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How To Make An Americano

Standing in a crowded café in Rome, I ordered an Americano. The room fell silent and everyone turned to stare. The Barista smiled and poured me a double shot. I mimicked adding hot water to it but he didn’t seem to know what I meant. While it seems that this drink is very popular in North America […]

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How To Tamp Espresso – The LAST Tutorial You’ll Ever Need For Tamping

You’ve done everything right: Bought a well-rated machine, hunted down the perfect bean, and ground it properly. Your fav serial crime podcast is on-deck. The house is quiet. Life is good. You’re ready for that rich, creamy shot.  Then you take that first sip of rich, dark liquid… WTF!! It’s weak! What happened? You may need to learn how to […]

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How To Make Espresso Without A Machine

A shot (or two) of espresso is an incredible luxury, particularly for those who love great coffee. Espresso is one of the finest ways to truly savor the complex flavors and aromas of a top notch coffee bean. Enjoying a homemade espresso shot typically requires an expensive espresso machine or a trip to your local coffee shop. But […]

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