Category Archives: 1st-line’s Espresso Blog


The Perfect Espresso Machine For Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the hardworking and nurturing women in our lives. Whether your mom is a coffee lover or simply enjoys the occasional cup, an espresso machine can be the perfect gift to show your appreciation. Our espresso machine products, such as the Bellezza Bellona, Lelit Bianca, and Elektra Verve, offer […]

Top College Graduation Gifts for Coffee Lovers

Looking to reward your coffee-loving graduate for their hard work? We have affordable products that could potentially be top college graduation gifts.   1. Chemex Classic Series Coffeemaker   The Chemex Classic Series is a simple pour coffee maker that is available in 3, 6, 8, and 10 cups. They are one of the options […]

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 manufacturers […]

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 grinder […]

How to Use Coffee Grounds in your Home Garden

Happy Earth Day everyone! In honor of this day to appreciate the beauty of nature and your LOVE for coffee, get ready to learn how to use your coffee grounds in your home garden! What’s So Special About Coffee Grounds in Your Garden? Some of you might be wondering why coffee grounds are beneficial to […]

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 others […]

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: Add […]