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SCAA 2014 Featured Item

April 9, 2014

Introducing the SCAA Cupping Bowl by Espresso Parts!

Espresso Parts is proud to announce that we have worked in cooperation with The Specialty Coffee Association of America to produce the next generation of cupping bowls. These cupping bowls meet every standard set forth by the SCAA to the last detail. Through hard work and collaboration we were able to create a cupping bowl that is designed to stand the test of time.

The specific details about this bowl:

  • Made of Porcelain
  • Holds 7.5 oz of water (228 ml) of room temp water
  • 3.15″ at opening, inside diameter
  • Rounded Bottom
  • Lid designed to capture condensation and aromatics
  • Lid can also be used as a saucer
  • SCAA Branded

Available exclusively by the SCAA Store onsite at The SCAA Event in Seattle from April 25-27.  Toward the end of May 2014 the SCAA Cupping Bowls by Espresso Parts will be available online at the SCAA Store.

Visit Espresso Parts during The SCAA Event at booth 10034 to see a sample of this beauty in person.

 

 

 

Custom Tampers from Espresso Parts

February 17, 2014

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Listen up, coffee folks. You are special. You are beautiful & unique snowflakes.

We know you want a tamp that is special just like you! Espresso Parts offers a bevy of custom options. We’ve done pistol grips, shop logos, and custom art on handles. The base of the tamp is also customizable. The only real restrictions we have are your imagination and real estate on the tamp. If you’d like your tamp to be as good looking as you are, email info@espressoparts.com for a custom quote. In the meantime check out these tamps we’ve made for customers in Russia, Japan, and the U.S.A.

Custom Tamp Project Showcase
Step into our time machine and check out some of the custom tamp projects we’ve worked on.
Soyuz Coffee Roasting – St. Petersburg, Russia

Project Date: 09/2013
Soyuz came to us wanting something really special to present to their visiting International Barista champions during the Specialty Coffee Show in Red Square.

We designed this tamper from the ground up using their logo and stylings. The only requirement we had was that they we used their logo and engrave each tamper with each individual barista’s first and last name. We started with a stylized grip pattern adorned with Soyuz styled boxes containing the first name on the front and last name on the back. We then engraved the SCR logo mark on the tamper tops, followed by laser marking the tamper base with “Soyuz Coffee Roasting” and the Soyuz mark between each word, and fitted it with a brass bezel. Lots of work but one of the funnest and most unique tamper projects we have ever been asked to design and work on.

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Streamer Coffee Company – Tokyo, Japan

Project Date: 09/2010
On this project we anodized aluminum handles in black and laser etched a logo on the top and a full wrap combination of stripes with Streamer Coffee’s logotype on the front and Espresso Parts logotype fitted within the stripes on the back. This tamper was also fitted with a high polish brass bezel for added bling.

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#TNTJP 2013 @ Streamer Coffee Co. – Tokyo, Japan

Project Date: 09/2013
These Espresso Parts EP5 handles were laser engraved with a triple panel wrap around design branded with a logo for each sponsor and a custom #TNTJP 2013 logo design. All the design work for this project besides the Hirsohi and Streamer logo were executed by Espresso Parts. After these tampers are engraved we darken the engravings and re-polish and wax each handle. These gorgeous tampers were presented to the top 3 TNT finalists.

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Counter Culture Tamp – Atlanta, GA

Project Date: 02/2011
High polished stainless steel tamp handle with laser marked branding on the side and top and a high polish brass bezel separating the handle and base.

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Intelligentsia Coffee (Intellivenice) – Venice Beach, CA

Project Date: 09/2009
Intelligentsia Coffee commissioned Espresso Parts to create some unique tamps for their staff to commemorate the opening of the Intelligentsia Venice Beach shop.

For this project we powder coated each stainless steel handle first in orange and then again in black. Next we hand “distressed” each handle individually so that parts of the black coat was worn away just enough to let the orange and even parts of the metal handle showed through creating a one of a kind piece while displaying the group’s cohesiveness as a team. From there we engraved each base with the owner’s choice of name/nickname.

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Intelligentsia Coffee Black Cat Project – Los Angeles, CA

Project Date: 2009-2012
Intelligentsia approached us to produce a trimmed down version of the staff BCP tamps for Resale. We took stock anodized aluminum handles, laser marked the BCP logo on top and slapped it all together with a shiny brass bezel and stainless steel piston.

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Do you see a customized tamper in your future?

If you would like to inquire about a custom tamper or custom tamp design for your company please contact our customer service team and we’ll get you started. Please note that depending on our production schedule, quantity, and the complexity of your design custom tamp projects can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks and even longer for custom handle finishes and colors.

Contact us by email or call us at 1(800) 459-5594 today!

#BIGEASTERN Day One

January 17, 2014

The Big Eastern Regional Coffee Competition kicked off yesterday morning in Durham NC. There are two competitions that take place during BERCC; The Brewers Cup & Barista Championship. Baristas from the NE & SE have all gathered to prove their skills and take the top spot in their region. Espresso Parts is proud to be one of the many sponsors that keep these competitions going.

The venue for this weekend’s event is The Cotton Room in the heart of Durham. This space is pretty much amazing with all the natural light and exposed brick wall. The openness of the venue really encouraged the crowd to mingle and added to the communal feel of the event. Our hosts Counter Culture Coffee and Dallis Bros. Coffee have done a fantastic job!

The awesome folks at Bunn & Curtis are doing a great job at keeping attendees caffeinated! If espresso is more you’re thing you can grab a ‘spro from the BGA’s fourth bar. Downstairs from the competition Carrboro Coffee had an excellent pop up case that was open to the public. Not only can you get free drinks but you can also step behind the bar to prepare your own drinks under the guidance of professional baristas. Did we mention that the drinks are served in Espresso Parts porcelain?

Day one was a huge success! If we had to pick a favorite performance it has to be Jonathan Liu of Gimme! Coffee. His signature beverage was espresso prepared into custom cherry wood vessels. He charred the rim of the vessels too to add a smoky aspect to the beverage. There’s a party bus going to Joule Coffee with our name on it so it’s time for us to go. Be sure to check in tomorrow for another update!

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Whole Foods Domain x Espresso Parts

January 17, 2014

We had the pleasure of customizing 2 La Marzocco Strada MPs for Whole Foods Market’s new Domain store in Austin, TX which had it’s grand opening Wednesday, Jan. 15th.

This is the 4th and 5th Strada we’ve customized for Whole Foods with our glass slat and black walnut trimmed design. Each of the glass slats were etched by a local glass artist we work with and we replaced the stock metal side panels with laser engraved, clear acrylic panels. We also powder coated the sides and steam boiler of the Stradas.

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These machines have a “Dazed & Confused” theme which we believe is a nod to the classic 1993 movie of the same name which is set in and around Austin.

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There are a TON of activities happening in conjuncture with the opening including the following donations to nonprofits.

The following nonprofit organizations will receive one percent of sales on the below dates, and will join the store in opening events:

Wednesday, January 15 — Jewish Community Center of Austin
Thursday, January 16 — Emancipet
Friday, January 17 — Austin Creative Reuse
Saturday, January 18 — Girlstart
Sunday, January 19 — Back on my Feet

We are honored to contribute to another amazing WFM store!

Happy New Year! Free shipping!

January 2, 2014
FREE SHIPPING during Inventory Count from 12/31 to 1/3
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The end of the year means new beginnings but also marks the dreaded INVENTORY COUNT TIME for the Espresso Parts Team.

FREE SHIPPING INVENTORY COUNT DETAILS;
Espresso Parts will be closed for an inventory count on December 31st through January 3rd. We will not process any orders placed after 8AM PST December 31st through January 3rd until the week of January 10th.

To make amends we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on espressoparts.comorders only and will ship via the least expensive shipping method based on destination (please allow 3 to 7 business days after shipping).

If you have any questions please call 1-800-459-5594 or emailinfo@espressoparts.com as our Customer Service Team will be available normal business hours.
Free Shipping applies to all online orders shipped within the United States. Friends in Alaska and Hawaii included…

//DISCLAIMER//
*FREE SHIPPING offer solely available from December 31st, 2013, 8:00 am PST toJanuary 3rd, 2014,11:59 pm PST. Promotion is subject to change, not valid with any other offer, prior purchases, equipment, in store purchases, or shipping costs that exceed $50. Use coupon code FREE at check out and click “Use Coupon” to redeem offer. Product specifications are subject to change. Free shipping is limited to stock on hand and while supplies last.


THE DISCOUNT CODE:FREE   Discount codes are case sensitive and MUST BE entered at check out to apply.

Holiday Shopping & Shipping Alert!

December 13, 2013
Important Shipping Dates & Deadlines. 12 Days of Giveaways Continued!!! Email not displaying correctly?
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FedEx Ground Service Shipping

Find your region above and the corresponding date marks the absolute last day you can order from Espresso Parts and have your package arrive by December 24th. Espresso Parts is not responsible for inclement weather or any other shipping delays beyond our control.

FedEx Express Saver
Orders MUST be placed by Wednesday December 18th to arrive on or before December 24th.

FedEx 2 Day *2:00 PM PST CUTOFF
Orders MUST be placed by Thursday December 19th by 2:00 PMPacific Standard Time to arrive on or before December 24th.

FedEx Standard Overnight *2:00 PM PST CUTOFF
Orders MUST be placed by Friday December 20 by 2:00 PM Pacific Standard Time to arrive on or before December 24th.

Celebrate the holidays with us! We’re decking the halls with free stuff, and there are still seven more days left to win some great prizes in our 12 Days of Giveaways promo.

Take a pic with your favorite EP gear, tag it #eplife, and post it to Instagram or Twitter. Check the official Espresso Parts blog for more details.

http://expressoparts.com/2013/12/04/eps-12-days-of-giveaways/

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EP Limited Edition Pint Glasses 3.0

December 10, 2013
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EP Limited Edition Pint Glass 3.0

Because baristas shall not live by coffee alone! The Limited Edition EP Holiday Pint Glass is now available! And just like the previous glasses the 2013 pint glass are each individually numbered and sport this year’s unique EP branded design. They’ll be moving fast, grab one before you miss out!

This years pint glass features our brand new Antler’d Tamper Trophy design on the front and our skull logo, hops, and grains on the back followed by your unique number for this year’s series. It’s 16 ounces of face melting awesomeness, each one is individually numbered to prove it’s the bestglass ever cut by lasers!

Easy to follow instructions:

  1. Pour
  2. Drink
  3. And repeat responsibly.
BEERS NOT INCLUDED.
Buy yer own!
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