Espresso Machines

A delicious full bodied espresso with the signature foam on top is probably one of life’s greatest little secret pleasures. The aroma, taste and whole experience is probably on par with enjoying a glass of wine at the end of the day!

But depending on how your day goes, finding the time to pull your own espresso can be a challenge given the time and attention to detail it requires. From picking out the right roast profile, and grind size, to the right water temperature, pressure, and pull time there’s a lot of factors that go into it.

Generally an espresso is much stronger than a coffee given the high pressure process it goes through. But this means there are more things that can go wrong leaving your espresso bitter, sour or even watery.

It can make you want to give up and just run to Starbucks or your local coffee shop!
But espresso’s don’t have to be that hard. Here are a few questions to think about to make it easier:

– Do you have a favorite espresso beverage type?
Latte
Cappuccino
Macchiato
Americano

– How involved do you want to be in your espresso?
Semi automatic
Super automatic
Manual
ESE pods

– Do you have a brand that you trust the most?
Breville
De’Longhi
Nespresso

Not to worry, here at the TheCupCoffeeHouse.com, we tackle each one of these so you can learn to brew your favorite espresso based beverage right at home!

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If you have ventured the world of espresso for some time, you will find yourself in a few categories of coffee drinkers. Personally, I am in the automatic bucket: I like my espresso done for me and prepared hot and ready with minimum effort. I don’t really want to get into the nitty gritty of …

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I don’t think its too much hyperbole to say that once you’ve experienced the aroma and full bodied creamy delicacy of a well made espresso, your life is forever changed for the better! But getting started can be a bit intimidating and overwhelming. So it’s no wonder that Breville, a high quality brand, is really …

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Do you know that feeling you get when you’ve created something that didn’t exist before? The feeling of putting together the pieces at just the right amount in the right order at the right time, and it comes out so beautiful and perfect?  Well, that’s how I feel every time I pull a perfectly prepared …

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Going to the coffee house for your daily cup of brew is soo passé. What’s in? Brewing your own coffee espresso from home that taste like something a professional barista whipped up! If you’re looking to up your barista game and create whimsical coffee beverages but still want all the fancy tools and automation to …

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DeLonghi Magnifica Evo ECAM29084 Review: Is this Oprah Favorite Right For You?

If you’re looking to save yourself money from going to the coffee shop or Starbucks, and you enjoy a variety of specialty beverages, but want something simple and easy that is very good at what it does, the Delonghi Magnifica Evo with LatteCrema System coffee and espresso machine looks like a nice value option to …

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DeLonghi Dinamica Plus ECAM37095 Review: Is this Espresso Autobot the Real Deal?

DeLonghi is known for producing some of the highest quality Italian designed espresso machines in the industry. And the Dinamica Plus more than lives up to everything you could want from a high end automatic espresso machine. But even if it’s an espresso Autobot with “transformative” powers, is it the right machine for you? Can …

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DeLonghi Dinamica ECAM35025 Review: Is This Powerful Espresso T-Rex Worth It? 2023

A home espresso machine can be simple, basic and affordable. Or it can be sophisticated, powerful and the perfect coffee shop replacement. The DeLonghi Dinamica is a super automatic espresso machine that aims to save you and I from the endless coffee shop runs by bringing quality delicious espressos into the comfort of our own …

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Nespresso Gran Lattissima Review: Has This Frothing Deity Come to Save You? 2023

The Gran Lattissima is the highest end of Nespresso’s Lattissima line of machines. These espresso machines combine the convenience of pod brewing with a separate milk frothing system to brew up delicious specialty beverages you can brag to your friends about! But is this goddess of a machine the right one for you? In this …

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