Chris Hooton's Blog – March 2009 Archive (3)

A Spiritual Rule in Espresso

Musings on the Parable of the Coffee Shop

The parts to a good espresso:

Roasting, Blending and Grinding

The first thing needed in preparing good espresso is a…


Added by Chris Hooton on March 29, 2009 at 7:32pm — No Comments

Facebook challenge

I created a couple trivia challenges based on the test we use for Barista training - so my trainees could practice. Check them out here: Part 1, Part 2

Added by Chris Hooton on March 28, 2009 at 3:21pm — 3 Comments

Modding my machine

I did some more work today on my old single group Grindmaster Espressimo machine. The Espressimo heats the group head with a heating element that encircles the top of the group. Mine went out as heating elements like to do. So instead of buy a new calrod element for about 30 bucks (though I didn't think it would be that cheap), I decided to heat it with steam - more like an E61. I simply extended the copper tubing that went to the vacuum breaker valve and routed through the cavity in the group… Continue

Added by Chris Hooton on March 17, 2009 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

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