June 20, 2022

How does temperature stability affect espresso extraction?

Water temperature plays a crucial role in espresso extraction. To produce high-quality espresso, your brewing water should sit within an ideal temperature range of between...

June 6, 2022

How does the espresso machine influence barista workflow?

As the centrepiece of the coffee shop, the espresso machine has a demonstrable impact on barista workflow, and as a result, café efficiency. Over the...

April 20, 2022

Exploring the evolution of manual espresso machines

Typically, when we talk about espresso equipment, we imagine a machine with groupheads, a steam wand, and a built-in boiler, whether it’s semi-automatic or fully...

April 14, 2022

How is the home espresso machine market evolving?

In recent years, there’s no denying that home espresso machines have changed to meet the evolving needs of home coffee consumers. Today, with the rise...

December 6, 2021

Branding and customisation: How is espresso machine design evolving?

The espresso machine is often rightly considered the heart of the coffee shop: it drives beverage preparation, workflow, and sales.  However, in recent years, we’ve...

April 5, 2021

Technical evolution: How have espresso machines changed in the 21st century?

The espresso machine is the centrepiece of coffee shops all around the world. It is a symbol of technical expertise and innovation, as well as...

April 21, 2020

Crema: How It’s Formed, What It Tells Us, & How to Learn From It

Espresso is a complex beverage characterised by a signature layer of crema. For some, this foam is seen as a fundamental part of the espresso....

May 14, 2018

A Guide to Setting Up The Espresso Machine in Your New Café

Installing your new espresso machine isn’t as simple as just ordering it and plugging it in. In the years I’ve spent as a servicing dealer...