Krups XP1020

Espresso coffee machines in the professional range are often perceived as expensive. And in many cases this is true. However, if you really like your espresso coffee but want something that makes an economical cup of coffee then you would do well to look at the Krups XP1020.

While it does not have all the ‘bells and whistles’ of some of its more expensive relatives it still provides a good result in a compact design. At 11 inches high (280mm) it is small enough to fit into nearly any kitchen space without difficulty. And because it does not have all the more advanced features found in the expensive models it is simple to operate and maintain. continue reading…

Jura Impressa – What A Range

While one of the other articles on this website extols the Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT it fails to mention that there is a whole range of Jura Impressa machines. Each built to the high standards of Swiss engineering that you would expect.

So what are these other Jura machines that are not included?

First we need to appreciate that Jura refer to each of their ranges as a ‘Line’ which for most is defined by an alphabetic prefix. And each line has a family name, which these days is predominantly Impressa. continue reading…

Jura Impressa – The Name Says It All

A recent arrival in the high-end coffee machine niche is the Jura Impressa J9. And from all reports the name says it all – Impressive. Some reviewers have been almost ecstatic about its capabilities with one in a December 2011 Forbes magazine describing it as the ‘Rolex’ of Coffee Machines

Now, while it may not be within the reach of everyone’s budget, for those seeking a quality coffee machine that brews bean to cup you will be hard pressed to better this Swiss unit.

So what is all the excitement about. Because when all is said and done there are numerous coffee machines with various capabilities across a whole range of prices. Why would you want to pay significantly more than average for a machine that ‘just makes coffee’.

Well I guess the answer lies in part with what you call ‘coffee’ and on how often and how committed you are to enjoying this beverage in its many forms. While at first glance it may appear to be highly priced you may well be able to rationalize the cost once you see all the Jura Impressa’s capabilities. continue reading…

Jura Impressa J9 – Look Here First For An Impressive Coffee Maker

Jura’s latest automatic espresso machine, the Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT, was released in late 2011. To date, apart from a few slightly disappointed customers, this new Jura Impressa looks to have put in a sterling performance.

Today all the emphasis is on pod type coffee machines but in the rush to convenience the finer points of coffee taste seem to be getting lost. I know that not everyone is able to spend hours making the perfect cup of coffee, especially first thing in the morning. And maybe the budget does not stretch to the Jura Impressa J9 level. But in many cases coffee taste and quality are being traded for time and convenience with pod machines. continue reading…

Read This Saeco Xelsis Review before Buying Any Automatic Espresso Machine

We just received the latest automatic espresso machine to look over, make our coffees, and leave a Saeco Xelsis review on our findings. Out of the box, it came with this quick start guide, and was easy to set up. I feel like this Saeco Xelsis review has to mention our initial reaction: we were astounded that it was only 16 inches tall! It easily fits underneath the kitchen wall cabinet to stay out of the way when we are not using it.

The coffee maker is manufactured with a stainless steel casing, a double boiler system, the patented Saeco Brewing System (SBS), a protective Coffee Bean Hopper, a Removable Water Tank and an Aroma System. Its user interaction features include an Animated Color Touch Interface, a Removable Milk Frothing Carafe (with automatic cleaning cycle) and a Digital ID Fingerprint Reader. It has an Alternate Steaming Hot Water Wand and an automatic turn on/turn off energy-saving function. continue reading…

The Saeco Xelsis Digital ID – The Perfect Espresso Machine for Making Gourmet Coffees in the Kitchen

The Saeco Xelsis Digital ID Automatic Espresso Coffee Machine is surely one of the best espresso machines in its class. It allows you to serve your own customized gourmet coffee drinks with the simple touch of a button. You will love this machine with its user-friendly operation. It produces high-quality espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, and Americano coffees, all at the perfect temperature.  continue reading…