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Espresso/Coffee Tutorials

ESPRESSO AND COFFEE PREPARATION
A wide variety of basic information every professional barista should know.

Barista Training Basics

A wide variety of basic information every professional barista should know by heart.

Bottomless & Naked Prtafilters Why

Espresso Grinders: Adjusting and Dialing in the Grind

Adjusting your grinder is an important part of your daily routine as an espresso bar operator and Barista. This task is one of the environmental controls you will face daily.

Bottomless & Naked Prtafilters Why

Bottomless & Naked Portafilters... Why?

Why should anyone use or even own a Bottomless Portafilter? We list 5 convincing arguments in this espresso tutorial.

ESPRESSO MACHINE TECHNICAL: Repair, Maintenance, and Customization
Espresso Glossary & Nomenclature

Espresso Machine Parts Glossary & Nomenclature

Names and descriptions of the important components that make up an espresso machine.

Bottomless & Naked Prtafilters Why

Brushing up on your Espresso Equipment Lingo

A crash course in espresso equipment lingo

Both a video demonstration and explanation and step by step written instruction.

Espresso Machine Backflushing

Both a video demonstration and written explanation with step by step instruction.

Changing Espresso Machine Group Gaskets

Changing Espresso Machine Group Gaskets

Prior to completing this procedure it is important to know what type of screen your machine uses.

E61 Group Gasket Replacement & Maintenance

E61 Group Gasket Replacement & Maintenance

Prior to completing this procedure it is important to know what type of screen your machine uses.

Espresso Equipment for the Home and Office

Troubleshooting Espresso Machine Keypad Membranes

It is very important that you replace your keypad membranes at the earliest sign of wear.

Espresso Machine boiler auto refill circuits & how they work.

Flushing An Espresso Machine Boiler

Sooner or later you just might need to know how to flush your espresso machine boilers. Read up here with a quick step by step synopsis.

Espresso Equipment for the Home and Office

Espresso Machine Water Pump Systems

Tackling the topic of espresso machine water pumps.

Espresso Machine boiler auto refill circuits & how they work.

Auto Refill Circuits

Espresso Machine boiler auto refill circuits & how they work.

Espresso Equipment for the Home and Office

Used Espresso Equipment: Beware of the "Deal"

Article submited for and published in Freshcup February 2002



ESPRESSO GRINDER TECHNICAL: Repair, Maintenance, and Customization
Adjusting the Grind: Espresso Grinders

Adjusting the Grind: Espresso Grinders

Adjusting your grinder is an important part of your daily routine as an espresso bar operator and Barista. This task is one of the environmental controls you will face daily.

Changing Grinder Burrs

Changing Grinder Burrs

Tools Required: Two screwdrivers, and possibly an adjustable (Crescent) wrench...



CAFE ORGANIZATION: Coffeehouse Operation and Upkeep
Cafe Housekeeping

Cafe Housekeeping

Prior to completing this procedure it is important to know what type of screen your machine uses.

ESPRESSO CART & KIOSK TECHNICAL:
Espresso Carts, Machines & Electricity

Espresso Carts, Machines & Electricity

For the most part cart operators will utilize the power supplied to their carts correctly, there are other factors to consider when installing the electrical service to your location.