Francis Francis!

Last Updated on June 21st, 2018FrancisFrancis! is an espresso machine manufacturer owned by illy. Founded in 1994 by Francesco Illy, FrancisFrancis has produced espresso machines for the home market. Italian architect Luca Trazzi was responsible for the aesthetics. In 2004 the company was purchased by illy, since then, FrancisFrancis! became the espresso machines of choice … Read more

Coffee percolator

Last Updated on September 4th, 2018A coffee percolator is a type of pot used to brew coffee. The name stems from the word “percolate” which means to cause (a solvent) to pass through a permeable substance especially for extracting a soluble constituent. In the case of coffee-brewing the solvent is water, the permeable substance is … Read more


Last Updated on July 17th, 2019Frappuccino is a trademarked line of blended coffee beverages sold by Starbucks. It consists of coffee, blended with ice and other various ingredients, usually topped with whipped cream. Frappuccinos are also sold as bottled coffee beverages in stores and from vending machines.


Last Updated on November 7th, 2017Handpresso SARL is a French manufacturer of portable espresso machines. Founded in Fontainebleau in 2006 by Henrik Nielsen as a spin-off from Nielsen Innovation SARL. Handpresso is Dansih Design and has created and patented the world’s first handheld espresso coffeemaker, Handpresso WILD ESE, which is sold in 25 countries. The … Read more

Dallah (coffee pot)

Last Updated on September 4th, 2018A dallah is a metal pot with a long spout designed specifically for making Arabic coffee. In particular, it is used in Saudi coffee tradition.


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A demitasse is a small cup used to serve Turkish coffee or espresso. In some languages it is called fincan, fildžan, filxhan or φλιτζάνι (flidzáni). In Spanish, it is called a pocillo. It typically has about 60–90 ml capacity — half the size of a full coffee cup (a tasse à café is about 120 ml).

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Beaker (glassware)

Last Updated on February 24th, 2018The main piece of a French press is a glass beaker. Because the beaker is exposed to high temperatures in a short time, they are subject to thermal shock, This is why beakers for French press coffee makers are made of borosilicate glass, or more recently, of stainless steel. A beaker … Read more

Borosilicate glass

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Borosilicate glass is a type of glass with the main glass-forming constituents silica and boron oxide. Borosilicate glasses are known for having very low coefficients of thermal expansion (~3 × 10 /°C at 20°C), making them resistant to thermal shock, more so than any other common glass.

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Water tank

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Many coffee makers rely on a water tank, or reservoir to supply the machine during brewing. The water tank solution is convenient, makes it possible to move the equipment, and it doesn’t require an expensive installation.

The water tank is used for drip coffee makers, espresso machines, and single serve coffee makers.

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Timers are used in coffee makers for various applications. The most common applications are: timing the brewing, starting the coffee maker, or turning it off, timing coffee grinders, as a way to measure the amount of coffee beans used, timing the extraction as a way of controlling the brewed coffee volume.  

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Coffee filter

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A coffee filter is a utensil used during coffee brewing, for filtering coffee grounds from the brewed liquid. It is usually made of disposable paper with filaments approximately 20 micrometres wide. The fine paper screen only allows to pass through particles less than approximately 15 micrometres. This enables it to trap the coffee grounds that are bigger. The small water particles and the fines can flow through, resulting in clear coffee.

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In the coffee maker industry there are many devices that are equipped with a valve. The use of a valve is different though from a coffee brewing method to another. Immersion coffee makers such as coffee drippers, use a valve to control the steeping time. A simple valve is often found on automatic drip coffee machines as a way to temporarily stop the dripping for pouring a cup.

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Last Updated on February 24th, 2018A decanter is a vessel that is used to hold the decantation of a liquid which may contain sediment. Decanters are normally used as serving vessels for wine. Decanters vary in shape and design. They are usually made of an inert material and will hold at least one standard bottle … Read more

Heat exchanger

Last Updated on September 4th, 2018A heat exchanger is a piece of equipment built for efficient heat transfer from one medium to another. The media may be separated by a solid wall, so that they never mix, or they may be in direct contact. They are widely used in space heating, refrigeration, air conditioning, power … Read more

PID controller

Last Updated on June 30th, 2019In coffee maker industry the PID improves the brewing precision, by allowing the brewing temperature to be maintained between certain parameters. What is a PID, and How Does It Work? The PID of an espresso machine controls various heating elements of the unit. The PID controlled element can heat the … Read more

Chemex Coffeemaker

Last Updated on July 17th, 2019The Chemex Coffeemaker is a manual coffeemaker. It was introduced, and continues to be manufactured, by the Chemex Corporation in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Peter Schlumbohm invented it in 1941.

coffee grinder

Last Updated on September 4th, 2018A coffee grinder is a device for crushing coffee beans into fine grains or a powder. There are several types of coffee grinders, the most popular ones are burr grinders and blade grinders. In theory, any kitchen device designed to break solid foods into smaller pieces can be used for … Read more

super automatic

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Espresso shotA super-automatic espresso machine performs all or almost all of the espresso brewing automatically. A super automatic espresso machine will automate the following operations that are typically performed manually by the barista:

  • Coffee beans dosing
  • Coffee beans grinding
  • Coffee tamping
  • Espresso shot extraction, (water temperature, extraction time, pressure)
  • Milk steaming and frothing

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semi automatic espresso machines

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Breville 800ESXL with interesting lightingSemi-automatic espresso machines are devices that partially automate the espresso brewing process. Compared with super automatic machines, they require more work and know-how from the barista. They are the choice of coffee shops and espresso aficionados. They offer excellent reliability and control over the brewing process.
The most basic semi-automatic espresso machine includes a boiler, a portafilter, and a switch to perform the extraction. The barista needs to grind and tamp the coffee and control the extraction time.

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Last Updated on July 17th, 2019A boiler is a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated. The heated or vaporized fluid exits the boiler for use in various processes or heating applications, including boiler-based power generation, cooking, and sanitation.

French drip

Last Updated on July 17th, 2019French drip is a manual coffee brewing method that uses a special carafe. Th carafe has a filter and a lid that are place on top. The brewing technique is similar to other manual drip coffee brewing methods. Coffee is coarsely ground and placed in the filter. The filter is … Read more