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Semi-automatic Espresso Machines

Gaggia Carezza Deluxe Review and Comparison with Gaggia Classic

Gaggia is well known for making the best entry-level semi automatic espresso machines for home use. The Gaggia Classic is a favorite among home baristas, and is has been for many years. It’s a classic machine, alright! Another great choice for a home machine is the Gaggia Carezza Deluxe, which is the subject of this post. It’s a close competitor…

Breville Bambino Plus Review and Comparisons

Breville is at it again with an espresso machine that is stunning as it is easy to use. We’re no strangers to espresso machines by Breville. An all time favorite is the Breville Barista Express followed closely by the Breville Infuser. So let’s have a look at the Breville Bambino, how it works and how it compares to its elder…

Breville Duo-Temp Pro vs. The Infuser vs. Barista Express vs. Gaggia Classic: Full Comparisons

Breville espresso machines are known for their sleek and precise design. They’re packed with features, have superior quality and are available in a range that works for both beginner or intermediate and professional espresso machine users. In previous posts, we’ve looked at machines like the Breville Infuser and Barista Express and have compare them to each other. In this post,…

Nuova Simonelli Oscar II vs. Breville Dual Boiler: What’s The Difference?

Features of the Nuova Simonelli Oscar II:   Heat Exchange copper steam boiler provides high heat for a hot espresso and best steaming/frothing experience. A newly designed, extra-long articulated steam wand. Water reservoir with a sensor lets you know when the water level is low. Touch buttons for a single shot or a double shot, both can be reprogrammed to…

DeLonghi Dedica vs. Gaggia Classic: Which One Should You Choose?

We’ve mentioned both the DeLonghi Dedica EC680 and Gaggia Classic as two great choices for a beginner’s first espresso maker. We know that many will disagree with us on this, these two espresso makers are not the cheapest and not the easiest to use. So on what basis did we decide to recommend them for a beginner? Perfecting a shot…