La Marzocco Strada EP coffee machine review

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This morning I woke up with good intentions. I had a look on my agenda at my article list and after scrolling down a bit, I stopped by the review section and focused on the title “La Marzocco Strada Ep review”. Then I realised that it’s not an “easy” one as this machine requires deep knowledge before dealing with its technology. What does it involve? Let me clarify that. Introducing La Marzocco Strada EP La Marzocco Strada EP (electronic paddle) is a game-changer as it works differently from any other … Read more

La Marzocco KB90 espresso coffee machine review

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(Updated 2019 August the 5th ) The coffee scene is evolving quickly. Are we still in the third wave or are we enter already the fourth one? Now there’s another reason why we truly need to look at it and that’s the new toy by La Marzocco. On February the 1st the company announced a new coffee machine called LA Marzocco KB90, the ultimate version of the Linea PB. KB stands for Kent Bakke, the former La Marzocco International CEO and currently the Chairman of the Board, and 90 as … Read more

LA Marzocco Leva. The lever commercial espresso machine review

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I have tested the La Marzocco Leva espresso machine for a few months when I had a short but intense working experience in an Italian coffee shop in London. When I first used it, the Leva coffee machine was just being launched! Therefore, I am quite sure about a few technical problems I am sharing in this post have been already solved by La Marzocco, the mother company of this forward-thinking machine. It is well designed and the first time I saw it I thought it was something in between … Read more

La Marzocco Strada AV coffee machine review

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Founded in 1927, La Marzocco is one of the world leaders in producing top-of-the-range espresso machines. La Marzocco is constantly focused on the needs of the market with a view to the future. Today I’m reviewing La Marzocco Strada AV (automatic volumetric) that was launched in 2016. La Marzocco Strada AV takes its name from a group of baristas that worked with the company to design this model. This group was called “the Strada team” This model is designed for advanced users who want to deal with the programmed measure … Read more

Hario V60 or Kalita? The final verdict

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A morning Hario V60 coffee has become my morning ritual just after getting out of my bed. At the very beginning, I chose any hand brew method for convenience as invest in a one group machine was, and is still, out of my budget even if I’m always tempted to buy a GS3 from la Marzocco or a Sage Oracle by Helston Blumenthal. I started with Kalita wave and then end up with Hario V60 which does everything I need. But which one is better? V60 or Kalita? Let’s dive … Read more

The Sanremo Café Racer machine review

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Today’s article is about the Sanremo Cafe Racer coffee machine, by Italian company Sanremo, one of the leading coffee manufacturer. Driven by the innovation as its main characteristic, the company is focussed to every detail making its mark and standing at the forefront in the sector. Sanremo headquarter is based in Italy, Treviso. It’s also the official espresso machine of the 2018-2020 Coffee in Good Spirit and the World Latte Art competitions. About the Sanremo Café Racer The idea was to make something that looks stunning. Inspired by motorcycles, from … Read more

Faema E71 Italian Commercial Coffee Machine Review

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(Updated 2019 August the 19th) When we write about Faema we cannot fail to mention that it has been the first Italian company that introduced significant innovations in the world of Italian commercial espresso machines, still used in most of the coffee machine competitors. Faema had its greatest success with the E61 model, introducing the concept of atmospheric pressure thanks to a volumetric pump, delivering water at a given pressure, allowing the best possible extraction of the water-soluble parts of ground coffee. Today I write up about its natural evolution: … Read more

The best coffee shops in Shoreditch

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East London is not only famous for graffiti but also for a vibrant coffee scene. My list of the best coffee shops in Shoreditch area 1 – Origin coffee shop Located right in the heart of Shoreditch, there’s the first flagship of Origin Coffee Roasters, a leading UK (Cornish) coffee roaster. The coffee shop is situated in Charlotte Road, a hectic touristic area. The cafè mainly works on weekdays with the offices situated around there and mostly with tourist on the weekend. The company is well-known for being one of … Read more

Mahlkonig Peak grinder review

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Mahlkonig Peak Grinder – A bit of history Mahlkönig or the “Grind King”, translating from German into English, is a German company that makes high quality grinders as its core business. Focusing on promoting quality since the beginning of 1924, Mahlkönig is now one of the world leader for their grinders, from the innovation to the design of them. The company is known to introduce the “grind-on-demand” concept, explaining the world how important is to grind fresh coffee in terms of preserving its characteristics. The grinder The company has reached … Read more

The Modbar AV ABR coffee machine review

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Not so long time ago I wrote down something about La Marzocco, one of the world most famous company of high-end espresso machines that every coffee lover knows. You can have a look here . Today it’s the turn of the Modbar AV ABR or Automatic Volumetric Auto Brew Ratio. I’m not sure if we can consider this machine like a precursor of the Fourth Coffee Wave or not (you can check, however, this article of last week, but we can easily say that it will get soon a big part … Read more