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Are barista training classes worth it? 

Barista training classes provide you the skills necessary to feel confident working in a quality-oriented coffee environment, or as a skilled home barista. Of course, attending barista training requires an investment of both time and money. Are barista training classes really worth it? 

We’re going to break down who barista training can benefit, what they teach, how they increase your coffee shop’s chance of success, and how to know if you’re investing in quality barista training.  

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2019 Holiday Coffee Gift Guide: 14 Gifts Your Coffee Geek Actually Wants

The holiday season is upon us once again, and with it comes the pressure to get the perfect gifts for the special people in your life. You already got the trendiest new toy for little Ava, the shiny watch for Uncle Steve, 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… That’s where we can help. 

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Auto Tampers Are Changing The Espresso Game

One of the biggest problems that coffee professionals face is consistency. Is it possible to get consistent 20-30 second shots of espresso every single time? Some of the biggest variables baristas face include grind setting, coffee dose weight, tamping pressure, and angle of the tamper when tamping. You can always use a scale to weigh your coffee dose in the portafilter and use

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A Coffee Expert Gift Guide: 7 Gifts Your Coffee Geek Actually Wants

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.

Here’s the common scenario you want to avoid:

You walking through a department store,

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Setting Up Your At-Home Coffee Brewing Station

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.

Any serious home coffee enthusiast can tell you,

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