Welcome to Espresso Machines and Coffee Makers!
A good cup of coffee can make a difference to your day. But what is a good cup of coffee? Well that means different things to different people. Some people like their coffee thin and crisp others enjoy intense coffee with full body and a lot of aroma. Some people just love espresso, others find it too intense for their liking.
In this web site I outline the advantages and drawbacks of various coffee making devices: coffee makers, espresso machines and coffee grinders. I hope that you will find my website useful.
A large section of this website is dedicated to drip coffee makers - the type that most people are using. Here you can discover the pros and cons of thermal coffee makers or find out about various models of grind and brew coffee makers.
I cover different brands of automatic coffee makers as well as some manual drip devices, such as the Chemex or Vietnamese coffee filter. You will find out why it is so difficult to find a stainless steel coffee maker and how to select the best drip coffee maker for your needs.
The latest trend in the world of coffee is the single serve coffee maker. As the name suggests, these machines make just one cup of coffee at a time. The main selling point is ease of use and convenience. Using pre-packaged portions of coffee turns brewing into a very quick and simple process. It also allows everyone to choose their preferred flavor.
There are many other ways to prepare coffee. One of the very popular methods is the use of stovetop espresso maker. There little coffee makers are also called moka pots and they are very popular in Italy. Despite their name they don't make espresso, but rather strong and rich coffee.
Here I will share with you some tips about using your moka pot and taking care of it. I also talk about the various types of moka pots including the stainless steel stovetop espresso makers and electric moka pots.
Another very popular way to make coffee is the french press. Many coffee connoisseurs consider these coffee makers the best way to prepare coffee.
In this section you can find out about different types of french press pots, be they manual or electric. We will have a look at various models of Bodum french press and also spend some time on Frieling stainless steel coffee press.
I will also tell you about some less common devices for coffee preparation. The beautiful unit in the picture on the left is actually a cold brew coffee maker - a device where coffee is brewed very slowly at room temperature.
And there is more - I will show you what options you have if want to get a red coffee maker, you can find out about vacuum brewers that once used to be so popular or about various travel coffee makers that you can take with you on your hiking trips.
In this section you can discover a lot of interesting facts about home espresso machines. You may be new to this topic, maybe you are just thinking about buying your first espresso machine. If that's the case, start with the buying guide. You will learn about different types of espresso machines and find out which one is likely to suit you best.
If you decide that semi-automatic espresso machine fits your needs, start with having a look at this list of recommended espresso machines. Next you can read in details about many different models and brands like Gaggia, Rancilio, Breville or Saeco to name a few.
You might have noticed that many of these machines are quite pricey. That is a problem for many people - especially if you take into account that you will need a good burr grinder as well. If you are on a low budget, there are some decent yet inexpensive espresso machines too. These are pump espresso machines that you can get for under hundred dollars - very cheap for a pump espresso machine.
If you love convenience, then super-automatic espresso machines are your best choice. This is the type of machine that does everything for you - you just need to put your favorite coffee beans into the hopper of the built-in grinder, fill in the water tank and occasionally clean the machine. You can then have delicious espresso delivered at a touch of a button. The most popular brand here are Jura-Capresso, Gaggia, Saeco, DeLonghi and Bosch.
One of the most important points in making good coffee is using freshly ground coffee. If you love nice coffee then a home coffee grinder is a necessity. In this section you can read about different types of grinders. You may already own a blade coffee grinders. This type of grinder is not that bad provided that you know how best to use it.
Better option, however, is a burr coffee grinder. It grinds coffee much more consistently than a blade grinder and it is your only option if you want to use it for your espresso machine.
A good espresso grinder needs to be able to grind coffee very fine and very consistently. It also needs to have good mechanism for you to control how fine the grind is.
A special type of a burr grinder is a manual coffee grinder. Some of these beautiful devices can produce excellent grind in addition to creating a very special atmosphere for your coffee making routine. If you love Turkish coffee then you will need a Turkish coffee grinder - a type of manual grinder that can grind coffee to ultra-fine powder.
Finally, please visit the coffee corner where visitors like you review products they have used and share their views about brewing coffee.