Seattle Coffee Gear - The Grind
Seattle Coffee Gearnovember 2012

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We really went on a spree this month, reviewing and comparing tons of different types of equipment. We hope you enjoy them!   


Ask the Experts

How Much Time to Make 4 Lattes on the Breville Dual Boiler?

Crew Reviews 

Bonavita Barista Scale    

Bonavita Bonavoyage Kettle 

Bonavita Immersion Brewer 

Bonavita Pour Over Stand 

Breville YouBrew - Glass  

Curtis G4 CGC 

Curtis TP15T Twin Thermo 

Dammann Teas 

Durgol Descaler  

Jura Ena Micro 1 

Kalita Wave Dripper 

Quick Mill QM67 Dual Boiler 

Saeco Intelia Focus   



Cafe Banana Split 

Coffee & a Donut Milkshake 

Pina Colada Straight UP   

Spicy Apple Cinnamon Cider 


Shopping Guides 

Compare: Brazen vs. Technivorm 

Compare: Convenience of Superauto, Capsule & Pods 

Compare: E.S.E. Pods   

Compare: Grinder Noise Level 

Compare: Kalita vs. Chemex vs. Hario 

Compare: Kalita Wave Models 

Compare: Saeco Aroma vs. Poemia  

Compare: YouBrew vs. Technivorm 


Recipe: Spicy Apple Cinnamon Cider

This hot apple cider recipe is so delicious and so easy to make, we had to highlight it! Steam up a couple of mugs and enjoy with someone you dig. 



Combine all ingredients in a steaming pitcher and heat up using your espresso machine's steam wand.  

Seattle Coffee Gear The holiday season is revving up and we're extending our hours accordingly!

Beginning this Sunday, November 4th, our Lynnwood retail store will now be open 12pm - 6pm PST. We'll also offer phone and email sales and support, too.

Stop on by, join us for a cup of coffee and say hello!

Ask the Experts: How Loud is [INSERT GRINDER HERE]?

No, we didn't forget to fill in the blank on this one. Next to 'which is the cleanest coffee grinder?' this question is one of the most often posed during a grinder discussion. It's true that some of them sound like a small jet's taking off from your kitchen counter, and we agree that it isn't always the best way to wake up those you love in the morning. But a grinder's noise is a necessary evil and we decided to find out which one -- if any -- was more evil than the rest.

Our practical test was far from scientific -- we used a smartphone app, placed the phone near the grinders in the same place, measured ambient decibel levels and then tracked the difference. We're not sound engineers and we know that there is a lot more to consider than basic decibel level ... but we learned just how much more during the test. There were models that sounded significantly more quiet or more loud simply due to a differentiation in their actual tone, yet there was minimal variance in the base decibel level. Some sounded louder to some folks than others, even though the decibel readings showed otherwise.

The gist? We suppose that, like many things in coffee, it's likely subjective and which grinder 'sounds' the loudest to you will be informed largely by your unique senses. If you'd like to watch our test in action, check out our video here.

P.S. - If you have suggestions on a simple, practical and perhaps more objective method of demonstrating this for folks that can't test these grinders themselves, please email us!


Kalita Wave Dripper
Kalita Wave Dripper - SS A solid single cup of coffee can sometimes take a remarkable amount of precision to create. We appreciate that kind of devotion to the cause, but we also appreciate whipping up a cup of coffee without all the fanfare. So you'll understand why we so love the Kalita Wave Dripper's straightforward approach: No more intricate pouring! Don't believe us? Check out our demonstration video to see how easy this bad boy is to use.
Our Price: $29.95 - $39.95

Saeco Intelia Focus
Saeco Intelia Focus
With a small footprint, intuitive interface and unique moveable bean hopper that promotes smooth coffee bean feeding, the new Intelia Focus is one of our favorite small superautomatics. Its sleek case and ease of use make it a great choice for those in search of a simple home espresso machine that produces a solid cuppa.

Watch our video review >>
Our Price: $799.00

Jura ENA Micro 1 
Jura ENA Micro 1 With single cup coffee brewing growing in popularity, Jura decided to develop a model that was true to their roots: Gourmet coffee crafted with freshly ground beans at the touch of a button. A newly redesigned brew group (which is also featured on the Micro 1's counterpart, the Micro 9) and a focus on coffee brewing make this a very sophisticated one cup brewer, and possibly the only choice for those that are serious about delicious Americanos and crema coffee, friends.

Watch our video review >> 

Our Price: $899.00


Save 15%
Experience the Wave! We think you'll love the simple, delectable cup produced by the Kalita Wave Dripper as much as we do. Pick one up today and we'll take 15% off! Choose from two different sizes and either glass or stainless steel models. To redeem, enter the coupon code KALITA15 during checkout.
Offer applies to purchases made between 11/02/2012 and 11/30/2012 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.