Posts tagged: espresso

Happy 6th Birthday One & One!

Today marks the 6th birthday of our beloved One & One!  We started serving up the One & One at a competition tasting event, which led to the video/blog, which ultimately led to a ton of interest in the cafe for people who wanted the best of both worlds (a...

Big Step Tamper Review

Confession: I love my barista tools. I'm a full-fledged gear geek; especially when it comes to tampers. Just like all gear-heads, I need my tools just the way I like ‘em. I was never really satisfied with off-the-shelf tampers, so in my early days I  gained a little reputation for bugging...

Marked for Death

Back in the day one of my favorite ways to enjoy espresso was in the form of a double macchiato. It had all the makings of a barista nerds dream: an espresso-centric drink that still allowed you to flex your milk steaming and latte art muscles. For me it was...

Little Dose, Big World

I've competed in a couple barista competitions, I've done fairly well, and I've noticed something odd. Most of the winners of Barista competitions these days are dosing close to, if not more than, 20 grams into the portafilter. I am a fan of this dosing style; my go-to is 20g...

A Day Without a Scale

When we started making espresso we didn't have all the awesome tools we have now, and the tools we did have we really didn't use to their full potential.We used scales to weigh dose...sometimes. It wasn't uncommon to break out the scale for maybe only 3 minutes of an 8...