Clinton Stark

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. 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
New starters and actions for automations now available in Home app

Demon Seed: Google Home automations get more trigger options to rival Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit

Google has announced new triggers and actions for its smart home automation platform. In the blog post yesterday Google says it has added 9 new "starters" and nine new "actions." That means users can activate automations when a door is opened or closed, or a device starts charging, or someone...
Lelit Victoria espresso and coffee machine - specs, description, thoughts, comparison to Profitec Go

New Lelit Victoria espresso machine hits the sweet spot

A single boiler with PID for under $1,000 USD. Hello Profitec Go.
Breville Group - Lelit Bianca espresso machine

In Espresso: Breville Group plans to bring Lelit to “premium mass channel” in 2024

Fans of espresso maker Lelit take heart. Breville's 2022 acquisition of the company looks like it will mean more investment in the famed Italian brand. Digging through Breville Group's latest annual report and investor presentation (posted yesterday) reveals a few interesting plans regarding not only Lelit, but for the entire...
Jura ENA 8 super-automatic espresso machine first look review

First Look: Jura ENA 8 super-automatic espresso machine

Today we take a first look and share impressions of the new Jura ENA 8 super-automatic espresso machine. When you think of fancy all-in-one coffee machines chances are you might think of Jura. The Swiss brand has established itself as a major player in the market for super-automatic espresso machines...
Bean hopper at end of day, ready for reload

Try Daily Dosing to keep your espresso beans as fresh as possible

In the world of espresso many home barista do something called single dosing. That is, they grind only the beans they need for a single shot. Instead of filling a bean hopper completely full, the idea is to add a carefully measured (dosed) amount of beans to make the...
American Theatre magazine, published by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), has hired Kelundra Smith to be its next managing editor. A frequent contributor to the magazine, Smith is an Atlanta–based journalist, playwright, and storyteller whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, Andscape, Food & Wine, Garden & Gun, The Bitter Southerner, Atlanta magazine, and elsewhere.

American Theatre magazine names Kelundra Smith managing editor

Two positive bits of news in the world of theater today. First, American Theatre magazine announced that it has named a new managing editor. Journalist, playwright and storyteller Kelundra Smith will become the iconic magazine's next managing editor: "I’m so proud and heartened to welcome Kelundra Smith to our team," said...
Brewing a Cortado on a Jura Super-Automatic espresso machine is efficient when it comes to milk consumption

Super-Automatic espresso machines possess a superpower when it comes to milk-based drinks

The promise of a Super-Automatic espresso machine is simple: you get Café quality espresso drinks at the touch of a button. Because beans are ground on demand you get a fresh cup every time when you want it. Pretty nice. Bean-to-cup machines as some call them have been around for...
Apple iPhone 15 - USB-C, thinner bezels, titanium design

Apple iPhone 15 Pro is the one you’ve been waiting for

USB-C. Titanium. Minimal bezels. Finally, an iPhone worth an upgrade.
Espresso Coffee Mitigates the Aggregation and Condensation of Alzheimer′s Associated Tau Protein

Is espresso coffee good for the brain?

A new study published in the "Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry" suggests espresso coffee provides a "protective activity" against neurodegenerative disorders. Per the report this includes disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. An excerpt from the report's abstract: "In this work, we characterized by NMR the molecular composition of the espresso coffee...
How to Make an Affogato espresso dessert - pouring espresso shot tips

Affogato: Celebrating the classic espresso dessert

This decadent Italian is a show stopper.