Temperature is Done

Temperature is Done

Temperature is Done BH Unlimited Update, Oct 10th 2021. World Barista Champion James Hoffmann gave a talk at Prufrock in 2012 at the launch party of Simonelli’s new T3. This machine would go on to supersede the Aurelia 1 as the official WBC Espresso machine for the...
The Modern Espresso Era

The Modern Espresso Era

The Modern Espresso Era BH Unlimited Update, Sep 25th 2021. What were the precise beginnings of the modern espresso era? Was it when the first lever machine was produced? Nineteen forty seven — that doesn’t feel modern enough — the barista had to do all the heavy...
Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Brazil

Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Brazil

Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Brazil BH Unlimited Update, Aug 29th 2021. The next chapter in our tour of Brazil’s growing regions explores some coffee growing areas that might be less known to BH readers. We start with Rondônia, a state at the edge of the Amazon rainforest...
The E61 Machine

The E61 Machine

The E61 Machine BH Unlimited Update, July 31st 2021. Do you notice a lot of machines these days have E61 group heads? You might even think it’s a bit retrograde to keep plugging away at technology from 1961. Maybe you’re trying to decide whether to buy one of these...
Setting Your Cupping Grind

Setting Your Cupping Grind

Setting Your Cupping Grind BH Unlimited Update, July 17th 2021. Quiz question (possibly without a cut and dry answer) – Should you: A. Coarsen your cupping grind as your grinder burrs get blunter? B. Fine up your cupping grind as the burrs get blunter? C. Never...
The Lever Machine

The Lever Machine

The Lever Machine BH Unlimited Update, July 3rd 2021. Everyone says — and it’s clearly true — that with pizza, even when it’s bad, it’s still good. But unfortunately with specialty coffee, there is absolutely no way you could say that. Underdeveloped roasts,...

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