Fully automatic machines are very expensive, depending on brand and features, the price tag can go very high. Krups Espresseria is a nice compromise between price, level of automation, and reliability.
Intelia is one of the best fully automatic espresso machines on the market. This is not a surprise for a Saeco product. With a long history in the industry, Saeco confirms even after joining Philips. Intelia automates all of the steps for brewing an espresso shot, or a cappuccino, and minimizes your work, and the risk of … Read more
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
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
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