Espresso Beans and Equipment Reviews

If you want to start making espresso at home, or just complete your espresso bar with some equipment, this page is a great start. 

This is a compilation of most of our reviews on anything espresso related: coffee beans, espresso machines, tools and equipment and coffee grinders. 

Check the respective sections and browse through each of them for comprehensive reviews and comparisons.

Espresso Bean Reviews

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Espresso Beans and Equipment Reviews

If you want to start making espresso at home, or just complete your espresso bar with some equipment, this page is a great start.  This is a compilation of most of our reviews on anything espresso related: coffee beans, espresso machines, tools and equipment and coffee grinders.  Check the respective sections and browse through each … Read more
arabic coffee

Best Coffee Beans for Espresso

Would you believe me if I said I found the best beans for espresso? Would you believe me? Do not believe me or anybody for that matter. Of course, I can recommend you some fantastic espresso blends. It’s impossible to choose between two great blends when you have so many choices. Every blend offers something … Read more
lavazza crema e gusto italian

Lavazza Crema e Gusto Review – Italian Espresso Coffee Beans

The Lavazza Crema e Gusto espresso blend is ideal for the no nonsense coffee drinker who likes the traditional flavors of espresso. To enjoy this coffee you don’t need to be a coffee snob. We can forget the frills and pomp of specialty brewing, and go back to drinking espresso from the good old days … Read more

Espresso Machine Reviews

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The Best Home Cappuccino Maker – How to Choose a Cappuccino Machine

Learn how to choose your home cappuccino maker. We review the best home cappuccino machines, De’Longhi, Mr. Coffee, Nespresso and Breville from all price ranges. I enjoy from time to time a frothy cappuccino, even though my daily habitual coffee is a neat espresso with a tiny bit of sugar. I prepare my cappuccino using … Read more
Pulling espresso shots with automatic machine

Espresso Beans and Equipment Reviews

If you want to start making espresso at home, or just complete your espresso bar with some equipment, this page is a great start.  This is a compilation of most of our reviews on anything espresso related: coffee beans, espresso machines, tools and equipment and coffee grinders.  Check the respective sections and browse through each … Read more
delonghi ecc155 espresso machine

Delonghi EC155 Espresso Machine Review – The Cheapest Great Espresso Machine

Whenever home brewed espresso is mentioned, the De’Longhi espresso machines are normally what spring to mind. De’Longhi is one of the most popular domestic espresso manufacturers on the market, and for good reason. They provide user friendly machines that produce consistent coffee. The Delonghi espresso machine EC155 is a perfect example. In this review you … Read more
delonghi la specialista espresso machine review

Delonghi EC9335 La Specialista – Espresso Machine Review

DeLonghi La Specialista is relatively recent on the the market. The resemblance with the Breville Barista Express, stirred up some heated discussions. Some felt that the uncanny resemblance was blatant, some others thought that it’s great thing to have some serious competition on that niche. I will discuss more about this in a moment. I … Read more
Faema E61 Legend semi-automatic espresso machine

Semi Automatic Espresso Machines

One of the most sold types of espresso machines is the semiautomatic espresso machine. This is the perfect choice for espresso enthusiast who aims to learn and experiment with coffee. There is also the inexpensive semiautomatic, which is the choice of those on a tight budget. But at the other end of the spectrum, the … Read more
rancilio silvia vs gaggia classic pro

Rancilio Silvia vs Gaggia Classic Pro – A Classic Review Comparison

If you are looking for a mid-range semi-automatic espresso machine, for your morning coffee fix, there are a lot of options. However, the Gaggia Classic and Rancilio Silvia are a lot of times compared. There are other machines within the same price range, however, these two coffee machines are the best rated by customers. This … Read more
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Mr. Coffee Café Barista Espresso Machine Review

We are reviewing her the espresso machine from Mr. Coffee – the Cafe Barista ECMP1000.  We all like affordable stuff – but unfortunately, the cheap stuff also come at a great price: their quality. At least, that’s what happens 80% of the time. There are some cases when you can actually get high quality for … Read more
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Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine Review

The Breville BES870XL Barista Express espresso machine is one of the most impressive devices in the semiautomatic class. With an overwhelming feature set, with a modern look, and a great reliability, the BES870XL is a great choice for any serious espresso enthusiast If you are on the market for a new semi automatic espresso machine, … Read more
delonghi magnifica esam 3300 review

DeLonghi Esam-3300 Magnifica Review

The DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 is a super-automatic espresso machine, that is affordable, reliable, and easy to work with. Any DeLonghi Magnifica will turn you into a home barista without the skills and knowledge you need if you buy a semiautomatic. This Delonghi Magnifica might not have the bells and whistles of the more expensive machines, … Read more
breville bes980xl oracle review

Breville BES980XL Oracle – Espresso Machine Review

The Breville BES980XL Oracle is one of the best espresso machines in its class. The price is fair for the countless features and options to tweak your shot.

Other Espresso Equipment Reviews

Pulling espresso shots with automatic machine

Espresso Beans and Equipment Reviews

If you want to start making espresso at home, or just complete your espresso bar with some equipment, this page is a great start.  This is a compilation of most of our reviews on anything espresso related: coffee beans, espresso machines, tools and equipment and coffee grinders.  Check the respective sections and browse through each … Read more
espresso knock box line up

Espresso Knock Box – The Best and the Cheapest

The espresso knock box is one of those devices that you never miss if you haven’t used it before, but once you get used to it you can’t live without. OK, it’s a trivial plastic box, you might say, what’s the fuss about it. Yeah, you are right, a cheap plastic bin to dump your … Read more
espresso puck screen bplus

Espresso Shot Screen – What are Puck Screens and Which ones Are the Best

Espresso shot screens, or puck screens, are more and more popular among espresso aficionados. While the puck screen is not an essential piece of equipment, baristas who look for perfection, need it. Discovered by accident, the puck screen is now a popular accessory to improve the quality of the espresso shots.
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Best Espresso Tampers for All Budgets

Beginner baristas look at the tamper as an unimportant accessory, the one that comes with the espresso machine is good enough. Maybe the tamper is not as important as the grinder, the roast date, or water quality. However, a great tamper is one of the tools you need if you aim for the perfect espresso shot. … Read more

Espresso Cappuccino and Latte Cup Reviews

Pulling espresso shots with automatic machine

Espresso Beans and Equipment Reviews

If you want to start making espresso at home, or just complete your espresso bar with some equipment, this page is a great start.  This is a compilation of most of our reviews on anything espresso related: coffee beans, espresso machines, tools and equipment and coffee grinders.  Check the respective sections and browse through each … Read more
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Best Latte Cups and Mugs for the Home Barista

If you are looking to buy the perfect latte cup, or mug, this article is the perfect starting point. We show you here how to choose a latte cup or mug, based on your needs, and we give you a few great product suggestions. There are many types of coffee: neat espresso, Americano, cappuccino, drip … Read more
Cappuccino cup and saucer

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

My 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, … Read more
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5 Best Espresso Cups – 5 Demitasse 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 … Read more

Espresso Grinder Reviews

Espresso Beans and Equipment Reviews

If you want to start making espresso at home, or just complete your espresso bar with some equipment, this page is a great start.  This is a compilation of most of our reviews on anything espresso related: coffee beans, espresso machines, tools and equipment and coffee grinders.  Check the respective sections and browse through each … Read more
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Best Home Espresso Grinder – Rancilio Rocky Vs Baratza Vario Vs Eureka Mignon

Best Home Coffee Grinders Compared Choosing a home espresso grinder for your daily brewing needs is not that complicated. If your budget is flexible, and you are trying to get the best bang for your buck, you might be stuck in a dilemma. We hope we can make it easier for you by showing what features are … Read more
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