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Seattle Coffee Gear
May 2012
Recipe: Toasted Marshmallow Latte
Spring turns into summer -- and summer means camping! We can't wait to get out into the great outdoors and toasted marshmallows over a roaring fire. This drink is sure to tide us over -- and when combined with Espresso Graham Cracker cookies, it's almost like s'mores, without all the stickiness.

Watch Brandi make this drink or check out Kaylie's cookie recipe.

  1. Combine sauce and syrup together in a large mug.
  2. Add shots and stir well.
  3. Top with steamed milk.
  4. Dip your Espresso Graham Cracker cookie and enjoy!  

SCG Mother's Day Specials!

If your mom loves java, then picking up some coffee and/or gear for Mother's Day will win you serious points. And who doesn't need a few extra points with Mom?

We've selected some goodies we think she'll dig and discounted them by 10% off through 5/14/12. Check them out here and use coupon code MAMA2012 during checkout.

If you're in the Seattle area, we'd love for you to visit the store! So much so that on Saturday 5/5/12 and Saturday 5/12/12, we'll be giving away free cans of Caffe Umbria's 10th Anniversary blend with all in-store purchases of $100 or more. This delicious blend is packaged in a lovely, reusable can that Mom is sure to love. Available only while supplies last; limit one per customer.
Ask the Experts
Q. I adore my La Marzocco GS/3! What kind of maintenance do I need to perform to keep it working well in the years to come?

A. Just because the GS/3 is one of the fanciest home espresso machines on the market, it doesn't mean the care and feeding of that machine is any more (or less) fancy than other home espresso machines. If cleaning can be fancy, that is.

You'll want to backflush the brew head every 1 - 2 weeks (more often if you're pulling more than a couple of shots per day). You can watch a demonstration of that process here.

Then, if you're not using a water filtration system, you should descale the machine every few months. Since it's a double boiler, you'll need to pull citric acid solution through both the water spigot and the brew head in order to address all of the waterworks in which scale can build up.

Finally, there's brew head maintenance every 6 - 12 months. This involves taking apart the entire brew head and cleaning all the parts, then replacing the brew head gasket. You can watch Gail demonstrate this procedure here.
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The Grind Special
With the introduction of Rocket's V2 models, we have some older inventory in the warehouse to clear out! Prices on the remaining stock for the Giotto Premium Plus, Giotto Evoluzione and Cellini Evoluzione have been discounted on the site by $100, but we're offering an additional $100 off! To redeem, enter the coupon code ROCKET100 during checkout. Limited availability and good only while supplies last. Once they're gone, they're gone!
Offer applies to purchases made between 05/03/2012 and 05/31/2012 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.