Bialetti Stovetop Expresso Maker: High Maintenance but Worth I

Bialetti Stovetop Expresso Maker: High Maintenance but Worth It

The is a high maintenance expresso maker that still manages to make itself worth buying and using. Bialetti Stovetop Expresso Maker Before going over what makes this expresso maker high maintenance, let’s go over some quick facts about it and a brief history on the expresso maker itself. Price: $26.99 for the 6-cup expresso maker with the current price on …

Coffee Knowledge 101: What is a Macchiato?

Non-coffee drinkers must think we’re nuts. My caffeinated comrades have devised ways to take a simple coffee bean and turn it into what seems like hundreds of different coffee-based drinks, some of which just sound obnoxious: “I’ll take a venti iced skinny hazelnut macchiato, sugar-free syrup, extra shot, light ice, no whip.” Did you see that right in the middle? …

How Does the Ninja Coffee Bar Compare with a Keurig?

Ninja Coffee Bar just sounds cool. You might not have a clue what it is, but its name tells you to expect something amazing. Well, you would be right: How cool is that? The cup even looks like it’s floating in mid-air. I know my love of coffee ranks high near love of spouse and children, but to me, this …

Review: The Breville BES870XL Barista Express for Espresso Anytime

The is a semi-automatic espresso machine that comes with a built-in conical burr grinder and steam wand. The machine is fitted with a dedicated hot water dispenser for making tea or Americanos, as well as the option to pull single or double espresso shots. The user can make adjustments to the brew temperature and the grind, with a choice of …

Love to Make Cappuccinos? The Jura ENA Micro 9 Review

Who doesn’t love cappuccinos? Invite some friends over for some lattes anytime with the automatic cappuccino machine. It’s popular among the frothy lovers, so we decide to take a closer look at this coffee maker. The Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch is a fully automatic cappuccino machine capable of producing a range of espresso-based drinks. The machine is 11% …

How to Make a Perfect Latte at Home

How to Make a Perfect Latte at Home

With the great range of espresso machines and other coffee equipment available on the market, producing coffee shop quality lattes has been brought easily within reach of the home barista. Here is our guide to helping you make the perfect latte in the comfort of your very own kitchen… Checklist Here’s what you’re going to need to make that perfect …

Does the Breville Barista Express Live Up to the Buzz?

Making the perfect cup of coffee is easier said than done! A crappy coffee machine can turn even the best high-quality roast into a cup of swill, something no amount of sugar or creamer can make up for. On the other hand, a good coffee machine can produce liquid gold even from the lowest-quality beans. Finding the right coffee machine …

Review: Is the Keurig Rivo Worth the Price?

Review: Is the Keurig Rivo Worth the Price?

As a cappuccino lover, I was very excited to hear about the new Keurig Rivo. While I’ve always loved the versatility of my Keurig K200, I was delighted to hear that the Rivo is specifically designed for espresso, cappuccino and lattes (all of my favorites). I’m a daily coffee drinker, and I regularly, but I’m always happy to add a new …

Does the High-End Jura J9 One Touch Coffee Maker Live Up to Expectations?

Does the High-End Jura J9 One Touch Coffee Maker Live Up to Expectations?

The Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT coffee machine is a high-end brewer with milk teaming/frothing functionality (but no milk wand). The J9 is controlled via rotary selection LCD color control panel that allows the user to choose their beverage, as well as program temperature, strength, and volume. With the J9, the user can make a range of espresso and …