Seattle Coffee Gear - The Grind
Seattle Coffee Gearseptember 2012

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In August, we whipped up several recipes, reviewed new gear and compared a ton of equipment. Enjoy! 


Ask the Experts 

What are the Different Types of Boilers?  

What's the Difference Between a Rotary and a Vibratory Pump? 


Crew Reviews 

Bodum Chocolatiere 

Global Customized Water 

Jura Impressa F50  

Non-Pressurized Baskets for DeLonghi Semi-Automatics 

Thermos Sipp Travel Cups 



How to Descale a Hx 



Marshmallow Espresso 

Mocha Butter 

Mocha Syrup 

Power Up Smoothie 

Salted Caramel Cocoa 


Shopping Guides 

Baratza Encore vs. Breville Smart Grinder 

Baratza Grinders 

Grinder Performance with Rocket Giotto Evoluzione 

Hand Grinder vs. Electric Grinder  

Heat Exchange Machines  

Hot Water Kettles 

Nespresso Machines 

Nuova Simonelli Oscar vs. Rancilio Silvia with PID   

Pasquini Livia 90 vs. Rocket Giotto Evoluzione 


Steam & Brew 

Rancilio Silvia with PID - Shot Temperature in Cup 


Recipe: Salted Caramel Cocoa

Brandi's latest creation is super easy to whip up with the assistance of the Bodum Chocolatiere. Watch her in action!



Heat milk. Add sauces and salt, mix well to combine. 

Seattle Coffee GearOur monthly newsletter is focused primarily on information and tips for you to get the most out of your coffee gear, but did you know that we have a few other opt-in lists you can choose from? Here's a breakdown of what they cover:

SCG's Sales & Coupon List - Bi-weekly
The holidays are on the horizon and who doesn't love a great deal? To receive regular sales and coupon-oriented emails from SCG, sign up for this list. We generally send out promotions every other week, but will increase the frequency during the holiday season.

SCG's Coffee Review - Monthly
Interested in expanding your coffee tastes? In this monthly missive, we'll feature one of the coffees that we offer, including background on the roaster, tasting notes, a promotion specific to that coffee and more.

SCG's Recipe Round-up - Monthly
For some inspiration in the kitchen, check out this compilation of recipes we've posted, created, found and tried out ourselves using coffee, tea, Monin syrups and any combination thereof. Let the mad science ensue!

SCG's Content Synopsis - Monthly
Our content elves are hard at work creating videos, articles, how-to guides, infographics and more for your learnin' pleasure. If you'd like a handy reference for everything we've produced in the last month, this is the list for you.

Maintenance Reminder - Monthly
We all have busy lives and sometimes forget to do simple things like backflush the espresso machine or descale the coffee maker. If you need a reminder, including tips, resources and recommended products, we're happy to do so each month!

Ask the Experts: How do I Pull a Perfect Shot of Espresso?

Pulling an excellent shot of espresso is equal parts art and science -- you've got to start with the right equipment for the job, of course, but then where do you go from there?

For years, we've had this step-by-step guide available on the site and we thought it was about time to transform it into something more beautiful. So we did! Check out this gorgeous infographic for the salient points regarding the grind, dose, tamp and pour. There's even a PDF version for your printed reference.

Bonavita Variable Temperature Kettle
Bonavita Variable Temp Kettle A little precision, please, baby. For all the pour over aficionados out there, the gooseneck version of Bonavita's Variable Temperature Kettle provides ultimate control. You'll be able to specify the temperature as well as the path of the pour with its specially curved spout, perfect for pour over brewing. It's also an excellent all-around kettle that features one of the smallest footprints available in an electric kettle.
Our Price: $89.99

Quick Mill QM67 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine
Quick Mill QM67 Dual Boiler A double boiler with an E61 for under $2k? Quick Mill's newest machine offers you all the control of a traditional dual boiler espresso machine -- including an integrated PID interface -- in a commercial-grade case and style for a sweet little price. If you've been considering an upgrade to this style of machine, checking out the QM67 is well worth your while.
Our Price: $1899.00

Commercial Coffee Makers - BUNN & Curtis
Commercial Coffee Makers - BUNN & Curtis While we've carried a wide selection of commercial-class espresso machines for a few years now, we haven't offered their coffee maker counterparts ... until now! With a wide selection of models available from BUNN and Curtis -- and more to come -- we've most definitely got the right high capacity coffee maker for your business or commercial application. Check them out and, if you need more detail, contact SCG Commercial Sales for assistance.


Our Price: $40.00 - $2425.00  


Expand your espresso repertoire with Zoka Coffee's Espresso Paladino blend! Featuring notes of honey, walnut and bittersweet chocolate, this lovely java is a delicious counterpoint in milk-based drinks or as a smooth shot on its own. During the month of September, we'll give you a bag for free with the purchase of any other Zoka Coffee! To redeem, add the coffee of your choice to your cart and enter the code FREEZOKA into the Free Gift Codes box during checkout.
Offer applies to purchases made between 09/06/2012 and 09/30/2012 and only while supplies last. Not valid with any other coupons or discounts. Limit one free bag of coffee per customer. 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.