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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 [...]

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 [...]

Jura Z7: FirstLook

October 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

Jura  makes some of the most advanced home espresso and cappuccino machines around. We reviewed Jura’s Impressa Z5 unit back in 2006. In general, the Z5 has been a [...]