5 GREAT COFFEE GRINDERS

This Cuisinart DBM-8 Supreme Grind Automatic Burr Mill is a great deal and a fine tool all for less than $50. A stylish grinder for the serious coffee buff, this Cuisinart Supreme Grind automatic burr mill provides plenty of options and good results in an attractive and tidy structure. This makes it a great appliance for houses where coffee is a steady dietary staple and preferences vary from espresso to French drip. Outfitted with a heavy-duty motor, the machine has 18 grind settings ranging from fine to extra-coarse, which are controlled by a clearly marked, pleasantly clicking dial. Rotate the hopper to personal preference, and the machine does the rest, using burr plates for a highly uniform grind that protects bean oils and releases more flavor. Automatic operation in this grinder covers quantity as well–simply set the amount slide control anywhere from 4 to 18 cups. The grinder shuts off when the desired level is reached. Transfer of ready grounds to a coffee pot or espresso group is quick and tidy, because the grind chamber slides out with its clever lid in place. Smart and elegant, the grinder has brushed stainless steel housing and black accents in durable plastic. The hopper, hopper lid, grinding burr, and grind chamber all remove easily for cleanup, and a safety feature keeps the grinder from operating without the hopper and chamber in place. Standing 6-3/4 by 9-3/4 by 5 inches, the unit has built-in power cord storage at its base. Cuisinart includes a combined coffee scoop/cleaning brush.

 

This Mr. Coffee BVMC-BMH23 Automatic Burr Mill Grinder does good work and is a great value for less than $50.Enjoy the perfect cup of coffee right at home. By using burr plates instead of blades, the Mr. Coffee Burr Mill produces a more uniform grind allowing for the optimal flavor from your favorite whole coffee beans. Enjoy exceptionally aromatic, great tasting coffee and skip the coffee house prices. I must say though that I was not happy with the grind for espresso. It’s not quite fine enough.

 

Now a fine candidate from DeLonghi. This one is very capable of providing the finely ground “espresso” coffees you are looking for.

Start your day with a fresh, aromatic cup of coffee made from whole beans of your choice, ground by you, with the De’Longhi KG89 Burr Coffee Grinder. This sleek burr grinder produces rich and uniformly textured coarse, medium, and fine grounds, so it’s ideal for filter coffee or espresso preparation. Easy-to-use features and integrated cord storage makes operation simple, while the sleek stainless steel design complements any countertop. This grinder produces enough coffee for 2 to 12 cups at a time. It weighs less than 4 pounds and measures 10.2 by 5.1 by 6.3 inches (H x W x D).

For Fresh, Great-Tasting Coffee

Enjoy freshly ground beans in the morning or whenever you want them. Grinding just the right amount of beans with every use is recommended for the best-tasting fresh coffee.

DeLonghi KG89 Burr Coffee Grinder

Creates grounds with flavor and aroma
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Burr-Grinding Wheels for the Best Results

The burr grinding wheel grinds coffee with a desired, uniform texture. The oil content of beans, which contributes to excellent flavor and aroma, is also protected with the burr grinding method.

DeLonghi Burr Coffee Grinder

Choose coarse, medium, or fine grind
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Choose the Ideal Grind

The electronic grind selector allows you to pick your ideal grind setting. Choose from coarse, medium, or fine.

DeLonghi KG89 Burr Coffee Grinder

Grind for 2 to 12 cups
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Easily Control the Quantity

You can select the amount of coffee you want to grind, from 2 to 12 cups.

View the grinding process
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Safe, Easy Operation

This grinder’s simple on/off push-button control is easy to use. The dual safety system ensures that the grinder automatically shuts off whenever the lid or ground coffee container is not in place.

DeLonghi KG89 Burr Coffee Grinder

Ground container can be easily removed
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Sleek Design and Clutter-Free Storage

The stainless steel exterior is durable and offers a clean, modern design. Self-contained cord storage makes this grinder easy to store and keeps countertops clutter free.

Grind fresh coffee beans to the coarseness or fineness you prefer
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What’s in the Box

De’Longhi KG89 Burr Coffee Grinder and instructions.

 

This Cuisinart CBM-18N Programmable Conical Burr Mill is another great machine that will meet the demands of espresso lovers.The perfect grind will be yours every time with this elegant brushed stainless programmable conical burr mill. The easy to read LCD display shows time, fineness and number of cups to ensure that every grind is just right. The 18 position conical burr grinder grinds the coffee beans uniformly while maintaining their natural flavors and oils, and automatically stops grinding after the correct amount has been ground. It packs away neatly with the convenient cord storage and scoop/cleaning brush.

 

Lastly we have the Capresso Jura Infinity 560 Conical Burr Coffee Grinder – Black + Coffee Grinder Dusting Brush + 3-pack 35G Grindz Coffee Grinder Cleaner. A great name and a great machine to finish with. 

Adjustable Timer, The timer conveniently located on the front and can be set to grind from 5 to 60 seconds. Pulse grinding – you can grind as much as you want, as long as you keep the timer on. Stop the coffee grinding is simply by turning the black dot on the bean hopper to one of the fineness settings and the grinder will stop immediately. Included with Capresso Infinity 560 burr grinder is clear ground coffee container that can hold up to 150 grams of ground coffee. The Coffee bean hopper has a UV protection to keep freshness of coffee beans longer. It can hold up to 200 grams of coffee beans. Multiple Grind Settings: wide range for extra fine, fine, regular and coarse, 4 setting for each a total of 16 settings levels. Geared RPM reduction motor grinds slow and the result is less noise and minimum static build-up for maximum aroma. Slow grind also assures non burn of the coffee particles during the grinding process unlike simple blade coffee grinders that has high speed blade rotation. Computer controlled special grinding hardened commercial grade conical steel burrs cut coffee particles within 0.1 mm accuracy (1/250 of one inch). Burrs are produced as matched pairs and are hand assembled in Switzerland. Both bean hopper (8.8 oz) and ground coffee container (4 oz) has a nice fair size for home use. Easy to maintain – both the burr and the coffee been hoper are easy to clean & remove and you also get a Cleaning brush to make it really nice and clean. Housing in Black color ABS Plastic. 

Well there you have them, five grinders for your consideration. Let me know what you think and if there are any other espresso related items that you would like me to review for you. Cheers.

TOP 5 SELLING ESPRESSO MAKERS IN THE U.S.A. TODAY

Theses are the Top Selling espresso makers in the U.S.. I have an hourly readout available but I feel that, in this case, a daily review works just fine.  Enjoy.

It should be no surprise that the #1 seller is from such a strong brand as De’Longhi and that it currently sells for less than $100. It features:

  • Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder
  • Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother, for perfect drinks every time
  • Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the self-priming operation
  • Always brew espresso at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately
  • Enjoy delicious espresso for years to come with the durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pump pressure

Enjoy delicious espresso made your way with the DeLonghi pump espresso and cappuccino maker. You can choose to brew ground espresso or E.S.E pods with the unique patented dual filter holder. The choice is yours, making your espresso truly made to order. You can enjoy espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats. If you prefer cappuccino you’ll enjoy using the easy-to-use swivel jet frother, which makes perfect drinks every time. Other highlights include self-priming operation to eliminate pesky start-up preparation, removable water tank and drip tray and a durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler to ensure many years of delicious espresso.

Authentic Italian espresso, fast
Swivel Jet Frother

Easily prepare latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother. Create a rich, creamy froth for perfect drinks every time.

Patented Dual Function Filter Holder

With the EC155′s dual function filter holder, you can use ground coffee as normal, or convenient coffee pods for faster preparation. It makes espresso and cappuccino preparation quick and easy.

Self-Priming Operation

Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the EC155′s self-priming operation. Get to your coffee faster, with less waiting around for the element and boiler to reach the correct temperature.

Easy to Clean

The EC155 is simple to clean with a removable 35-ounce water tank with indicator light, and a removable drip tray. It’s easy to disassemble, clean, and reassemble to get back to making drinks quickly.

Second is the Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker, which is also currently selling for just under $100. It is unique in that every purchaser has rated it at a maximum FIVE STARS. It features:

  • Easy insertion and ejection of capsules; For use with Nespresso coffee capsules only
  • Compact brewing unit technology; Fast preheating time: 25 seconds; 19 Bar high pressure pump
  • 2 Programmable buttons for Espresso and lungo preparation
  • Removable 24 ounce water tank; Folding cup tray accommodates tall recipe glasses; Used capsule container holds 9-11 used capsules
  • Energy efficient; A Class energy rating; Automatic power off after 9 minutes of inactivity

 

Thirdly is the above pictured De’Longhi BAR32 Retro 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker. Anothe De’Longhi for less than $100.

  • Espresso preparation is simple and fast; use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder
  • Easily prepare latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother, for perfect drinks every time
  • Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the self-priming operation
  • Two separate thermostats allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately result in the perfect temperature every time
  • Enjoy delicious espresso for years to come with the durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pump pressure

Achieve authentic Italian espresso flavor with the DeLonghi BAR32 Pump Espresso Maker. Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder, making espresso preparation simple and fast. Always brew espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately. Easily prepare latte and cappuccino with the built-in swivel jet frother. A stainless steel boiler and 15-bar pump create perfect espresso time after time.

Authentic Italian espresso, fast
Swivel Jet Frother

Easily prepare latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother. Create a rich, creamy froth for perfect drinks every time.

Patented Dual Function Filter Holder

With the BAR32′s dual function filter holder, you can use ground coffee as normal, or convenient coffee pods for faster preparation. It makes espresso and cappuccino preparation quick and easy.

Self-Priming Operation

Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the BAR32′s self-priming operation. Get to your coffee faster, with less waiting around for the element and boiler to reach the correct temperature.

Easy to Clean

The BAR32 is simple to clean with a removable 35-ounce water tank with indicator light, and a removable drip tray. It’s easy to disassemble, clean, and reassemble to get back to making drinks quickly.

 Technical Specifications
  • Input Power: 1100 watts
  • Boiler: Stainless Steel
  • Pump Pressure: 15-bar
  • Cup Warmer: Yes
  • Dimensions: 8.74″ x 10.63″ x 12.6″

Product Description

Enjoy delicious espresso made your way with De’Longhi’s Retro pump espresso and cappuccino maker. Stylish and functional, you can choose to brew ground espresso or E.S.E pods with the unique patented dual filter holder. The choice is yours, making your espresso truly made to order. You can enjoy espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats. If you prefer cappuccino you’ll enjoy using the easy-to-use swivel jet frother, which makes perfect drinks every time. Other highlights include self-priming operation to eliminate pesky start-up preparation, removable water tank and drip tray and a durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler to ensure many years of delicious espresso. Clean the steam wand after each use to avoid the item getting stopped. If it is not cleaned, the steam hole can clog up.
Next is the  15-Bar-Pump Espresso Maker, Stainless. It is the only one of the Top 5 that currently sells for just over $100. It features

Achieve the most authentic flavor with the DeLonghi EC 702 Pump Espresso Maker. Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder, making espresso preparation simple and fast. Always brew espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately. A stainless steel boiler and 15-bar pump create perfect espresso time after time. An anti-drip design means no need to deal with messy cleanup.

Brew espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature
Cappuccino System Frother

Easily prepare latte and cappuccino with the patented Cappuccino System frother. It mixes steam and milk to create a rich, creamy froth for perfect drinks every time.

Patented Dual Function Filter Holder

With the EC 702′s dual function filter holder, you can use ground coffee as normal, or convenient coffee pods for faster preparation. It makes espresso and cappuccino preparation quick and easy.

Self-Priming Operation

Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the EC 702′s self-priming operation. Get to your coffee faster, with less waiting around for the element and boiler to reach the correct temperature.

Cup Warming Tray

Always have a warm cup ready with the cup warming tray. The heated top panel gently warms several cups so you can create drinks with consistent temperature.

 Technical Specifications
  • Input Power: 1100 watts
  • Boiler: Stainless Steel
  • Pump Pressure: 15-bar
  • Cup Warmer: Yes
  • Dimensions: 11.25″ x 8.19″ x 12.5″
 Product Description
Enjoy delicious espresso made your way with De’Longhi’s pump espresso and cappuccino maker. You can choose to brew ground espresso or E.S.E pods with the unique patented dual filter holder. The Sempre Crema Filter, used with two measures of ground coffee, enhances the brewing process to produce a perfect crema. The E.S.E. (Easy Serving Espresso) Filter, used with pods or one measure of ground coffee, makes espresso preparation simple and convenient. Either way the choice is yours, making your espresso truly made to order. You can enjoy espresso or cappuccino without worry with two separate thermostats that control water and steam pressure, so you can make both espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature. If you prefer cappuccino you’ll enjoy using the easy-to-use patented cappuccino frother, which includes a special chamber that mixes steam and milk to create a rich creamy froth achieving perfect drinks every time. Other highlights include self-priming operation to eliminate pesky start-up preparation, a unique no-drip design, so you don’t have to deal with messy cleanup and a durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler to ensure many years of delicious espresso.
Lastly is the Mr. Coffee ECM160 4-Cup Steam Espresso Machine, Black, at less than $50. It features 
  • Steam espresso machine brews 1 to 4 cups (20 ounces)
  • Removable frothing aid; powerful milk frother for creamy cappuccinos
  • Decanter with measuring marks, stay-cool handle, and drip-free pouring spout
  • removable drip tray; cord storage; measuring scoop included
  • Measures 8 by 6-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches
And there you have today’s Top 5 selling espresso machines.
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Demystifying The Perfect Espresso

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Finding the Beans

Selecting the right coffee bean is essential to getting the perfect shot of espresso. It seems like there are countless types of beans to choose from, but there are some basics to learn to help make things easier.

There are three major varieties of coffee: The Robusta, The Arabica and the Blended types.

Robusta beans grow best in altitudes that are below 2000 feet above sea level. Robusta is a less flavorful and aromatic than Arabica. These varieties are usually purchased as a filler bean for instant coffees and aren’t usually used in gourmet coffee roasts. This bean does have twice the caffeine of the Arabica and is often blended with it in small quantities to provide a more intense coffee experience and a thicker crema.

Arabica beans grow best in altitudes over 3000 feet above sea level. These plants are considered a high quality bean and produce very flavorful and aromatic coffee. Arabica plants demand more rigid growing requirements. They are low in caffeine and acidity and high in flavor and aroma.

Blending varieties of coffee beans for the ultimate taste requires combining those beans that complement one another, with characteristics that enhance the final product.

Grinding the Beans

While you can purchase your coffee already ground, grinding fresh beans generally offers a better result. You can purchase an espresso machine with a built in grinder, or purchase a separate grinder. The coarseness setting on whichever type of grinder you choose is crucial to the quality of the finished product. You can adapt the coarseness to your personal taste and drink type. A finer setting will bring out more flavor and aroma, but will be more bitter, while a coarser setting will mellow these attributes.

For espresso, typically a very fine grind is required to extract as much of the coffee flavors and aromas in the short 20 seconds of time that is needed to brew this drink with plenty of crema.

Blade grinders use a metal blade to chop up the beans. It cuts the beans and you can control the coarseness by adjusting how long you let it grind. These are generally an inexpensive solution for grinding, but offer limited control over the evenness of the grind. When grinding very fine coffee, these blades can often generate enough heat to give the grind a burnt taste.

Burr grinders crush the coffee beans between a moving grinding wheel and a non moving surface. You control the coarseness of the grind by adjusting the position of the burr. There are two types of burr grinders: the wheel burr and the conical burr. A wheel burr spins quickly, while the conical burr spins more slowly, and is less likely to clog than the other types of grinders.

Heating the water for espresso

Espresso is a concentrated beverage brewed by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely ground beans. Espresso is brewed in maximum 25 seconds due to the high pressure extracting the ultimate flavour. The best temperature to brew your espresso is between 195-205F with a pressure of 15 bar (at least 9 bar are needed during the infusion).

Machines in the market offer different heating technologies: a boiler system with one or two boilers, or a thermo block system for extremely accurate temperature control. Machines with two boilers (also known as dual boiler machines) or two therm blocks allow the user to simultaneously brew espresso and steam milk: one boiler is dedicated to heating up the water to the correct temperature for espresso and the second is dedicated to generating the steam needed to froth the milk. With only a single boiler or thermo block, the espresso and the steamer operate on the same heating system. Because steaming milk requires a higher temperature than brewing espresso, there is a delay between making the espresso and steaming the milk. Dual boilers simultaneously prepare the espresso and milk for faster service and fresher results. Some machines instead offer two thermostat for an accurate control of the temperature of water and steam.

Applying pressure: extracting espresso

Espresso makers typically have a pump to force highly pressurized water through ground coffee for the optimal espresso extraction. Other makers use a low pressure systems, like moka or steam espresso, which offers a milder flavored coffee with less of the traditional hazelnut colored “crema” (cream) on its surface.

ESPRESSO DRINKS AND RECIPES

Espresso building blocks: cappuccinos, lattes, mochaccino and other espresso-based drinks.

The last step: creating the perfect espresso drink

Many of your favorite coffee drinks are espresso-based drinks, typically composed of espresso and frothed milk. Layering in frothed or steamed milk with a single or double shot of espresso creates some of the most classic Italian espresso drinks.

Espresso: A small 1 or 2 oz shot of pressure brewed espresso using about 1 tablespoon of finely ground coffee. When properly brewed, an espresso will feature a layer of rich dark golden cream, called crema, on the surface.

Cappuccino: A single espresso shot topped with equal parts steamed and frothed milk (in a ratio of 1:1:1) served in a 4 to 6 oz cup. The foam that tops a cappuccino acts as a natural insulator, keeping the drink warmer longer.

Cafe latte: A double espresso shot topped with steamed milk to fill. A ratio of 2:1 of milk to espresso is typical. “Latte” means “milk” in Italian, so the milk is more dominant in this beverage than other espresso-based beverages.

Italian macchiato: A single or double espresso topped with a dollop of heated milk and served in a traditional espresso cup. “Macchiato” means “mark” or “stain” in Italian; the mark is the dollop of milk on top of the espresso.

Other non-traditional drinks can include ice cream, whipped cream, or other ingredients, like these recipes below.

Cafe Mocha: Pour 1-2 tablespoons of cold chocolate sauce over 4 oz of hot milk. Slowly pour 1 oz of espresso over the mixture and top with whipped cream and chocolate flakes.

Espresso Affogato: Pour 1 oz of espresso over a scoop of vanilla ice cream and top off with your favorite liqueur.

FINDING THE RIGHT MACHINE

Choosing the Right Machine for Your Needs

Choosing an espresso machine can be overwhelming. There are numerous types of machines, many more brands, and conflicting explanations about why different machines are better or worse than others. How do you choose the right machine for you?

Machines range from fully automatic machines–which produce espresso at the single touch of a button–to moka machines that simply require heating on the stove. Semi-automatic machines, also known as pump espresso machines, allow the user to participate in the process by tamping the espresso grounds by hand.

Not only can you choose based on how much interaction you want to have with the machine, you can also choose based on the versatility of each machine: fully automatic and semi automatic machines typically have an integrated frother for making cappuccinos, lattes, and other milk-based drinks, while combination machines can produce coffee in addition to espresso. Other machines may have the option to create other beverages, such as hot cocoa or tea.

You can also choose based on the footprint you would like your espresso machine to have in the kitchen. Some espresso machines are a statement piece for your counter. Others (like the stovetop moka machines) are easy to stow away. Still others, combination machines, cut down on clutter by combining two machines into one.

Another way to choose is by price. These range from simple stovetop moka machines to state-of-the-art fully automatic machines. However, no matter the price, there are machines available that produce quality espresso.

There are a number of ways to choose an espresso machine, and there is no store-wide best option–only the best option for you. Explore the types of machines in the sections below to get an idea of how each works, and then browse the Amazon store armed with your new-found knowledge.

5 Espresso Makers For Under $100 Each

All of these espresso makers have at least four of five stars with several hundreds, if not thousands, of sales & reviews. Granted these are not GIOTTO Machines but my hope is to show that nearly any budget can help you, or someone special, create your own espresso masterpieces. ENJOY!

1. De’Longhi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Features:

  • Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder
  • Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother, for perfect drinks every time
  • Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the self-priming operation
  • Always brew espresso at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately
  • Enjoy delicious espresso for years to come with the durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pump pressure
  • Coffee cups not included with the product

Enjoy delicious espresso made your way with the DeLonghi pump espresso and cappuccino maker. You can choose to brew ground espresso or E.S.E pods with the unique patented dual filter holder. The choice is yours, making your espresso truly made to order. You can enjoy espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats. If you prefer cappuccino you’ll enjoy using the easy-to-use swivel jet frother, which makes perfect drinks every time. Other highlights include self-priming operation to eliminate pesky start-up preparation, removable water tank and drip tray and a durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler to ensure many years of delicious espresso.

DeLonghi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Authentic Italian espresso, fast
Swivel Jet Frother

Easily prepare latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother. Create a rich, creamy froth for perfect drinks every time.

Patented Dual Function Filter Holder

With the EC155′s dual function filter holder, you can use ground coffee as normal, or convenient coffee pods for faster preparation. It makes espresso and cappuccino preparation quick and easy.

Self-Priming Operation

Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the EC155′s self-priming operation. Get to your coffee faster, with less waiting around for the element and boiler to reach the correct temperature.

Easy to Clean

The EC155 is simple to clean with a removable 35-ounce water tank with indicator light, and a removable drip tray. It’s easy to disassemble, clean, and reassemble to get back to making drinks quickly.

DeLonghi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Prepare creamy froth with ease

DeLonghi EC155 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

Simple to clean thanks to a removable 35-ounce water tank 

Technical Specifications

  • Input Power: 1100 watts
  • Boiler: Stainless Steel
  • Pump Pressure: 15-bar
  • Cup Warmer: Yes
  • Dimensions: 7.50″ x 9.50″ x 11.12″

 

2. De’Longhi BAR32 Retro 15 BAR Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

BAR32 Pump Espresso Maker from DeLonghi

Authentic Italian espresso, fast
  • Espresso preparation is simple and fast; use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder
  • Easily prepare latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother, for perfect drinks every time
  • Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the self-priming operation
  • Two separate thermostats allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately result in the perfect temperature every time
  • Enjoy delicious espresso for years to come with the durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pump pressure

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BAR32 Pump Espresso Maker from DeLonghi

Prepare creamy froth with ease

BAR32 Pump Espresso Maker from DeLonghi

Simple to clean thanks to a removable 35-ounce water tank

Achieve authentic Italian espresso flavor with the DeLonghi BAR32 Pump Espresso Maker. Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder, making espresso preparation simple and fast. Always brew espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately. Easily prepare latte and cappuccino with the built-in swivel jet frother. A stainless steel boiler and 15-bar pump create perfect espresso time after time.

BAR32 Pump Espresso Maker from DeLonghi

Authentic Italian espresso, fast
  • Easy insertion and ejection of capsules; For use with Nespresso coffee capsules only
  • Compact brewing unit technology; Fast preheating time: 25 seconds; 19 Bar high pressure pump
  • 2 Programmable buttons for Espresso and lungo preparation
  • Removable 24 ounce water tank; Folding cup tray accommodates tall recipe glasses; Used capsule container holds 9-11 used capsules
  • Energy efficient; A Class energy rating; Automatic power off after 9 minutes of inactivity

Features:

I have used this machine and it produces fine espresso at a fraction of the cost you’d expect. It is a great machine and an excellent value. Available in black, white and red.

Tiny foot print, compact, lightweight and equipped with an ergonomic handle, the new Inissia machine fits perfectly into any interior design. Nespresso began more than 25 years ago with a simple but revolutionary idea, to create the perfect cup of Espresso coffee with exquisite crema, tantalizing aroma and full bodied taste – just like skilled baristas. As the worldwide pioneer, Nespresso redefined the way coffee lovers around the world enjoy their espresso coffee through a unique combination of premium quality Grand Cru coffees, stylish coffee machines and exceptional customer service. To obtain the perfect espresso, Nespresso Experts seek out only the finest Grands Crus green coffees, which promise to offer the most tantalizing aromas. The virtuoso ‘alchemists’ compose the blend from these diverse origins and decide upon a specific roasting and grinding profile. Each of the Nespresso Grands Crus has a distinctive character. You can, depending on the variety of different recipes, enjoy Nespresso with milk. When combined with creamy milk foam, you will experience a whole new variety of flavors. The Nespresso Club Services. A world of services at your disposal. The Nespresso Club is always there for you, online, by telephone or in one of our Boutiques. Order your Nespresso capsules, receive personalized advice and obtain technical support for your machine: whatever you are seeking, the Nespresso Club and its Specialists are with you every step of the way. Benefit from quick & easy ordering whenever, wherever.Swivel Jet Frother

Easily prepare latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother. Create a rich, creamy froth for perfect drinks every time.

Patented Dual Function Filter Holder

With the BAR32′s dual function filter holder, you can use ground coffee as normal, or convenient coffee pods for faster preparation. It makes espresso and cappuccino preparation quick and easy.

Self-Priming Operation

Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the BAR32′s self-priming operation. Get to your coffee faster, with less waiting around for the element and boiler to reach the correct temperature.

Easy to Clean

The BAR32 is simple to clean with a removable 35-ounce water tank with indicator light, and a removable drip tray. It’s easy to disassemble, clean, and reassemble to get back to making drinks quickly.

Technical Specifications

  • Input Power: 1100 watts
  • Boiler: Stainless Steel
  • Pump Pressure: 15-bar
  • Cup Warmer: Yes
  • Dimensions: 8.74″ x 10.63″ x 12.6″
 Product Description
Enjoy delicious espresso made your way with De’Longhi’s Retro pump espresso and cappuccino maker. Stylish and functional, you can choose to brew ground espresso or E.S.E pods with the unique patented dual filter holder. The choice is yours, making your espresso truly made to order. You can enjoy espresso or cappuccino at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats. If you prefer cappuccino you’ll enjoy using the easy-to-use swivel jet frother, which makes perfect drinks every time. Other highlights include self-priming operation to eliminate pesky start-up preparation, removable water tank and drip tray and a durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler to ensure many years of delicious espresso. Clean the steam wand after each use to avoid the item getting stopped. If it is not cleaned, the steam hole can clog up.
4.
  • Makes cappuccinos and espressos
  • Steam pressurized safety cap
  • Easy to use steam wand for heating and frothing milk
  • Removable drip tray for easy cleaning
  • 1 year limited warranty

 

 

5. It was hard for me to resist including this “maker” because over 600 purchasers rated it at “5 stars”. I have not used it myself but I am including it because the people who have purchased it swear by it. It does look fine for a method of convenience.

aeropress

 

  • Total immersion of the grounds in the water results in rapid yet robust extraction of flavor
  • Because of the lower temperature and short brew time, the acid level of the brew is much lower than conventional brewers.
  • Micro-filtered coffee so pure and particle-free that it can be stored for days as a concentrate.
  • AeroPress is chamber is nearly self-cleaning. A 10-second rinse of the plunger is all that’s required
  • Compact, perfect for camping. includes 1 press, 1 funnel, 1 scoop, 1 Stirrer, and enough filters to last for 2 years! includes zippered nylon tote bag
There you have’em; 5 different espresso makers for under $100.
ROK

ROK Presso Manual Espresso Maker, For The Enthusiast

 

ROK Presso Manual Espresso Maker
  • Polished metal frame built to last
  • No electricity needed
  • Base has four rubber, slip-resistant legs to protect your countertop and prevent the espresso maker from sliding
  • Comes with 10-year warranty certificate
  • No Electricity Needed to Brew

Spotlighted by GQ magazine as one of the “Best Stuff of 2012,” the Presso ROK is an environmentally friendly manual espresso maker created with durable engine-grade metal guaranteed to last at least 10 years. Going above and beyond simple espresso, the innovative ROK comes with a stainless steel frothier to produce rich milk for lattes, cappuccinos and macchiato — all without using one bit of electricity. Created with traditionalists and espresso enthusiasts in mind, this London-designed espresso maker lets you exact complete control over brewing pressure using the two levers located on the sides of the ROK. Since this espresso maker brews with ground coffee, so you’re not limited by capsule and pod selection. The ROK comes packaged in a modern reusable storage tin, complete with accessories including a tamper/measuring spoon and detachable double-shot spout. Should any of the metal parts fail within a decade of your original purchase, Presso will replace the components gratis.

List Price: $199.99
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DeLonghi EN680.M Nespresso Lattissima Single-Serve Espresso Maker, Metal; Delicious & Convenient

DeLonghi EN680.M Nespresso Lattissima Single-Serve Espresso Maker, Metal
  • Patented “Single Touch” hot milk system. Simply slide the milk tank onto front of the machine, clean button makes it easy to maintain
  • Convenient illuminated control panel buttons allow you to choose your favorite drink with ease, with 2 milk and 2 coffee selections.
  • Easy-to-use patented coffee capsule system. Simply load the capsule into the machine and push the button.
  • Accommodates latte cups with the unique sliding drip tray
  • No waiting between preparing espresso and cappuccino with the double boiler system
Be your own barista with the Lattissima by De’Longhi. You and your guests can enjoy delicious cappuccinos and lattes anytime. It’s never been easier to create authentic Italian drinks with Nespresso’s patented coffee capsule technology and De’Longhi’s patented milk container. Simply place a capsule in the top of the machine and slide the milk container onto the front, place a cup under the nozzle and press the one-touch button. The Lattissima does all the work for you! The milk container detaches easily so you can place it in the refrigerator and the used capsules automatically eject into a container for quick removal. The minute you get your Lattissima home you can start making delectable drinks for you and your family. It includes a fully stocked welcome kit with capsules. Other highlights include a drip tray that accommodates latte cups, easy-to-use illuminated controls, self-priming operation, as well as a cup warmer and a removable drip tray. Enjoy coffee for years to come with the Latttissima pump automatic espresso machine! 
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A Great Roaster Makes it Easy and Enjoyable to Roast Your Own Coffee

FreshRoast SR500 Roaster + 1lb Green (Raw) Costa RicaFreshRoast SR500 Automatic Coffee Bean Roaster

I know that the picture is not so great but nothing fills the home with heavenly aromas like using your own coffee bean roaster. If you are going to invest in a quality machine and grinder then it only makes sense to go all the way and add a convenient, easy to use roaster.

Features:

  • Variable convection fan control ensures gentle, efficient circulation
  • Precise automatic operation with digital time display
  • Three temperature settings for perfect roast control
  • Speed Roast fluid motion system ensures fast, even roasting
  • Roast beans for about 20 cups of coffee in less than 10 minutes

TheFreshRoast SR500 Roaster + 1lb Green (Raw) Costa Rica is easy to use for the novice and fully adjustable for experienced roasters. The SR500 roasts any kind of coffee, including espresso. In addition to the features above, you are also able to adjust the temperature and time without interrupting the roasting cycle.

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Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder

Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder

Product Description

Color: Stainless Steel

The Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder can grind into a number of containers

The BCG800XL Smart Grill’s hands-free grinding system lets you grind your beans into a portafilter (left), a grinding container (right), or filters.

Why the Breville Smart Grinder?

I know from my own experience that this is a great coffee grinder. One thing that I like about it is that there is no guesswork, it is precise.

Making perfect coffee starts with a precise dose of freshly ground beans. How do you get the amount you need for the grind you select? The Smart Grinder with Dosing IQ automatically calibrates each dose every time you adjust the grind.

Other Features

The Breville BCG800X Smart Grinder has a backlit LCD screen that clearly shows grind setting, number of cups or shots, and customized grind amount. A removable grinds catcher catches grinds that spill over, and the cord wraps around the base for easier storage. All parts that come into contact with coffee are BPA free. Smart grinder accessories include two portafilter cradles (one large 58mm and one small 50/54mm), grind container with sealing cap, and a cleaning brush for the conical burrs.

Tips for Optimal Performance
  1. Fresh grinds are key to making the best possible coffee and espresso.
  2. Avoid dark and and oily beans that can often lead to clogging the grind at its finest setting.
  3. Grind beans in small batches.
  4. Do not store beans in the bean hopper for a protracted period.


Breville BCG800XL Smart Grinder Features:

Dosing IQ technology for automatic dose calibration
Dosing IQ

Dosing IQ technology automatically calibrates each dose every time the grind settings are adjusted, so you have precisely the amount of grinds needed no matter how fine or coarse the grind size.

Bean hopper capacity
Bean hopper

The BCG800XL Smart Grinder bean hopper has a capacity of 1 pound, with an air-tight lid and locking system. The hopper is removable from the grinder base, so can easily be used to store beans at the correct temperature.

Grind settings
Precise grind settings

Different types of coffee preparation and different kinds of machines require different sizes. Choose from 25 precise grind settings from the finest espresso to the coarsest French press grind.

Hands-free grinding for convenience
Hands-free grinding

Hands-free grinding allows you to grind directly into a portafilter, grinds container, gold tone filter basket or paper filter, for more efficient grinding.

Stainless steel burr grinder
Conical burrs

Unlike blade grinders, the BCG800XL’s stainless steel conical burrs minimize grinding heat to protect the essential oils in the coffee bean.

Manual adjustment to preset doses
Manual Adjust

Want a little bit more ground coffee? Want a bit less? The Smart Grinder also allows you to manually adjust the preset amount calculated by Dosing IQ to suit your personal taste.

 

 

 

 

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A Fine Breville Machine With Duel Boilers That Delivers Professional Results Each Time

Breville BES900XL Dual Boiler Semi Automatic Espresso Machine

  • Dual stainless steel boilers and dual Italian pumps for simultaneous espresso extraction and steaming
  • Over-Pressure Valve (OPV) limits extraction pressure
  • Electronic PID temperature control for precise water temperature, plus actively heated group head and heat exchanger (HX) to maintain thermal stability
  • Backlit LCD displays brew temperature, shot clock or time. Assists with programming shot temperature and volume, pre-infusion duration and power, and auto-start time
  • Drop-down swivel foot lowers a wheel that lifts the machine upwards for convenient access to the water tank (both rear and top-fill)
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Why the Breville Dual Boiler espresso machine?  Perfection requires precision. Every time. How do you keep precise temperature and pressure from the tank to the espresso cup? The Breville Dual Boiler’s dedicated boilers for simultaneous milk texturing and espresso extraction ensures that your espresso arrives in its cup with the optimum flavor.

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Commercial performance in a domestic footprint

A domestic machine with numerous professional features, it regulates temperature to within one degree Celsius of the optimal temperature, giving budding baristas the precision and control they need to perfect their technique. Actively heated group head, PID temperature control, over-pressure valve and low pressure pre-infusion maintain optimum temperature and pressure throughout extraction.

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Espresso yourself: tools for precise personalizing and perfecting

Ultimately there is only one standard by which espresso should be measured: taste. And espresso taste is notorious for being a matter of preference. The Breville Dual Boiler gives you the tools to customize your espresso to your personal specifications, with the ability to program shot temperature with precise PID temperature regulation technology, shot volume (1 and 2 cup), and pre-infusion duration and power. You can also program it to auto start, so it will be warmed up and ready to go in the morning.

Extraction pressure and low pressure pre-infusion Temperature Simultaneous steam
Limiting the maximum pressure throughout extraction produces a balanced espresso with an aromatic crema: too little pressure during extraction leads to espresso that is thin and under-developed, but too much pressure during extraction can lead to bitter flavors. The Breville Dual Boiler has low-pressure infusion with programmable pressure and duration, a feature seen in high-grade commercial espresso machines but not in domestic thermoblock systems.Maximum extraction pressureis achieved with an Over-Pressure Valve (OPV) for optimal espresso flavor.Low pressure pre-infusiongradually increases water pressure at the start of the extraction to gently expand grinds for an even extraction (power & duration is user programmable). Precise and stable water temperature is required for optimum espresso flavor. Water temperature that is too low can lead to espresso which is sour, too high can lead to ashy or bitter flavors.The dedicated stainless steel espresso boiler with electronic PID control technology delivers precise water temperature with variation of only one degree Celsius, based on tests conducted by Breville (2011).The actively heated group headmaintains thermal stability throughout extraction, controlled by PID technology.The stainless steel heat exchanger delivers pre-heated water to the espresso boiler via the steam boiler, aiding thermal stability for optimal extraction temperature. If combining the textured milk and espresso is delayed, the crema may dissipate or lose its flavor. The ability to texture milk whilst extracting espresso, which allows you to immediately combine the two, ensures that the delicate aromatics of the crema are captured. This produces a creamier texture with more complex flavors.The dedicated stainless steel steam boiler delivers steam on demand, allowing you to texture for one cup or continuously for multiple cups
  1. Dual stainless steel boilers: dedicated boilers and two pumps for simultaneous milk texturing and espresso extraction at the optimum temperature and pressure.
    1. Dedicated 32 fl. oz. (950ml) steam boiler
    2. Dedicated 10 fl. oz. (300ml) espresso boiler
  2. Programmable functions: adjust the shot temperature, shot volume, pre-infusion duration and power, auto start time and audio volume
    1. Programmable extraction temperature with PID technology: electronic temperature control delivers precise water temperatures of 190-205 degrees Fahrenheit (89-96 degrees Celsius) for different roasts and origins
    2. Programmable pre-infusion: alter duration and power to fine tune flavor profiles
    3. Auto start: preheats the machine at a programmed time
    4. Audio alerts: select from high, low, or no volume
  3. 58mm tamper
  4. Backlit LCD: displays shot temperature, shot clock, or time
    1. Espresso shot clock: a guide to extraction consistency that displays the duration of the espresso shot being extracted
  5. Regulated extraction pressure: over-pressure valve (OPV) limits the maximum pressure throughout extraction to optimum levels
  6. Low pressure pre-infusion: gradually increases water pressure to gently expand grinds for an even extraction. User programmable
  7. Drop down swivel foot: lowers a wheel for easy maneuverability
  8. Programmable volumetric control: preset, manual over-ride or reprogrammable shot volumes
  9. Pressure gauge: monitors extraction pressure
  10. Instant hot water: dedicated hot water outlet for Americanos and pre-heating cups
  11. Actively heated group head: commercial 58mm group head with embedded element maintains thermal stability throughout extraction
  12. Commercial 360 degree swivel action steam wand: with 3 hole tip for a silkier texture
  13. 84 fluid oz. (2.5L) removable water tank: top-fill or rear-fill with rear integrated water filter and water level indicator
  14. Included accessories: single wall filter baskets (1 and 2 cup), dual wall filter baskets (1 and 2 cup), integrated tamper, stainless steel frothing jug, cleaning disc and tablets, cleaning tool and allen key, water filter holder and water filters (1 year supply)

 

 

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Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione Espresso Machine – V2, OMG!!

Rocket Giotto Evoluzione V2 (HX) Espresso Machine

Perfect, whether in the home or commercial use, the only way to outclass this machine would be to purchase an all out commercial model.

The   Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione   model goes both ways with its easily convertible water source functionality. Set the Giotto Evoluzione up to use the internal water reservoir or plumb it directly into a water source. Rounding out this upgraded semi-automatic machine’s features: a quieter rotary pump, dual gauges for both boiler and brew head pressure readings, the renowned E-61 brew group and an included high-quality metal tamper. A joy to use!

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Features & Functionality of the Rocket Espresso Giotto Evoluzione

  • Insulated Boiler: This reflects up to a 30 percent increase in thermal stability and energy savings of up to 22 percent.
  • Copper Boiler: A 1.8 liter copper boiler is now wrapped in a special insulating blanket.
  • Upgraded Tamper: These machines now include a metal tamper that is up to par with the style and quality of the Rocket brand.
  • Stainless Steel Case: Finely crafted polished AISI 304 stainless-steel housing is beautiful and highly durable.
  • Professional-Class E-61 Brew Head: The legendary E-61 brew group features a solid, lead-free brass end plate that aids in thermal stability and heat retention.
  • Dual Pre-Infusion System: Mechanical pre-infusion system has a progressively working piston and static pre-infusion chamber, resulting in smooth coffee extraction and superior aroma, body and crema.
  • Rotary Pump: Pump features a special device to eliminate backpressure from the boiler, preventing blocks.
  • Stainless Steel Nozzles: Steam wand with a two-hole tip and hot water wand are internally insulated so you won’t burn yourself on them after use.
  • Removable Cup Rack: You can pull off the cup rack to reduce the espresso machine’s height.
  • Large, Easy-Access Water Reservoir: Easily access the 98-ounce water reservoir via the separate lid — you won’t have to take all the cups off the top of your espresso machine in order to refill it.
  • Low Water Sensor: Level control cuts the power circuit if water is low, with a microprocessor that automatically controls the level of the boiler and water reservoir. A low water level warning will let you know when you need to refill.
  • Generously Dimensioned: 20 percent higher volume (compared to other machines on the market) is paired with optimum thermosyphon system to quickly heat up and provide superior extraction.
  • Handcrafted: Each machine is unique and hand crafted in Italy. Small warps in the case are normal and part of each machine’s unique assembly process.

Remember, you’ll need a fine grinder.

 

Pros
  • Plumbable - We love the flexibility of being able to plumb this model or simply use it as a tank model. This is a great option for those who want to start with a tank version and then later plumb it in.
  • Ideal Shots - The Giotto pulls an excellent shot of espresso.
  • No Burn Wands - Internally insulated steam wand and water dispenser keep the casing cool so you won’t burn your hands.
Cons
  • Water Dispenser Design - When you turn the water dispenser inwards, it obstructs the brew lever, which is only a minor annoyance.
Ease of Use 3
Ease of Care and Maintenance 4
Overall Value for the Money 5
How Does it Compare? The Rocket Giotto Evoluzione V2 line features the same upgraded rotary pump as the R58, eliminating back pressure from the boiler and making it plumbable.

 

List Price: $2,299.00
Current Price: $2,295.00
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