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Semi-automatic Espresso Machines

What Is The Difference Between the Breville BES870XL and BES840XL Espresso Machines?

Breville is an Australian brand that is well-known for its sturdy and durable espresso machines as well as other appliances. Two of the most popular Breville Espresso machines are the BES870XL Barista Express espresso machine and the BES840XL The Infuser espresso machine. Both nearly priced in the same range, what would be the difference between these two and most importantly,…

How The Breville BES870XL Barista Express Is Different Than The Gaggia 14101 Classic

We’ve talk a lot about the Breville Barista Express before. It is certainly one of our favorite espresso machines with built-in grinder and one of the best espresso machines by Breville. The Breville Barista Express is often compared to the Gaggia 14101 Classic, a great Italian semi-automatic espresso machine. While both machines produce exceptional shots of espresso, they’re quite different…

Gaggia Carezza Deluxe: Features 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 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…