DeLonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine – ESAM3300 vs ECAM22110SB

DeLonghi has a great line of automatic espresso machines, probably more than any other manufacturer. Their machines are great, reliable, and you can pick from a diverse range, on all budgets. The Magnifica line has a few great machines, with the low-end range priced somewhere between 500$ and 700$. The ECAM22110sb and ESAM3300 are many times compared because they are very close price wise, and they belong in that low-end range. The purpose of this post is to show you the differences between the two and help you choose yours.

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Manual Espresso Machines

Manual espresso machines are probably the most underrated brewers. They are great alternatives for pulling a shot for many reasons. The most important reason is the low tech design, with no electrical parts. They can be used anywhere, even in remote areas where there is no electricity. But what is the about manual espresso makers, … Read more

Espresso vs Nespresso vs illy iperEspresso – Capsule Espresso Machines vs Semiautomatics

Espresso vs Nespresso

You are on the quest to getting the best shot of espresso, and naturally, you need to compare Espresso vs Nespresso. Even the most fervent Nespresso enemies have tasted it, just to have an idea. Whether they like it or not, Nespresso is here to stay, and it will serve millions of happy customers. The question is “Is it good enough for you?” Let’s try to answer this question together.

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The Best Milk Frother – Breville Milk Cafe vs Nespresso Aeroccino vs Secura

I personally love black coffee, sometimes I add a little sugar to it, but that’s all. During my time as a barista though, I made thousands of lattes and cappuccinos. I still make one from time to time for my wife or my guests. I used to make it with the steaming wand, from my … Read more

The Best Home Cappuccino Maker – How to Choose a Cappuccino Machine

What is the best home cappuccino maker? This has been a question that I have been asked a lot recently. Not an easy way to answer that question. It is easier when you know the person, their personality, budget, and barista skills. But when you write about it, you need to take all budgets in … Read more

Breville BES980XL Oracle – Espresso Machine Review

Breville Bes980xl Oracle Review

Breville Oracle is Not a Super-Automatic

The price tag of the Breville BES980XL Oracle is within the range of super-automatic espresso machines, yet the Oracle is just a semiautomatic machine. Well, not exactly a semiautomatic either, but this is where it got me. You’ll see why in a bit.

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Cappuccino vs Latte Maker – Is There any Difference?

What Is the Difference Between a Latte and a Cappuccino Machine? Most of the espresso machines on the market will let you brew both latte and cappuccino. So is there really a difference between the equipment that brews latte or cappuccino? Yes, there is a difference, and that difference could save you serious money. Most … Read more

Semi Automatic Espresso Machine Reviews and a Beginner’s Guide to Buy One

Buying a semi automatic espresso machine is the best way to go for an espresso enthusiast who wants to learn and experiment with coffee. Yes, decent semiautomatics are not very expensive, but so are decent super automatics. The semi automatic espresso machines are more reliable, and they give you a bit more flexibility with brewing. … Read more

The Best Latte Machine – Make Lattes at Home

When my cousin asked me a couple of weeks ago: “What is the best latte machine?” I didn’t have an answer on the spot. When it comes to coffee brewing, obviously, all friends and family rely on my expert advice. I was a bit disappointed by myself for not being prepared for this question. In my defense, I … Read more

Gaggia Accademia Review

The Gaggia Accademia espresso machine or the Gaggia 1003380 Accademia is right up there, in the first row of super-automatic coffee machines. Designed for brewing approximately 60 cups a day, the Gaggia Accademia has rapidly become a much-loved office espresso machine. The unit is also one of the most searched commercial super automatic espresso machine for bars and … Read more

Jura IMPRESSA Z9 – Automatic Espresso Machine

The Jura Z family comes once again with a very nice surprise, the Jura IMPRESSA Z9. This super automatic, although a little spicy on the price side, promises only the best quality and truly doesn’t fail to deliver. IMPRESSA Z9 Professional raises the standard for automatic specialty coffee machines, featuring ideal preparation conditions all within … Read more

How to Choose an Office Espresso Machine

Why an Office Needs a Professional Espresso Machine A commercial espresso machine is the best choice for an espresso lovers’ office environment. It is common practise in many businesses to buy an espresso machine for the employees. It’s one of the percs to make employees happy. Once the decision to buy an espresso machine is … Read more

Espresso Knock Box – The Best and the Cheapest

The espresso knock box is one of those devices that you never miss if you haven’t used it before, but once you get used to it you can’t live without. OK it’s a trivial plastic box, you might say, what’s the fuss about it. Yeah, you are right, a cheap plastic bin to dump your … Read more

Best Cheap Espresso Machines

Gaggia - One of the Best Cheap Espresso MachinesFor a coffee lover on a budget, buying an espresso machine might prove challenging. How do you choose the best cheap espresso machine? What are the criteria that separate a good espresso brewer from a bad one? This is what this post proposes, to familiarize you with the technology, and give you a few hints on how to choose the best espresso machine for your budget.

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