Seattle Coffee Gear | The Grind
Seattle Coffee Gear
March 2012
Recipe: Hazelnut Cream Cheese Frosting
Baby, we won't judge you if you whip up a batch of this frosting and eat it by the spoonful. But might we suggest that you pair it with Chocolate Espresso Cupcakes instead?

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Allow butter & cream cheese to soften to room temperature.
  2. In a blender, combine butter and cream cheese and blend well.
  3. Add the powdered sugar while blender is still running.
  4. Slowly drizzle in the 3 oz of syrup and blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Top your favorite cupcake with a spread of this delicious manna from heaven!  
Ask the Experts
Q. I'm in the market for a new espresso machine and was wondering if you have info on common repair issues, build quality or longevity for different types of machines?

A. It's almost as if we read your mind (or that we wrote the question!).

This month, we tasked Allison with creating a general guide for many of our more popular machines that covers expected longevity, required care & maintenance and repair trends that we've seen over the past several years.

Check it out!

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Combining the convenience of an electric kettle with a fine-tipped gooseneck spout, Bonavita's kettle is an excellent choice for pour-over enthusiasts. We love the sturdy construction and the spout design, as well as its overall simplicity. With a one-temp-fits-all design and automatic shut-off, there's not much that can go wrong with this little dude.    
Is your Saeco superauto in need of a cleanse? If so, this newly updated kit from Saeco will get the job done. It includes 2 Intenza filters, 2 liquid descalers, replacement brew group o-rings, cleaning tablets, food-grade lubricant and a handy cleaning brush! Basically, everything you need to return your beloved machine to nearly-new, squeaky-clean condition. 

Bonavita Coffee Maker
$129 - $149  
Available in both glass and thermal carafe formats, this new little darling of the specialty coffee world is getting noticed for its great value and even greater cup of coffee! In fact, in a side by side taste test with the Technivorm, it was a split decision amongst our crew. If you're in the market for a new drip maker, the Bonavita is certainly worth consideration. 
 
The Grind Special
Our adoration for clean coffee makers is both a blessing and a curse! That's why we love the 1, 2, Brew Kit for Drip Coffee Makers, which comes with the cleaning supplies you need and your choice of delicious Velton's Coffee for use post-cleanse. Pick up a kit today and we'll take 50% off! To redeem, enter the coupon code SCRUBBY during checkout.
Offer applies to purchases made between 03/01/2012 and 03/31/2012, limited to stock on hand 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.