Rancilio Silvia vs Gaggia Classic

Should I buy a Rancilio Silvia or the Gaggia Classic?

If you are looking for a semi-automatic espresso machine that will give you consistent shots and will look great on your kitchen counter, you probably have in mind the Gaggia Classic and the Silvia from Rancilio. There are other machines within the same price range, however, these two espresso machines are the best rated by customers.

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Krups Espresseria Fully Automatic Espresso Machine

Krups Espresseria

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.

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Saeco Philips Intelia Super-Automatic Espresso Machine Review

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

DeLonghi Esam Magnifica Review

DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica super automatic espresso machine
DeLonghi ESAM3300 Magnifica on Amazon

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.

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How to Tamp Espresso – The Perfect Espresso Tamping

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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