espresso machines


Rocket R58 Espresso Machine.
Until a couple of years ago, I only brewed coffee at home with manual brewers, and I chose to enjoy Espresso only at coffee shops. I didn’t think it was reasonable to expect to be able to make great espresso as a novice home Barista using inexpensive Espresso machines – and I just couldn’t justify the investment in a prosumer […]

Espresso Machines Reviews 2018


Nespresso Maestria by Magimix
This is a very quick post to share some of the best coffee related deals available today on the 11th of July, prime deal day on Amazon. I’m sharing because there are some brilliant deals that do represent really good savings. I’ve just bought the same Bosch Lawnmower that I nearly paid £85 for yesterday, and I got it today for […]

Coffee Bargains Today on Amazon Prime Deal Day!


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In this post I’m exploring the best bean to cup coffee machines of 2017 – 2018, 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 […]

Best Bean to Cup Coffee Machines 2018



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!


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In this post I’m going to be reviewing what I believe to be the best cheap semi-automatic espresso machines in the UK in 2018. So these Espresso machines are known as semi-automatic Espresso machines. They have a filter holder also known as a portafilter, you put ground coffee beans into the portafilter, tamp (apply pressure with a tamper), place the portafilter […]

Best Cheap Espresso Machines 2018 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?