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Coffee Equipment

SUPERKOP : a kickstarter project for a new lever machine

A new, manually operated, non-electric espresso machine that excellents in taste.

The machine uses fresh-ground coffee (no cups), does not require any warm-up, is virtually maintenance-free and most important: perfect extraction.

A kickstarter campaign has been launched as per April 2nd, production is planned for May/Jun and first products will are expected in August 2021.

The housing is molded from aluminum, the internal mechanism contains of mainly all stainless steel parts, made by molding or CNC and some injection molded plastic parts.

The product has been designed to ‘last forever’, making it a real tool for life. You will the stand version and the wall version.With an easy installation guide you will be able to use wooden stand, or install Superkop to your wall.

www.superkop.com
www.kickstarter.com/projects/1285732931/superkop-espresso-for-life

 

 

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Coffee Coffee Grinder Coffee machine Equipment My recipes

Learn to use a La Pavoni, step by step

Although very busy for several months, I decided to take over my blog on coffee. Today, I offer a detailed tutorial, on all the steps that allow me to make a success of my coffees with a levered La Pavoni.

You should know that the levered La Pavoni are very “sensitive” machines. That is to say that the slightest “mistake” has consequences that are immediately felt in the cup. Therefore, when you start with a La Pavoni, the first coffees are very often missed. But do not be discouraged, with practice, you manage to find your technique and implement your protocol to make all your coffees successful.

Old photo of me extracting coffee with a La Pavoni. I changed the portafilter and filter (I switched to the IMS filters and the same for the shower). I really like the colors we have in this flowing coffee.

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Coffee Coffee machine Equipment History

How to use a Moka pot ?

Moka pot are created at a time when espresso machines were very expensive. They allowed the general public to access, at home, coffee close to espresso. It is actually possible with espresso maker moka pot to have a mousse very close to the cream of an espresso. To get there, you have to use some coffees and have some technique.

Let’s see how to make a coffee with an Italian espresso maker moka pot.

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Coffee History

Roaster coffee VS supermarket coffee

Making good coffees is expensive. You may have had to ask yourself, too, “Why buy coffee beans from a coffee roaster while there are some in supermarkets?” This is a question I will try to answer in my article.

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Coffee producing countries Ecology

Coffee producing countries: Central America and the West Indies

After introducing you to the coffee producing countries in Africa, I will talk to Central America and the West Indies.

Coffee was brought to America in 1720 by Europeans and is considered a founding economic activity in the history of Central America. This commodity has played a very important role in the political, monetary and social evolution of the continent. The coffees that are produced there are famous for their bodies as well as their aromas.

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Coffee producing countries Ecology

Coffee-producing countries: Africa

In Africa and elsewhere, when coffee did not grow naturally in the colonies, their crops were strongly encouraged. In this way, a very large part of the coffee produced in West Africa (which consisted of the French Empire) is Robusta.

Because of its ancient conquests, in France we still drink a lot of robustas coffee while the British colonies at the end of the nineteenth century and after the First World War concentrated mainly in a region producing in Arabica: East Africa. The coffee mainly consumed in England was then Arabica.

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Coffee My recipes

Coffee recipe: Tiramisu, its history, its legends, its recipes

It is with many inspirations that I decided to propose you the (or rather “the”) recipe (s) of a great classic: the Tiramisu.

There are many varieties of Tiramisu, each one has its recipe, its secret, its preferences. Through this article, I tried to offer you some recipes, atypical, classic, but all good. Depending on your tastes, you will be able to do what is best for you.

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Coffee Ecology Nespresso

The ecological aberration of capsules (pods) machines

Even before they were marketed, the coffee pods system was already an aberration. Capsules make coffee less good than Italian espresso machines, make coffee more expensive, give less freedom in the choice of coffee and above all, this process is far from ecological.

I propose today to look at what their impacts are, the promises of the companies that market the pods and finally, I propose to you to determine what alternatives to the polluting pods can be.

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Coffee My recipes

Coffee recipe: Pork loin in coffee

For my small weekly coffee recipe, I decided to offer you this time the recipe of a main dish where you can find coffee. This will change desserts and cupcakes that I usually present. Behind this recipe, we find a partnership between Illy cafes and cook David Toutain. The realization of this dish is of a difficulty level “easy”. Little tip: To help you, watch the short video of the cook David Toutain. He gives advice and guidance to help you.

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Coffee Ecology

Ecology Coffee: Opening a series of articles

I decided to open a series of articles that will talk about some environmental problems that are associated with the misuse of coffee. You will discover that trivial practices of everyday life can have a much more serious impact than we think. The subjects will not necessarily talk about coffee as such. For example, we will find topics on cardboard cups that take up to 150 years to decompose, capsules…