What is Pre-Infusion? A Welcome Addition to the Specialty Espresso Scene

Pre-Infusion - what is it and how it can help make the perfect espresso

A new word that seems to be cropping up more and more in the specialty espresso world is “pre-infusion”. What exactly is it, and why should you care Espresso is a complex world with plenty of jargon to go around. A new one that seems to be cropping up more and more is “pre-infusion”. What … Read more

The Essentials of How to Steam Milk (And Froth It)

Essentials of How to Steam Milk - the only guide you will need

Want to know how baristas make such amazing milk coffees? Learn the basics of how to steam milk that’s silky and velvety smooth. Discover how to position your milk jug and steam wand for the best results. Milk and coffee. A match made in heaven. If steamed well, milk adds a layer of velvety, natural … Read more

Latte Art Lab: The 4 Basic Latte Art Patterns

Latte Art Lab - Four Basic Latte Art Patterns

You’ve got to learn how to walk before you can jump. Wanna learn how to pour unicorns and seahorses in your latte art? Make sure you’ve nailed these 4 basic latte art patterns first! The crema is literally a blank canvas awaiting your brush, or in our case, our milk pitcher. You can go wild, unleashing … Read more