How Do Coffee Machines Work?

A specialist coffee machine is a surprisingly sophisticated device. Manufacturers have had more than 100 years to hone their designs, so these coffee machines are pretty complicated from the inside once you open them up. The Science Channel explains how commercial style coffee machines are designed to deliver the perfect cup of coffee. So you can understand… Continue reading How Do Coffee Machines Work?

How To Make the Perfect Cappuccino

Cappuccino is a classic espresso drink that requires the perfect touch to make. Michael Phillips, Director of Training at Blue Bottle Coffee and 2010 World Barista Champion will show us how to master the perfect cappuccino in the video below.

Barista: A Documentary of the Top Five U.S. Barista Championships

Barista is a new documentary from Samuel Goldwyn Films that features the country’s top five baristas as they work their way through the US Barista Championship, The National Barista Championship is an intense, cutthroat competition wherein competitors get 15 minutes to prepare 12 drinks. Watch the video trailer below.

Turkish Sand Coffee

Turkish coffee is a method of preparing unfiltered coffee. Normally to make a traditional Turkish coffee you need a spirit burner to heat the finely ground coffee beans with water under a rolling boil until it begins to foam up into the neck of the pot. Repeat the process a couple of times before the mixture… Continue reading Turkish Sand Coffee

Minipresso: Hand-Powered Portable Espresso Maker

Minipresso is a unique handheld portable espresso maker that makes hot drinks instantly. Unlike other portable coffee systems, the Minipresso doesn’t use batteries or a plug and instead relies on users pumping the device to brew the coffee to their liking. It uses coffee grounds or capsules along with precisely 68ml (2.4 ounces) of hot… Continue reading Minipresso: Hand-Powered Portable Espresso Maker

Coffee Maker Alarm Clock

British designer Joshua Renouf has created a coffee machine alarm clock that wakes you up in the morning with a freshly brewed mug. The Barisieur machine heats the water and brews the coffee all by itself, all you have to do is load it up the night before by setting up the timer. The alarm… Continue reading Coffee Maker Alarm Clock