What Is an Americano Coffee and How to Make It at Home

Anybody who drinks coffee is likely familiar with an Americano. It is the standard black coffee that is served in most cafes. At home, our coffee machines are filter coffee machines. This is because making Filter coffee is very much …

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Home Barista Tools and Accessories – 12 Essential Espresso Tools

Barista Tools and Accessories

Barista Tools and Accessories
As you start making espresso at home, you will face various tasks that require you to use specific tools. The minimum of barista tools needed depends on the espresso maker you are using, and how perfectionist you are.

If you aim for espresso greatness, you need the right equipment. A variety of espresso brewing tools and accessories can help you in a few ways:

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How to Make Espresso with an Espresso Machine – Infographic

SemiAutomatic Machine Espresso Machine Brewing Guide Infographic

Brewing espresso with a semiautomatic machine is a skill that starts to disappear. The convenience of super automatic machines shifts the buying preferences of the modern coffee lover. There is also the beverage preference that plays a role but is not the subject of our brief guide. This coffee brewing infographic is the shortest guide possible, to get you started. We have the written version after the graphic and is a bit more detailed. However, if you want to perfect your technique, and pull cafe quality shots, check our detailed espresso brewing guide.

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How to Make Espresso without an Espresso Machine – Three Great Tasting Espresso Alternatives

Espresso Cup

Espresso CupEspresso is my favorite way of brewing coffee. Everything from the intoxicating aroma and pungently sharp flavor, to the astounding amounts of caffeine per ounce, make it the most desirable coffee cup. I brew a cup every morning, from the comfort of my home. It’s my ritual;

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Breville BES980XL Oracle – Espresso Machine Review

Breville Bes980xl Oracle Review

Breville Oracle is Not a Super-AutomaticThe 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. …

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How to Tamp Espresso – The Perfect Espresso Tamping

Espresso Gear

Ristretto Espresso ShotEspresso 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.

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