After more than 60 hours researching and testing at-home espresso equipment with assistance from Stumptown’s coffee education crew, we think the Breville Infuser is the best espresso machine. It’s part of the best espresso setup under $1,000, which includes the Rancilio Rocky grinder and all the accessories you need…
I don’t even drink coffee but after seeing an espresso shot get pulled through a naked portafilter on an espresso machine, it’s the only thing I want in my life. Watching the water swish through the finely ground coffee beans and then seeing it seep through each hole and then finally being allowed to witness how the…
In the early hours of what would be this morning for many of us, astronauts on the ISS reached out into space with a robotic arm and plucked the Dragon re-supply capsule from orbit. It contains plenty of important SCIENCE, but also the most important supply of all: coffee.
This interesting video by the guys at ChefSteps explains in detail the process of making the perfect espresso and what happens inside the espresso machine that gives the drink such a creamy and unique taste.
The Moka Pot is one of the most time-honored—yet often misunderstood—ways to make coffee. It's also one of the most recognizable kitchen gadgets, thanks to the ubiquitous Italian design left largely unchanged since 1933. A new collaboration between Blue Bottle Coffee and designer Joey Roth revamps the Moka Pot with a…
As addictive mind-altering substances go, coffee is actually pretty hard to hit up on the move. If you're out of range of a Starbucks, getting a hot, caffeine-rich epsresso generally requires a 20-pound machine and mains electricity, which is exactly the first-world problem this dinky espresso machine exists to tackle.
Just like any hard-working professional, an astronaut can use a good cup of coffee first thing, which is why Lavazza has developed a new custom espresso machine for use in space, destined to find a home aboard the International Space Station.
Dominique Ansel, the Willy Wonka of desserts and creator of the Cronut, has announced his latest imagination busting, tastebud oozing creation: The Waffogato. It takes the delicious affogato, which is basically ice cream topped with espresso, but remixes it by making the ice cream a waffle made from ice cream and…
Behind the veneer of bearded hipsters that floods the world of high-end coffee lies an intricate field of science, gadgetry, and taste requiring years of experience to master. Counter Culture is at the forefront of coffee education, and their new NYC training center is the apex of techniques and technology.
Espresso is a mysterious drink. Not many people really know what it really is, how it’s made, or even what it should taste like. We've all been lured into a haze of misunderstanding and misinformation by the likes of Starbucks, Nespresso, Krups, and countless other brands looking to make espresso easy and cheap.…
Is it going to produce the best cup of espresso you've ever tasted? Probably not. But if you've got a thing for cars, or are on the hunt for an obscenely over-the-top coffee maker for your garage, Espresso Veloce's V12 will give you the hit of caffeine you're looking for, while gobbling up a huge chunk of counter…
This system of burners, pipes, flasks and gauges looks like it came straight out of a laboratory. In fact, though, it's a prototype coffee machine—and it could satisfy the technical desires of even the biggest coffee nerd.
At first glance this beautiful espresso maker from CB Industries looks like a proposed NASA spacecraft design from the mid-1950s. But instead of dropping astronauts on the moon, it's only designed to drip coffee into a cup, while looking sleek in the process.
You've been spoiled by the five-buck cup of exotic single-origin pour-over coffee. It's time to upgrade your home equipment. At this rate, your caffeine addiction is cutting into your cocktail budget.
Aside from taste, the point of drinking espresso is that in a sense, you want to blast off with all the fuel caffeine provides. And these adorable rocket espresso cups allow you to express that quite literally.
Everyone has some object that's just too beautiful to give up, despite a major flaw in its function. What is it for you—an old Polaroid or 35-millimeter camera, a stopped watch, an original Nintendo? Hell, a bit brace?
I took a trip to Seattle a little while ago. Actually a long while ago. And I shot a bunch of video of cool stuff. Then it got lost, because I am a terrible person. But I found them, so here they are.
One of these two things is true: Your home espresso machine cost a small fortune, or your home espresso sucks. (Or, just maybe, you hacked a Rancilio Silvia.) That's because home espresso machines can't maintain consistant temperature and pressure.
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
Cheap home espresso machines make espresso that tastes just as cheap. The $170 Mypressi Twist doesn't.