? : yes Rating: 6+ [see key] I’ve sat through many meetings in my life and a sad hallmark of the majority have been dreary locations and coffee not worth drinking. Quite often in these meetings I quietly wished that my surroundings were that Continue Reading