By JON SHADEL SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Espresso machines by La Marzocco, a leading Italian maker of commercial coffee gear, have long graced the countertops of some of the finest coffee shops in the world. But now the company hopes to place consumer espresso machines in homes across the United States. … Read more →
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By Jon Shadel SPECIAL TO BARISTA MAGAZINE Seattle is world-famous for its exported coffee brands. So it’s not surprising to see Seattle Coffee Gear expanding beyond the Emerald City. The company recently held a grand opening celebration for its Portland, Ore., store. And like its Seattle location, the Portland store … Read more →
Travel mugs are everywhere, with cute kittens painted on them, in the shape of a to-go cup but made of porcelain, with stainless steel walls, with French press capabilities… we in the specialty-coffee industry have seen it all when it comes to travel mugs… haven’t we? Meet the Cafflano, the … Read more →
Kickstarter’s the best, you know? How many awesome products have been born from brainiacs we never would have heard about were it not for this great funding site? I was interested to learn about Chic Kelty’s project, the Immerset brewer. It’s like a V60 meets a Clever, but with more … Read more →