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Gaggia Classic Review

The Gaggia Classic Your Ambassador To Italian Espresso The Gaggia Classic has a long lineage and I’ve seen it evolve from the original Gaggia Coffee that was the premier machine in Italy. It did not do well in this market because it was comparatively very expensive and required some serious insider knowledge. The US market was used to the mass produce "toys" of the time; they were deemed "exotic". The USA's Early History With Cofffee The...

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Don't Blow a Gasket, Miss Silvia!

Owning a semi-automatic espresso machine certainly has its charm. Grinding and measuring coffee, tamping by hand, and timing the shot are all part of the traditional brewing experience. For me, having full control over the entire process makes the end result that much more enjoyable, so if something goes wrong I’m not a happy camper. When my Rancilio Silvia started leaking around the portafilter when I brewed, I questioned Silvia’s dedication to espresso and berated her...

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5 Things New Semi Automatic Espresso Machine Owners Should Know

Marc and Morgan from wholelattelove.com share five basics every new semi-automatic espresso machine should know. Get quality espresso from your machine after learning about temperature, grind, dose, tamp and the process of dialing-in. Shop semi-automatic espresso machines: https://www.wholelattelove.com/categories/espresso-machines/semi-automatic-espresso-machines

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Expobar Office Lever Plus Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine Review

A Professional  Expobar Semi-Automatic  Calling all coffee aficionados! If you’re looking for a professional brewing experience in a home setting, take an extra-hard look at the Expobar Office Lever Plus. This upgraded and plumbable Expobar model gives you the option of plugging directly into a water source. An endless water supply means you won’t have to rely on the water tank for your brewing needs. Of course, if you prefer to use it, the 120oz removable...

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Breville Oracle Espresso Machine Review

Miracle of the Oracle The Breville Oracle is quite an espresso machine. Grinding and tamping are built into a machine that does traditional espresso extraction in a commercial size portafilter. But that’s just the beginning.  The Oracle froths milk for Lattes and cappuccinos too. Now, you can do it manually as you would on any semi-automatic machine... Or, the Oracle can do the frothing for you. Frothing Control There are several machines on the market that have some level...

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Breville BES920XL Dual Boiler Espresso Machine Review

Breaking Tradtion: Breville Style The Breville BES920XL is a modern take on the traditional dual-boiler. It’s got a very different look than the typical Italian style espresso machines on the market.  A modern design means it’s convenient too. Breville does a lot of research and they take average products that have been around for awhile and engineer them with some really solid improvements. An Evolution The 920XL is based on the earlier 900XL model. On the 900,...

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Gaggia Classic Review

The Gaggia Classic Your Ambassador To Italian Espresso The Gaggia Classic has a long lineage and I’ve seen it evolve from the original Gaggia Coffee that was the premier machine in Italy. It did not do well in this market because it was comparatively very expensive and required some serious insider knowledge. The US market was used to the mass produce "toys" of the time; they were deemed "exotic". The USA's Early History With Cofffee The...

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Machine Comparison: Gaggia Classic vs. Rancilio Silvia

Marc and Morgan from Whole Latte Love compare the Gaggia Classic semi-automatic espresso machine to the Rancilio Silvia. Both have features that make them durable, capable, and quality entry level espresso machines for the home. Gaggia Classic: http://www.wholelattelove.com/products/gaggia-classic-ss-brushed-stainless-steel-semi-automatic-espresso-machine Rancilio Silvia: http://www.wholelattelove.com/products/rancilio-silvia-redesigned-v3-espresso-machine

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