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How to brew with the ROK (Video)

This is a great end-to-end video of the ROK espresso brewing process. The only things I would add are: 1. Run hot water through the ROK after you’ve finished to flush out any residual grounds and oils. 2. Remove the white filter screen and dry thoroughly before putting the ROK away.

Video credit: Максим Рязанов

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

Matcha Tea Latte

Sugimoto Matcha Latte, Queens Kickshaw, Steinway St
Photo credit: Project Latte

I saw this photo today and am pretty keen to try my hand at Matcha Tea Lattes with the Bellman Milk Steamer. I’m taking a week or two off coffee and this could be just the thing.

Here’s a video how-to with funky green latte art:

ROK and Presso Espresso maker nuts and bolts

ROK and Presso spare parts screws gears pins

From time to time we get requests for various Presso and ROK odds and ends. So we’ve put together another parts kit which includes the most commonly requested parts that aren’t already in our refurbishment kits.

Here’s what’s in the kit:
2 x Gear Right (Part 9)
2 x Gear Left (Part 10)
1 x Upper pivot stud – front (Part 16)
1 x Upper pivot stud – back (Part 17)
4 x Custom shoulder bolt (Part 18)
2 x Base Screw (Part 19)
2 x Bayonet screw (Part 20)
2 x Roll coiled pin (Part 21)
4 x Body nylon brush (Part 22)
4 x Link arm nylon brush (Part 23)

Available from:
Australia: https://espressounplugged.com.au/rok-and-presso-nuts-and-bolts
New Zealand: https://presso.co.nz/rok-and-presso-nuts-and-bolts
USA / International: https://espressounplugged.com/rok-and-presso-nuts-and-bolts
Canada: https://espressounplugged.ca/rok-and-presso-nuts-and-bolts

Unplugged Coffee – Roasting, grinding and brewing

This video was kindly shared with us by Kay and John Atkins. John walks us through his process of roasting coffee with the Handy Roaster, grinding it with the ROK grinder and finally making espresso with his Presso.

The Handy Roaster is available in:
Australia: https://espressounplugged.com.au/handy-coffee-roaster
New Zealand: https://www.presso.co.nz/handy-coffee-roaster

Weighing your coffee

Weigh the coffee going in. Weigh the coffee coming out. It might sound a little ridiculous, but I do this every time I make coffee including with the ROK espresso maker. As a result, I make better coffee more consistently.

Further reading at Perfect Daily Grind.

Kids Try Coffee For The First Time

“It’s almost as bad as asparagus”

EU introductions: Meet Scout.

I’m Scout, AKA Jase. I’m EU’s First Mate, keeper of the keys, and coffee geek. If it happens online, I’ve probably had a hand in it.

Scout from Espresso Unplugged

EU Introductions: Meet Greg.

Being a mostly online business, we don’t get nearly enough opportunities to introduce ourselves. It’s important to us that folks know there are real, hard-working, and passionate people behind Espresso Unplugged. Here’s the first of a few introductions: meet EU’s captain, founder and excitement ant, Greg.

Greg from Espresso Unplugged

ROK Coffee Grinder Videos

Here’s a collection of ROK coffee grinder videos. The videos cover everything from squeaks, to recalibration, burr alignment, static and more.

Clearing a squeak

Adjustment wheel recalibration

Aligning the conical burr

Checking the outer fixed burr

Static (Ross Droplet Technique)

Basic instructions

Washer removal

Choose your own adventure: Cold Brew and Cold Drip Coffee

As the weather warms up here in Australia, cold brew coffee comes back on to the radar. There’s a number of ways to enjoy cold coffee and making it is super-easy. You can make cold brew with a simple low-tech set-up like a glass jar, or hack your Aeropress or invest in some of the more advanced systems we cover below.

Cold Brew or Cold Drip

Cold Brew – coffee and water are mixed at the start of the process and can be steeped for up to 15 hours. The grounds are then filtered out. Depending on the coffee to water ratio used, you can make either a ready-to-drink brew or a strong coffee concentrate for mixing with milk (or whatever takes your fancy).

Cold Drip – The water is added (dripped) on to the coffee very slowly – anywhere between 2 to 6 hours depending on the flow rate. The already filtered cold brew drips out the bottom into a jug. Cold drip is generally brewed as a concentrate for mixing.

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