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13. March 2019

Super-Automatic Espresso Machine Myths and Preconceptions

The questions surrounding what a super automatic espresso machine can and can't do are very controversial. In this article, I'll present you with my responses to the most typical preconceptions. [...]

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6. March 2019

10 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Super-Automatic Espresso Machine

Buying a super automatic espresso machine to use at home can be a real investment. Nobody wants to buy a piece of junk. Of course, you'll also want your machine [...]

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4. March 2019

How Transparent and Ethical Trade Helps Coffee Farmers

I was recently in Hamburg for the "Transparency Colloquium," which was hosted by Quijote Coffee and organized together with Professor Peter Roberts from the Goizueta Business School. The participants included [...]

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1. March 2019

How to Make Your Own Iced Coffee – All the Best Recipes and Tips!

Is it too warm to drink hot coffee? No problem! Here you can learn how to make perfect iced coffee at home. You can even make it using a French [...]

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26. February 2019

Pumpkin Spice Latte – Coffee with Pumpkin?

A Pumpkin Spice Latte without sugar syrup? Absolutely! To me, nothing else makes sense. This article outlines a recipe made with fresh pumpkin juice and, of course, fresh espresso and [...]

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17. January 2019

Do I Need to Use a Water Filter with My Super-Automatic Espresso Machine?

Do you need to use a filter for your super automatic espresso machine, or is a filter a waste of money? This article will tell you everything you need to [...]

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17. January 2019

Cleaning Tablets and Descaling Agents for Super-Automatic Espresso Machines

The cleaning of super automatic espresso machines is a particularly important topic. Cleaning programs will assist you with the process, but which cleaning tablets and descaling agents should you buy? [...]

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15. January 2019

The Best Super-Automatic Espresso Machines for the Office in 2019

Do you have a small or medium-sized office and are you looking for a fast, easy way to make coffee drinks for everyone? Then you've come to the right place. [...]

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15. January 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Coffee Filters and Pour-Over Drippers

There are many ways to filter coffee. That's why there are so many different filter holders and paper filters. This article will give you a general overview with everything you [...]

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14. January 2019

The Best Super-Automatic Espresso Machines for Less Than $1,000

There are numerous super automatic espresso machines on the market. But what are the super automatic machines under US$1000 really capable of? In this article, I'll introduce three of my [...]

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10. January 2019

How to Make Coffee: The 10 Best Ways to Get Your Caffeine Fix

There are many excellent ways to make a good cup of coffee -- but which ones are really the best? Here's my ultimate Top 10 List of the Best Ways [...]

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9. January 2019

What Is an Espresso Macchiato?

Here you'll learn all about the trendy drink that is espresso macchiato, including a recipe and barista's preparation tips. [...]

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15. December 2018

The Best Water Kettles of 2018: A Review and Guide for Coffee and Tea Lovers

Water kettles have been around even longer than people have been drinking coffee. But what materials work best for different uses? What about gas, induction or open-flame stoves? Here you'll [...]

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14. December 2018

How Much Caffeine Is There in Coffee and Other Drinks?

How much caffeine is there in coffee and espresso? I'll delve into this question in this article. You'll also find a table comparing the caffeine levels in various drinks. [...]

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11. December 2018

How to Store Coffee Beans and Keep Them Fresh

I've often heard that some coffee drinkers store their coffee or espresso in the fridge or freezer. In this article, you'll find out whether this is a good idea and [...]