Hardware Reviews
What to Look for in an Espresso Machine Under 300

What to Look for in an Espresso Machine Under 300

This is a guest post by Samantha Joyce, of Seattle Coffee Gear. If you are interested in writing guest articles for the Table, feel free to contact me. You can afford an espresso machine. Really! One latte a day is almost $1,000 per year. (See chart) But for under $300 you can invest in your own home espresso...
Creating a "Power" Grinder with a Manual Burr Mill and a Power Drill

Creating a “Power” Grinder with a Manual Burr Mill and a Power Drill

It’s time for a confession. I don’t have much money. I don’t. And, because of this, the specialty coffee industry (and the rest of modern industry and technology, for that matter) doesn’t smile on me. Just about every piece of hardware really breaks my bank, empties my wallet, bends me over a barrel, stretches my...
Review: Mountain Country Coffee // Finca El Cashal

Review: Mountain Country Coffee // Finca El Cashal

This is a guest review by Claire Iris. If you’re interested in writing guest reviews for A Table in the Corner of the Cafe, feel free to contact me. By nine in the morning it had already reached 83 degrees in my top floor apartment. The cross airflow that had been promised by the landlord when I...
Counter Culture Coffee Presents: "Under (Manual) Pressure: the La Marzocco Strada EP in Chicago"

Counter Culture Coffee Presents: “Under (Manual) Pressure: the La Marzocco Strada EP in Chicago”

Counter Culture Coffee Chicago and La Marzocco are sponsoring a Windy City demo of the new Strada Electric Paddle (EP), the world’s first true pressure profiling espresso machine. The event is to be held tonight, Thursday, 29 September at 6PM, at the Chicago Counter Culture Coffee training center (177 North Ada, Unit 106). The event...

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