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Artisan Espresso Maker

Want to impress your guests with brilliant coffee that requires a little bit of effort? In this article I look at some of the more artisan methods of brewing an excellent espresso for you and your guests. Some of these gadgets are down right gorgeous to look at, and don’t require an awful lot of […]

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High End: Espresso Maker Under $1000

So, you’ve probably come to this post wondering what bean to cup espresso makers I am likely to suggest are the best? Well yes, three of the machines in this review are bean to cup. These machines do have a place, and the prices have come down from when they were the reserve of offices. […]

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Mid Range: Espresso Maker Under $500

I have one of these semi automatic espresso makers myself. It was an upgrade on my last DeLonghi… J Guess which? But anyway that just goes to point out how important a category I believe this one to be. Bean to cup may be nice, and is certainly less effort, but how fresh will the […]

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Entry Level: Single Serve Espresso Makers

If you’re looking at the entry level machines, perhaps you just want the better coffee than you currently get when you sit down for breakfast? There are a few good options in the sub $250 price bracket, and the vast majority of the machines in this category are CAPSULE or POD single serve coffee makers. […]

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Keurig K475 vs K575

Coffee. Java. Joe. Mud. Brew. Everyone has their favorite nickname for that beautiful and magical liquid that gets you through your day. Some people can’t start their day without visiting their local coffee shop for that perfect steaming cuppa in the morning. It’s part of their daily routine and don’t you dare ask them to […]

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Keurig K40 vs K55

Keurig has long had a reputation for producing excellent single-cup coffee makers.  Their products have for years many attracted a broad audience worldwide among those that appreciate the ease and convenience of the K-Cup brewing system and who like a variety of flavors that this system offers. The company provides a range of product sizes […]

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Nespresso Evoluo vs Vertuoline

Nespresso Evoluo

There’s nothing quite like the perfect cup of coffee. For most people, a bad cup of joe can ruin their entire day. While there are many different coffee makers available, each seems to promise a high-quality brew every time. Inevitably, some fall short, leaving many people forcing down lukewarm coffee-flavored water just to get through […]

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Best New Nespresso Machine

There’s no denying that Nespresso knows how to brew a good cup of coffee. With each machine, they’re transforming the single-serve coffee industry, focusing on quality rather than low cost. The average coffee drinker may not care about crema on their morning cup of joe initially, but many find they love the taste and texture […]

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Does Nespresso Creatista Make The Best Coffee?

Nespresso Creatista

Finally! I can actually be a barista at home with the new Nespresso Creatista and make my latte art dreams come true! It was designed to be impressive. This machine housed entirely in high-quality brushed stainless steel has chrome accents that are polished to a high-shine. This Espresso machine makes producing your favorite Espresso beverages […]

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Nespresso Citiz vs Inissia

Sitting in your favorite coffee shop is a great time. But sometimes you just want to make your own espressos, largos and other coffee drinks at home. In order to get a café-quality cup of Joe (or something far fancier) at home, you’ll need a great home machine. Nespresso is an industry leader in home […]

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