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 consider all budgets and … 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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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

Variable Temperature Electric Kettle – Bonavita vs Breville, vs Cuisinart

Why Do We Need a Variable Temperature Kettle?

Hario kettle and pour-over glass

The variable temperature electric kettle is a must for a coffee enthusiast that likes to explore and likes to change their brewing routines. It is also critical for some brewing methods, where you need lower temperatures, such as pour-over, and AeroPress.

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Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine Review

The Breville BES870XL Barista Express espresso machine is one of the most impressive devices in the semiautomatic class. With an overwhelming feature set, with a modern look, and a great reliability, the BES870XL is a great choice for any serious espresso enthusiast. If you are on the market for a new semi automatic espresso machine, … Read more

The Best Grind and Brew Coffee Makers

Grind and Brew Coffee Maker
Cuisinart Bean to Cup Coffee Machine (photo credit – Amazon)

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.

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