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Click for Article Less Throw Downs, More Spro Downs Please!
Posted September 20, 2010, 3:00am, Rated: 8.4
The barista communities in many parts of the world love the latte art throwdown; but maybe it's time to up the game a bit and start loving the Spro Down a bit more, for the benefit of quality and the pursuit of espresso happiness (and winner take all prizes!) Read more...
Click for Article State of Espresso 2010
Posted August 16, 2010, 3:00am, Rated: 8.8
More observations on the State of Espresso in 2010, including pressure and temperature profiling, more on single origins, consumers vs pros, and trends in espresso. Read more...
Click for Article Espresso 2010
Posted August 14, 2010, 3:00am, Rated: 7.6
Mark Prince takes a look at the state of espresso and espresso brewing in 2010, with a long look back to how espresso has developed in the last fifteen years. First of a two part article. Read more...
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Click for Article Can These Filters Change the World of Espresso?
Posted April 29, 2011, 3:00am, Rated: 8.0
A strong development in one of the key elements in what helps to brew espresso -- the filter -- finally gets some major overhauling. Find out more in this exclusive look at VST's new espresso filters. Read more...
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This regular column will tackle the world of espresso and coffee, including all the theories, controversies, changes and structures that make up this world. A heavy emphasis is placed on the online coffee community, and one thing this column won't do is pull any punches. Every week we'll feature the up's and downs, a quick yet detailed rundown of things that are good and not so good in the coffee world.

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Nuova Simonelli Aurelia Part 2
04.20.2009
Nuova Simonelli Aurelia Part 1
04.17.2009
N. America vs. Italy - Results
10.08.2007
Evaluating Espresso
09.29.2007
Peets, Baskets, and Blends
09.01.2007
Kickstarting Rants and Raves
08.21.2007
Controversies at the WBC
07.31.2006
What the heck is wrong
02.06.2005
Espresso Glossary
07.20.2004
The Canadian Coffee Scene
06.04.2004
illy cups revisited
12.12.2003
Welcome to CoffeeGeek V2
11.03.2003
The Coffee Crisis
11.27.2002
Survey Results!
05.31.2002
Five Tampers
05.28.2002
Questions and Answers
04.27.2002
Canadian Machines
04.12.2002
Why I like Bodum
03.04.2002
Increase Espresso Sales
02.19.2002
Scarce God Shots
01.27.2002
Espresso Nirvana, Pt.2
01.10.2002
Espresso Nirvana
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Happy Holidays!
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CoffeeGeek Launch Pt.2
12.11.2001
CoffeeGeek Launch
12.01.2001
Short Sighted Businesses
11.27.2001
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