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Recipe: Coconut Dream

This cool and refreshing drink is perfect for these hot summer days! Watch Brandi craft one for us in the Vita-Mix


Ingredients
  • 1 oz Monin Coconut syrup  
  • 1 oz Irish cream liqueur
  • 2 shots of espresso
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 12 oz of milk 

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and whip it up!  

Nuova Simonelli We not only carry a wide array of commercial-class equipment, we offer on-site maintenance and repair services, too! Beginning this summer, we have certified technicians available for service calls at your business' location in the greater Seattle area. For more information on pricing and available services, contact us!

Ask the Experts: What's SCG's Favorite Cold Brew Method?

It's summer, so of course you're asking this! Because we're such serious devotees of cold brewed coffee, we have covered this topic in a few different ways this month.

We asked our resident Chemex enthusiast, Jess, to guide us down the lovely path of chilled-out Chemex cold brew. And we asked her so nicely that she did it! She even guided Teri in the process of brewing hot coffee in the Chemex over ice, resulting in a cool and smooth brew. This video shows you how it's done.

Gail brewed up three batches of coffee in the Sowden, Hario and Bodum Bean models that we carry, let them hang out over night and then we put them to a taste test. Find out if there's a better brew amongst the batch in this comparison video.

If  you're looking for a handy guide to the cold brew options we have available, this blog article breaks it down for you. We cover the differences, features and benefits of the brew methods we mention here and more.


So, after all that -- do we have a favorite? You know how we love to play hard to get! Each method has its perks -- from the instant gratification of the Chemex over ice to the flexibility of the brew options offered by the Sowden -- so it's difficult to choose. But there is some comfort in that, right? With so many great options, there's gotta be one that will meet your needs.

Equator Coffee
Equator Coffee
Offering four different blends for espresso and drip coffee, Equator specializes in sustainable, fair trade and organic coffees -- from plantation to cup. We love their Equator Espresso blend, which has delicious spicy chocolate notes! Sourced from farms all over the world, Equator's coffees are roasted with care in California.

 
Our Price: $13.00 - $15.00

DeLonghi Coffee Care Kit
DeLonghi Coffee Care Kit
Keep your DeLonghi superautomatic in excellent condition! This coffee care kit includes all of their suggested cleaning supplies -- from descaler to milk cleaning solution to a microfiber cloth and more. Using their specially formulated products and following the instructions on the included care guide will extend the overall life of your espresso machine, so we highly recommend picking up this care kit!

Watch our video review >>

Our Price: $49.99


Saeco Royal Professional - One Touch
Saeco Royal Professional One Touch
Featuring a much sleeker look than its predecessor, the new Royal Professional also gives you one-touch cappuccino functionality. The simple interface, programmable buttons, relatively scaled down footprint and large volume water reservoir and bean hopper make it a great choice for your home or small office kitchen!

 

 Watch our video review >> 


Our Price: $1499.00

 

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