Tag Archives: Traditional Coffee Machines

Dualit Latteccino Milk Frother

So you’ve bought your new coffee machine, whether it’s a Nespresso machine, Caffitaly machine, Senseo or any traditional ground coffee machine. You’re all happy making your first cup of coffee and then you realize – Oh my gosh! My coffee machine doesn’t have a milk frother nozzle! I can only make espressos…

Ok – That may be a little extreme because I’m sure you’ve made a serious market research before shopping for such a trendy and useful appliance for your kitchen. If you decided to buy an espresso machine without a milk frothing nozzle, you must have meant for that to be so.

But let’s say you didn’t… Hold on to that thought for a second.

Now let’s assume you do like to have cappuccinos as well and you did buy a Nespresso machine with a milk frothing nozzle or any other coffee machine for that matter. I don’t want to be the one to break it to you, but there is a good chance that you may get tired of waiting when switching between coffee mode and milk mode on your machine, and of all the hassle and cleanup.

Dualit Latteccino Milk Frother

Dualit Latteccino Milk Frother


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Antique Coffee Machines at Coffee Weekend

In my last post I told you about the Jura booth at the “coffee weekend” show I attended. This time I want to share some photos and impressions about a beautiful showcase of antique and original looking coffee machines by Elektra, La Cimbali, and more. I only took photos of some but you don’t see these every day so enjoy.

Elektra Belle Epoque (1997)

This is just an old world styled espresso machine. Selling for around 11,000 GBP, the Belle Epoque is a machine in a class all of its own, where beauty, functionality and reliability merge together. The brightness of its metal, shaped to a design with the fascination of the past makes an immediate impact and provides a striking finishing touch for elegant, refined premises (excuse me if some of the text is from the website, it just sounds exactly like what I was thinking).

Elektra Belle Epoque

Elektra Belle Epoque

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Coffee Grinders Roundup

I gathered for you some information on available coffee grinders. If you are using a traditional ground coffee espresso machine or would like to get one, you should consider buying a coffee grinder to grind the coffee beans mixture of your choice. Here are some nice options, ordered by cost:

Wahl James Martin

Wahl James Martin

Wahl James Martin ZX595 Coffee Grinder

The ZX595 Grinder has the capacity to grind between 70g / 10 cups worth of coffee beans at any one time. Green LEDs indicate the consistency of the grind, whether fine or course.  The grinder is made of  stainless steel, and has 150 Watts power.

Estimated price: 15 GBP.

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Personal Coffee Machine Advisor is Up!

Hey all,

I put in a new feature today. It’s a personal compatibility guide to help you choose the best coffee machine for your needs. All you need to do is to answer a few simple questions, and it’ll try to match the best choices for your needs.

Let me know what you think by commenting on this post! I want to improve it so I need your feed back 🙂

Gaggia Baby Twin Traditional Coffee Machine

This is an exciting coffee maker of the traditional coffee handle type by Gaggia. It has 2 boilers to separate the heating operations for the water and milk (Rapid stream method). This means that the Gaggia Baby Twin can froth your milk and brew the coffee at the same time without switching between modes. There is also a dosing system to automatically control the amount of water in your espresso drink.

Gaggia Baby Twin

Gaggia Baby Twin

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Gaggia Baby Dose Red Traditional Coffee Machine

This coffee handle type espresso machine looks very much like the Baby Nero, and is another one of the new generation coffee makers from Gaggia, with the difference of having a dosing system. It has a red design and will look great at home or a small office. The Gaggia Baby Dose Red has a 1.6 Liter removable water container, but is recommended for no more than 20 cups a day.

Gaggia Baby Dose Red

Gaggia Baby Dose Red

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Gaggia Baby Nero Traditional Coffee Machine

This coffee handle type espresso machine is another one of the new generation coffee makers from Gaggia. The Gaggia Baby Nero has a black design and will look great at home or a small office. It has a 1.6 Liter removable water container, but is recommended for no more than 20 cups a day.

Gaggia Baby Nero

Gaggia Baby Nero

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Gaggia Baby Class Traditional Coffee Machine

This coffee handle type espresso machine is one of the new generation coffee makers from Gaggia. It is recommended for use at home or a small office for up to 20 cups of espresso a day. The Gaggia Baby Class has a 1.6 Liter removable water container, and a chrome coated coffee handle.

Gaggia Baby Class

Gaggia Baby Class

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