October 7, 2011
For $2799 bucks this one touch coffee machine has a Rotary Selection to choose the specialty coffee you want. You simply press the button, sit back and savor the taste. We like a machine that's truly automatic when it comes to specialty coffee drinks, and given our experience with Juras in the past - we bet this one does it right.
- One-touch automatic coffee machine prepares the full range from latte macchiato to ristretto at the touch of a button and without you having to move the cup
- Simply turn the Rotary Switch and a list of specialty coffees appears on the modern TFT display
- The height of the cappuccino spout for latte macchiato and cappuccino and coffee spout can be adjusted on a continuous scale
- The front of this automatic machine is finished with a high-quality double coat of metallic-look brilliant silver lacquer.
At Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT Coffee Machine
September 21, 2011
The Squissita PLUS comes with 18 bar pressure pump, which is ideally suited for coffee extraction and does not break the crema on top of the shot of espresso you're going to require each morning.
- Comfort Clean filter holder needs no accessories to make one or two cups
- Cup warming tray
- Super silent QSD technology
- Stainless-steel steam nozzle
- Stainless-steel boiler
- DDS System that releases residual pressure after extracting the coffee and gets rid of the annoying drip
- Removable 12-litre water tank with water level indicator.
In addition, Solac Squissita PLUS can be used with different sizes of cups as well as single-dose coffee pods and ground coffee. And you can add two-position foamer accessory for preparing exquisite cappuccinos, and latte machiatos. Seen in stores for as little as € 90. Solac.
May 20, 2011
We love our Nespresso, and we really love our Nespresso Citiz as the design is sleek and the colors are amazing. Each CITIZ is designed to be a reference to a particular city like the above feels very taxi cab and New York like. If you don't like Citiz them you can get the design in chrome, black, and other colors. The Nespresso Citiz uses a coffee capsule system from Nespresso which features a variety of coffees and espressos. There is an energy saving mode on this model, and you can even get a companion milk frother.
At Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker
April 23, 2010
We love this stovetop brewer that makes 6 2-ounce cups of espresso in just 4 to 5 minutes. Having had one for over 10+ years, we can safely say it easily makes one of the best cups of coffee in our house. Made of durable polished aluminum in a unique octagon shape, it features a flip-up top and side-pour spout that provides added convenience when pouring your cup of coffee into the cup.
At Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Espresso Make
March 4, 2010
We really like this 15-bar pump-driven espresso machine with durable stainless-steel boiler, that features 2 thermostats for separately controlling water and steam pressure. It also has a self-priming operation; accommodates E.S.E. pods and ground espresso. The adjustable swivel jet frother looks like it will whip up a nice latte, and the removable 35-ounce water tank is large enough to reduce trips to the faucet.
Measures 7-1/2 by 9-1/2 by 11-1/8 inches; 1-year warranty
At DeLonghi EC155 Espresso Maker
February 22, 2010
Normally priced much higher at $299, the Nespresso Le Cube is now only $199. The Le Cube measures 9 by 8-8/9 by 9-inch, and makes an exceptional cup of espresso or lungo coffee. You can even auto-program the amount of espresso you want in each cup. The Nespresso Le Cube works with coffee-filled capsules from Nespresso, and there is 12+ flavors available, along with seasonal flavors too.
At Nespresso Le Cube C185 Espresso Machine
January 29, 2010
We've been using one of these over our larger espresso machine for over a year in the test kitchen here at Kitchen Contraptions, and we find it easier to use than our larger espresso machine as well. Considered a portable handheld espresso machine, it pumps up to 16 bars of pressure and makes cafe-quality espresso, cappuccino, Americano, and latte coffee drinks. It does require hot water and an E.S.E. coffee pod, but you can use your instant hot dispenser or boil up some water and start making espresso shots in minutes.
At Handpresso HPWILD Wild 16-Bar Hand-Pump Espresso Machine
July 14, 2008
There should always be safety in espresso, and we think this Capresso Mini-S is the pinacle of safety when making a shot. Ihis economical Espresso maker uses steam pressure instead of a pump mechanism to create delicious espresso. It's a fast method that's perfect for a morning wake-up or after-dinner drink. Our sister site over at Single Serve Espresso has a full review, and we think if they like it - we'll like it.
- Boiler cap with built-in safety valve.
- Patented three-way safety switch for choosing between full pressure for brewing espresso and maximum steam output
- Red indicator light and dishwasher-safe glass carafe
- Stops brewing or steaming in the "0" position
- Dual frother lets you steam or froth milk either in a pitcher or right in your cup
- Instructional video shows how to produce espressos and cappuccinos in three easy steps
At Capresso 302.01 Mini-S 4-Cup Safety Espresso/Cappuccino Machine
April 23, 2008
Single Serve Espresso has a very detailed write up on the Krups XP7230 Super Auto Espresso Machine. This fully automatic espresso machine with integrated burr grinder and brewing chamber is much smaller in footprint than other super automatic machines at just 30-50% the size. It features an adjustable grind based on personal preference. It also features a patented integrated brewing system which provides the correct temperature from the first cup of espresso you make. The digital interface makes for simple operation, and allows you to customize settings to your liking. And if that wasn't enough, there is also a patented steam nozzle for fool-proof frothing of milk for cappuccinos and lattes. The price is just $999, making the Krups XP7230 Super Auto Espresso Machine also - about 400-500 dollars less than the competition.
At Krups XP7230 Super Auto Espresso Machine
January 22, 2008
Scott has been covering the Handpresso over at Single Serve Espresso this past week (a sister site of Kitchen Contraptions). The Handpresso may be one of the coolest portable single serve espresso and coffee makers we've ever seen, and you can use it in your home or on the go. Combining a bicycle pump, and using an E.S.E. espresso pod, you simply pump up the Handpresso and pull a perfect shot.
We thought at first we'd only use this out of the house on a hike or camping, but combined with our instant hot dispenser in our kitchen (which we turned up the water temperature), this makes a really easy shot of espresso without having to warm up an entire espresso machine for one shot or two.
Single Serve Espresso also revealed this week the Unboxing of Handpresso and their earlier article which features a rather interesting video on Handpresso.
At Handpresso and Single Serve Espresso
January 11, 2008
We have over 10 different espresso, single serve coffee makers, and regular coffee brewers here at Kitchen Contraptions, but we've yet to get a Breville Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Cappuccino Maker. The ESP8XL is for the style conscious coffee lover...with a dual wall crema system for a perfect espresso every-time. Breville has been a European leader in small appliances for over 50 years with meticulous precision, styling, and dependability. You'll get three stainless steel filters: single shot, 7g; double shot, 14g; and pod.
At Breville ESP8XL Cafe Roma Stainless Espresso Maker
August 31, 2007
Want to make a shot of espresso and then quickly make a latte for your guest as well? The Jura-Capresso 13332 Impressa J5 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center is equipped with an 18-bar pump and 1450-watt stainless-steel-lined thermoblock heating system, this automatic coffee and espresso center can produce cup after cup of coffee with no down time in between. I've seen this machine work in person, and the crema layer on the espresso is perfect every time.
At Jura-Capresso 13332 Impressa J5 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center
August 28, 2007
Having seen my husband demo and review just about every coffee maker known to human kind, I'm pretty sure he's always been impressed with the Jura-Capresso models. They have an Ultra-modern chrome-plated aluminum design and the ultimate in Automatic Coffee Center technology. Press one of the eight preset beverage buttons and the Z6 perfectly grinds, tamps, pressure-brews and discards grounds in less than a minute, finishing with the perfect crema every time. You can even make lattes and cappuccinos with the Z6 and impress your friends.
At Jura-Capresso 13299 Impressa Z6 Automatic Coffee and Espresso Center
June 14, 2007
Oh mama! This is the most attractive and interesting Jura-Capresso we've seen. The Impressa S9 AvantGarde from Jura Capresso is a fully automatic way of getting the finest espresso and cappuccino around. The Jura-Capresso 13215 Impressa S9 Avantgarde Automatic Coffee Center leaves the factory ready to start producing one perfect cup of coffee after another. But it also comes with many different programmes that enable you to fine-tune your coffee to your taste and to your favourite coffee blends and specialities. Simply turn and push the Rotary Switch and you can navigate the machine to coffee nirvana.
At Jura-Capresso 13215 Impressa S9 Avantgarde Automatic Coffee Center