Siphon Coffee vs. Pour Over

Siphons and pour overs are two of the most elegant slow coffee-brewing methods, and both are capable of brewing delicious coffee once you master the technique. Each has a place in the home barista’s kitchen (or dining room). When you have to choose between one or the other, however, here are some of the differences that might make you prefer either one.

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Rocket Appartamento vs La Marzocco Linea Mini

The Rocket Appartamento and La Marzocco Linea Mini are both compact and capable home espresso machines, but they differ significantly in price and quality. While you’ll be happy with either, there are good reasons to upgrade with the La Marzocco Mini if it’s within your budget.

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Hario V60 Pour Over Brewing Method and Recipes

Hario v 60 review

The Hario V60 is one of the most dominant manual pour-overs, commonly found in kitchens, cafes and brewing competitions. It’s the brewer that has won the most World Brewers Cup (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2021), yet is also a favorite of home baristas.

With so many professional baristas using the Hario V60, a number of different ways to brew with the pour-over have been developed. Here are some of the most popular (and most flavorful) pour-over brewing methods and recipes for the Hario V60.

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Portafilters and Filter Baskets (All the Details!)

Portafilters and filter baskets are essential for making espresso. While they might seem simple and all similar, there are major and minor details that can make a difference in your at-home coffee experience.

If you have recently purchased an espresso machine or are looking to upgrade one, here’s what you should know about portafilters and filter baskets.

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Bottomless (Naked) Portafilters

Bottomless portafilters look exotic when brewing espresso, and have a cult following among baristas. There also are practical reasons to use these. If you have a home espresso machine, here’s why you might want one of these among your accessories.

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Pressurized vs. Non-Pressurized Portafilters

Portafilters come in many sizes, shapes and styles. The aesthetics can vary (e.g. handle wood/color, single spout/double spout), and so too can the functional design (e.g. size, basket/naked). One of the most fundamental differences in portafilters is whether they’re pressurized or non-pressurized. How Espresso is Made At its most basic, espresso is brewed by extracting …

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What are the Different Types of Espresso Machines?

Espresso is a single category of coffee, but within the category there are diverse aromas, flavors and profiles that espresso can have. Similarly, there are diverse methods among the machines that brew espresso.

Espresso machines can be grouped into several categories based on the level of effort vs. convenience, and other features further differentiate various machines. Below are the various types of machines followed by some other major differences in designs.

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Copper Espresso Machines

5 Beautiful Copper Espresso Machines That Make Excellent Espresso

Home espresso machines are fun to use and can make delicious coffee (with experienced hands). Copper machines only further enhance the experience, with a captivating aesthetic that recollects espresso’s early days and complements a well- pulled shot’s inherent beauty. If you appreciate the look of copper and the taste of espresso, one of these five copper espresso machines may be a perfect addition to your home coffee bar.

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Pump Espresso Machine vs Steam

What is the difference between steam and pump espresso machines?

Pressure is the primary variable that distinguishes espresso from other methods of brewing coffee. All types of espresso machines must generate pressure, and there are two methods that machines use to do so. Pump espresso machines and steam espresso machines fundamentally differ in how they generate the pressure that’s required to brew espresso.

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