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 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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Breville Duo Temp Pro Review (BES810)

Breville has become one of the go-to brands for coffee lovers wanting to make espresso at home. The company offers many machines across a wide range of prices; each espresso machine has its target markets and unique selling points. For this review, we take a closer look at one of Breville’s more affordable machines, the …

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The Best Gooseneck Kettle for Pour-Over Coffee

Taking the step into the world of pour-over coffee can really help bring out some more nuanced flavours that speciality coffee can hold, but adjusting to a more delicate style of coffee brewing generally means investing in more precision equipment to deliver consistent results. Pour-over coffee is generally brewed using something like a Hario V60, …

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