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CoffeeGeek's QuickShot review tells you much more than you'll probably want to know about this portafilter from Cafelat. For the tl;dr crowd, it's a portafilter with an easily detachable bottom. Not mentioned in the report is that the Cafelat XT portafilter is taller than most, so it's a snug fit for some doser/grinder models (e.g., Compak K10).
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Bottom line: Given the ubiquity of the barista-friendly E61 design, it's an easy recommendation that's resistant to upgraditus later down the road, assuming you are willing to learn the extra steps of managing brew temperature of a heat exchanger.
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Below are some interesting espresso cups by Offero. At first glance, the oddly angled opening seems wholly impractical. Do you drink left-handed from the high side of the cup? Ohh-h, you're supposed to drink right-handed and the higher side encloses your nose, enhancing the aromatics. Kind of weird, but they're growing on me.
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Been using the large cups for drip and pour over. Like them a lot. If I wasn't so fond of the Inker ristretto cups, I'd try the Offero espresso cups. 
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Forgive me Father, it's been two weeks since I last backflushed my espresso machine.
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Before starting HB, I was an amateur espresso equipment reviewer and moderator on CoffeeGeek. Never would have thought I'd still be doing (and enjoying) it more than 10 years later. This page explains how it got started.
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A great article on NPR about Barb and Doug of Orphan Espresso, creators of the Pharos and LIDO hand grinder. HB even gets a very brief mention.
It's the holy grail of the coffee world: a grinder that optimizes flavor from every bean. An Idaho couple has spent years perfecting a hand-cranked machine that's as good as much pricier models.
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Here are some helpful tips for those new to steaming milk from the good folks at Whole Latte Love. Note that most of these are really newbie tips.
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The summary of events leading to La Marzocco's near-demise is interesting. The consequences for independent cafes are still being felt today:

"[Starbucks] switched to push-button machines, in part to simplify training for the thousands of new baristas it was hiring each year — a decision Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz later lamented, saying it cost Starbucks the romance and theater that came with La Marzocco machines.

The Starbucks switch cost La Marzocco its 20-employee factory in Ballard and millions of dollars in sales. 'It was hard to survive that financially for a while, but it opened up a real opportunity for the independent [coffeehouses] to differentiate themselves from Starbucks,' said Bakke."
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Sean Lennon was active on HB in the early years; as a robotics engineer extraordinary, his insights on capturing measurements were invaluable (I borrowed his kit to create the brew pressure profiles for many articles). He then dropped out of sight as personal matters demanded his attention. Just as suddenly as he left, he's back and wow... "custom" espresso machine really doesn't capture the coolness of this thread. An espresso/machinist dream machine in the making.
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This is ridiculously hardcore; a machinist's fantasy grinder from the Buy/Sell forum. A custom Versalab M3 with "the upper funnel made of Titanium Grade 5 Ti6AlV4 and adjusted for exactly this Ni plated middle plate. Roman numbers CNC milled inside the middle plate and painted black, ground, polished then brushed, sides are in a maritim finish (mirror polished)." http://www.home-barista.com/buysell/versalab-m3-custom-built-t29361.html
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Welcome to Home-Barista.com™, a site dedicated to the home espresso and coffee enthusiast! Our detailed espresso machine reviews and coffee grinder reviews cover the higher end of home espresso equipment on the market, but make only one assumption about you—a love of coffee! Whether this is the first time you've considered making espresso, cappuccinos, and lattes in your home or you've been drinking coffee for years, you will find tidbits of information to help you get the best out of your coffee.