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The Iconic (and Stylish) Moka Pot

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The Moka Pot, first fabricated in Italy in 1933, is otherwise known as a caffetierra or a macchinetta --- “small machine” in Italian. Nearly a century later, what was one of the first home brewing methods has become an iconic symbol of Italian style worldwide.

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Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee with AeroPress: Three Recipes to Try

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  Industry experts often disagree on the best way to make coffee using the AeroPress. We consulted three of our in-house coffee experts to get their take on this dilemma. We invite you to experiment with different beans and recipes to find the combination that achieves your ideal flavor profile.     Antonio Madeddu - Caffè Umbria Trainer Portland Highlights the flavors of the coffee with a velvety body 1. Heat filtered water to just off boiling, about 202 F2. Measure 16 grams of coffee ground medium fine, to the consistency of table salt.3. Place paper filter in the AeroPress and pre-wet by...

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Sumatra Boru Batak Single Origin

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    Last fall we introduced our limited edition single origin (mono origine) coffee: the Sumatra Boru Batak from the southern shores of Lake Toba, Indonesia. It's our feature coffee for January, and if you haven't tried it yet, now is the time; our supply of this delightfully complex coffee is nearly gone. What makes mono origine coffee so special? In a word, traceability. Single origin beans generally come from one farm (or co-op) in a particular region. It's flavor is directly influenced by the environmental factors in that region: elevation, soil content, micro-climate, harvest and processing methods. The same coffee can...

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Hot Drinks for Cold Days

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Our best suggestions on how to stay warm this time of year. Bicerin A traditional beverage in Torino, the Bicerin is a luxurious afternoon indulgence. Known for its distinct layered presentation in a stemmed glass, this deliciously gorgeous drink is made with espresso, chocolate sauce from pure Pernigotti Cocoa, and a smooth whipped cream top. During the winter, you'd be hard pressed to find a lovelier way to pass an afternoon than with a Bicerin.   Mocha Piccante For those especially blustery days, the Mocha Piccante is a perfect combination of bold, smooth, and creamy with a spicy kick. This...

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Cold Brew Coffee

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Cold Brew Coffee (Infusione a Freddo)Try Them All   As the late summer days take hold and our lives relax under the high sun, there is nothing quite so refreshing as Caffè Umbria’s  infusione a freddo. Available at all cafés, this is iced coffee reinvented.  Its perfectly balanced flavor and distinctively smooth texture are hallmark characteristics meant to be savored and enjoyed in the summer heat. Our handcrafted cold brew is prepared with care, slow and cold, resulting in a chilled, complex coffee that is full-bodied and naturally sweet. Recently rated as the best cold brew in Portland, we take...

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