This is a La Marzocco Special Edition, with the red wraparound fiberglass body built on the Linea frame. It is a fully automatic machine, although it can be used easily solely as a semi (as we do in our cafe with our other La Marzocco). It was just reconditioned, and we bought it for a second location which we decided not to open. It has all new portafilters, pump, and is ready to go! It is a great looking and unique machine which will attract positive attention...... We have priced it…Continue
Hello again everyone. I am trying to decide on a a frappe mix for my soon to be opening coffee shop. So far, I am considering Capucine, Big Train, and Cafe D'Amore. I was curious as to what brand you chose for your shop and why. Thanks in advance.Continue
I recently roasted a blend that was 70 percent high acidity columbian and 20 percent pulped natural Brazil. Both coffees tasted balanced on the cupping table. The Columbian was roasted with a 3 minute Roast development time to bring down the acidity. As an espresso with milk it was coming out with sour notes. Should I roast it darker or should I just adjust the blend? It feels like I roasted both coffees to the best of their ability. Or is this a barista brewing problem?Continue
I know of a new coffee shop that is looking at saving a few bucks by getting a piston lever espresso machine. What are the advantages or disadvantages of getting one of these over a semi-auto or an automatic like almost every other shop has? Wouldn't they be slower and more labor intensive? I love to hear thoughts!