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Category: Education

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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Grind by Weight

Grind By Weight

It’s important to know how to control the amount of coffee you grind – by volume, time or weight. We cover these three big methods here, but long-story-short the very best of those is to grind coffee by weight. “Grind-by-weight” is the term we use to d…

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Tasting Flavor Notes in Coffee Part 2

After finally getting the taste notes in your last bag of beans, you’re deep down your flavor discovery. You’ve become familiar with the Guatemala you’ve been drinking and you decide to change it up a bit. You pick up a Kenya – citrus sweetness with co…

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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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Vario Micro adjustments

Why Micro Adjustments Aren’t Completely Linear

With the release of the Vario, we introduced the revolutionary technology of micro grind adjustments. Rather than a machine with X distinct steps of adjustment, the Vario enabled users to further fine tune their grind. Today, micro-adjustment is availa…

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