Barista Blog

Coffeeness is a blog about the fine art of the bean.

I’ve been writing about java since 2008 and love sharing my passion for a good brew with you. From its humble beginnings as a small blog about making coffee with a French press, Coffeeness has grown into the largest German website about joe. And that's all thanks to you!

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June 8, 2023

Best Small Espresso Machine: Our Top Picks for 2023

I'm fully aware that lots of my Coffeeness readers are searching for the best small espresso machine. After all, more and more folks are downsizing to tiny homes, studio apartments [...]

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June 7, 2023

Best Espresso Machine Under $1000: Our Top Picks for 2023

If you're looking for the best espresso machine under $1000, you're in luck. As it happens, this is the sweet spot in terms of price-performance ratio for home espresso makers. [...]

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May 30, 2023

Best Espresso Machine Under $500: Our Top Picks for 2023

If you're on the hunt for the best espresso machine under $500, I've got plenty of good news. As it happens, a machine at this price point should be capable [...]

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May 25, 2023

Best Espresso Machine Under $200: Our Top 5 Picks for 2023

For many dedicated home baristas, the thought of considering the best espresso machine under $200 might seem ridiculous. However, plenty of folks are simply looking for an affordable way to [...]

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May 22, 2023

Best Gooseneck Kettle in 2023: Take a Gander!

Kettles are older than making coffee itself. So what can 5,500 years of development tell us about how to buy a kettle in the 21st century? A whole lot, let [...]

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May 18, 2023

Coffee Blends: Flavor Profiles in Harmony

I’ll wager that your chosen coffee roaster offers a signature house blend, a breakfast blend and maybe a mocha java blend. Yet, what is the method behind selecting and harmonizing [...]

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May 12, 2023

Enzyme Coffee: A Legit Weight Loss Beverage?

Can enzyme coffee spark a weight loss journey? Is there a miraculous ingredient in this green coffee drink which metabolises belly fat? There is no one-size-fits-all weight loss solution, but [...]

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May 8, 2023

What Is Cascara? Coffee’s Elusive Counterpart

Please allow me to peel back the fragrant layers of the coffee fruit to pose a few pressing questions. I'll start off with "What is cascara?" before asking, "How did [...]

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March 23, 2023

Best Portable Espresso Makers in 2023: Ristretto a Go Go!

I've been meaning to compile this guide to the best portable espresso makers for quite some time. As it happens, there are dozens of fantastic devices out there, many of [...]

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March 14, 2023

Best Pour-Over Coffee Maker in 2023: How to Choose the Right Dripper

If you're confused by all the different pour-over coffee makers out there don't worry! In this article I'll tell you all about the best pour-over coffee makers, as well as [...]

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March 5, 2023

Best Manual Coffee Grinder in 2023: Get Cranking!

Looking for the best manual coffee grinder? I've found 8 options to choose from, ranging from budget to premium. Read on to find out more! [...]

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March 3, 2023

Best Dual Coffee Maker for 2023: You’ve Got Options!

Are you on the lookout for the best dual coffee maker? Well I've found 5 great options to choose from. I'll also throw in tips for choosing the best dual [...]

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February 18, 2023

Best Italian Espresso Machines in 2023: 8 Bellissima Options!

Nailing down the the best Italian espresso machines isn't easy -- there are so many! That's why I've compiled a list of my very favorites. Keep reading for all the [...]

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February 10, 2023

How to Drink Espresso: Do It Like a Pro!

Ever wonder how to drink espresso but were afraid to ask? You'll find everything you need to know in this guide. I'll have you ordering and sipping espresso like a [...]

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February 10, 2023

Best Prosumer Espresso Machines in 2023: Ready to Step Up?

Are you ready to ditch that entry-level coffee maker and take your espresso game up a notch or two? Check out my guide to the best prosumer espresso machines! [...]