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Espresso Parts Custom Shop x Whole Foods Markets Avalon

October 15, 2014

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Meet EP Custom Shop Build #045. The very first customized Victoria Arduino Black Eagle VA 388 ever! Victoria Arduino worked with WBC 2007 Champion James Hoffman of Square Mile Coffee to create a machine that offers the barista maximum consistency for espresso preparation. You get temperature stability from T3 technology combined with “gravimetric” technology for more consistent shots. It’s no wonder that the Black Eagle is the exclusive machine for regional & national Barista Competitions!

A machine with such capabilities and style deserves a nice home which is exactly what it got. This Eagle landed at the brand new Whole Foods Market Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia. This is our 10th piece of EP Custom Shop equipment for our good friends over at Whole foods!

 Espresso Parts Custom Work:
  • Red gloss powder coated side and back panels
  • Custom metal fabrication on side panels
  • Walnut; accents on sides, Black Eagle emblem on back, portafilter handles

 

For customization questions connect with our customer service representatives! Send your inquiry to info@espressoparts.com or call 1-800-459-5594 to get an estimate started.

Espresso Parts Custom Shop x LAMILL LAX

October 11, 2014

 

BAM! This beautiful EP Custom Shop project is a 3 group La Marzocco Strada MP, matching Robur Grinders, and Ditting Grinder created for our friends at LAMILL COFFEE.  This machine’s permanent home is the La Mill Cafe situated in the LAX  Tom Bradley International Terminal which has gone through and $80 million dollar “reboot”.

  • Brass plated and polished group bayonet rings, group cap bolts, MP cap rings and cup rail
  • Custom made Satin Blue/Grey powder coat
  • Transparent acrylic side panels
  • Polished brass “LAMILL COFFEE” logo on Strada back panel
  • Matching set of Roburs
  • Matching Ditting grinders

 

 

Interested in your own Custom Shop machine or accessories? Our customer service representatives are here to help! Send your inquiry to info@espressoparts.com or call 1-800-459-5594 to get an estimate started.

Espresso Parts & Streamer Coffee Present #TNTJP 2K14

October 3, 2014

Hiroshi-TNTJP-TampsWe had the extreme pleasure of sponsoring another installment of #TNTJP! This event was special for a couple of reasons, it served as the unofficial kick-off party for SCAJ and it was the first #TNTJP at Streamer Coffee’s newest location in Gohongi. We had even more people show up to this event than last year! It’s so great to see the community grow.

Competitors were battling for some pretty amazing prizes! We created custom gold, silver, and bronze tamps for the champs. Casio G-shock upped the ante with a one of a kind gold G-Shock with EP and Streamer logos on them (this is the 2nd time they’ve done this for us). there were also prizes from AKTR and New Balance.

See you next year!

Congratulations to the winners:

1st place: Yusuke Ota Downstairs Coffee
2nd place: Kazuma Ozaki Air Cafe
3rd place: Kenta Tamura Double Tall Cafe

Espresso Parts Presents TNTNW at Anthem Coffee & Tea

September 29, 2014

Espresso Parts brought #TNTNW to the small town of Puyallup and it went off in a big way. Puyallup is a 40 minute drive south of Seattle and known more for the state fair than being a coffee destination. Anthem Coffee & Tea is here to change that! Their cafe is large (they recently expanded) and yet cozy at the same time. They do PNW hipness real well; lots of reclaimed wood, old hand painted signs, and warm fireplace. They even have a phone booth in the cafe that customers can use as a quiet space or to make personal calls without annoying their fellow cafe goers. They also serve some awesome craft coffees and tasty food!

The cafe is large but we had no problem filling it up! Normally the competitor to attendee ratio is pretty even but we were happily surprised to see that a good number of folks that showed up were there to cheer on their favorite barista or see what the coffee community was up to. The surprise match-up of the night was U.S. Barista Champ Laila Ghambari Vs. Guatemala National Champ Teco Echeverria, Laila made it to the next round! Panda even got in on the fun and poured what some would call latte art!

Winner winner chicken dinner:

1) Kyle Dols Sound Coffee & Morsel
2) Tiff Winters
3) Cristian Frostof Girón AKA Frosty

Huge thanks to Anthem Coffee & Tea for hosting and being so awesome. Dillanos get’s a shout out too for making the event poster, donating the espresso, aaaand helping to make the event run smoothly. If you’d like to see the pours from the night head to Dillanos’ Twitter account. They photographed every pour from the night!

The winners went home with an array of awesome prizes from our amazing sponsors: Espresso Parts,Barista Magazine, Baratza, Craft Coffee, Cuppow, Rip Van Wafels, and Imbibe Magazine!

See you at Christopher David Experience for Coffee Fest kick off throwdown 10/16!

Brewing With Espresso Parts: Pour Over Coffee

September 28, 2014

Espresso Parts is bringing affordable, metal-filtered pour over coffee to the masses!  The star of the show with the Yama Hermiston is the flat bottom stainless steel filter. On the inside of the filter you have a fine mesh that will keep sediment to a low and larger mesh on the outside that allows liquid to pass through easily. What you end up with is a cup that’s between a French Press and paper filtered pour over. You’ll never have to buy paper filters again! If you somehow lose your filter don’t fret, we sell replacements!

  • Preheat & rinse filter the same way you would a paper filter
  • Grind your desired amount of coffee (we use a ratio of 1:18 as a starting point)
    to a medium coarseness.
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  • Bloom
  • Pour from the inside of the coffee bed and work your way out slowly
  • Full brew should take 2:30 to 3:15 depending on grind and coffee

We encourage you to explore different pouring methods, grind settings and ratios. Try using half water and half ice for a Japanese style cold brew!

Have a nice coffee time.

 

Our customer service representatives are here to help with your order. They can be reached at 8004595594, info@espressoparts.com or Live Chat on our site. Don’t forget to ask about wholesale pricing and the BGA discount.

Thanks to Dillanos Coffee Roasters for letting us use their delicious coffee and their beautiful cupping lab.

 

 

 

Espresso Parts Presents TNTNW at Case Study Coffee

September 4, 2014

Yo! Case Study Coffee hosted #TNTNW last week and we had the best time ever! Fun fact: this was their first event at the new Alberta location and they weren’t even technically open for service yet! You have to visit them the next time you’re in Portland. The cafe design is super clean and inviting. You can really see that owners Christine and Wes as well as the staff of Case Study poured their hearts into this shop. Another great feature of the cafe is the light fixture above the bar area…It’s in the shape of a caffeine molecule!

We had a packed house for the event! The 32 spots on the bracket filled within 20 minutes of signup. After we got the Mash Tun IPA flowing and the bracket full it was throwdown time! There were a ton of beautiful pours! Everyone did a great job but like any throwdown there could only be three winners.

1: Garrick @igarrick Stumptown Coffee
2: Dave @_d_o_s_e Either/Or Coffee
3: Clint Extracto Coffee

The winners went home with an array of awesome prizes from our amazing sponsors: Espresso Parts, Barista Magazine, Baratza, Craft Coffee, Cuppow, Rip Van Wafels, and Imbibe Magazine!

See you 9/25 at Anthem Coffee in Puyallup!

Brewing With Espresso Parts: Cold Brew Coffee

August 31, 2014

Welcome to brewing with EP. This new monthly post will cover basic brewing guides for a number of products from our lineup.

What is cold brew? It’s coffee that has been brewed using cold/room temperature water over a long period of time. Generally anywhere from 4-12 hours or even longer. The grind needs to be more coarse than say a pour over due to longer contact time with the water. What you end up with is a coffee “concentrate” that can be served over ice, cut with milk, or even heated up. It also has a very low acidity and is easy on the stomach.

We offer a few different cold brew towers and setups. Today we’re highlighting the Hunter by Yama Glass. This brewer is perfect for home users who may not have a ton of counter space. The brewers is made from lab grade borosilicate glass with wood accents and comes with a stand.

You’ll notice the Hunter is composed of two pieces. The top portion holds the ceramic filter, ground coffee, and water. The bottom collects the brewed coffee and can be used as a decanter.

Not only is cold brew delicious it’s also very easy to make…especially with the Hunter.

  • First, place the ceramic filter into the brewer.
  • Add 30 grams of coarsely ground coffee
  • Place paper diffuser on top of ground coffee
  •  Add 200 grams of ice
  • Top off with 100 grams of water
  • After 4 hours you’ll have delicious cold brew to enjoy (time may differ due to grind and beans used)

We encourage you to try different methods and grind settings..

 

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Our customer service representatives are here to help with your order. They can be reached at 8004595594, info@espressoparts.com, or Live Chat on our site. Don’t forget to ask about wholesale pricing and the BGA discount.

 

 

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