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Month: August 2016

Unboxing a new ROK espresso maker

In case you haven’t had an opportunity to unbox a ROK espresso maker for yourself, our mate Scott has created a little taster for you. Check the video to see the ROK unboxed and used to make delicious espresso. You’ll also see cameos from the ROK grinder, Top Shed Tow Ball tamper and Top Shed coffee.

Where to buy ROK espresso maker:

Australia: https://espressounplugged.com.au/rok
Canada: https://espressounplugged.ca/rok
New Zealand: https://presso.co.nz/rok
USA/International: https://espressounplugged.com/rok

Yes, you can store coffee beans in the freezer

freeze coffee beans to keep them fresh

I’ve got a dirty little secret: for more than five years I have been freezing whole-bean coffee. I say this knowing full well that a thousand roasters and coffee purists from around the world may rain judgement upon me, but if done right, freezing extends the freshness and shelf life of your coffee for months. The key advantages of freezing are that you’ll save money by buying larger amounts of coffee at a time (freezing the excess), you’ll reduce waste, and avoid the inevitable declining enjoyment due to staling beans. Continue reading

7 Deadly Sins of the Home Barista

7 deadly sins of the home barista

You can make better coffee. Below you’ll find seven of the most common obstacles to producing cafe-quality coffee at home. Of course, there are countless ways to improve your coffee, but what you’ll find below will certainly put you on the right path. It’s worth adding that nothing suggested below includes spending lots of money on high-end equipment. You can actually improve your brews and save money at the same time. It’s a win/win scenario.

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Coffee + AeroPress + hiking in the Swiss Alps

Tim Shirey recently shared a great video of his newly purchased ROK espresso maker and naked portafilter producing a beautiful espresso pour. I checked out Tim’s other videos and found this great Aeropress demo with spectacular scenery and a clear guide to the inverted method. As a result, I’ve never wanted to be further away from my office and computer than I do right now. Amazing.

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