Seattle Coffee Gear | The Grind
Seattle Coffee Gear
May 2011
Recipe: Field Watermelon Margarita
Ole! We couldn't have timed this newsletter any better, given our devotion to tequila. Join us in celebrating Cinco de Mayo with this fresh and fruity cocktail.

Ingredients
  • 1 oz. Monin Watermelon syrup 
  • 1 1/2 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. cranberry juice
  • 2 oz sweet & sour mix
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • ice  
Directions
  1. Pour syrup, tequila, cranberry, sweet & sour and lime juice into mixing glass with ice, then shake until cold.  
  2. Pour into chilled a margarita glass and garnish with lime wheel.  

New Manufacturer: Nuova Simonelli

As featured below, we've just added 2 new heat exchange machines to our line-up, the Oscar and the Musica from Nuova Simonelli. Their commercial-class gear has been utilized in the World Barista competitions because of an exceptional consistency in temperature at the brew head, technology which has influenced the design and build of the Oscar and Musica. We're really excited to be carrying their equipment and will be adding grinders and commercial machines soon. If you're in the market for a semi-professional machine, check these guys out.

 

Ask the Experts
Q. How can I easily make great coffee while traveling?

A. It's time to start planning your summer adventures, but don't forget to take into account how you'll be getting your caffeine fix while on the road -- for the sake of all of us. Please.

There are a number of easily transportable and durable coffee and espresso makers that you can take with you hiking, camping, backpacking, roadtripping or jetsetting.

For espresso, check out the MyPressi TWIST or the Handpresso. Straight up coffee lovers will dig the Espro press or the Aeropress. And if you've got a consistent heat source, stovetop espresso makers are also a great choice.

Gail covers these options and more in our video Buyers Guide for Java on the Go.
Seattle Coffee Gear TV
We had a lot of fun in April, playing around with new equipment, testing different products & techniques and even hitting the road to capture some video at the Specialty Coffee Association of America's annual show in Houston, TX.
Featured Products
Out of the box, this entry level grinder performs well for fine drip up to press pot, but if you calibrate it with the included shim kit, you can tweak it to do an excellent espresso grind. Other features include digital display and easy-to-adjust dosages. Great value for the price. 
Nuova Simonelli Oscar
Nuova Simonelli Oscar
Starting @ $1050  
A heat exchange for around a grand? Girl, please. At long last, we've added the very popular Oscar to our line-up, and while he isn't the handsomest lad at the prom, he makes up for it with excellent functionality and tons of NSF-rated personality. Pretty good jokes, too. 
Nuova Simonelli Musica
Nuova Simonelli Musica
Starting @ $2245  
Form and function find balance in the elegant Musica.  Go simple and classy with black-trimmed stainless steel or show off your bling-loving heart with the Lux light-trimmed stainless steel. Both styles are backed up by powerful steam function and excellent extractions. 
 
The Grind Special
The sun is shining, temperatures rising and you're out and about having tons of late Spring fun. Don't forget to stay hydrated -- and nothing makes that easier than the Bobble! We love our Bobbles so much around here, we decided to give away a free filter -- so for those of you that already have a Bobble, pick up a replacement filter and if you don't have one yet (The Horror!), you can get your replacement for free ahead of schedule. To redeem, add the filter color of your choice to your cart and enter the code BOBBLEME during checkout. Limit one free filter per order.
Offer applies to purchases made between 05/05/2011 and 05/31/2011 and valid only while supplies last. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. Must be applied at time of order and cannot be redeemed retroactively. Free shipping in the continental US on orders of $49 or more, otherwise shipping fees apply.