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Espresso beans in hand
Norbert Koput

What are the Best Coffee Beans for Espresso?

Dark roast coffee is generally preferred for espresso because the bold flavor of the roast helps to balance out the acidity of the espresso and the sweetness of the milk in a cappuccino or latte. However, some people prefer a medium roast for their espresso, as it can have a more balanced and nuanced flavor.

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Latte Milk Pour
Norbert Koput

What are the Best Milks for Espresso?

Some people prefer cow’s milk for its creamy texture and easy foamability, while others prefer plant-based alternatives such as almond milk or soy milk for their health benefits or because they are lactose intolerant.

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Latte Milk Pour into White Mug
Norbert Koput

How to Make Silky Milky

Check out our guide on getting started with latte art and getting your milk to the velvety consistency it needs to be successful.

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White coffee setup with machine and Niche grinder
Norbert Koput

What are the Top 10 Espresso Machines and What Makes them Good?

There are many great espresso machines on the market. Ultimately, the best machine for you will depend on your budget, the features you are looking for, and your personal preferences. It may be helpful to read reviews and do some research to determine which machine is the best fit for you.

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Cafe Grumpy package and lineup
Norbert Koput

Cafe Grumpy Coffee Review

Cafe Grumpy is in Brooklyn, NY. Women-owned and founded in 2005. Cafe Grumpy has been sourcing coffee and roasting in-house. Being involved in the roasting makes some Cafes like this one so successful. Come in grumpy and leave happy.

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Norbert Koput

S&W Craft Roasting Review

S&W Craft Roasting is a roastery out of Indiana started by Nick and Charlie. The duo used to get together on weekends to shop for new beans and try each other’s roasts from the previous week. Now they are selling their fresh coffee beans at affordable prices.

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Latte on a table with a telephone
Norbert Koput

How to Dial in Espresso

Check out below for information on coffee, espresso drinks, and tips for getting dialed in with your espresso that might help you get the perfect cup of coffee.

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Almanac sample dovetail espresso blend
Norbert Koput

Almanac Coffee Review

Almanac Coffee is a family-owned micro-roastery out of Duluth, Minnesota. They love coffee and make it abundantly clear that they want to bring single-origin beans to everyone. This review is of an unreleased Dovetail Espresso Blend.

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Fable Coffee Espresso blend
Norbert Koput

Fable Coffee Review

Fable Coffee is a woman-owned and roasted coffee roasting company based in Northern California and ships nationwide. They sent us their famed Fable Espresso blend to review.

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