Coffee Talk

From the latest java innovations to the roasters we can’t wait to tell our friends about, this is a one-stop shop (or in this case, café) for coffee enthusiasts. Welcome to the blog.

Coffee Talk

Recipe Alert! White Mocha Peppermint Pour Over Coffee
Jingle and mingle this holiday season with a drink that’s sure to impress.
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Ultralight vs. Travel Press
Ultralight vs. Travel Press Many have asked ESPRO what the main differences are between the Travel and Ultralight Press. While there are some concrete differences, it boils down to a matter of personal preference (on some level) and how much...
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What is Q Grading?
What is Q Grading? What Every Coffee Enthusiast Needs to Know This highly specialized designation is elevating the craft coffee industry from farm to cup. Not all coffee is created equal. In fact, there are infinite combinations of possible aromas...
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How to Make Feel-Good Tea in Your ESPRO Press
Three Simple Ingredients, a Whole Lot of Wellness. January: the month of cleanses. No doubt we’re all feeling the repercussions of that second helping of apple pie, and all those irresistible pumpkin loaves your favorite cafe was baking up. If you’re...
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Best brew
Find the sweet spot for making the perfect coffee Achieving that ideal brew involves both a little art and science. After all, so many variables can affect the taste of your coffee, from the size of the grind to the...
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French Press vs. Pour Over
What's the difference between the 2 methods? Lots of customers ask us why press coffee tastes different than pour over coffee. We love that you notice the difference and share our curiosity about coffee. Pour Over  Pour over is a...
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Roaster Spotlight: Stone Creek Coffee
Roaster Spotlight As COVID-19 precautions close cafés and restaurants across North America, coffee roasters are losing substantial customers for their beans. Many roasters we’ve spoken with have committed to taking care of their employees however they can, but these businesses...
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Roaster Spotlight: George Howell Coffee
Roaster Spotlight In the spirit of #CoffeeTogether, we’re featuring some of our favorite coffee roasters so you know where to get exceptional coffee while you’re staying safe at home. Buy direct and consider leaving a virtual tip to help furloughed...
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Welcome to Cold Brew 101: Your crash course
We answer your burning questions about this chilly beverage.   Flavor starts at the bean—where it’s grown, how it’s harvested and how it’s roasted. But the way it's brewed—from pour-over, to French press, to percolation or cold brew—shapes the final...
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French Press vs Pour Over Coffee: Discover Which Is Better For You
French Press vs Pour Over Coffee: Discover Which Is Better For You Industry   Move over, automatic coffee pots. Manual coffee makers like the french press and pour over are exploding in popularity. They last longer, they enhance the overall...
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Roaster Spotlight: Moving Coffee
Roaster Spotlight In the spirit of #CoffeeTogether, we’re featuring some of our favorite coffee roasters so you know where to get exceptional coffee while you’re staying safe at home. Buy direct and consider leaving a virtual tip to help furloughed...
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Introducing the Perfect Brew
Overview   Make smooth, grit-free coffee—thanks to our double micro-filter. Surrounded by a silicone lip that runs along the rim, the basket fits snugly inside the container and creates a vacuum seal. When you press the plunger down, extraction stops...
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Twelve Drinks of December: Drink One
12 Drinks of December   We’re teaming up with some of our friends in coffee, cooking, and spirits to bring you 12 different holiday coffee recipes using our products!   Drink One: Café En Fuego!   Leland Eating & Drinking House has put...
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Twelve Drinks of December: Drink Three
12 Drinks of December   We’re teaming up with some of our friends in coffee, cooking, and spirits to bring you 12 different holiday coffee recipes using our products!   Drink Three: Cold Brew Wonderland!   Teddy Martinez has created an Andes...
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How to Enhance Flavors in Your Favorite Brew
A step-by-step guide to tasting coffee with ESPRO’s Tasting Cups Coffee takes a storied journey from the farm where beans are grown to your cup where it’s savored. The farmer first selects the variety, a specific type of coffee bean....
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Cold Brew Coffee Ratios: 3 Steps For Perfect Flavor Every Time
  If you’ve ever made cold brew coffee at home, you know how simple the process is. But despite the straightforward steps, you always seem to get stuck on one question: Hold on a second—what’s the right cold brew coffee...
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What Is Pour Over Coffee And How Is It Different From Drip Coffee
There are dozens of types of coffee makers in the world, none have inspired such confusion as drip coffee pots and pour over coffee makers. They seem to work the same way—so why do pour overs even exist?  Why go...
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Perfect pairings
Complement your ESPRO coffee gear with these essential accessories   Great coffee starts with quality beans, but using the rights tools will elevate your brew to tasty new heights. Here are some of our favorite must-have accessories:   1. Grinder:...
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Roaster Spotlight: Compelling Coffee
In the spirit of #CoffeeTogether, we’re featuring some of our favorite coffee roasters so you know where to get exceptional coffee while you’re staying safe at home. Buy direct and consider leaving a virtual tip to help furloughed employees. Know...
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Twelve Drinks of December: Drink Two
12 Drinks of December   We’re teaming up with some of our friends in coffee, cooking, and spirits to bring you 12 different holiday coffee recipes using our products!   Drink Two: Irish Nutcracker!   Kafka's Coffee and Tea has created a...
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