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Home Barista Tools and Accessories – 12 Essential Espresso Tools

Barista Tools and Accessories

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Barista Tools and Accessories
As you start making espresso at home, you will face various tasks that require you to use specific tools. The minimum of barista tools needed depends on the espresso maker you are using, and how perfectionist you are.

If you aim for espresso greatness, you need the right equipment. A variety of espresso brewing tools and accessories can help you in a few ways:

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How to Make Espresso with an Espresso Machine – Infographic

SemiAutomatic Machine Espresso Machine Brewing Guide Infographic

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Brewing espresso with a semiautomatic machine is a skill that starts to disappear. The convenience of super automatic machines shifts the buying preferences of the modern coffee lover. There is also the beverage preference that plays a role but is not the subject of our brief guide. This infographic is the shortest guide possible, to get you started. We have the written version after the graphic and is a bit more detailed. However, if you want to perfect your technique, and pull cafe quality shots, check our detailed espresso brewing guide.

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How to Make Coffee with a Moka Pot – Infographic

Infographic - How to Make Coffee with a Moka Pot

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We created this infographic for the time-pressed coffee lover that needs a strong coffee and needs to stay on a low budget. Many people call it stovetop espresso maker, because it brews a strong and bold coffee, and it uses pressure during extraction. And we agree with that, moka pot is in many ways very similar to an espresso. Moreover, we can use it to prepare a beautiful latte or a delicious cappuccino, or a flat white. Here is the infographic, and at the end of the graphic, you also have a written version of it. 

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How to Make Espresso without an Espresso Machine – Three Great Tasting Espresso Alternatives

Espresso Cup

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Espresso CupEspresso is my favorite way of brewing coffee. Everything from the intoxicating aroma and pungently sharp flavor, to the astounding amounts of caffeine per ounce, make it the most desirable coffee cup. I brew a cup every morning, from the comfort of my home. It’s my ritual;

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How to Make Coffee with an AeroPress – Infographic

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Here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to use an AeroPress. Coffee prepared this way is a bold, full-bodied cup. At the same time, the cup is very smooth, without the harsh notes and the bitterness associated with French Press. It is an inexpensive way to make an espresso alternative. Here is the recipe as an infographic, or lower on the page as a text.

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5 Great Cappuccino Cups – How to Buy a Cappuccino Cups Set

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Arte Italica Tuscan Cappuccino Cup and Saucer with SpoonMy wife asked me a couple of days ago to find her the best cappuccino cups set on the market. Kind of a tall order, but hey, I didn’t want to disappoint her. The cappuccino set was going to be a gift for a close friend of her. I knew what I needed to find, so it looked like it was going to be a quick job. Material, size, form, I knew all of that, it just had to match my wife’s taste. You’ll see how a seemingly easy task turned up to be a very difficult one. I’ll tell you the story, and you’ll find out how I picked my cappuccino set, and in the process, you’ll learn what to look for when you are shopping for cappuccino cups.

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5 Best Espresso Cups – 5 Demitasse Cups

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Choosing the best espresso cup is not as easy as one might think. Yes, we know, you can probably drink your shot from any small cup. Espresso though is more than downing a strong coffee to get you started in the morning. It’s a ritual, and it is as much about the experience as it is about the taste and the jolt of energy you get. I personally think my shot tastes better when I drink it from a nice cup. Even if it’s a disposable cup, it has to be pretty and functional.

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Smokey Barn Review – Coffee Roaster Profile

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Specialty coffees, while not a new trend, are starting to become more and more popular. Coffee lovers nowadays prefer to order their beans online, from trusted sources or satisfy their coffee needs through high-end coffee retailers rather than buying supermarket generic or brand-name beans that oftentimes fail to deliver on their so-called quality guarantees.

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Espresso vs Nespresso vs illy iperEspresso – Capsule Espresso Machines vs Semiautomatics

side by side espresso and portafilter and tamper

Last Updated on January 18th, 2020 by Dorian BodnariucYou are on the quest to getting the best shot of espresso, and naturally, you need to compare Espresso vs Nespresso. Even …

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Coffee Roasters Profile – Strangers Coffee in Norfolk – UK

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Today we are exploring a European coffee roaster. I came across Strangers coffee roasters during my research for some Africans coffee beans. Someone suggested Strangers Coffee as a source of some great beans. I thought I’d give them a try; my friend offered to carry the beans across the ocean for me. Living in North America makes the logistics a little complicated, but it was well worth. I loved their beans, in fact I liked them so much, I wanted to showcase them on Coffee Brewing Methods.

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The Best Manual Coffee Brewing Method – Pour Over vs French Press vs Aeropress

Pour over with Hario V60

Last Updated on December 29th, 2019 by Dorian BodnariucManual brewing methods are the newest trend in the coffee world. All respectable coffee shops provide at least one type of manual …

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Coffee Poster – Cappuccino vs Latte vs Mocha

Latte vs Cappuccino vs Mocha

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This infographic was created initially to show in a nice graphical way what are the differences between the most popular espresso-based beverages. We got a few compliments, and we thought we should turn it into a poster. It was a great idea because people absolutely love this poster. To be honest, I never expected this poster to be so popular. Our designer also made a mouse pad version, slightly different. You can find that at the bottom of the page.

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