James Hyslop

La Marzocco Linea Mini – The Ultimate Prosumer Espresso Machine

The La Marzocco Linea Mini is every home barista’s dream machine. At the heart of this beast of a machine is the desire for a commercial quality espresso machine designed for a domestic setting. And not just ‘commercial quality’ as a nice catchphrase to help sales, but literally components and functionality that would be acceptable …

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Baratza Encore Review

Baratza Encore – The Supreme Electric Coffee Grinder

The Baratza Encore has become a familiar name in specialty coffee circles. It is a name that has connotations of grind consistency, of manual brewing, and of affordability melded with quality.  It is now widely acclaimed as the go-to burr grinder for those seeking grind consistency especially in relation to soft brews (non-espresso). This acclaim …

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