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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Bella Espresso Maker – Make Cappuccinos at Home with a Steam Espresso Machine

Bella 13683 Espresso Maker

This Bella espresso maker falls into the market bracket of cheap, compact, steam based espresso machines. Our review shows why Bella is a great coffee maker. We have reviewed five of the most popular affordable steam based machines. Here is …

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Mr. Coffee 4 Cup Steam Espresso System with Milk Frother, ECM160

Mr. Coffee ECM160 - Steam Driven Espresso Maker

The steam based espresso machine from Mr. Coffee is another steam based machine that is notgoing to break the bank. Mr. Coffee ECM160 Steam Espresso Machine is steam powered and pulls 4 espresso shots at a time. Read our review of …

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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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5 Great Cappuccino Cups – How to Buy a Cappuccino Cups Set

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Arte Italica Tuscan Cappuccino Cup and Saucer with SpoonMy wife asked me a couple of days ago to find her the best cappuccino cups set on the market. Kind of a tall order, but hey, I didn’t want to disappoint her. The cappuccino set was going to be a gift for a close friend of her. I knew what I needed to find, so it looked like it was going to be a quick job. Material, size, form, I knew all of that, it just had to match my wife’s taste. You’ll see how a seemingly easy task turned up to be a very difficult one. I’ll tell you the story, and you’ll find out how I picked my cappuccino set, and in the process, you’ll learn what to look for when you are shopping for cappuccino cups.

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DeLonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine – ESAM3300 vs ECAM22110SB

DeLonghi ESAM vs ECAM

This is a review of the DeLonghi Magnifica espresso machines. We compare ECAM and ESAM series, focusing on ECAM22110 vs ESAM3300. See which one is the best for you. DeLonghi has a great line of automatic espresso machines, probably more …

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5 Best Espresso Cups – 5 Demitasse Cups

best espresso cups

Choosing the best espresso cup is not as easy as one might think. Yes, we know, you can probably drink your shot from any small cup. Espresso though is more than downing a strong coffee to get you started in the morning. It’s a ritual, and it is as much about the experience as it is about the taste and the jolt of energy you get. I personally think my shot tastes better when I drink it from a nice cup. Even if it’s a disposable cup, it has to be pretty and functional.

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

side by side espresso and portafilter and tamper

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 …

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What The Heck Is A Bone Dry Cappuccino?

bone dry cappuccino

bone dry cappuccino

There are serious coffee drinkers everywhere that don’t mind standing in line to get their favorite brew. Some will even tell you to not attempt to talk to them until they have had their morning cup of Joe. Then there are those few customers that always want their coffee drink a little different, crazy almost.
Today we have a look at one of those uncommon orders: the Bone Dry Cappuccino!

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The Best Combination Coffee and Espresso Machine – A Guide and Reviews

Combination Coffee Espresso Machine

The combination coffee espresso machine saves space and makes great coffee drinks. Drip Coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino or Latte Macchiato from one machine. Our review shows how to buy one and which ones are the best.The new hype in the home …

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Cappuccino vs Latte vs Mocha, What Are the Differences?

Latte with latte art

There are a lot of different espresso-based drinks, sometimes this much variety can be confusing. I have a friend who admitted that she didn’t like to go to a coffee shop. She couldn’t choose between macchiato, latte, cappuccino, mocha, and many others …

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