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Krups Steam Espresso Machines – All Modles, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Krups Steam Espresso Machines – All Modles, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Bottom Line: One of the best steam espresso machine designs ever made. For coffee fans more than coffee geeks.Read review…Continue Reading

Faema Machines – All, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Faema Machines – All, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Bottom Line: A rare foray into domestic machines for Faema, and yet they produced one of the best SBDU’s out there. Easily in Gaggia/Rancilio territory.Read review…Continue Reading

Saeco Classico, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Saeco Classico, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Bottom Line: The Saeco Samba is Mexico’s answer to the Saeco Classico/Aroma/Nero.Read review…Continue Reading

Black and Decker Grinders – All, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Black and Decker Grinders – All, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Bottom Line: An excellent dilletante grinder, and most espresso people won’t need better. They should include it with espresso makers!Read review…Continue Reading

Krups Steam Espresso Machines – All Modles, Mark Taylor

Krups Steam Espresso Machines – All Modles, Mark Taylor

Bottom Line: One of the best machines ever made – but you must use it correctly.Read review…Continue Reading

Breville Espresso 800ESXL, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Breville Espresso 800ESXL, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Bottom Line: If taking a family picture together, with the BarVista and the 800ESXL, the Cafe Venezia/Cafe Compact would be in the centre.Read review…Continue Reading

Breville BES-820XL, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Breville BES-820XL, TheCappuccinoKid Bartlett

Bottom Line: Sometimes, buying an espresso machine is like going to Vegas. You spin the roulette wheel and the Breville says…"Do you feel lucky, punk? Well? Do you?"Read review…Continue Reading

Breville  BCG820 Smart Grinder Pro, Michael Tarne

Breville BCG820 Smart Grinder Pro, Michael Tarne

Bottom Line: Awesome entry level espresso grinder.Read review…Continue Reading

Expobar Brewtus, Gerard McCann

Expobar Brewtus, Gerard McCann

Bottom Line: Offers great value for money. An awesome first prosumer machine to buy.Read review…Continue Reading

Behmor 1600 Coffee Roaster, Jeff K

Behmor 1600 Coffee Roaster, Jeff K

Bottom Line: Solid machine that can handle roasts up to 1/2 pound. Desperate need for pre-warm mode. Better options are now available.Read review…Continue Reading

FreshRoast Roaster, Stephen Rudolph

FreshRoast Roaster, Stephen Rudolph

Bottom Line: Small unit, quiet and makes flavourful coffee with ease. Easy cleanup.Read review…Continue Reading

Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Makers, Davin Gegolick

Technivorm Moccamaster Coffee Makers, Davin Gegolick

Bottom Line: The last coffee machine you’ll ever need to buy!Read review…Continue Reading

Isomac Tea & Tea II, Ray Siler

Isomac Tea & Tea II, Ray Siler

Bottom Line: Great value HX machine that steams well and pulls a pretty consistent shot. Well Built!Read review…Continue Reading

Rocket R58 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine, Danny Hoffman

Rocket R58 Dual Boiler Espresso Machine, Danny Hoffman

Bottom Line: If you’ve been thinking or fantasizing about a double boiler machine, consider this one.Read review…Continue Reading

Aerobie Aeropress, Hal Remz

Aerobie Aeropress, Hal Remz

Bottom Line: The process is about as long and as involved as an espresso machine generated coffee with the proviso that the grinder requirements are not as stringent.Read review…Continue Reading

Gaggia Classic Machine, Bruce Argue

Gaggia Classic Machine, Bruce Argue

Bottom Line: Emperor’s new clothes. Give one to your mother-in-law if you really hate her.Read review…Continue Reading

Breville Barista Express BES860XL Combo Machine, Larry Capelis

Breville Barista Express BES860XL Combo Machine, Larry Capelis

Bottom Line: PITA but produces good crema, and consistent coffee.Read review…Continue Reading

Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine, James Walker

Ascaso Arc Espresso Machine, James Walker

Bottom Line: Shockingly bad performance for a $400 machineRead review…Continue Reading

Gaggia Classic Machine, Mirko Maischberger

Gaggia Classic Machine, Mirko Maischberger

Bottom Line: Beware: the RI9403/11 made in Romania shares the name and not much more with the original Gaggia ClassicRead review…Continue Reading

Aerobie Aeropress, Neil G

Aerobie Aeropress, Neil G

Bottom Line: Pretty impressed – Aeropress is a hardy and adaptable little machineRead review…Continue Reading

Mr Coffee Espresso (All), Shuka Schwarz

Mr Coffee Espresso (All), Shuka Schwarz

Bottom Line: Low cost entry to real espresso.Read review…Continue Reading

QuickMill Anita Espresso Machine, Jon Weisz

QuickMill Anita Espresso Machine, Jon Weisz

Bottom Line: Great machine for my home use, would buy again in a heartbeat. The heat exchange technology gives a lot of ease of use and control with little to go wrong.Read review…Continue Reading

Brasilia Club, Evgeni Todorov

Brasilia Club, Evgeni Todorov

Bottom Line: If you can get it in a decend condition for a fair price, do not hesitate.Read review…Continue Reading

Nespresso Espresso Machines, David Bogie

Nespresso Espresso Machines, David Bogie

Bottom Line: Fast, fun, and low entry costs but an expensive habit to sustain. Still, I have not looked back since ditching my pro system.Read review…Continue Reading

Behmor 1600 Coffee Roaster, Donald Varona

Behmor 1600 Coffee Roaster, Donald Varona

Bottom Line: A great easy-to-use appliance, but some coffee annoyances still remain.Read review…Continue Reading

Cuisinart Supreme Grind Grinder, Tyler Aftab

Cuisinart Supreme Grind Grinder, Tyler Aftab

Bottom Line: Not worth itRead review…Continue Reading

QuickMill Anita Espresso Machine, Chris Schmierer

QuickMill Anita Espresso Machine, Chris Schmierer

Bottom Line: This machine is worth it. Pulling multiple shots and steaming milk. Very little wait time, just follow all directions and have fun exploring.Read review…Continue Reading

Quick Mill Alexia Espresso Machine, Dan Healy

Quick Mill Alexia Espresso Machine, Dan Healy

Bottom Line: Top of the line home espresso, OK for occasional milk drinks.Read review…Continue Reading

Baratza Encore Grinder, Elly Kenny

Baratza Encore Grinder, Elly Kenny

Bottom Line: This is a great grinder for anyone who’s waited, like me, to get into the grinder market. The grinds are consistent even after 8 months. It’s relatively inexpensive for what you get.Read review…Continue Reading