This machine was the tester in our cupping lab for a while. Used a lot but still works well!
The Giotto Evoluzione V2 is a serious home espresso machine with proven design features and a very stylish appearance. In many ways it has a standard build for machines in its class..."standard" meaning great quality internal components and quality stainless steel housing. There's little here that is new or experimental; these are proven components. It gives you a choice of two water sources: you can switch from the included water reservoir or plumb directly to a water line with an easily accessed toggle in the back of the machine.$2,000.00
Batteries last a long time in Jennings CJ series scales but when they finally run out of juice, you can get one of these. Plugging your scale in is good if it lives on your counter and you don't want to worry about your batteries dying on you. This works with the Jennings CJ-300, CJ-600 and CJ-4000 scales. 120v 60hzLearn More$6.00
This grinder has been used, but it works well and looks nice.
The Model 169 DG Closed Hopper Walnut Zassenhaus mill is perhaps a deluxe version of the closed hopper mills. It features a cast iron top end that is very sturdy, on a walnut finish base.
The burrs are the same as the other box mills but it has the same cast handle as the 154 MA, my favorite because it is more rigid. The narrow neck between the cast top and the bottom allows you to get a good grip on the mill with your one hand as you crank with the other.
Both the bean hopper and the drawer are larger on this mill than the box mills - as the scale of the whole mill is a bit larger (dimensions are 9" h x 5.25 " w x 5.25" d). It costs a bit more than the other box mills, but in our opinion is well worth it! See our FAQ on Zassenhaus mills for more information.
These kettles are great for cupping sessions, and daily coffee brewing. They are remarkably fast at bringing the water to near boil temperature...perfect for French Press brewing or pour-over type brewing. The heating speed is due to an oversized stainless steel heating coil in the carafe. Once the water is ready to go, you have the convenience of the cordless feature. Well...there is a cord but the carafe separates from the base for service.Learn More$50.00
What does this have to do with coffee? Nothing at all. Well, these lovely ladies are from a photo I took of a Saloon, er, Salon facade near Karatina, Kenya. You see, Salons are called Saloons quite often, and Saloons are called Bars ... just so nobody gets confused. So now that you know the story, you don't need to ask, "which one is Maria?" Nice, soft, American Apparel shirts, too! *The green is a little more forest colored and less bright than these flash pictures.
We have two styles of these pots now, the traditional type with a flared bottom, and what our importer calls "Slavic style" with the pot being more rounded.
The handle on this ibrik screws off which makes this a very handy pot for travelling or camping too. The wood handle is nicely turned and functional - the wood stays cooler longer.and has a good feel to it. The pots are copper on the outside, lined with tin inside.
This pot holds 16 oz. and is 4.25" tall. You ought to be able to make 12 oz. of turkish coffee in this Ibrik. We have a tip sheet on brewing with an ibrik on this page.
These are very cute, and functional! Colorful glazes enliven these pots with a floral design. The wood handle is nicely turned and functional - the wood stays cooler longer.and has a good feel to it. The pots are copper on the outside, lined with tin inside.
The small pot holds 8 oz. comfortably, is 3.25" high with 7" handle. You ought to be able to make 5 ounces of turkish coffee with this Ibrik. We have a tip sheet on brewing with an ibrik on this page.
This is the old-style large grid drum. Very small beans (like peaberries) may fall through the mesh, but there will be less chaff caught in the drum. Losing a few beans is not a huge issue. Just make sure to clear them out of your chaf tray before your next roast to avoid a roaster fire. This drum has 10 wires in 2 inches, or just less than 5 wires per inch.
This grinder is new, but the heads of the screws that hold the top plate in place are stripped. This doesn't affect the grinding at all but it might make it hard to take it apart if you need to for some reason.
The Zassenhaus knee mill is a hand-powered grinder featuring the same grinding mechanism as the Box mill with an obvious improvement: the narrower profile and indentations in the side allow you to hold the grinder between your knees while sitting. This is handy when you grinding at a fine setting, when there is more resistance.This model is narrower than the Box Mill but has more depth; the drawer holds enough coffee for a 6 cup pot. The beans enter the mill through a spring-loaded rectangular door on the top of the mill.
A bonus on this mill is that the upper bean hopper is lined with a white porcelain or porcelain-like material. Like the other Zassenhaus mills, the fineness of the grind is set by turning a knurled nut on the handle shaft. It creates wonderfully consistent grinds for all methods of brewing.Mahogany features gold-toned hardware. Beech finish has chrome hardware. 3.5" w x 5.5"l x 8"h See our FAQ on Zassenhaus mills for more information.