Behind the Scenes with Slayer Espresso

Inside the innovative coffee machine company's Seattle headquarters

With his father owning a roasting company, founder and CEO of Slayer Espresso Jason Prefontaine grew up quite familiar with the coffee bean. Prefontaine eventually became an espresso machine importer, selling and servicing machines. He then opened a roasting company and learned everything more he could about making coffee. The deeper he got into the world, the more he came to believe that the mechanisms …

Nespresso + Breville Creatista Plus

Two coffee appliance icons unite for a beautiful, easy-to-use automatic espresso machine

Simply put, the new Creatista Plus is what happens when two of the most respected names in coffee-making appliances unite. With Nespresso‘s simple, recyclable pod process and Breville‘s sleek, stainless steel design, it’s as easy to use as it is beautiful. And, after extensive testing, we can attest to the flavorful coffee produced in a very short amount of time. This is a single-serve espresso …

Discussing Coffee with Marco Lavazza at the US Open

The fourth generation coffee aficionado on global coffee aesthetics

It’s been a big year for Lavazza. Not only is it their 120th anniversary, they’ve also partnered with the Italian Pavillon at the World Exposition Milan 2015 and expanded their tennis partnerships to include a sponsorship of the US Open. We sat with fourth generation Lavazza family member Marco—the brand’s Vice Chairman—for a match at this year’s tennis event and had the opportunity to learn …