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Cleaning your home coffee equipment can be a difficult process! This week we wanted to give some helpful tips on how you can keep your espresso machine sparkling clean so you can always get the best taste from your lattes and espresso shots! Rinse Everything After Use This will be one of the best things you can do to keep your espresso machine sparkling! Make sure after every use to rinse all easily-accessible parts with water and remove any excess grinds. If your machine has an attached steamer for frothing milk, wiping that down immediately after use will ensure that...

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Even if you don’t have all the right tools, you can make a great latte while practicing social distancing We all want to do our part to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus, Covid-19.  Unfortunately, this may mean that due to social distancing, heading to your favorite coffee shop every day might not be in the cards. Luckily, when craving your daily latte, there is an alternative way for you to make it for yourself at home!  Tips for making a home-style latte (without the need of an espresso machine!) Step 1 - Making your espresso or strong coffee...

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Some people have some interesting ideas about coffee Coffee is an amazing thing - I think we can all agree there - but it does have some drawbacks. It's a little bit acidic, for one, and it can contribute to a slightly less-white smile. But some myths about coffee are just completely unfounded or come from facts completely blown out of proportion.   Coffee Makes You Dehydrated This one is a commonly-held belief because caffeine genuinely is a diuretic, which will cause your body to flush out more water, eventually causing dehydration. However, unless you’re drinking pure caffeine, coffee is...

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Forget your fancy cyborg space-drinks, coffee is here to stay I am sure you have all read our recent blog series on the history of coffee. But this week we wanted to move into the future, and talk about why we know that coffee will still be around in 100 years. The first reason we do not see coffee going anywhere is due to the social element involved. The simple act of getting coffee with an old friend, potential business partner, or your significant other is an opportunity for us to escape the digital age and go back to just...

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But everyone is allowed their preference! We know this might be controversial, but we have to say it: nobody likes a coffee snob.  It’s the 21st century and we believe without a shadow of a doubt that people should be able to like what they like! It doesn’t matter whether you go for the rare and exotic kopi luwak feces coffee, premium 100% Kona or blue mountain peaberry, or Folgers in your cup. Coffee is more than just a simple drink, it is the memories and the routines that help get us through life one morning at a time. If...

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