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Espresso/Coffee Tutorials

ESPRESSO AND COFFEE PREPARATION

Barista Training Basics

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

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 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 Machine Parts Glossary & Nomenclature

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

Brushing up on your Espresso Equipment Lingo

A crash course in espresso equipment lingo

Espresso Machine Backflushing

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

Changing Espresso Machine Group Gaskets

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

Group Gasket Replacement & Maintenance

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

Troubleshooting Espresso Machine Keypad Membranes

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

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 Machine Water Pump Systems

Tackling the topic of espresso machine water pumps.

Auto Refill Circuits

Espresso Machine boiler auto refill circuits & how they work.

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 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

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

 

CAFE ORGANIZATION: Coffeehouse Operation and Upkeep

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

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.