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The great outdoors is better with coffee.
A new espresso machine company launches in Seattle.
Designed by Tim Put for his brother, Canadian national champion barista Ben Put, this new tamper might solve some serious health issues.
Yep, good things come out of Wyoming: A Cheyenne-based brewing equipment manufacturer called Brewista softly launched at the 2015 SCAA Event in Seattle. Owner Brian Gross and product designer Christian Krause are behind the company; the former Bonavita employees are attempting to launch a line of brewers, kettles, glassware, and scales that are equal parts durable and […]
Communicating one’s felt experience to the outside world is a daunting task for any human. At any given point, miscommunication due to a variety of factors can impair our ability to relate to each other. Call me a technofuturist if you like, but I think one benefit of technology is its ability to ease the […]
The razzle dazzle big stage of the World Barista Championship is home to many innovations: vacuum sealed espresso shots, sous vide geisha beans, carbonically macerated rare coffee varieties, and on. But one piece of kit that drew the curiosity of many at the 2015 WBC was the strange, green, handle-less tamper used by United Kingdom […]
Are you a home espresso enthusiast that wants to up your coffee experience? You’ll need a solid grinder. We’ve been there, tried to go without. “We don’t need a grinder,” we said. But let’s face facts, friends: in this day and age, if you want to make cappuccino at home you’re going to have to bite […]
This weekend, the senior editors of Sprudge tasked Charlie Burt of Kansas City to visit as many SCAA exhibitors as possible and drink all the coffees. This is no easy task. But in a few short hours, Mr. Burt was able to try ten coffees, brewed by ten different people using at least eight different brew methods (including […]
Sometimes it’s the cute stuff that catches my eye. I’m only human. And so that’s why I couldn’t get enough of this happy little roaster at SCAA 2015, called the Aillio Bullet R1, with its cute little legs and round little butt. It’s a 1-kilo sample roaster designed in Denmark and built in Taiwan, where twin […]
This weekend, the senior editors of Sprudge tasked Charlie Burt of Kansas City to check out as many SCAA 2015 espresso machines as possible and document these sweet-as machines. From product launches to stunning customs to reimagined classics, this is a whiz-bang hot-rod look at the dopest, illest, and frankly sickest espresso machines of the […]
“It’s a difficult machine to describe to you because it’s so simple,” World Barista Champion Gwilym Davies told us this morning at the Nuova Simonelli booth at the SCAA Event in Seattle. He’s talking about the Victoria Arduino Black Eagle VA 388 (official machine of the World Barista Championship) with built-in scales floating above the […]
The Brothers Vastardis of our partners at BKON Craft Brewer are at the 27th SCAA Event in Seattle, Washington, to showcase their space-aged brewing technology brewing what it was destined to brew since its inception: coffee. When we profiled the brewer last year at SCAA, the machine was dutifully brewing Rishi Tea. Now, with the help of a […]
We are living in a Neo-Italian espresso preparation era. Espresso is being brewed meticulously by fastidious baristas around the world on top of the line equipment. Old world Italian methods like pre-ground espresso, full dosing chambers, 1:3 ratios, and 14 gram baskets are en vogue. What’s old is new again. Perfecting these practices with scales, better grinders, […]
Acaia, the company that brought the world the Bluetooth-equipped Pearl, the Sprudgie-award-winning gram scale, is launching a brand new coffee scale custom-fit for the barista community. Called the Acaia Lunar, the scale is being marketed as “barista-proof”, with extensive waterproofing throughout, including an automatic shut-off when water touches any interior parts. It’ll be launched next week […]