Want to learn about espresso?
You’re in the right place.
This is The Coffee Maven’s Espresso Central, a collection of the best espresso-related content:
- What Is Espresso?
- How to Pull the Perfect Espresso Shot in 12 Simple Steps
- 9 Steps to Barista Quality Foam
- 5 Types of Espresso Machines
- 7 Factors You MUST Consider When Choosing an Espresso Machine
- 15 Best Espresso Beans (And How to Save When Buying Them)
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Espresso Machine Reviews
If you’re the straight-to-the-point type, start with our espresso machine reviews:
- DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300 Review
- DeLonghi EC702 Review
- Jura ENA Micro 9 Review
- Gaggia Anima Review
- Gaggia Anima Prestige Review
- Breville BES870XL Review
- Breville 800ESXL Review
DeLonghi Magnifica XS ECAM22110B
Saeco Incanto HD8911/47
Gaggia Anima Prestige
DeLonghi Magnifica ESAM3300
At its most basic espresso is really concentrated coffee, but true espresso is something more.
In fact, there’s a set of brewing requirements that separate true espresso from concentrated coffee. And there’s a whole vernacular for espresso drinkers to discuss their chosen beverage.
Learn the technical definition of espresso and the espresso-related words you need to know. What is espresso? Keep reading to find out.
Espresso isn’t hard to make. But great espresso can take a lifetime to master.
(OK, maybe not a lifetime, but you can spend quite awhile learning the nuances.)
Learn the process as we define it in 12 simple steps. Follow our simple guide — with pictures! — and begin pulling the perfect shot today.
You can pull a shot, but you’re only halfway to you cappuccino or latte!
Stop spending hundreds per year at your local coffee shop.
Learn the 9 steps professional baristas use to make perfect steamed milk for your next specialty beverage.
From steam powered espresso machines to capsule-compatible models to full-blown super-automatic behemoths, there are a ton of different types of espresso machines for you to consider.
OK, there aren’t a ton. There are 5.
Learn the differences between each type to decide which one is right for you.
Speaking of choosing the right espresso machine…
Choosing the right espresso machine doesn’t have to be a complicated process.
We highlight the 7 factors you absolutely MUST consider before you shell out your hard-earned cash.
Sure, there’s the usual ones like ease of use, quality, and price.
But we point out a few others you may not have thought of.
No matter your price range, there’s an espresso machine that’s right for you.
We’ve reviewed the top models at every price point to make the process quick and easy for you.
Check out guide to the 20 Best Espresso Machines in 4 different pricing tiers!
You’ve got the perfect espresso machine, but what about the perfect espresso beans?
We’ve compiled our list of the 15 best espresso beans and give you a bonus tip for how to save when buying them.
(Seriously, it’s the same tip I use to save 15% each month on my coffee beans. Frankly, if you’re not doing this, you’re missing out!)