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Nespresso Lattissima Plus Review

Nespresso Lattissima Plus

The De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Plus EN520 is the newest model in the Lattissima range. There’s no doubt that these machines are very stylish visually and if it’s a capsule coffee machine in particular that you’re after then, as I am always saying, you can’t get much better than a machine that uses the Nespresso system. […]

Delonghi Magnifica ESAM4200 Review

De'Longhi Magnifica

The Delonghi Magnifica ESAM4200 is a bean-to-cup automatic espresso machine that also takes ground coffee or ESE (Easy Serving Espresso) pods in it. It has the professional 15-bar pump pressure, which you would expect of a machine in this price bracket, along with a built-in burr grinder with seven adjustable grind settings so that you […]

Tassimo Coffee Maker Review

Tassimo Coffee Maker

The Tassimo coffee maker is another type of single serve machine that uses pods called T DISCS. It is similar to the Dolce Gusto in that it makes a variety of drinks, not just coffee.  Each T DISC contains an ‘intelligent’ barcode which rather cleverly determines how much water a particular drink requires and how […]

Bodum Milk Frother

Bodum milk frother

Why I recommend the Bodum Milk Frother   One thing which I purchased myself recently is a Bodum Milk Frother. These are great if you have a capsule coffee machine like the Dolce Gusto which doesn’t include a milk steaming arm and you want to make cappuccinos or lattes with fresh milk rather than using […]

Krups KP200040 Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine Review

Dolce Gusto machine

The Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee machine is one of the new breed of single serve capsule coffee makers that have come to the market in recent years. I first got one in  2007 and it’s still in use. Since then Krups have launched a newer model – the KP210040 (Melody). It is essentially the same […]

Gaggia Classic Review

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The Gaggia Classic coffee machine is one of the most popular home coffee machines on the market. It is made by the Italian company, Gaggia, which is a name synonymous with espresso and espresso machines. Here we take a look at what it is about the Gaggia Classic that sees it consistently rated as a […]

Dolce Gusto Piccolo Review

Dolce Gusto Piccolo

Like the original Nescafe Dolce Gusto, the Dolce Gusto Piccolo is a capsule coffee maker. They both take the same capsules, the only difference being that the Piccolo is smaller and more compact. It still has the same professional 15 bar pressure as the standard size Dolce Gusto which is important as the number of […]

Dolce Gusto Circolo

Dolce Gusto Cirolo

The Dolce Gusto Circolo is the most futuristic looking of the Dolce Gusto range. It does not even really look much like a coffee maker. It takes up less counter space than the original Melody model and is very smooth and sleek in design. Like the other machines it’s easy to use and needs very […]

Dolce Gusto Capsule Holder

dolce gusto capsule holder

Have you recently bought yourself a Dolce Gusto or Dolce Gusto Piccolo? If so did you know that there is such a thing as a Dolce Gusto capsule holder? I’ve had my machine for three years but it is only recently that I actually got myself a dedicated capsule holder. They are well worth the […]

Nespresso CitiZ and Milk Review

Nesprsso Citiz

The Nespresso CitiZ and Milk by Krups or Magimix is a nespresso machine which means that it uses special nespresso pods. These pods are actually just another type of coffee capsule which are manufactured by Nescafe and, unlike the Dolce Gusto capsules which are only for use in Dolce Gusto coffee machines, they are suitable […]

Coffee and Rum Profiteroles

There can’t be many people who can resist a light crisp profiterole oozing with whipped cream and covered in chocolate but if you fancy something a little different why not try making these with this delicious coffee and rum sauce instead of the chocolate. (Serves 4 ) Ingredients Profiteroles: • 2 eggs beaten • 2 oz butter […]

Dolce Gusto FAQs

Here are a few of the questions I get asked on a regular basis about Dolce Gusto machines. 1) Can I use milk in my Dolce Gusto? No, absolutely not, if what you mean by that is can you put milk instead of water in the tank. The Espresso must be brewed with water before […]

Nespresso Lattissima

If you were to ask me which capsule coffee machine you should buy I would probably say to go for something in the Nespresso range as I think the variety and quality of the capsules is pretty impressive.  However, recommending one machine over another is a little trickier as it really depends on which kind […]