The holiday season is upon us once again, and with it comes the pressure to get the perfect gifts for the serious “coffee nerds” in your life. You already got the trendiest new toy for little Jessica, the new socks for Uncle Mike, but you are stumped on what to get for the coffee nerd in your life who seems to be WAY more into coffee than any one person should be…
One of the biggest problems that coffee professionals face is consistency. Enter auto tampers. Without them, is it possible to get consistent 20-30 second shots of espresso every single time? Probably not. Let’s review why.
Baristas have to be consistent on many variables, including:
We all know someone who always has a coffee in their hand. It’s that coffee enthusiast that admires the craft, or simply depends on caffeine. If you know someone who tinkers in their kitchen for hours brewing coffee different ways, or regularly reads books on the science of coffee brewing, then you need to prepare to give them a coffee gift this holiday season they’ll surely use.
Creating your at-home coffee brewing station is full of fun and excitement as you begin to imagine hand-crafting your own cafe quality drinks in your own kitchen everyday! Unfortunately, and often in many homes around the country, the focus is more heavily weighted toward aesthetics, and rarely the mechanics or functionality.