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Quick Tip: Espresso Accessories

Learn more about 3 essential accessories for your home espresso setup. Find out why you should throw away the tamper that comes with most semi-automatic espresso machines. Learn about a frothing pitcher that helps beginners get their roll going. Find out why descaling your machine is so important...

The Small, But Mighty Nespresso Pixie

It wasn't pixie dust, but ingenuity and technological know-how that brought one of the world's smallest single-serve machines to our doorstep. The itty-bitty Nespresso Pixie is about eight capsules tall and as wide as the length of the average spoon. At only 6.5 pounds, the Pixie weighs...

Product Spotlight: Gaggia For Illy Plus

The Gaggia for Illy Plus Single Serve Espresso machine is the culmination of a joint venture between two of Italy's most respected coffee authorities. At first, Gaggia and Illy may seem like strange bedfellows but, upon reflection, the partnership makes perfect sense. Gaggia brings to the...

Get a Whif of This—Inhalable Coffee

There are coffee sippers and guzzlers; if one French company has its way, there will soon be "whiffers." Le Whif, the brainchild of Harvard Professor David Edwards, wants to have you literally inhaling your food and beverages. Being dubbed "breathable food," Le Whif's lipstick-style case...

Lock Your Cup and Put Out The Smoke!

It's an undisputed fact, workplace kitchens are black holes for all things of personal value. If you're trying to prevent a co-worker from helping him or herself to your coffee mug, scratching your name into it with magic marker does not work. This is why a new invention called the "Lock-Cup" has...

It's A Bird. It's A Plane. It's An Espresso Machine!

Some people think outside of the box, others refuse to even acknowledge said box. So, what do you get when mix a love of espresso with this sort of free-thinking mentality? Well, for starters, some pretty strange brewing machines...    Our first nominee for the oddest espresso machine...

Coffee Machines On Wheels

Antilock brakes, XM radio, and a coffeemaker. For years now, car and espresso machine manufacturers have toyed with the idea of merging the two passions--creating a coffeemaker that could become standard automotive equipment. Audi even tested a concept car, the Roadjet, featuring a fully...

Turn Those Coffee Grounds into Green Ink!

For the eco-conscious among us, there's a new prototype that'll hopefully change the way we look at those nasty old coffee grounds. The RITI Coffee Printer promises to turn leftover grounds and/or tea dregs to usable ink. Better yet, the printer seems positively goof proof! All you do is load...