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To Baristas We’ve Lost

For so many reasons, 2013 has been a wonderful year in coffee. But as with any year, there have been sadnesses and heartbreaks. This year was particularly painful for the loss of two bright stars in our community, Christina Furr and Emelyne Smith, both of whom passed at far-too-early ages … Read more →

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Refresher: Preventative Maintenance

As many of your are off work this week, we thought we’d take the opportunity to give you some reading material—save it for later if you want. No matter how experienced you are, or how much of a newbie you may be, every coffee professional needs to stay fresh on … Read more →

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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 →

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