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Aicook One Touch Espresso Machine looks like a good deal, but is it?

This would be a short review, because – let’s go straight to the facts – Aicook’s new Espresso Machine is from a technical point of view a replica of Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista / Oster Prima Latte, but with: different design: the outlook of new Aicook espresso maker is more modern with more silver elements in the coating, however, it’s still plastic, not metal; completely […]

Author: Dmitriy


Brand: Aicook

Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker 40715 (Somela Capresso/ Clatronic ES 3584)2

Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker 40715 Review: Really Tested, Disassembled and Compared. Verdict: It’s a Compromise.

This review is based on my Pump Espresso Machines Ultimate Test, in which I disassembled and fully compared three machines. So if you want a deeper analysis please read the test. Otherwise, if you simply want to understand main pros and cons of Hamilton Beach Espresso Maker 40715 and compare it with counterparts, read below. A typical at-home espresso machine has a simple construction and […]

Author: Dmitriy


Bialetti Brikka Tested38

Bialetti Brikka vs. Moka Express Comparative Test & Review. Does Brikka make real espresso as pump espresso machines do?

Most of Bialetti’s stove-top coffee makers (aka moka pots) have similar construction and varies only by design and materials. There are classic aluminium models like Moka Express that Bialetti’s factory in Italy has been producing with no changes since 1933. There is also a Bialetti Junior – same design and construction, but made in China and, thus, cheaper. There are many stainless steel versions: cone-shaped […]

Author: Dmitriy


Brand: moka

Different names - one model (delonghi 22100 vs 22.110 vs 21.117 vs 21.116)101

My Delonghi ECAM22110SB (22.110/21.116/21.117) Review and Comparison with ESAM3300 and ECAM 23.420/23.210/23.120

Other names of ECAM22110 Comparison: ECAM vs ESAM Reported Issues of Magnifica XS Similar model ECAM 23.420 Similar model ECAM23210 Delonghi ECAM23120/25210 Review Conclusion In this review, I would like to tell you about one of the most popular espresso machines by De’Longhi that has a standard manual milk frother. Despite the fact that the machine makes espresso (or variations such as ristretto or lungo) […]

Author: Dmitriy


Brand: Delonghi


My review of the Mr. Coffee Café Barista / Oster Prima Latte espresso machine and its clones. Plus a comparison with the Delonghi EC860.

This is an OEM product. The espresso machine, which is sold as the Mr. Coffee Café Barista in the States, is known in other countries as the Oster Prima Latte, Breville PrimaLatte VCF045/046, Sunbeam EM5000, etc. (see the full list of clones here). All the points in my review also concern these models. November 2018 Update: New Mr. Coffee One-Touch CoffeeHouse, which is for 100% […]

Author: Dmitriy


Brand: Mr. Coffee


Delonghi EC155/156 and EC145/146. They both look the same, so which one should I buy? Review and Comparison.

In almost every country, the Delonghi EC155 is the cheapest espresso machine on the market from an Italian brand (Ariete, Delonghi, Gaggia or Saeco). It is a quite old, well-known model and the web is full of positive reviews of this coffee maker. However, now in 2018 I would rather recommend buying the Delonghi ECP31.21 (ECP3420 in the States), which is in fact the successor to […]

Author: Dmitriy


Brand: Delonghi


Saeco Poemia Espresso Makers: Full Review with Disassembly and Comparison with new Gaggia Viva RI8437, RI8435, RI8433

Brief overview An Ideal Design for Espresso Saeco’s crema filter How to make cappuccino Boiler changes & durability Cons UPD Poemia is now Gaggia Viva Conclusion and similar models US, UK and EU version The Saeco Poemia is a classic espresso and coffee maker for home use. By “classic”, I mean that it has been produced for years with great success and only minor changes. […]

Author: Dmitriy


Brand: Saeco


Krups Essenza Auto XN2140 (Nespresso C91) Review. The low price does not affect the quality + metal coating

I have Krups Nespresso Essenza Auto XN2140 (C91 in USA) review on YouTube. Here it is: Text version of the video review with photos: Today I will take about Krups Essenza XN2140 or XN214010, it is also known as Nespresso Essenza C91, C99 and C100 in North America. It is a Nespresso coffee machine, which means that you need to use Nespresso coffee capsules, not ground […]

Author: Dmitriy


Brand: Krups


Delonghi ECP 31.21, 33.21, 35.31 review. The right balance of the price, the metal body and the quality + unique milk foam regulator.

What I like most about Delonghi company is that its engineers are constantly launching new models trying to fulfill expectations of different customers. While Saeco’s main pump espresso maker Poemia has been produced with minor changes for almost a decade, Delonghi now has a huge model range of espresso makers. Most of them are identical under the hood as I mentioned in Delonghi ECOV310 review. Nevertheless, […]

Author: Dmitriy


Brand: Delonghi

De'Longhi ESAM3300 Magnifica has mechanical control40

Delonghi Magnifica ESAM 3000/3300: detailed review and comparison with the ESAM 2200/2800/3200

Holy War In the class of the most affordable bean-to-cup coffee machines, a fight to the death has been raging for quite some time. Everyone knows the key players: the Philips Saeco concern represented by the Saeco Xsmall, which I have already described, and the Delonghi ESAM range. Their price policies differ depending on the market: Delonghi offers a better price in some countries (for […]

Author: Dmitriy


Brand: Delonghi