We’re On Instagram!

Solutions Espresso Services has joined the 21st Century and begun an adventure into social media! At this point we’ve chosen Instagram as our stepping stone, we will be posting new content, including tips and more on a daily basis. So if you spot us or one of our techs out and about, snap a shot […]

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Adios Chuckster!

Our beloved parts guy and resident inappropriate jokester has retired to spend more time riding his motorcycle and running amok in San Diego County and beyond. Some of my fondest memories of Chuck’s reign revolved around hearing his off-color and politically incorrect jokes when he’d approach my desk for his first, second and sometimes third donuts […]

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Solutions Was There: The SCAA Expo Atlanta 2016

One of the biggest coffee shows in the United States was held last week in beautiful Atlanta Georgia, and Solutions was there! Whether you’re there for the lectures, networking or just checking out all the new products and services you’re bound to find something that piques your interest at the Specialty Coffee Association of America […]


The 10,000th Work Order Contest!

                                        We love our customers! In celebration of our 15th year in business we wanted to do something fun.  Whoever gets our 10,000th work order will receive a $300 credit in service, parts and accessories, and be part of Solutions’ history! […]

Water Quality and it’s Effect on Coffee Equipment

Water quality is a huge factor in today’s coffee and espresso business, particularly here in San Diego.  The long-standing drought has all but drained the water supply so we are getting water from different sources and multiple reservoirs.  This means lots of changes in our local waters composition, which shows in San Diego’s most recent water […]


Only A Drop or Two Will Do

There are many factors that go into brewing that perfect cup of coffee.  The condition and cleanliness of the brewer, the water, and the grind are only the beginning.  There are tools of the trade that make these adjustments easier and faster, and one of those is the refractometer. The coffee specific refractometer, developed by […]


Yan Turns the Big 4-0!

Last Friday marked our technician Yan’s 40th birthday.  His wife had an elaborate surprise party planned that we all managed to keep under wraps for more than two weeks.  It was a great evening full of laughs, street tacos, Micheladas, and Mariachis. Happy 40th Yan from everyone at Solutions!  

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Solutions Espresso Volunteer Day

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the solutions crew volunteered our time on Monday January 18th 2016 to help make San Diego a better place, at least for those who use the bike path where Murphy Canyon Road comes to a dead end. We spent our morning digging plastic cups out of bushes […]


San Diego TNT Is Back!

Swing by Copa Vida in lovely Downtown San Diego on October 22nd for this month’s Thursday Night Throwdown.  This latte art contest features barista talent from San Diego and beyond.   It is judged by three local San Diego coffee culture icons.  Be there or be square!