Clinton Stark

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. Interests include San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear
Is the new Breville Barista Touch Impress espresso machine worth it?

First Look: Breville Barista Touch Impress Espresso Machine – an automated barista for the home

If you're looking for an almost fully automated barista for making espresso at home Breville has the answer. The Barista Touch Impress ($1,489 USD) is the Australian consumer products giant's latest machine. And it's very impressive. Sporting a similar l brushed stainless steel look to existing Barista models, you can expect...
Espresso grinds in portafilter with dosing funnel

Tested: Can a dosing funnel improve your espresso workflow?

A simple solution for reducing grind waste
Normcore Espresso Tamping Mat Review

Review: Normcore Espresso Tamping Mat

Sometimes it's the little things.
Porsche crest 2008 vs 2023
Sigma 18-35mm on Canon EOS R5 - Best lenses for shooting video

5 best lenses for shooting video with a Canon camera (with video examples)

Shooting video with a Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera? Here's top 5 lens choices. Plus sample footage.
Jura Z10 Review - Drink parameter adjustments

Jura Z10 Review: The absolute best super-automatic espresso machine for home or office

Jura Z10 Automatic Espresso Machine 5 out of 5 stars - Highly Recommended Verdict: The Jura Z10 sits at the pinnacle of the home espresso and bean-to-cup experience. From the easy-to-use touch interface to the overall design this is a machine steeped in Swiss tradition. Best of all: the Z10 makes Café quality...
How to make a Cortado in a Gibraltar glass

Home Espresso: A Cortado in a Gibraltar glass is pure luxury

Today we're looking at the iconic Cortado espresso drink served up in a gorgeous Libbey Gibraltar glass. Tired of your daily coffee or espresso routine? Maybe you've been pouring the same Latte style drink at home and are ready for something new. Variety could be the key! Here's an increasingly popular choice...
FUJIFILM X-S20 Mirrorless Camera

Fujfifilm X-S20 is a 6K content creator, YouTuber dream camera

Priced at $1,299 USD, the Fujifilm X-S20 ships June 29. At first glance the Fujifilm X-S20 looks familiar. With a body reminiscent of the X-S10, a popular mirrorless camera geared at content creators, it has the same "Fuji look" and small body and X-mount for lenses. However, dig in deeper...
Profitec GO vs Ascaso Steel Uno

Espresso Machine Showdown: Profitec GO vs. Ascaso Steel Uno

For today's Stark Insider espresso machine showdown it's the Profitec GO vs. the Ascaso Steel Uno. Or simply: GO vs. Uno! My 18 year-old Pasquini/Bezzera semi-automatic is not long for this world. Though it's been an ever reliable workhorse, I'm ready to upgrade. A lot has changed in the world of espresso...

Peloton App now offers free tier, Peloton Gym brings anywhere circuit training

As promised Peloton (NASDAQ: PTON) today released a key piece of its rebranding strategy for 2023. And that would be the app. It's now officially called the Peloton App. Further, the famous spin bike company is offering it in three new tiers, including a free one: Peloton App -- free ...