Tag Archives: Coffee Makers

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.

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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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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