Antique Coffee Machines at Coffee Weekend

In my last post I told you about the Jura booth at the “coffee weekend” show I attended. This time I want to share some photos and impressions about a beautiful showcase of antique and original looking coffee machines by Elektra, La Cimbali, and more. I only took photos of some but you don’t see these every day so enjoy.

Elektra Belle Epoque (1997)

This is just an old world styled espresso machine. Selling for around 11,000 GBP, the Belle Epoque is a machine in a class all of its own, where beauty, functionality and reliability merge together. The brightness of its metal, shaped to a design with the fascination of the past makes an immediate impact and provides a striking finishing touch for elegant, refined premises (excuse me if some of the text is from the website, it just sounds exactly like what I was thinking).

Elektra Belle Epoque

Elektra Belle Epoque

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Coffee Grinders Roundup

I gathered for you some information on available coffee grinders. If you are using a traditional ground coffee espresso machine or would like to get one, you should consider buying a coffee grinder to grind the coffee beans mixture of your choice. Here are some nice options, ordered by cost:

Krups Fast Touch

Krups Fast Touch

Krups Fast Touch

This grinder has twin cutting stainless steel blades which whirl and chop the coffee beans. You can use it to grind other spices as well. The capacity is pretty large with up to 15 cups of coffee / 85 g of coffee beans. The grinder has 180 Watts power and a lid activated safety switch to make sure  the grinder is not working until lid is locked in place.

Estimated price: 20 USD.
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Personal Coffee Machine Advisor is Up!

Hey all,

I put in a new feature today. It’s a personal compatibility guide to help you choose the best coffee machine for your needs. All you need to do is to answer a few simple questions, and it’ll try to match the best choices for your needs.

Let me know what you think by commenting on this post! I want to improve it so I need your feed back :)

Jura Machines Reviews and Coffee Machine Buying Guide

Just a quick post to let you know I am working on several reviews for the amazing bean to cup coffee machines by Jura. These are considered by some to be the top choice, especially if talking about home coffee machines. I’ll try to bring you some real close-up photos and inside information that you won’t find in other places. So wait for this :)

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Also, I am working these days on an interactive espresso machine advisor, to help direct you to some of the best fitted options for you, according to several important questions, like what is the main use you require of the machines, how much you want to invest, etc… I will post it here in my blog as soon as it is ready.

Nespresso Capsules – Where to Buy

If you recently bought a Nespresso capsule system machine, or looking to buy one, you will need a supply of capsules from day 1 if you want to use the machine. Nespresso has great online service. All you have to do is register online and you can start ordering capsules online. It usually take 2 days to arrive.

Nespresso Capsules

Nespresso Capsules


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The Nescafé Dolce Gusto System

NESCAFÉ’s Dolce Gusto™ is Nestle’s answer to the Tassimo system and is a hot beverage system with its own unique coffee machine and capsules that produce hot beverages like espresso, cappuccino, latte and hot chocolate. The machine for the system is the Nescafe Dolce Gusto. The capsules are made by Nescafe with a variety of flavors, including milk based beverages. You can find the capsules at major stores or get them at Amazon.

Dolce Gusto Capsules

Dolce Gusto Capsules

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Bosch Tassimo TAS4511 Hot Beverage Machine

Today I’d like to give you details about this hot beverage drink machine. It’s the Bosch TAS4511 Tassimo Hot Beverage Machine
, and you can figure out that it uses the Tassimo capsule system. If you haven’t heard of the Tassimo capsule system, you are welcome to read about it first here.

Bosch Tassimo TAS4511

Bosch Tassimo TAS4511

This machine will make you a cup of espresso, cappuccino,  latte, hot chocolate, tea or even more hot beverages at a push of a button. The Tassimo system includes special T-DISCs (capsules) with barcodes, which are read by the machine to set the correct water temperature, pressure and brew time for each drink. One of the cool things about the T-DISCs is that they come in known flavors such as Jacobs coffee, Starbucks coffee or Twinings tea. For the milk based flavor, you will have to combine two T-DISCs (for example, a chocolate capsule, and a milk capsule).

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