Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Backflushing Refresher Course!

I got an email from a barista last night who was having trouble some issues with backflushing: I have a 5 group head La Marzocco and I daily backflush with water and detergent. I now know there is a huge debate on backflushing with/without the screen. That ISN’T my question. … Read more →

Third Rail's reaping for the East Coast with a TNT to raise money for a worthy cause.

Happy Holiday TNTs in the NW, SE, and NE!

For those of you who celebrate Christmas, it kind of means, whether you’re working or not, that it’s a whole holiday week—this year, falling between December 23 and December 27. And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you likely enjoy this more relaxed pace, when lots of people are off … Read more →

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Vail Mountain Coffee Teams with Colorado Nonprofit to Benefit Cancer Fighters

This is one of those warm-your-heart stories that makes the holiday season wonderful: there’s a nonprofit in Denver called First Descents which is all about providing young adults who are surviving and fighting cancer—regardless of physical challenges, diagnosis, or prognosis—with outdoor adventure opportunities. The goal is to give them a … Read more →

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Wanna go to Shanghai?

We do! The HOTELEX Shanghai and EXPO Finefood events are going to be amazing! It takes place March 31 to April 3, and will include, like, the events of the country’s coffee industry. These include: • The China Barista Championship • The China Latte Art Championship • The China Master Bartending … Read more →

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