Alex Praytor

Alex Praytor worked her first job as a barista, finished college, and then took a tour to the other side of the globe. She fell in love with espresso and her would-be husband in Europe. She spends her spare time visiting native Texas landmarks, ancient castles, and all the coffee shops she finds along the way. At home, she is a mom, ESL teacher, and writer, who hones her coffee-making skills daily. She enjoys passing on her coffee findings to fellow caffeine addicts in search of the perfect cup.

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Best Fancy Coffee Makers of 2022: Top High End Machines For Coffee Snobs

For serious coffee drinkers, flavor is king. You know with one sip whether the coffee is over-extracted, burned, weak, or just right. To get the perfect cup, you first need a coffee maker that brews with precision and accuracy. From the heating elements to the steam wand, a high-end coffee maker takes care to bring …

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Top Cuisinart Coffee Makers of 2022: A Beginners Review of Cuisinart’s Best Machines

Cuisinart opened its doors in the 1970s. Since then, Cuisinart appliances have made their way into many kitchens in America and worldwide. There is a good chance you own at least one Cuisinart appliance (if not more!) So what makes Cuisinart such a popular brand? Cuisinart is a world-renowned brand that makes high-quality products and …

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Best Cappuccino Maker of 2022: Top 8 Rated Machines for Home Use

Cappuccinos are lovely to drink. That rich, creamy foam melts in the mouth and combines deliciously with a double espresso. Luckily, you don’t have to be a professional barista to make a good cappuccino! With good coffee beans, and the right machine, you can make cappuccinos at home that will rival even those at your …

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Best Keurig Coffee Maker of 2022: Beginners Review of Keurig’s Top Machines

If you’re on the go a lot (who isn’t these days?!), you need your caffeine more than ever. The problem is you may not have time to make (or drink!) a full pot of coffee as you rush out the door. Keurig came into our homes with K-cups in the early 2000s and revolutionarily changed …

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The 10 Best Espresso Machines 2022: Beginners Review of Top Espresso Makers

Ahh, there is nothing better than waking up to a fresh espresso in the morning. The delicious aroma and delicate layer of crema on top makes the day worth starting. Your local barista always seems to know exactly how much coffee to use and when to cut off the shot so you get perfection in …

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Top 10 Coffee Makers of 2022: A Beginners Review of the Best Coffee Machines

Whether you’re a seasoned barista, or you’re just now dipping your toe in the world of coffee, you’ll need a coffee machine in your kitchen.  Not only will a coffee machine give you the kick you need to get your day started, but it can also save you money in the long run. A 2020 …

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Best Single Serve Coffee Maker Without Pods 2022: Top 8 No Pod Machines Reviewed

While coffee pods may make the morning brewing routine easier, many worry about the impact the resulting waste has on the environment. Also, if you do a price comparison, buying K-cups can be 4 to 5 times more expensive than loose coffee grounds. The waste and cost can add up quickly! So, if you are …

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Top Breville Coffee Maker of 2022: A Beginners Review of Breville’s Best Machines

If you are in the market for a new coffee machine, you probably have run across a variety of Breville models in your searches. Although these coffee makers tend to be on the higher end of the price range, the quality you get with a Breville machine usually makes it all worth it.  Breville coffee …

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