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Category: Burrs

When Should I Replace My Burrs?

Let’s say you own a Baratza grinder. You’ve had it for a few years now and you’ve been enjoying fresh ground coffee on demand. When you boil it all down, a coffee grinder is just a machine that turns burrs. Machines need work overtime, right? A car nee…

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How to Make Espresso for a Group

The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means gatherings of family and friends who may or may not be looking for some coffee to perk them up after a big meal.  Anybody can throw on a pot of brew, sure, but in order to really impress your…

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How to Make Sense of Flavor in Espresso

You’ve learned about flavor notes. And you know what typical flavors to expect out of different coffees. Now, it’s time to put that learning into action! When you’re making espresso, you’re going to taste a lot of different flavors. It’s important to k…

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Encore and GB2.0

Encore Upgrade – GB2.0

It’s an open secret that the Encore can hold the advanced cone burr from the Virtuoso+, called the M2 burr. We aren’t afraid to let folks know about this compatibility because there are plenty of folks who want a straightforward machine like the Encore…

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Tasting Flavor Notes in Coffee

You’re at your favorite local coffee roaster, looking for a bag of beans to take home. The array of labels can be confusing enough, with names of people and places from across the world. But in smaller print, you notice a peculiar list of words. Nectar…

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Fines: An open-ended discussion.

One of the reasons a burr grinder is a better tool for coffee drinkers than a blade grinder is that burrs provide a consistency and uniformity of grind that you just can’t get from whirring blades. There’s no denying how easy and repeatable it is to gr…

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