What is Channeling?

What is Channeling?

Channeling is when water doesn’t flow evenly through the coffee bed. It is, essentially, a barista’s worst nightmare. Water not flowing evenly means that your coffee won’t extract properly. It all comes down to three factors: Grind size, tamping, and water flow within the actual espresso machine.
Dual Boiler vs Heat Exchanger

Dual Boiler vs Heat Exchanger

Espresso machines aren’t just for espresso. They’re also for making steam, and lots of it. Sure, espresso is a great drink by itself, but it is the lattes and the cappuccinos that really conquered the world. And making quality dry steam isn’t an easy feat.
Bottomless Portafilters - Are They Worth it?

Bottomless Portafilters - Are They Worth it?

At first glance, it might seem like they aren’t worth it. However, if you’re a passionate coffee aficionado that takes pleasure in perfecting their craft, a bottomless portafilter might just be one of the best tools for you. The ability to simply take a look at how your shot flow is, to many baristas, priceless.
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