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Nespresso Citiz vs Inissia

Quality and Design – Nespresso Citiz vs Inissia   Our Verdict on Quality and Design Nespresso is a Swiss company but they do outsource some of their manufacturing. The Citiz is made in China while the Inissia is made in Hungary. But Nespresso oversees the manufacturing process. In our tests, we found both machines were […]

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The Best Commercial Espresso Machine Reviews

Best commercial espresso mAchine

What is the best commercial espresso machine? If you’re reading this you are most likely looking to set up a café or need to replace your existing coffee and espresso units. I’ve worked in coffee shops for a number of years and have tried various commercial espresso machines (or commercial coffee makers) in my time. In […]

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Best Pod Coffee Maker

Best Pod Coffee Maker

Pod machines have grown considerably in popularity, simply insert a pod and let the machine take the stress out of making coffee… But which is the best pod coffee maker? We take a look at three Keurig contenders and two Nespresso models to find out which is ultimately the best pod coffee maker! KEURIG K350 […]

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Best French Press Coffee Maker

So you’re interested in a French Press? But which is the best french press coffee maker? Well lets start with a very short introduction to french press coffee makers. Effectively with french press you put your ground coffee into the jug and add hot water that is just below boiling point as otherwise you will […]

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Best Drip Coffee Maker

Best Drip Coffee Makers

What is the best drip coffee maker? Well lets just briefly spend some time talking about what a drip coffee maker is. A drip coffee maker essentially filters hot water through ground coffee, hence they can sometimes also be referred to as a filter coffee machine. As I say, drip coffee makers filter the water […]

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Best Super Automatic Espresso Machine

Jura Ena Micro 1

Welcome to my article on the Best Super Automatic Espresso Machine! The best espresso machine for you will very much depend on what you are after and your own aesthetic taste. So what makes a super automatic espresso machine, and why should you buy one?? Well, effectively a super automatic machine is a machine that […]

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Best Espresso Machine Under 1000 Dollars

Best espresso Machines under 1000 bucks

Who doesn’t love a cup of steaming hot espresso? Whether it’s first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon, a quality cup of coffee is the perfect pick me up or special treat. It tastes great, gives you that kick of caffeine you crave and has a host of health benefits as well. […]

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Best Espresso Machine Under 500 Dollars

best espresso machines under 500 bucks

Few things are better than a great tasting cup of coffee or espresso. If you’re anything like me, I’m sure you agree. But if you have the money to spend, what is the best espresso machine under 500 bucks? Unfortunately, drinking coffee on a daily basis is not always an affordable habit. In fact, it […]

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Best Espresso Machine Under 200 Dollars

Saeco Philips Poemia

No matter if you are looking for a home espresso machine for your home office or your kitchen there are a lot in the under $200 price range to choose from. So is the best espresso machine under 200 bucks? Having a great machine if you enjoy coffee throughout the day is essential. After all, […]

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Best Espresso Machine Under 100 Dollars

Best espresso machines under 100 bucks

When it comes to finding the best bargain espresso machines, you should look to brands that have been around for a while. Here are a few of my picks for the best espresso machine under 100 bucks in terms of quality of materials and how well they serve up your favorite cup of java. The […]

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What Are The Best Nespresso Compatible Capsules?

BEST NESPRESSO COMPATIBLE CAPSULES

So you want the best Nespresso compatible capsules, or rather, Nespresso reusable capsules? These aren’t about the price of a capsule! A lot of people think that they are, but this is a common misdirection. They are about brewing whatever coffee you want! Sometimes you just want to try something different to what is on […]

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Best Coffee In The World!

If you’re reading this article then you’re probably somewhat of a coffee connoisseur and are looking for the very best coffee! So, what is the best coffee in the world? Well that depends on your preferred taste profile. There are two in particular that are extremely special! Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee and Kopi Luwak Coffee. […]

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What is the Best Office Coffee Machine?

Coffee machines have been a staple of offices for many years now. A lot of offices will have coffee machines of one type or another, but which is best? Personally I like JURA Machines, and think that the best office coffee machine is the Jura One Touch XS90 which is a fantastic bean to cup […]

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Best Coffee Roasters

Do you love coffee, or know someone who does? Brewing your own coffee at home is a great way to make yourself a nice cup of Joe just the way you like it. But if you really want the best coffee possible, you should buy a coffee roaster, but what is the best coffee roasting […]

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Nespresso Citiz vs Pixie

If you want to make espressos, lungos or other café drinks at home, you’ll probably want a Nespresso machine. After all, they’re the number one manufacturer of espresso machines in the world. But what is the best Nespresso machine on the market? If you’re trying to determine which Nespresso to buy, we can help! Today […]

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Which Keurig Should I Buy?

UPDATE: Take a look at our comparison of the Keurig K40 vs K55, comparing the traditional K40 with the newer K55 model. But read on below for some of the similar features that have been carried over! Traditional coffeemakers have seen a rapid decline in popularity in recent years. In their place, more and more […]

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Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie

Nespresso Inissia vs Pixie

Our Verdict on Quality and Design: From purely an aesthetic purpose, we have to call this one a draw. Both machines will look great just about anywhere. If you have a specific color you’d like to have, the Inissia has more available options. But the Pixie’s Titan color is suitable for kitchens, offices and most […]

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Welcome!

Hi, and welcome to my blog! I will try and upload as many posts as I can detailing the best coffees, machines, roasters and methods to get the perfect cup of joe! I don’t think there is much better then a great tasting coffee, day or night, with breakfast, over lunch or after dinner. So […]

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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 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

Luckily, there are new innovations every year, and nothing sets the tone more than the single-serve coffee makers coming out from Nespresso. Nespresso is founded on the European coffee tradition, meaning their capsules use only high-quality beans, roasted to perfection to reach light, medium, or dark roasts. Each cup is made to allow those flavors to […]

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Best New Nespresso Machine

Nespresso Logo

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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Why Is Fresh Ground Coffee Better?

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The Importance of Fresh Grinding Many coffee drinkers all over the world start their day with a brew from vacuum-packaged grounds, the bag of coffee they ground at the store a few days ago, or the sealed single pod for convenience. Any of these can make a good cup of coffee, but the simple step […]

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How Do I Use Coffee Roasting Equipment?

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Coffee Roasting Equipment Brewing your own coffee at home is a great way to make yourself a nice cup of Joe just the way you like it. But if you really want the best coffee possible, you should buy a coffee roaster. Home coffee roasting equipment has been growing in popularity for a few years […]

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What Types Of Espresso Are There?

FAQs

Types of Espresso The last three types of machine (Pod, Semi-automatic and Bean to cup) create espresso shots. There are many espresso-based drinks. A shot can be single, double, or triple in size and each is about equal to 7 grams of ground coffee. Length may be reduced, normal, or long so a smaller or […]

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What Types Of Coffee Machine Are There?

FAQs

It’s hard to know what the best coffee machine to buy is. Do drip coffee makers actually make decent coffee? Who wins out of Nespresso vs Keurig? Are pod coffee machines worth the money for pods? In this guide we can take a look at the different types of coffee machine that exist out there, […]

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