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Spro-Kart Goes Live

Posted by Sebastian Little on Apr 23rd 2016

Spro-Kart Goes Live

On April 16th we inaugurated the Spro-Kart at the Santa Cruz Mini Makers Faire. It was a great day for it - warm and sunny all day. Sam Bacal-Graves, Lily Cardiner and I served coffee, espresso d …

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The Aspirational Espresso

Posted by Sebastian Little on Mar 24th 2016

The Aspirational Espresso

It's always fascinating and often amusing to see the many varied ways people have come up with to make espresso without having to actually go out and buy a proper espresso maker. It's easy to assum …

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To Amazon Or Not To Amazon.

Posted by Sebastian Little on Feb 28th 2016

To Amazon Or Not To Amazon.

I received a sales call from an undoubtedly enormous call center full of Amazonian sales people. A gentle speaking man identified himself as a representative of Amazon and said he wanted to inform me …

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What about that "Mountain of Cardboard?"

Posted by Sebastian Little on Feb 16th 2016

What about that "Mountain of Cardboard?"

For many of us it's become second nature to purchase items online rather than picking them up at the store. Savings and convenience are most likely the chief reasons to shop online. For my customers a …

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The Dr. working on his patient.

Posted by Sebastian Little on Feb 4th 2016

The Dr. working on his patient.

We had an old Olympia Maximatic espresso machine in the shop this week.This one was badged by Pasquini - but it's exactly the same as the Maxi's we have serviced.On these older modlels it's not uncomm …

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