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Popular Reads

Here's some of our most popular content with readers. Whether you are just beginning your coffee journey, or a professional barista there's something here for you.

Portafilter Ultimate Guide: 20 Things You Need To Know About Portafilters

Portafilter Ultimate Guide: 20 Things You Need To Know About Portafilters

A Portafilter is where the magic happens! Read our Ultimate Guide to Portafilters and discover everything you need to know about this espresso machine component.

How to Clean Portafilter Between Shots – 2 Most Effective Methods

How to Clean Portafilter Between Shots – 2 Most Effective Methods

How to clean portafilter between shots? Here are the 2 most effective methods to ensure your portafilter is clean and ready to deliver the perfect espresso shot

7 Best Coffee Beans for Jura Machines 2022

7 Best Coffee Beans for Jura Machines 2022

Some of the best coffee beans for Jura machines include blends designed explicitly for espressos, such as the  Lavazza Super Crema Whole Bean. These will pack an.

8 Best Espresso Distributor Tools for Perfect Coffee Distribution

8 Best Espresso Distributor Tools for Perfect Coffee Distribution

An espresso distributor tool is perfect for professional & home baristas looking to up their coffee brewing skills. Here's the top 8 espresso distributor tools.

3 Best Nespresso Decaf Pods 2022

3 Best Nespresso Decaf Pods 2022

If you enjoy coffee without caffeine, the decaf coffee products will suit you the best. Let's discuss the Best Nespresso Decaf Pods for a perfect cup of coffee.

5 Best Powdered Coffee Creamers: Honest Reviews and Buying Guide

5 Best Powdered Coffee Creamers: Honest Reviews and Buying Guide

Best powdered coffee creamer? If you’re short on time, you can save yourself hassle by opting for our favorite powdered coffee creamer: Nestle Coffee-Mate.

How to Measure Portafilter Size

How to Measure Portafilter Size

How to measure portafilter size? Follow our guide now and easily measure your portafilter size using a caliper, steel measuring tape or portafilter sizing chart.

Barista Training Los Angeles – The 5 Best LA Courses for 2022!

Barista Training Los Angeles – The 5 Best LA Courses for 2022!

Looking for barista training Los Angeles? Here's our shortlist of the best barista training courses in Los Angeles, perfect for professional and home baristas!

Can I Have Iced Coffee After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

Can I Have Iced Coffee After Wisdom Teeth Removal?

The short answer to the question, "can I have iced coffee after wisdom teeth removal?" is "no." Your fastest route to recovery is to go without food or water for as long as possible.

Portafilter Size Chart [And BONUS Tamper Sizing Guide!]

Portafilter Size Chart [And BONUS Tamper Sizing Guide!]

Looking for a portafilter size chart today? Here's our guide to help you determine the required portafilter (and tamper) sizes by using charts or measurements.

Barista Training Florida: Top 4 Courses in 2022

Barista Training Florida: Top 4 Courses in 2022

Searching for barista training Florida courses? Here's our top 4 picks of the best barista training programs in Florida. Read our honest, in-depth reviews here.

How Many Shots Of Espresso Is Too Much?

How Many Shots Of Espresso Is Too Much?

How much espresso is too much? To avoid the side effects of caffeine, health experts recommend drinking at most 4 cups of coffee or 6 espresso shots per day.

Latest Posts

Read our latest posts now and discover what's new and trending in the world of coffee.

How to Clean Portafilter Between Shots – 2 Most Effective Methods

How to Clean Portafilter Between Shots – 2 Most Effective Methods

How to clean portafilter between shots? Here are the 2 most effective methods to ensure your portafilter is clean and ready to deliver the perfect espresso shot

Barista Training Los Angeles – The 5 Best LA Courses for 2022!

Barista Training Los Angeles – The 5 Best LA Courses for 2022!

Looking for barista training Los Angeles? Here's our shortlist of the best barista training courses in Los Angeles, perfect for professional and home baristas!

Dutch Bros vs. Starbucks: Which Has Better Coffee?

Dutch Bros vs. Starbucks: Which Has Better Coffee?

Starbucks has better coffee than Dutch Bros. Starbucks has more food choices and healthful options, providing a better overall experience for coffee drinkers.

What Is the Best Water for Coffee?

What Is the Best Water for Coffee?

The best water for making coffee should be free from color, odor, and chlorine. It should have a pH level around 7 and a hardness level of approximately 68mg/L.

Mocha Java – The Worlds Oldest Coffee Blend!

Mocha Java – The Worlds Oldest Coffee Blend!

Mocha Java is one of the world's oldest and most prominent coffee blends. It's a mixture of Java Arabica beans from Indonesia and Mocha beans from Yemen.

10 Best Super Automatic Espresso Machines 2022

10 Best Super Automatic Espresso Machines 2022

In conclusion, the best super-automatic espresso machine is the De'Longhi ESAM3300. Gaggia Brera is the runner-up, while the Espresso Works offers best value.

Coffee in Spanish – 10 Different Ways to Order

Coffee in Spanish – 10 Different Ways to Order

Visiting Spain or South America but not sure how to order your coffee in Spanish? Here's 10 ways you can order coffee in Spanish. One easy way is "un café, por favor."

Does McDonald’s Have Espresso?

Does McDonald’s Have Espresso?

McDonald's doesn't have espresso on most drink menus in the United States. You can request an espresso shot at McDonald's, which the barista can add to your order.

Why Doesn’t Caffeine Affect Me? 7 Reasons Caffeine Doesn’t Work

Why Doesn’t Caffeine Affect Me? 7 Reasons Caffeine Doesn’t Work

Experts agree the main reason why caffeine doesn't affect you is genetic. Other reasons include caffeine tolerance, medications, sleep deprivation, and coffee intake.

How Long Can Coffee Sit Out – Is Day-Old Coffee Still Safe?

How Long Can Coffee Sit Out – Is Day-Old Coffee Still Safe?

Coffee can sit out for up to 30 minutes at room temperature before you drink it. After that, the coffee flavor will degrade due to oxidation or milk turning sour.

How Much Caffeine In McDonald’s Iced Coffee?

How Much Caffeine In McDonald’s Iced Coffee?

A Mcdonalds iced coffee contains 11.57mg of caffeine per fluid ounce. A medium iced coffee has 133mg, a large 200mg, an extra-large contains 320 mg of caffeine.

5 Amazing Barista Oat Milks For Coffee Lovers!

5 Amazing Barista Oat Milks For Coffee Lovers!

Our favorite barista oat milk is the Oatly Oat Barista edition, because its fortified with B and D, tastes great, and can be nicely frothed. We also loved the organic.

About The Team

Portafilter was founded in 2005 by a team of coffee professionals and enthusiasts. Our mission is to improve your home barista skills and knowledge by providing in-depth coffee brewing guides, history and facts about coffee, coffee machine reviews, and more.

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