Just got juicer for our cafe

Fruits and vegetables are great source of vital minerals and enzymes. Raw food is good for health. But it’s not easy to consume raw food. Juicing is great way to include healthy mineral and vitamins in diet. We just got juicer for our cafe and has gone mad with it. We bought a nice juicing book too. This juicing book is called ‘Juicing 101′. This juicing book has around 70 juicing recipes and it shows how to get maximum nutrients out of fruits and veggies.
Kuving juicerEarlier we had Breville entry level juicer. We had it for about 4 years. It worked great! We used to juice fruits and vegetables. But after watching fat sick and nearly dead, we wanted to change our lifestyle. We wanted to include greens like celery, wheatgrass, spinach in our diet. Our Breville juicer wasn’t very good with greens. It was a centrifugal ejection type of juicer. As pointed by Best Juicer, centrifugal juicers aren’t very good with greens. So we sold our old juicer on craiglist and purchased Kuvings whole slow juicer. This is highest rated vertical slow juicer by best juicer: http://www.bestjuicer.biz/vertical-slow-juicers/. It has a vertical cylinder that masticates. It offers features of masticating juicer in upright design. Masticating juicers are preferred choice of health conscious individuals . Kuving whole slow juicer offers both convenience and health benefits. It rotates at low speed of 60 rpm and prevent heat build up. It has patented wide 3” feed tube. At this point, no other vertical juicer offers this wide feed chute.
We are really happy from this purchase. We have tried many juicing recipes. We have tried chard, carrot juice, celery, wheatgrass, frozen fruit sorbets etc. Combination of Apple and celery is surprisingly refreshing. We are including juicing as part of daily diet. I drink a shake every morning for breakfast before going to work. I put celery, 1 cup wheatgrass, 1 cup spinach, 1 cup of blackberries, 1 scoop of chocolate egg white protein, almond, nuts and cashews. Hoping to see better skin and health.

Espresso machine buying tips from Velo Rouge Cafe

espressoI can’t start my day without dark roasted freshly ground espresso shot. We have espresso machine in our kitchen. Having own espresso machine in kitchen is a complete luxury. If you are in market for espresso machine then first thing you must decide is type of espresso machine you want. There are two types of espresso machines.

  1. Super-Automatic espresso machine
  2. Semi-Automatic espresso machine

Super-Automatic doesn’t mean it is better than semi-automatic. If you want to customize espresso shot according to your preference you should look for semi-automatic espresso machine. But since it is a semi-automatic you need to do more effort than super-automatic. If you want convenience than choose a super-automatic. Super automatic espresso machine is good for people who don’t want any hassle and want to get espresso in one touch of button.

In a semi-automatic espresso machine temperature and pressure regulation is done automatically by machine. Machine take care of temperature and pressure. But you control the pump. You decide when to turn on or turn off the pump. It’s not a one touch machine. You are not going to get espresso in one touch. But you will control all the aspects of espresso making. This kind of machine is good for espresso connoisseurs. If you want to take espresso making to another level then we will recommend you this type of machine. Since we are espresso lovers we also own a semi-automatic espresso machine in our office. We own Gaggia Classic. It a small budget friendly semi-automatic espresso machine. We love it. This machine is included in The Edge best espresso machine list. Obviously it takes little more time than a super-automatic espresso maker but end result is great. If you have budget you can go for higher end espresso machines like Rancilio Silvia or Breville. Otherwise Gaggia is also a good choice. But keep in mind that you need to purchase grinder separately. Semi-automatics doesn’t come with grinder. rancilio silvia espresso machine

Super-Automatic espresso machine are best for busy people. Just press a button and you will get hot tasty espresso shot. Everything from grinding beans to final espresso is controlled by machine itself. All you need to do is fill the hopper with beans and press the button. You will get hot espresso shot in no time. There is no need to purchase grinder also. Grinder is included with machine.

Velo Rouge Cafe

Velo Rouge Cafe

798 Arguello Boulevard at McAllister  San Francisco, CA 94118 415.752.7799

Blue Bottle Coffee and Espresso served exculsively, Fat Tire and Pilsner Urquell on draft, bottled beers and a selection of wine to choose from, all available every moment the cafe is open.

Fat Tire and Pilsner Urquell are on draft, several wines and bottled beers to choose from, delectable Blue Bottle Coffee and Espresso are available every moment the cafe is open.

BREAKFAST
Served Mon-Sunday until 4:30 pm

Major Taylor Banana Nut Pancakes served with maple syrup
Arguello Breakfast- 2 eggs any style, country style potatoes, two slices toast, add a slice of bacon or ham
McAllister Scramble – 3 eggs scrambled with bacon, mushrooms, onions, spinach, red bell peppers and cheese served on an English muffin
Mt. Ventoux – egg sandwich served on a croissant with jack, add bacon or avocado
Leipheimer Breakfast Burrito - 2 eggs scrambled, black beans, potatoes, cheddar cheese, avocado, salsa, sour cream, add bacon or sausage to the scramble
Lox Bagel – lox, cream cheese, onions, & capers on a toasted bagel
Build your own Bagel – choice of spread, toppings and toasted bagel
Velo Granola with Yogurt or Milk topped with seasonal fruit
Home Style Oatmeal topped with seasonal fruit & served with brown sugar and raisins
Seasonal bowl of Fruit

Weekend Brunch Specials available Saturday & Sunday

LUNCH MENU
Served Sunday to Tuesday until 4.30 pm • Wednesday to Saturday until 9.30 pm

The Coppi – turkey, spinach, Jack with cranberry jam spread, toasted
The Merckx – ham and swiss, dijon mustard, toasted
The Pantani – grilled zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, onions and garlic cream cheese, Jack cheese, toasted
The Indurian -three cheese and garlic cream cheese, toasted
The Ullrich Tuna Melt
BALT – bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato
Club Sandwich – triple decker, turkey, bacon, ham and all the trimmings
Fresh Veggie Sandwich – hummus, onion, mushroom, tomato, cucumber, pickled beets, 3 cheeses, avocado, & greens on nine grain bread
Soup du Jour – seasonal vegan soup, served with house-made cornbread
Spring Mix Green Salad – mixed greens, feta, tomato, cucumber with lemon & olive oil dressing
Le Tour Salad – mixed greens, feta, tomato, cucumber, corn, apples, berries with lemon & olive oil dressing, add grilled turkey

PIZZA MENU
Wednesday to Saturday from 5 to 9.30 pm
Seasonal gourmet pizzas, toppings change daily

KIDS’ MENU
Kids Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Kids PB&J
The Elvis
– pb&j panini with banana & nutella