espresso machines


In this post I’m exploring the best bean to cup espresso machines of 2017, including comparisons of features and common comments from user reviews. This isn’t a “top ten” as such, I am doing it in some kind of order, it’s a combination of price (ascending) and popularity (descending). In other words I’m starting at the lower end of the […]

Best Bean to Cup Espresso Machines 2017


Rocket R58 Espresso Machine.
I’m on the market for a new espresso machine, so I’m reading a lot of reviews at the moment, and watching the YouTube reviews etc., and I thought I’d share with you the various machines I’ve been looking at, and the impression I’ve got of them judging by everything I’ve discovered. I’ll also share a bit later in this post, some […]

Espresso Machines Reviews 2017


My Gaggia Classic.
This is my user review of the Gaggia Classic espresso machine, a very well priced, tried and tested espresso machine. It’s just over £200 brand new, and you can pick them up used for around £100 (which I recommend, as the new model doesn’t appear to be quite as well received), but don’t let the low price give you the […]

Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine Review – My New Toy!



First of all an apology to the manufacturers for referring to their products as among the best cheap espresso machines. Cheap is a bit of a dirty word, that I would usually prefer to replace with “budget”, “affordable” , “low cost”, or “inexpensive” – it is a word people tend to use when searching for affordable consumer espresso machines though. I refer to […]

Best Cheap Espresso Machines 2017 UK


Coffee Brewing Eqipment. 3
In this post I wanted to discuss the different coffee brewing equipment and methods. One of the things I love about coffee is the variety, not just in terms of all the different coffees available, but also that the taste of coffee differs depending on the method chosen to brew it. I can decide to use my  stainless steel cafetière or […]

Coffee Brewing Techniques. How Do You Brew?