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Espresso & Coffee Machines in Calgary and Edmonton

Since 1991, we have been importing Nuova Simonelli espresso equipment from Italy, as well as a selection of other commercial coffee equipment.   Our core business is roasting and supplying coffee houses and new cafes in Calgary and Edmonton with the training and consultation they need to run a successful business.  We are eager to work with peopleMore

2012 Prairie Coffee Show and Barista Competition

We are very proud to announce the 2012 Prairie Coffee Show – July 13th to 16th.  This year, Fratello Coffee Roasters, Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters and Transcend Coffee are taking the event to the next level.   We listened to the feedback from last year and will be expanding on the very popular customer workshops.  We alsoMore

Hario V60 pour over, a brewing guide

The Hario V60 O2 pour over dripper is our preferred method of brewing coffee at Fratello’s Analog Cafe. The manual brewing process allows our barista to have complete control over the brew speed and ensure proper ground saturation. The slower extraction time lends to a much sweeter and complex flavour in the cup than aMore

An Education – Cupping 19 unique micro-lots

I recently had the please of meeting Ted Buracas of NewContent.  Ted Buracas is a writer, photographer, and film maker in Calgary, where he counts coffee as one of his many passions. You can find this article cross posted on the blog, NewContent.ca.  Ted got in touch with me as he knew I was going toMore

Chemex coffee maker, a brewing guide

Using a Chemex is my personal favourite way to brew filtered coffee.  The slower extraction time lends to a much sweeter and complex flavour in the cup.  I find a more syrupy mouthfeel.  It is very easy to use, so we put together this brewing guide to show you how you can use this inMore

It is a great time to be drinking coffee in Calgary!

Over the last 4 years the number of independent quality driven cafes has grown from less than a handful to over 20 to choose from, with multiple locations opening for some companies. We have seen a greater dedication to sourcing exceptional coffee, hiring and retaining baristas that are passionate about coffee and educating the public.More