Seattle Coffee Gear | The Grind
Seattle Coffee Gear
November 2010
Recipe: Smooooooth Criminalatte
It was the velvety texture of this drink that inspired its name ... yeah, sure, that's what it was.

  1. Mix the sauces together in serving cup
  2. Pull shots into cup and thoroughly combine with sauces
  3. Top with steamed milk and enjoy!

SCG's Store Moved + Opening Party + Extended Hours

We pulled it all together and transitioned everything to the new address at the end of last month. It was a ton of work but it feels good to be all under one roof again!

You can watch a bit of the construction process and see the new store in this video -- we're still settling in a bit, but once we're all done we'll film another store tour.

On Sunday, 11/14, we'll be holding an Opening Party from 12 - 4, featuring reps from La Marzocco and a tasting of Velton's single origins and new limited edition Holiday Blend. Please join us if you can!

We're also extending our hours during the holiday season and will be open on Sundays as well, so you can visit us at 6911 216th St SW Lynnwood WA 98036 every day from 10am - 6pm.

Ask the Experts
Q. How long will my fresh roasted coffee stay tasty in its unopened bag?

A. Large roasters often use some type of preservative process to keep their beans fresher longer in their sealed bags -- for example, Lavazza treats beans with a nitrogen flush before sealing them in their bags to extend their overall life.

But if you're picking up beans from a local roaster, how long does it stay 'fresh' in its sealed bag?

We tested three different batches of Velton's Bonsai Blend, one roasted 6 months before, one roasted 3 months before and one roasted the previous week. And, of course, we filmed it.

What did we notice? The shot pacing was the same on all three batches of coffee, but there was a noticeable difference in the crema and the flavor. The older coffee was much more sour. We think buying beans for use within the month is your best bet.
Seattle Coffee Gear TV
Gail was tapped for her power tool experience this month and didn't have a lot of time for her shiny mug to show off in front of the camera, so this month's videos are a little light.
Featured Products
His annual limited edition blend is back and it's better than ever! Velton's offering this holiday season features nutmeg, strawberry-rhubarb and chocolate flavor notes, full bodied and rich in both espresso or drip coffee preps. The gorgeous packaging is perfect for gift giving.
Rocket Espresso Accessories
Rocket Accessories
$19.95 - $84.95
Even if you don't rock a Rocket you can incorporate their signature design into your setup with these high quality accessories. Choose from cups, a tamper, tamp stand, frothing pitcher or knock box. Plus specialty steam tips and a bottomless portafilter for Rockets. 
Jura's newest superauto replaces their Z5/Z6 top-o-the-line machines with a couple of upgrades. More room under the pour spouts accommodates large travel tumblers, making it more flexible. It features the same one-touch functionality of its predecessors, too.
The Grind Special
The more we use it, the more we dig Francis Francis' X1 espresso machine -- it has great temp stability, an auto-fill boiler, 3 different casing styles and is flexible for pod or ground coffee brewing. It's a great value made even better by this month's special -- 10% off! To redeem, enter the code FRANCISCO during check out.
Offer applies to purchases made between 11/05/2010 and 11/30/2010. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. Free shipping in the continental US on orders of $49 or more, otherwise shipping fees apply.