1st-line’s Espresso Blog

How to Maintain your VBM E61 Grouphead

How to Maintain your VBM E61 Grouphead Some dual boiler espresso machines and heat exchange espresso machines feature an E61 grouphead, which defines a modern size and fitting of a portafilter (typically 58mm) to hold your ground coffee. One of the espresso machine brands, Faema, created the original E61 grouphead, but some espresso machine manufacturersRead more ⟶

Fall in Love 🍂 with These Two Espresso Recipes

Fall in Love 🍂 with These Two Espresso Recipes September 2020 has arrived, so Fall is just around the corner. The weather will start getting chilly, so it is the perfect time to warm up with some of our favorite Fall espresso recipes! Whether you have a traditional espresso machine paired with an espresso grinderRead more ⟶

How to Choose the Right Brewing Method for Your Coffee

Making coffee doesn’t have to be difficult. In the end, all you actually need is water, coffee, and a filter of some sort. There are tons of brewing methods out there and each of them has their own set of benefits and disadvantages. Some people are completely content with traditional automatic drip coffee, while othersRead more ⟶

Peppermint Mocha

Nothing feels more festive in the wintertime than a Peppermint Mocha! Here’s a super simple recipe to warm your bones. Ingredients: 1-2 shot(s) of espresso 1 cup of milk 1 1/2 tbs semi-sweet chocolate chips 1-2 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract Toppings: Whipped Cream Chocolate syrup Peppermint sprinkles! Instructions: AddRead more ⟶