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Visit to Recreo Coffee & Roasterie

March 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

A few of us spent a lovely morning at Recreo Coffee & Roasterie, a local coffee shop which opened recently near the RainyDayMagazine office. El Recreo Estate Coffee, [...]

Flavored Ice Cubes

August 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

When the temperature in Boston hovered above 90º and stayed there in July, instead of just cranking up the AC, we looked around for other ways to cool ourselves down. A [...]

Manual Espresso Machines: FirstLook

April 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

There are three basic components to an espresso maker: the coffee holder, the water heater, and the high-pressure pump. After the coffee is ground to an appropriate [...]

Gaggia Vision: FirstUse/InTheWild

March 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

The Gaggia Vision first came to the office last March. We have been using it along with the Jura to caffeinate everyone in the office for the past year. We had planned to [...]

Love Cappuccino

February 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

What  better way to show your love to your sweetie-pie than with a cup of Love Cappuccino??? To lay down a perfect cocoa-powder heart, one can have either super-steady [...]

Jura Z7 Grinder Cleaning

October 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

Yesterday  we posted the first part of the teardown of our Jura Z7 coffee machine. Today, we will show how to take apart the grinder, clean it, and put it back together. [...]

Jura Z7 Grinder Teardown

October 18, 2011 // 0 Comments

The  Jura Z7 coffer maker has been in daily use since last October. While we loved our Z5, the newer Z7 unit is a lot quieter both in its grinding and coffee-making [...]

Nespresso: Pixie FirstUse

June 17, 2011 // 0 Comments

At the beginning of the month we posted our FirstLook of the Nespresso Pixie. We have had it for a over a week, have made a few cups with the unit, and are now prepared [...]
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