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5 New Coffee Inventions Spotted at the Specialty Coffee Expo

What happens when you gather thousands of coffee industry professionals in one large room to show each other all their newest innovations? Well, most of them gather around five or six booths which have the very coolest toys. Here are a few of our findings of the new and cool from last weekend's Specialty Coffee Association of America show in Boston, some of which may be appearing on counters near you very soon—maybe even your own. More

We Try the New Breville Infuser Espresso Machine

Local cafés use giant beast-brewers such as the $6,500 (or more) La Marzocco; that kind of counter-candy just isn't in the budget. There are a number of disappointing, low-pressure options on the market, and then there's the generally-praised Rancilio Silvia, a little machine that the coffee geeks like to hack with a PID temperature controller. The rub? With the PID installed, that'll run you around $879 dollars before shipping. Can Breville's new $500 model compete? More

3 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home When Money is No Object

Home coffee setups don't have to be cafe-caliber to make a big change in your daily routine. But if you're the sort of person for whom money is no object—or are in charge of selecting just the thing for someone of the sort—we encourage you to break the bank and buy one of these lavish toys. After all, coffee, and you, are worth it—right? More

3 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home for Under $150

Home coffee setups don't have to cost thousands of dollars to make a big change in your daily routine. As we've shown, you could be drinking more delicious coffee at home for just $25, $50, or $75. But those of you who've already grown bored of weighing your water and carefully cleaning out your flannel filter-sock are probably itching to really step it up. For you, we bring some ways to spend money that will bring you not only real return on flavor investment, but perhaps a little more countertop prestige... More

Now Open: Joe Pro Shop, NYC

Finally filling a niche inexplicably underserved in New York City is the new Joe Pro Shop, a coffee shop that isn't a cafe, on a quiet, art-studenty block in Chelsea. The Pro Shop—which focuses on offering a changing selection of interesting beans (about five coffees at a time) from roasters across the country, as well as all manner of brewing gear—fills not just a functional but an inspirational role in coffee. More

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