What is PID on a coffee machine?

If you’re an experienced coffee brewer, or have done your research while trying to find an appropriate espresso machine for your home, you will understand the importance of temperature when it comes to effectively extracting the desired flavours found in your favourite coffee beans. Over the last two decades, quality-focused espresso machine manufacturers have integrated …

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Melbourne’s Magic Coffee: What is it?

The Magic is an underground coffee unique to Melbourne. It is said to bring together the perfect ratio of espresso to steamed milk. In this article, I take a closer look at the Magic; a coffee drink predominantly found on a Melbourne cafe’s secret menu, to bring a little more understanding to where it started …

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A Guide to La Pavoni Coffee Machines

La Pavoni is an Italian coffee machine manufacturer that has built its reputation on producing high-quality classic espresso machines. Their Lever range has become iconic due to their beautiful, classic design and longevity, with many machines produced in the mid-twentieth century still going strong today. In this guide, I look at a range of machines …

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The Best water filters for coffee machines

Water quality can often go overlooked when establishing a coffee set-up at home or in a commercial environment. Also, the approach to water in the coffee world varies widely. Depending on geographical location, beans, and personal preference, coffee drinkers often won’t notice a huge difference in their morning cup by changing the water. However, if …

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The Best Italian Coffee Machines for 2022

Italian coffee culture is probably the most significant driving force behind the popularity of our favourite caffeinated beverage. Along with their iconic dark roast style, cappuccinos and cafe culture, Italy has a long history of coffee machine production, with the first espresso machine being invented in Turin in 1884. In this post, we take a …

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The Best Commercial Coffee Machines in Australia for 2022

Whether you’re looking to open a new coffee shop or are just in need of a coffee machine upgrade, choosing a new commercial coffee machine is not a decision to be taken lightly. There’s an ever-growing number of options on the market that you have to choose from. You’ll need to consider not only aesthetics …

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Breville Infuser Review (BES840)

Breville has built its reputation on offering customers high-quality home kitchen appliances at an affordable price point.  Their espresso machines offer users various features to make the brewing process as easy as possible and to get the most flavour from any coffee beans being used. In this review, we look closer at one of their …

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Breville the Oracle Review (BES980)

Breville’s home espresso machine catalogue has something for almost every level of user, from small semi-automatic coffee machines with minimal features through to espresso makers offering a fully automated workflow. Choosing what style works best for you is one of the biggest challenges when selecting an espresso machine for your home.  In this review, we …

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Breville Dual Boiler Review (BES920)

Breville’s range of espresso machines stretches to match almost every level of consumer. From price-conscious, streamlined, entry-level machines to espresso machines capable of competing with some of the best home coffee makers on the market. In this review, we look at the Breville Dual Boiler, Breville’s most premium, grinder-less coffee maker, to help you decide …

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Breville Barista Express Review (BES870)

The Barista Express is often featured on lists of the best home coffee machines and is one of Breville’s most popular espresso makers. With an integrated grinder, the Barista Express has covered two vital components in one piece of equipment. But does it live up to the hype? Or are you better off buying a …

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