In the Spotlight


About Gaggia

Gaggia's roots are deeply intertwined with the history of Italian espresso. After all, it was founder Achille Gaggia's 1938 patent for a steam-free espresso machine that ushered in the modern age of espresso.... Read more



Coffee is harvested as cherries, it's the roasting and sometimes blending processes that make it ready to brew. Details about specific roasts and blends are often guarded as trade secrets... Read more


Steaming vs. Frothing

A common question among newcomers to the world of home espresso pertains to the difference between steaming and frothing milk. To the inexperienced home barista, the difference may not seem to be of much import, but there are key differences in the two processes... Read more