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The Untold Story and Invention of the Scace Thermofilter Device

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The Untold Story and Invention of the Scace Thermofilter Device

What is the Scace device, how was it created, and how important is it for controlling the quality of espresso machine performance.

The Scace device helped to create and verify a temperature stability standard of plus or minus 2 degrees Fahrenheit as the minimum accepted variance in temperature. Prior to this, machines were routinely +/- 15 degrees F or worse, and yet everyone was still buying machines , thinking they were good machines, but in fact irresponsibly inconsistent.

As two key figures in the evolution of Specialty Coffee in North America, this is a pivotal interview for the historical record and for guiding the next generation of baristas.

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