Archive for November, 2008

photo credit: LabyrinthX
Having signature drinks keeps your customers from getting bored.  Offer daily or weekly specials and be sure to add your own unique touch.  Here’s a great recipe to get you in the holiday spirit.  This recipe is for a 16 oz. drink.
Ingredients

1/4 oz. white chocolate syrup
1 oz. peppermint syrup
2 shots espresso
steamed milk
whipped [...]

There are three possible reasons that your coffee is weak.

1. Your water isn’t hot enough. Cool or cold water won’t extract the flavor and color from the coffee.
2. You aren’t using enough coffee. You need anywhere from 1.25 oz to 3 oz of coffee to brew a 64 oz pot of coffee on most commercial coffee brewers depending on the coffee and the grind.
3. Your coffee machine is missing the sprayhead.

Q&A: My Pourover Won’t Brew

Question from Karl in Richmond, VA – “I bought a used commercial pourover coffee brewer online but it won’t brew when I pour water in.  Where is the brew button?”
Alfaroo Tech:  This is a problem because you may be causing damage to your machine without knowing it.  First, unplug your machine.  I mean, unplug it [...]

Pourover Coffee Brewers

Chances are you have used a pourover coffee brewer at one time or another. Most home coffee brewers fall under this category as well as some commercial brewers. In a nutshell, a pourover brewers do not require plumbing. A pourover brewer works by you pouring cold water in the top and the coffee brews immediately.
One [...]

Your espresso machine won’t brew on one side so you call for service.  Your technician tells you that the gigleur is clogged and it can’t be serviced onsite, the machine has to be removed and taken to the shop.  Turns out minerals have been building up and now the repair is going to cost several [...]