How to flush a Breville Barista Pro

Every espresso machine needs specific cleaning procedures to ensure optimal functionality. Cleaning the Breville Barista Pro is not a difficult task, but you should ensure you do it correctly so that your machine is kept in good condition. Below, we step you through the flush process for the Breville Barista Pro so you can get …

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How To Descale A Breville Dual Boiler

Even if you clean your coffee machine regularly, the mineral deposits in the water will result in the build-up of limescale on the internal components. This can impact the taste and temperature of your coffee and can also impact its useful life. Below, we cover the basic steps for descaling your Breville Dual Boiler coffee …

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14 Types of Coffee Makers: A Beginner’s Guide

We often hear the question “what coffee maker should I buy?” Before you can answer that question, you have to know what type of coffee makers there are. There are many different coffee makers on the market and it’s important to understand what each type does, and if it suits your needs. In this guide, …

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Sunbeam Barista Max Cleaning Guide (Including Descaling)

Your espresso machine is the hardest working appliance in your kitchen. It should be cleaned thoroughly to keep it running smoothly, avoid costly repairs, and keep your coffee tasting great. Keep your Sunbeam Barista Max in tip-top shape, and it will continue producing delicious coffees for years to come. Below, we cover the basic steps …

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The best lever (manual) espresso machines

Despite the ascension of automatic and super-automatic espresso machines in the coffee world, all-mechanical, manual lever espresso machines are still seriously awesome. There is just something very satisfying about manually forcing water through the coffee grounds into an immaculate cup of coffee that tastes delicious. If you are looking to buy a new lever espresso …

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Gaggia Classic Pro Review

The Gaggia Classic espresso machine has been around for as long as many of us have been drinking coffee. Since the release of the original machine in 1991, Gaggia has released several iterations, including the Gaggia Classic Pro, which we will be looking at today. It’s often the first machine to be brought up when …

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Manual vs Semi-Automatic vs Automatic Coffee Machines

Manual coffee machines and automatic coffee machines – what’s the difference? That is the question that many first-time buyers ask themselves before making a purchase. With the abundance of coffee makers on the market, choosing one can be confusing and overwhelming. A lot of consumers know what they want out of a coffee maker, but …

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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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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 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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