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Side view of the Nespresso Pixie espresso machine
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Nespresso Pixie: A Beautiful Red Nespresso Machine

We’ve been on somewhat of a Nespresso streak lately. Having recently reviewed the Nespresso Inissia, we wanted to give other Nespresso makers a try. We were left impressed with the brew quality and convenience of the Inissia, but thought the grey color was a bit boring. So we decided to try a flashy red Nespresso machine– the Nespresso Pixie. Although we weren’t able to give the machine as thorough of a test as we wanted due to extenuating circumstances (explained later on), we were pleased with what we saw. Here’s our review. Nespresso Pixie Review: Introduction & Specifications This particular

Nespresso Inissia
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Nespresso Inissia Review: An Entry-Level Espresso Machine

When the Nespresso Inissia went on sale recently, I knew I had to give it a try. As much as I love filter coffee, I don’t always feel like making it. Sometimes it nice to have an espresso machine that brews automatically, and I knew the Inissia would be perfect for guests. Here’s my review after a month of use. Nespresso Inissia Features The Inissia is an entry-level espresso maker in the Nespresso family. It brews espresso exclusively via proprietary Nespresso capsules, which you can buy through Nespresso, on Amazon, or in local stores. The machine also comes with a sample

la pavoni Europiccola
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The La Pavoni Europiccola: Lever on a Budget

Lever espresso machines are all the rage these days. Manual control, while perhaps intimidating to the novice, with practice leads to the holy grail of espresso. The design of lever espresso machines– combined with the right hand– results in a shot that is sweeter and smoother than anything an auto can put out. Yet this espresso ecstasy doesn’t come cheap. Many lever machines run into the thousands. Let’s take a look at the La Pavoni Europiccola, a sub-$1,000 lever espresso machine for the coffee snob on a budget.

what is espresso
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What is espresso?

When I was younger, I was so anxious about ordering coffee because I had no idea what words like latte and cappuccino meant. And what is espresso? Instead of ordering a coffee drink that looked too complicated to even think about brewing at home, I would just order a simple cup of black coffee. Even after looking up these coffee drinks online, I couldn’t remember what they were, and I especially had trouble understanding espressos. So What is Espresso? Espresso is a way to brew coffee, and it’s also a type of coffee drink. To make an espresso a jet

Best Espresso Machines Under $500
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The Best Espresso Machines Under $500

What is the best espresso machine under $500? Or does such a machine even exist at all? If you read our post on Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Cheap Espresso Machine, you know that we don’t define cheap as synonymous with affordable. We aren’t as much concerned with what you spend, but whether or not you are satisfied with your return on investment. [box] Top Picks Overview: The Best Espresso Machines Under $500 Gaggia Classic — All the features of a higher-end machine for a great price Gaggia Baby — Another great value with excellent ratings Gaggia New Baby —

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Where to Buy Nespresso Capsules

So, you have a shiny Nespresso machine sitting on the counter and need new capsules? I recently found myself in the predicament of where to buy Nespresso capsules after purchasing a Nespresso Inissia machine. Depending on where you live, you have a number of possibilities for buying pods. There are also DIY routes for reusable Nespresso capsules. Here’re an overview of your options for buying replacement pods. . Nespresso Capsules Sold in Stores What about Nespresso capsules sold in stores? The easiest option in my city was to visit the local Nespresso store in Berlin (or boutique, as they call it).

latte-and-cappuccino
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Cappuccino vs. Latte– The Difference Explained

Welcome to our cappuccino vs. latte guide. Here at CoffeeKrave, we’re always cautious about putting anything unknown down our throats. This is why we’re amazed at how many people don’t know the difference between a cappuccino and a latte. Both are espresso drinks that taste great– that’s for sure. It’s important to know what you want and what you’re getting whenever you order at a coffee shop or buy your own equipment, however. With that in mind, get ready for CoffeeKrave’s cappuccino vs latte showdown. Recommended reading: I Love Coffee! Over 100 Easy and Delicious Coffee Drinks Coffee Basics: A