The Best Italian Coffee Machines for 2021

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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How to Clean and Descale the Breville Barista Express (BES870)

Over time, hard water can produce mineral buildup on many of the inner components of the Barista Express (and any other espresso machine). This can impact brewing flow, brewing temperature, machine power, and espresso flavour. Your local water supply will play a large factor in how often you’ll need to descale your Barista Express. Also, …

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The Best Commercial Coffee Machines in Australia for 2021

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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The Best Breville Coffee Machines (Buying Guide)

It’s no secret that Breville make some of the best home coffee machines on the market. With the inclusion of a range of premium features such as PID Temperature Control and Pre-Infusion, they make it as easy as possible for users to create high-quality coffee at home. However, navigating the line-up of Breville’s machines can …

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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 Barista Touch Review (BES880)

For a long time, there has been a big gap in the market between the convenience offered by fully-automatic machines and the more quality-focussed home espresso machine. The first delivers on ease-of-use with bean-to-cup functionality but is often lacking in terms of taste and customisability. The latter is able to produce cafe-quality espresso at home, …

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The Best Coffee Machines with Built-In Grinders

While many coffee enthusiasts will tell you a separate grinder is the way to go for home espresso, there are also clear advantages of the all-in-one option. In addition to the obvious benefit of having only one extra appliance on your kitchen bench, buyers will usually get more bang for their buck when opting for …

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