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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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Accessories Equipment Shop

The best of knock box for your espresso machine

In the same vein as my article on scales to weigh his coffee, I made you a selection. Today, I’m going to talk about the “knock box”. These are boxes that allow you to easily eject a cake of coffee grounds and recover it to value it. There are different types of knock box for all budgets. At the end of the article, I will even show you some craft knock box. Thus, if you are handyman you can make one yourself.

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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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Accessories Equipment

Update of the “La Pavoni” kit of BPlus

A few months ago I told you in this article about the different accessories that exist for La Pavoni coffee machines. Quickly, I explained the advantage there is by taking accessories (tamper and “coffee distributor”) with a diameter of 51.5 mm instead of 51mm (more easily found on the market). I recently learned that BPlus, (a partner company of “La Pavoni“) has some of its products update. That’s what I’m going to talk to you about today.

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Coffee machine Equipment

La Pavoni lever machine – regular maintenance

La Pavoni coffee machines are extremely durable. They have a very good design, but like any machine, you have to maintain it. I had already talked a little about it in this article, when I started with my La Pavoni. Today I will complete my information of the time focusing on the maintenance of the boiler and pistons. It is recommended to perform this maintenance from time to time (approximately every 6 months). This is something that will increase the longevity of your La Pavoni coffee machine.

For the writing of this article, I used my personal experience as well as the video (below, at the end of the article) posted on the Youtube channel of the brand. We will discover how to dismantle the entire machine, how to clean it, and how to remount it.

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My recipes

Coffee recipe: latte caramel coffee

If like me you like creme brulee desserts, I can guarantee you that you like this recipe. It’s easy: You have to prepare a coffee latte and sprinkle it with brown sugar before caramelizing with a torch. You will get a café latte with a layer of caramel on the surface that will give, by mixing, caramelized aromas to your coffee.

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My recipes

Coffee recipe: iced coffee with sweetened milk

At this time of heat wave, nothing better than to enjoy a good iced coffee to invigorate after a hot day. The recipe that I propose today is both very easy and very fast to achieve. You only need 4 ingredients: coffee, cold milk, brown sugar and ice. Without waiting, here is my recipe.

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Accessories Equipment Shop

The best scales for coffee

Weighing our coffee, whatever the extraction, is important to have a good reproducibility. Some use measuring spoons but when you move into the world of coffee, you end up investing in a small scale.

Personally I recommend a scale that has a forecast of 0.01g. There is something for every budget. Here is my selection:

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Accessories Equipment

 La Pavoni Lever Machine Owners

It’s been a while since I wanted to introduce the group “The Pavoni Lever Machine Owners“. It is a Facebook group that brings together several thousand users of La Pavoni lever machines from around the world.

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Ecology

How to promote the coffee grounds ecologically?

As a good coffee consumer, you can become a real coffee grounds factory. Rather than throwing the coffee grounds directly into the trash or sink, it is possible to recycle. After conducting my little survey, I have selected for you ecological tips to recycle the coffee grounds.