Category Archives: Espresso Machines

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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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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Delonghi Lattissima EN660/670/680/690 Nespresso Capsule System Coffee Machine Review

I wanted to tell you about this great looking Nespresso capsule system coffee maker from Delonghi – DeLonghi Lattissima EN660 / EN670 / EN680 / EN690. This coffee maker includes a built in internal milk frothing system and a programmable sequence mechanism to produce a great tasting cappuccino in just a press of a button!

Delonghi Lattissima EN660

Delonghi Lattissima EN660

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Capsule System Coffee Machines

Capsule System

Coffee Capsules

Coffee Capsules

Capsule systems for making coffee are a newer method than the traditional coffee handle machines, and are well fitted for home or small office uses. They offer a simpler, cleaner way for producing quality espresso and other coffee and tea beverages. Essentially, capsules which contain premeasured amount of sealed ground coffee are inserted in the compatible capsule system machines. The machines then pierce the top part of the capsule to allow the water to flow through. Following that, hot water is forced through the capsule with high pressure, extracting the beverage to the cup. Each capsule is used once and then disposed of.

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Bean to Cup Coffee Machines

It isn’t hard to guess what “Bean to Cup” or automatic coffee machines are meant to give us. You supply the coffee beans of your choice (instead of ground coffee in capsules or any other form) and put them in a special compartment in the coffee machine, then let the machine take care of all the necessary phases:

  • Grinding the coffee beans
  • Measuring the correct dose of coffee grounds for our desired drink
  • Pressing the coffee grounds
  • Automatically setting the dose for an espresso, long or double espresso
  • Brewing a delicious aromatic coffee drink
  • In some machines, frothing the milk automatically and pouring it to your cup with needing to move it.
Saeco Odea Go

Saeco Odea Go

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Gaggia Baby Twin Traditional Coffee Machine

This is an exciting coffee maker of the traditional coffee handle type by Gaggia. It has 2 boilers to separate the heating operations for the water and milk (Rapid stream method). This means that the Gaggia Baby Twin can froth your milk and brew the coffee at the same time without switching between modes. There is also a dosing system to automatically control the amount of water in your espresso drink.

Gaggia Baby Twin

Gaggia Baby Twin

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Gaggia Baby Dose Red Traditional Coffee Machine

This coffee handle type espresso machine looks very much like the Baby Nero, and is another one of the new generation coffee makers from Gaggia, with the difference of having a dosing system. It has a red design and will look great at home or a small office. The Gaggia Baby Dose Red has a 1.6 Liter removable water container, but is recommended for no more than 20 cups a day.

Gaggia Baby Dose Red

Gaggia Baby Dose Red


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Gaggia Baby Nero Traditional Coffee Machine

This coffee handle type espresso machine is another one of the new generation coffee makers from Gaggia. The Gaggia Baby Nero has a black design and will look great at home or a small office. It has a 1.6 Liter removable water container, but is recommended for no more than 20 cups a day.

Gaggia Baby Nero

Gaggia Baby Nero

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