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Espresso @ Home Pt. II - Steps to Pulling an Espresso Shot

Espresso @ Home Pt. II - Steps to Pulling an Espresso Shot

Making espresso at home but unsure if you're doing it right?

Check out our video, Steps to Pulling an Espresso Shot to learn the proper order of operations!

The KLLR Coffee Guide to Coffee Filters

The KLLR Coffee Guide to Coffee Filters

There are a variety of factors that go into making a great cup of coffee. Which ones come to mind first? Coffee? Water? Time? Temperature? Perhaps ...

Espresso @ Home Pt. I - The Gear

Espresso @ Home Pt. I - The Gear

In this edition of Espresso @ Home, we give a brief over-view of the gear you'll need to make great espresso at home and cover the basic functionality of home espresso equipment. 

KLLR Creatives ft. Kristian Donaldson: Trailblazing Toward the Future with Digital Graphic Novel Illustration

KLLR Creatives ft. Kristian Donaldson: Trailblazing Toward the Future with Digital Graphic Novel Illustration

Kristian Donaldson is a Dallas based comic book artist and illustrator, focusing on digital and 3d rendering techniques to tell stories.

Recently published graphic novel "The Dark" available on Comixology.

In addition to that, Kristian is a proud papa, Lego fanatic, and DFW metroplex playground aficionado.

Barista Babble: A Lesson in Coffee Vocabulary

Barista Babble: A Lesson in Coffee Vocabulary

Find yourself bewildered with the details and terminology used to describe the various characteristics of Specialty coffee? Here are a few terms you should know that will enable you to order like an expert.

21 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home in 2021

21 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home in 2021

In our last blog we touched on New Year’s Resolutions and why you shouldn’t feel the need to swear off the bean juice in 2021.

That said, goals are great to have and we even left you with a possible goal at the end of that blog: drink better coffee.

There’s one caveat here: to drink better coffee, we’ve got to be able to brew better coffee.

Not overly confident in your home-barista skill sets?

We got you!

A Coffee Lover's Guide to New Year's Resolutions

A Coffee Lover's Guide to New Year's Resolutions

As the new year looms over the horizon, some folks may be considering potential New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you want to eat healthier? Read more? Save some money?

If you’re considering adding “drink less caffeine” to that list, we’re here to give you a piece of advice: it’s all good.

At least, when it comes to coffee.

A KLLR Coffee Gear Guide for the Holidays

A KLLR Coffee Gear Guide for the Holidays

Christmas is right around the corner and everyone has at least one coffee nerd friend. Wouldn’t they love some new piece of coffee gear to geek out over while cooped up at home this winter?

Our bet: they would.

We’ve compiled a list of gear to fit a variety of budgets and experience levels – gear that we’ve put to the test and stand behind – that’s all sure to earn you a few lovingly crafted drinks from your favorite home barista in appreciation.

Coffee Trends Pt. I: The Five Worst Trends in Coffee in the Last Five Years

Coffee Trends Pt. I: The Five Worst Trends in Coffee in the Last Five Years

To say that Specialty Coffee is a trend-driven industry is far from a controversial statement. From equipment, to brewing to techniques, to shop build-outs, motifs and ideas have a tendency to spread – and often change – rapidly.

In the first entry of this two-part series we examine what we view as the five worst trends in coffee of the last five years. 

Apocryphal Origins & Dancing Goats; A KLLR Coffee Guide to Coffee History

Apocryphal Origins & Dancing Goats; A KLLR Coffee Guide to Coffee History

As ubiquitous as coffee can seem within the context of life in 2020, most of us probably don’t spend much time considering how it was discovered, not to mention the terrifying prospect that there was a time when life without coffee was a reality.

Equipment We Love: Wilbur Curtis Gold Cup Brewer

Equipment We Love: Wilbur Curtis Gold Cup Brewer

The Gold Cup brewer allows users to create highly customizable recipes via an intuitive digital interface. Variables like temperature, number of pulses, the quantity of water dispensed during these pulses, and the amount of time between them, are easily programmed and multiple recipes, unique to different coffee offerings, can be programmed and saved, allowing for a pour-over menu offering a variety of coffees all available with the push of a button.

Powerful Partnerships: Minor Figures Pt. 11 – Going Carbon Neutral

Powerful Partnerships: Minor Figures Pt. 11 – Going Carbon Neutral

At KLLR Coffee, we pride ourselves on being unapologetically discerning in other brands we partner with. We’ve posted before about some of the reasons we love working with Minor Figures, and now we are back to sing their praises again as they walk-the-walk, stepping one step ahead of other oat-milk producers by becoming 100% carbon neutral.