The KB90 is La Marzocco’s latest gift to the market with its retro design and focus on creating the ultimate workflow. BeanScene discovers how baristas are adapting to the new straight-in model.
Once every decade there’s a machine or device that fundamentally reinvents the way we use existing technology: IBM computers, the iPhone, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Tap-and-Go payment. In the espresso machine manufacturing world, the La Marzocco KB90 can now be added to a similar list. Read more
Coffee roasters across the globe are embracing new technology that allows them to scale up while maintaining their customer service and transparency.
People are becoming more aware of the quality and impact their products have on the world around them. In coffee, this has led to a boom in artisan and specialty roasters not just in Australia but Europe, North America, and even Asia.Read more
In a market that’s arguably becoming saturated with roasters, Roasting Warehouse has popped up in Airport West, promising to bring a point of difference in a transparent way.
On first glance at Roasting Warehouse Specialty Coffee in the Melbourne suburb of Airport West, the words “large, industrial, and unassuming” come to mind. But as customers quickly learn when they walk through the doors, it’s all an optical illusion, with the 1500-square-metre purpose-built site a dedicated café, roastery, and retail paradise all in one. Read more
The new Aurelia Wave from Nuova Simonelli is packed with innovative features to maximise the potential of coffee and highlight different flavours.
Most surfers strive to a ride a breaking barrel, the hollow part of a wave that curves around them. Inspired by the waves of the ocean, the new Aurelia Wave espresso machine from Italian manufacturer Nuova Simonelli mirrors the same hollow look in its side and back panels.Read more
Three coffee equipment specialists have partnered with Kees van der Westen to give Australians greater access to their own customisable specialty machine.
There are a few classic American cars that still turn heads. One that refuses to fade is the iconic two-seater Thunderbird, a time machine to the 1950s that’s synonymous with sophistication and style. Not only is this the car Kees van der Westen drives, but is one of the inspirations behind his line of self-titled espresso machines.Read more
The Slayer Steam LP coffee machine combines an artisanal approach to crafting espresso with high-volume capacity.
Like many musicians who release an extended play to test the waters before they drop a full-length album, Slayer Espresso has launched the Steam LP, the follow-up to its successful EP espresso machine. Read more
The latest brewing scale from Hiroia is helping baristas track their brewing technique with greater visibility and more consistency.
Much like baking, brewing requires detailed measurements to achieve accurate results, including precise water temperature and volume, and the particular coarseness of the ground coffee. To help measure such variables, scales are a barista’s best friend.Read more