De'Longhi ESAM Magnifica is a super-automatic espresso machine on the lower price range, and it's often compared to Krups Espresseria. The two offer about the same feature set at a comparable price. Each of the two has its strength and weaknesses and depending on your needs and preferences, you might choose one or the other.
Gaggia Titanium makes a breeze the preparation of a latte, a cappuccino or brewing a cafe crema. Cafe crema, if you didn't know, is a type of espresso more diluted than a lungo, but the shot doesn't have water added to it as in cafe Americano, but the extraction is just prolonged a little bit. ... Read more
Jura Capresso Ena 9 – One Touch When Jura and Capresso, two of the big espresso equipment companies have merged, I was a little disappointed, because this means less competition. However, I realized soon that by joining forces, the two manufacturers could make espresso machines that will stand apart from the crowd. And this is what ... Read more
Freshly Grind Coffee Every-time Grinding coffee is one of the critical operations for making a good cup of coffee. Grinding coffee, besides brewing, is the only operation you can't skip if you want your coffee to be perfect. It might be a boring thing to do every morning, and it might sound tempting to buy pre-ground, ... Read more
Freezing Coffee Beans – Is It Good or bad? Storing coffee is probably one of the least researched domains. If roasting, grinding, and brewing have evolved into great sciences, storing is still debated and each person has their own opinion. Many of the opinions though, are just unfounded and are pure speculations pushed with confidence, ... Read more
Espresso tamping is one of the most important steps when pulling a shot. If you get the tamping wrong, your espresso is ruined, because the water will pass through the grinds too fast, and the result will be a beverage close to drip coffee. Here are are a few tips to ensure a perfect tamping every time.
Photo Credit: FCRebelo, Wikimedia Commons What is Coffee and Why Do We Love It? Do we love coffee because we are addicted to it, or because coffee's chemical makeup makes sense for our body? Coffee is not a pleasant tasting experience for almost anybody on the first try. Many people just hate the taste. However, coffee ... Read more
When I was younger, I used to drink a lot of coffee, I mean a lot. Not a lot of cups, the weak drip you would get in the coffee shops, I could never drink that stuff. Even at work, the drip machine was operated by folks who needed tea, and not coffee, so I ... Read more
Grind and brew coffee makers are relatively new on the market, but the demand for them is growing because of the convenience of these machines. This type of coffee makers has a few advantages over a regular pair of separate grinder and brewing machine.
Is It Just Me, Or Coffee Is Really Laxative If you ever asked yourself: "Coffee makes me poop, how come?" you are not alone. It turns out there are about half of your office co-workers that need to go to the loo for the same reason as you, they drank their coffee. You must be ... Read more
Like any semi-automatic machine, Rancilio HSD Silvia, targets the home brewing sector, the espresso enthusiasts, that love to tweak their espresso to perfection. These people take espresso brewing very serious, and a few stumbles will not scare them. If you are one of these people, then this machine is definitely for you. You can tweak ... Read more
Keurig Single Cup Coffee Maker – Keurig K60/K65 Special Edition Review
Use Ground Coffee with Single Serve
Keurig and Hamilton Beach Scoop are probably the best coffee machines that allow you to use your own ground coffee to brew a cup. The single serve is the best coffee machine invention, that allows you as a coffee lover to brew only what you drink and to have it always fresh, and fresh is everything for your cuppa Joe, as you already know.
The French press is one of the best coffee makers options for a few reasons. It is a simple, easy to use device, that delivers a great coffee despite the simplicity. But the French pot has also its design flaws, which puts off a lot of coffee lovers. The folks from Espro looked at all ... Read more
Best Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker You are looking for a stainless steel French press, and you want to know which one is the best. Not an easy task, because most of the brands on the market are pretty good. You will need some serious decision making to choose one. But that a good thing, isn't ... Read more