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Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder

I need my coffee! I am a mother who struggles in the morning. That cup of coffee, shot of espresso or warm cappuccino is what gets my brain working and my feet moving. If I dont have a lovely jolt of caffeine, I can often become cranky and slow which is not good for anyone really. I have been using Capresso espresso and coffee machines for years now and love everything thought about them. I am a big fan of French Press coffee, but it takes more work to get it right. Anyone using a French Press really needs to check out this article on Creating the Best French Press Coffee by ChefSteps. I like these machines because of how easy they are to use. But what makes a cup of coffee stand out is freshly ground beans! When a bean is ground just before you brew it, it gives it a more bold and true flavor. Pre-ground coffee will work in a pinch, but for the real coffee lover, you can taste the difference in a bean that was ground that day and the bean that was ground a few months ago.

By grinding your own coffee, you can have the coffee house feel in your own kitchen. It’s is easy to do and makes such a difference that there is no reason for you not to try to grind your own. If you’re thinking about buying a coffee grinder, these espresso grinders are worth a look. I typically grind several days worth of coffee at a time, because I don’t have the counter space to keep the grinder out for daily use. If you love to spice things up and try new beans you should consider trying a coffee delivery service. It is an easy way to get coffee delivered to your home.

Capresso Infinity Conical Burr provides the widest range of precision grinding for every type of brewing method from Turkish, espresso, drip coffee, French press, pour-over brewers and percolators.

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I was so glad to find out that this coffee grinder is super easy to use, but has more functionality than most other grinders. The Conical Burr can grind your coffee in whatever form you need. From Turkish (very thin/finely ground) to drip (medium, your standard coffee maker) to French Press (larger grind/thicker) you are able to get the perfect texture you desire. I use an espresso machine, a standard coffee and a peculator, which all 3 require different grind settings. Having this grinder on hand has given me the opportunity to use the same bag of coffee in all three machines. If you use the large grinders found in some grocery stores, you are mixing your beans with goodness knows what else. With the help of a coffee press, you can make coffee to your choice whether it is light or strong. By having a personal machine you can keep it as clean as you want with the satisfaction of knowing what has gone into and out of that device.

Be sure to read the user manual before use! I couldn’t figure it out on my own, but once I took a peek at the instructions I could use the machine with ease. Be sure NEVER to put water inside the machine to clean it. The machine is a closed unit and cannot be rinsed with water. It does come with a brush that you may use to dust it out. I shake mine out upside down above my sink or trash can, then dust out with the provided brush after each use. If you let old grinds sit inside of it, they turn stale and just gross. Be sure to maintain your machine after each use and putting it away.

Capresso Stainless Steel Espresso & Cappuccino Machine

Capresso never fails when it comes to coffee. They understand how to get the most out of each bean and how to get your taste buds dancing. Their EC PRO Espresso & Cappuccino Machine is no different than that other high quality machines I have used, and it is a must have for your home or office. It is not far off being commercial standard, like the machines sold by Nella, worthy of use in an actual coffeshop or restaurant.

This easy to use EC PRO Espresso & Cappuccino Machine is more affordable than any other machine I have seen, but still has the super high quality parts that make the coffee beans stand out. Capresso includes some top of the line features in this model that helps it stand out in a line of other espresso machines out there. It is one to consider when looking for a Super Automatic vs. Automatic Espresso Machine, or any other kind out there. Here are some of my favorite features of this machine:

  • Includes two espresso filters; one for convenience, one for control; choose the one that’s right for you
  • The double spout espresso filter creates an optimal brew, quickly and easily; brews 1 or 2 espressos at a time
  • The bottomless espresso filter lets you brew barista style and perfect your technique
  • Advanced pump boiler maintains a reservoir of hot water at the perfect temperature for faster and more consistent results
  • State-of-the-art boiler increases brewing pressure and temperature stability
  • 15 bar pump provides optimal pressure for rich crema, the thin layer of foam that marks a perfectly brewed espresso
  • Commercial-style power frother for perfectly foamed or steamed milk for delicious cappuccinos and lattes
  • Heavy-duty stainless steel construction
  • 42-oz, removable water container
  • Large, integrated cup warming tray
  • Indicator lights for “Off/On” and “Coffee/Steam”
  • Easy-to-clean removable stainless steel drip tray
  • Coffee scoop/tamper included

Stylish die-cast housing and powerful performance in a compact design. The EC PRO Espresso & Cappuccino Machine is the perfect way to brew all your favorite barista specialties at home.

This machine was really made with the household consumer in mind. Most people would have to learn how to begin using milk frother with something like this, but it comes included here which is awesome. This machine is easy for a beginner to use, but yields the quality you would expect from a local high end coffee house. When you make espresso you need to be sure to use a more finely ground coffee. This is to get the most out of the bean when the water pressure is extracting the flavors. If you use a thicker or more course ground bean you will not get quite the rich outcome. However, this machine was made with the regular household in mind. This mean you can use average size ground beans (what you would find in a bag of pre-ground coffee beans) in this espresso machine. I would still recommend a more finely ground bean, but if you are in a pinch and ran out of espresso grounds, you can use your standard coffee without fear of hurting the machine or getting a sub-par cappuccino. Check this coffee site http://brewedcoffeeguide.com/best-coffee-beans-for-cappuccino/ 

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Capresso SG220 12-Cup Coffee Maker


Capresso has never let me down. I have been using their products for years now and each and every item I have tried has been above the bar. They know their audience so well and only make products that are easy to use, easy to clean and gorgeous in any kitchen. They’re an example of a great brand, one that would be welcome on sites like Greatcoffeebrewers.com that show some of the best options on the market for coffee lovers!


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One of Capresso’s newest models is the SG220 – a 12-cup coffee maker that is perfect for any user. This coffee maker not only doesn’t require a coffee filter (has a reusable one that comes with the machine) but also has a super easy-to-set timer that even the non-technical grandma would be able to figure out. With a few easy to push buttons your automatic coffee timer will be set and ready to brew when you want it to. I love that the buttons are large enough so that you are not accidentally hitting 2 at the same time. This is often a problem with other machine. They make the buttons so small that you cannot read them clearly or you hit multiple buttons due to them being so close together. I am very happy with Capresso’s newest button set up.

sg220-buttonsIt also features an automatic 2-hour shut off timer! You never have to worry when you leave your house “did I leave the coffee pot on?” Even when I am at home with my kids, I often have forgotten about my coffee maker as the daily grind sets in. I start running around cleaning up breakfast, helping my kids with projects and doing laundry. Next thing I know its 11 am and I need to get lunch ready. I glance over at my coffee pot, which now has automatically turned off hours ago. I never have to worry about scorching my pot with old coffee that was left in there heated for hours, just as I don’t have to wonder how long does coffee last as I get through it so fast! This feature really helps save your glass brewing pot and lengthens its lifespan (and my elbow grease for washes). I’m super glad that I have it. I do have some friends who have the ninja coffee bar, and they love that option, but for me this is perfect.

This sleek machine is stainless steel with black accents, allowing it to match any kitchen setting. Besides being beautiful its so easy to clean. No messy disposable coffee filters needed! If you’re still not sold on this stainless steel number, you could check out this post on why stainless steel is the best option – Easylivingmom: Why you should buy Stainless Steel Coffee Makers. The Capresso SG220 has a reusable Goldtone filter that washes easily and helps eliminate waste and saves you money! With 2 internal baskets (one that holds the Goldtone filter and one that sets into the upper part of the machine) it keeps grinds out of your coffee. I tried brewing a finer grinned bean in this machine, seeing if it will get through into my pot but much to my surprise it stayed put int he filter and not a ground made it into my cup! This is such a wonderful feature.


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Capresso Perk Review

Capresso PerkYou guys know that I’m a massive coffee lover. I drink a cup every morning and then a few more during the day depending on how long my day is. I don’t think there’s anything better than having a good cup of coffee from A Good 4 Cup Coffee Maker, first thing in the morning. And I don’t like just any nstant coffee, I like high-quality products that taste amazing. This is why Capresso is my go-to coffee and tea machine company. They always hit the mark with each product they release. My current favorite is their Capresso 12-Cup Perk. This is a coffee maker that percolates your coffee to release deep, rich flavors.

The Capresso Perk is a full-sized, 12-cup coffee maker and is just what every home needs. I dislike the loss of my counter space. I have limited room in my modest kitchen and need to really take advantage of minimalist-like tactics. The Capresso Perk is perfect for smaller kitchens. You can make you coffee in the Perk anywhere in your home and easily store it away in a cupboard or under a counter when not in use. When brewing it needs to stay still, kept on a flat surface, and remained plugged in. It also needs to remain plugged in when you want to keep the machine on and the coffee warm.

My favorite feature of this machine is the clear top, which allows you to see the coffee being peculated! Watching it splash and move around inside the lid is fun and lets you know that its almost time to get your caffeine on! The biggest tip I have for this machine is to wet the coffee grind basket before you put in your ground beans. This will help keep them from falling through the filter and getting into the water/coffee storage area. Another tip, when filling the filter basket with the coffee grinds, place you finger over the perk tube. This will help to stop grinds getting into your water/coffee.

Using Capresso Perk

I love how easy this machine is to use. How I don’t have to leave it on my counter all the time. I can bring it to a party or event and make coffee on-to-go with such ease. Now when people want coffee at a party hall we rent I don’t have to make a trip to a donut shop for a box of coffee or pack up a big table top coffee maker.


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Capresso Triple Brew Maker Review

Capresso Triple Brew Maker Review


Capresso makes beautiful, high quality coffee equipment for home or business use. Their innovative coffee makers, espresso machines, Coffee Grinders and other kitchen electronics are a step above and a trusted brand. Being in business since 1994 they are now a top-self brand that you will want to display in your home. They have been widely featured on shows like The Today Show, Good Morning America, Food Network and featured in print such as The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times and Modern Bride. Without a doubt, once you use a Capresso product, you will be as addicted to them as you are to your coffee. You might also want to look around for some of the other best coffee maker options to see how others compare to your current machine!


The Capresso Triple Brew Maker is the product that can be used in most every household. It features something I have never seen in other coffee makers – the triple options! The Triple Brew Maker can make a single cup of coffee, a pot (partial or full) or a cup of tea.

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Single Cup:

Single cup coffee makers are so hot right now. We all need to get that quick cup of coffee in the mornings. It helps us feel sort of alive and less angry at my kids waking me up (or maybe it’s just me). I have been using a single cup coffee maker by Capresso for a while now and its worked like a dream. But some days are “those days” and I just need more than 1 cup! Or its a weekend and my husband is home and wants a cup or two with me. I hate having 2 machines out on my counter its silly and a waste of space in my opinion. This is where the Triple Brew makes the perfect fit. I can make my single cup coffee on the days when I just want a cup, but later have the option to make a full or partial carafe when we need more.

  • The factory setting for the small is 4 oz. This can be programmed to brew 4 oz to 16 oz.
  • The factory setting for the large is 8 oz. This can be programmed to brew 4 oz to 16 oz.

Carafe (pot of coffee):

With the Triple Brew system I am able to control how much coffee I make. I do this based on how much water I pour into the reservoir. The amount of water will gauge how much coffee is brewed. If I fill it half way, it will make half a carafe. If I fill it all the way, it will make a full carafe – you get my drift. It’s custom abilities makes it perfect for the days I want 2 cups but don’t have them time to brew 2 single cups. Or I want to fill my extra large coffee cup all the way, which when using a single cup machine never fills it with enough liquid courage. The reservoir is clearly marked making it super easy to use.

  • Factory setting is to brew 42 oz. This cannot be reset. However, it can only make as much coffee as there is water in the tank.


Once the afternoon hits I am ready for a warm cup of tea. I want that warm, soothing flavor and don’t have the room to store a tea pot! They are so cute and fun to display, but they also collect dust and I don’t have the extra storage to use them. I don’t trust microwaving a cup of water, I am worried it will explode or not be hot enough. When I used my past coffee makers to run through hot water I would have to run it 1 or 2 times to get the coffee flavored water out first before I could get a fresh, clear cup of hot water. Now that I use the Triple Brew all of the above hick-ups are gone! The Triple Brew comes with 2 filters, one for coffee and one for tea. I use the black colored one for coffee and the gray colored one for tea. This way when the water pushed through I never have to worry about coffee flavored water. Its such a simple just genius design. You can place a bag or tea or loose tea in the filter. Then as the after passes through you can instantly have tea. Or you can just run hot water through the tea filter and use a tea bag in your our mug. Both work great, its a comes down to a matter of personal preference really.

  • The factory setting it to brew 8 oz. This can be programmed to brew 4 oz to 16 oz.

How to push in filter

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No matter if you prefer coffee or tea, this is the machine for you!

Capresso Cafe Pro Review

Capresso Cafe PRO Review


Capresso is always on point with their products and technology. They are front runners in the demanding market of coffee makers and espresso machines. Found in coffee houses and average kitchens alike, Capresso makes the best machines for any coffee bean lover. Whether you have never touched an espresso machine before or worked at a coffee shop for years, you will be able to use and instantly fall in love with a Capresso product.

The Cafe PRO is the perfect machine for any mother this Mother’s Day. So often we give flowers and chocolates as a gift, but wouldn’t you like to make a more lasting impression on the Mother in your life? This year choose to get her a stunning Capresso Cafe PRO. The Cafe PRO makes both cappuccinos and espresso, giving her caffeine kick she craves. Don’t let another Mother’s Day go by without stepping out of the box and going beyond expectations. Make her heart melt (and beat a tad faster!) with the Cafe PRO.

How to Use a Cafe PRO

Espresso and cappuccino

The Cafe PRO may look intimidating but it can easily be mastered. You need to use caution and should read the owners manual in it’s entirety before using this magnificent machine. I will highlight some basics here, but please read that manual!

coffee in siveIt is best to grind your beans just before brewing, or as close to brewing as possible. When you grind use the espresso setting so that they are the correct texture. It should look like sugar granules when ground properly.

Capresso Cafe PRO
comes with a double spout portafilter and a bottomless portafilter. If you are a beginner and don’t know what those words mean, then you want to start with the double spout portafilter. Capresso Cafe PRO
features a state-of-the-art boiler to keep the water piping hot and ready for action on a moments notice. Due to this feature the cord on this machine is shorter than other electronics. This is because we do not want someone tripping over a boiling hot water holding device. Epic bad image. **shutters** The water is stored in a 42 oz removable water container. This makes filling it super easy.

Use the bottom end of the scoop that is included with the machine to press down on the grounds you put in the portafilter of your choice. This makes the grounds more compact and will brew more effectively and give you the bold flavor you desire. Then you need to attach it to the machine. This is a very easy set. Simply place the filter into the circular connector on the machine itself. The machine clearly reads ‘insert’ and ‘lock’. Have the handle on the left and rotate the handle toward the right until it hits the center of the machine. You can feel it lock into place. Once it is locked in place you can follow the instruction manual on how to brew a shot of espresso.how to place filter

I love the 15 bar pump feature – which allows you to get that super lovely top foamy goodness that is the iconic look of a classic cup of espresso. 15 bar simply put means it has a greater force of atmospheric pressure, which results in better pressure when the water is pressing the grinds – making you that silky cup of espresso. You can see below the beginning to end results of a simple shot of espresso. It comes out a light coffee color, but as it sets for a moment the separation occurs giving you a classic espresso.

espresso in cup


In order to make a cappuccino you only need to add frothy milk to your espresso. Using the Best Milk Frother ensures that the milk will be as frothy as can be which will make the coffee taste even better. The Cafe PRO comes with a frothing wand, milk frothedallowing you to make not only your espresso but a cappuccino as well. For a beginner making the froth is easy as making the espresso itself. Doing the fun cappuccino art you can find throughout Pinterest and at hip cafe spots it a real talent and takes loads of practice, as well as a gift for art in my opinion. To make the froth add cold milk to a cold metal pitcher. Click here to see more of these milk froth pitcher‘s. Add around 4 or more ounces of milk to the pitcher. On your machine you need to purge the frothing wand. This is basically a special word for saying clean out the old milk and air out of it. You let it run into the metal catch tray (or a thick towel) for 10 seconds. This steam is HOT and will burn you, I am not brave enough to use a towel and I choose to use the tray to catch the steam. Be sure to use care & safety when using the froth wand. After it is purged you place the tip 1/3 of an inch into the milk. Tilt the pitcher so that you have it at an angle up to 45 degrees. Turn on the froth wand and let it push the steam into the milk for 2-4 seconds to the top, then push the tip a little bit more into the milk to create a whirlpool effect. Let froth for around 10-12 seconds total. Any longer may scorch the milk. Once you take the wand out you will see some bubbles at the top. Tap the cup on your counter and softly twirl the cup so that the foam on top mixes with the milk. Then slowly pour the milk into your espresso. Voila! A homemade cappuccino.

If you enjoy the cups shown in this article you can see then for sale here – DeLonghi Double Walled Thermo Espresso Glasses, Set of 2

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Capresso On-The-Go Personal Coffee Maker Review

Capresso On-The-Go Personal Coffee Maker Review

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Capresso’s On-The-Go Personal Coffee Maker is just want every busy parent and college student needs. It will make you a single serving of coffee directly into you own travel mug. It brews fast for those busy mornings (they are all busy though aren’t they).

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Features and Benefits

  • Full stainless steel housing for superior strength and style
  • 16-oz stainless steel thermal travel mug, perfect for those on the go, or those wanting a quick single cup at home
  • Use included travel mug or your own mug (up to 7″ tall)
  • Heats up quickly to the perfect temperature of 200°F for properly extracted coffee
  • Brew with ground coffee or soft coffee pods
  • Large shower head for perfect saturation and extraction
  • Brews in less than four minutes
  • Removable permanent filter is easy to use and clean; eliminates the need for paper filters
  • Travel mug, coffee filter and removable filter basket are dishwasher safe
  • Travel Mug fits snuggly in most car cup holders
  • Additional stainless steel travel mugs available
Use loose ground coffee or with soft coffee pods
Use loose ground coffee or with soft coffee pods

Takes Up Less Precious Counter Space

I love that this comes with a travel mug. I love a nice steel thermal mug. It was something I looked for when reading through Kaffeevollautomat Test – or coffee machine tests – online. See, I drink at least 1 cup of coffee a day. Occasionally more if my kids let me get the 1st one down before lunch. My husband rarely drinks coffee. This is person for a 1 person coffee drinking home. Why waste all that precious counter space with a big coffee maker when you only need 1 cup anyways? I mean, I have almost every type of coffee known to man in my kitchen – and I store it damn well already!

Mama’s Experience

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I am so happy with this personal coffee maker. Being the only one who drinks coffee on a daily bases in my house, there is no reason for a full size coffee maker. Some of the other personal coffee makers available today are so big! I am by no means a minimalist but I do love extra counter space. I have enough clutter in my house thank you very much. Hypothetically, If I were to invest in a bigger coffee machine and I was looking for the absolute best quality coffee I could get, I’d look into something similar to what Iron and Fire (www.ironandfire.co.uk) provide. But I am super happy with what I have.

I am so excited that I can use my own person ground coffee in a personal maker without hassle. Other makes have a special container you have to load the loose grounds into then insert into the machine. Making a cup of coffee has to be super fast with my 2 little ones or I miss my window. Life is too crazy for all that prepping. With the Capresso On-The-Go Personal Coffee Maker I can simply scoop a tablespoon (or however much I desire) into the coffee basket. I pour my coffee cup worth of water into the water reservoir and bam! I got rockin coffee. *slurps coffee* Let’s get caffeinated and kick this days butt.

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