Chris' Coffee
Coffee & espresso coffee has been a part of our life for decades. Over that time we've learned so much and hope to further enrich your coffee drinking experience by sharing everything we've picked up along our journey. Keep tabs on industry news, barista tips, how to care for your espresso machine, buying guides, and more!

Chris' Coffee Blog — Buying Guides

Is Grind Retention Important, & What is it Exactly?

If you’re in the market for a new coffee grinder you might’ve come across the term, “grind retention.”   We’ll discuss that topic in more detail here,...
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Buying a Home Espresso Machine

Whether you are a dialed in connoisseur, or a green bean newbie, buying a home espresso machine is not as easy as “I see it, I like...
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How To Choose The Right Grinder

A consistent grind is hugely important in the process of making a high-quality cup of coffee, which is why the grinder is the most important piece of...
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Heat Exchanger vs. Dual Boiler

Home espresso machines may produce the same delicious beverages, but the mechanics involved can vary from one machine to next. Two popular types of espresso machines that...
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Vetrano 2B vs. Alex Duetto vs. R58

So you’re ready to make the jump and purchase your next espresso machine. You’ve had a single boiler or a heat exchange machine that has served you...
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Baratza Sette 270 vs. Eureka Mignon

It goes without saying but when it comes to brewing a perfect shot of espresso, many different variables come into play.  Whether it involves pressure manipulation, length...
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