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Wolf Coffee Maker: Does It Live Up To The Wolf Name?

Wolf Gourmet Programmable Coffee System

If you are looking for a quality gourmet coffee maker, the Wolf Gourmet Coffee Maker is a good option. Don’t just take our word for it. The many positive reviews reinforce this point. It is a top seller and highly rated by many happy customers.

Wolf Gourmet Coffee System

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Let’s take a closer look at this popular coffee maker with a heavy-duty design. It brews a great cup of coffee and is an easy and efficient system to use.


What Are The Best Microwave Air Fry Combo Ovens In 2023?

Confused about microwaves with or without air frying functions or even trying hard to find microwaves that also air fry? This review selects the best microwaves with air fry functions for several different categories to help you decide which air fry microwave is the best one for you.


Is The Philips 3200 LatteGo Automatic Enough For The Price?

The Philips 3200 LatteGo is a fast and efficient fully automatic espresso machine and is also one of the more moderately priced fully automatic or super automatic espresso machines on the market.

Philips 3200 LatteGo Version

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It’s a great option if you want a quality coffee drink with minimal hassle and fuss and it’s nice to know that Philips is a trusted longstanding brand.


Can You List 13 Types Of Espresso Drinks Including Those Made With Milk?

Do you know how many types of espresso drinks there are?

It’s hard to name more than two or three straight espresso drinks, and when you add milk-based espresso drinks, maybe you can add to that a Latte and maybe a Cappuccino.

This list of espresso drinks, both straight and milk-based, including photos, thanks to Breville and based on drinks that can be made in their espresso machines (see our review of the Breville Barista Express here), naming them all will also give you a lesson in Italian vocabulary.

The first set of drinks are Espressos, simple straight shots of Espresso.

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Ristretto – Italian for “restricted” is a single shot of espresso but with only about half the water of a single espresso shot. The Barista Express does this by interrupting the extraction process after 15 seconds.


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Single Espresso – A single shot of espresso is also known as a “short black” and with the Barista Express you can have one 1 ounce shot in

about 20 seconds.


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Double Espresso – Also known as “double-shot”, the Barista Express will give you 2 ounces of espresso as quickly as 30 seconds.



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Macchiato – Macchiato is Italian for “marked”, as in a mark made with textured milk, about 2 teaspoons, on the surface of the single shot of espresso that you use to make this drink



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Americano – Italian for “American”, this drink adds hot water to a double shot of espresso to fill up your glass and make the equivalent of a cup of coffee.



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Weak, Strong & Regular Coffee – Combine espresso with water to make a version of coffee with your Breville Barista Express to make coffee. To make a “weak” coffee, use 1/2 shot of espresso, for “strong” coffee, use 2 shots of espresso, 1 shot too for “regular” coffee and add hot water from your


The next group of drinks is all made with heated milk, from your steam wand. With practice, you’ll be able to swirl your milk perfectly into a creamy aerated texture to pour into each of these drinks and top off with artistic micro-foam.


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Piccolo – Italian for “small”, the Piccolo is steamed milk added to a single espresso shot and topped with foam, which is similar to a latte but with noticeably less milk, so it’s stronger.



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Latte– Italian for “milk” when used in a phrase like “caffè e latte” or coffee and milk, which is what it is, or more precisely, it is a shot of espresso combined with steamed milk. You could say that a latte is a Piccolo with about twice as much milk, but most people don’t know what a Piccolo is, while most do know what a Latte is.


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Caffe Mocha – Or “Macaccino” is a chocolate-flavored latte. It is flavored with cocoa powder or even liquified chocolate added to the espresso shot, then combined with steamed milk. Usually, a caffe mocha is topped with additional cholate, cocoa powder usually.


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Flat White – A espresso drink blended with steamed or foamed milk served with cup and saucer. A flat white has one shot of espresso like a latte does, but with less foamed milk to fit inside the smaller cup, so that the coffee to milk ratio is higher than in a latte.

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Cappuccino – A espresso with foamed milk, often more foam than in a Latte, and not as much foamed milk, Cappuccinos originated in Italy and is said to have been named for the brown hoods of Friars Minor Capuchins according to the Online Etymology Dictionary. Cappuccinos are typically served in cups and saucers.


The next two drinks are desserts made with espresso from your Breville Barista Express.

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Dessert Iced Coffee – To make one version of an iced coffee, start with a single or double espresso into a blender, then add cold milk (about 6 ounces), vanilla flavoring, and 1 scoop of ice cream and blend. Tweak it from there, combinations are just about infinite.


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Coffee Affogato – Italian for “drowned”, affogato can be any liquid poured over food, to “drown” it. As a coffee dessert, pour 1 or 2 shots of espresso over ice cream, then garnish with nuts, or anything else.

Note – all coffee drink photos above, Credit: Breville USA

We hope you found this list helpful, if nothing else it’s a good test of skills to run by your local barista to see if they can make any of the more obscure drinks the next time you’re in your favorite coffee bar.


What Are Best Portable Electric Stoves, Cooktops & Best Burners in 2023?

Portable burners, cooktops, or portable electric stoves can be used in a wide variety of applications, such as camping, catering of functions, or for use at home. We take a look at the best portable electric stoves.

Many brands and styles are available, with an option for just about every need and type of cookware. Setting up your portable burner or portable electric stove is as easy as finding a flat surface within reach of a suitable electric outlet (or gas in one model we review).

Some offer basic warming and cooking of small batches at a cost-effective price, while other electric burners can handle large pots and heavy loads. It is therefore important to consider what you’ll be using the burner for and we will help you to decide in this review.


Best De’Longhi Espresso Machines In 2023 – What Made The List And Why

You want to buy an espresso machine and you’ve come across the De’longhi brand and want to know which are the best De’Longhi espresso machines. They make a lot of espresso machines and each one of them has many features and attributes that can be complicated to understand and leave you confused about which machines you should buy.

This review will help you with all of that. We’ve researched De’Longhi espresso machines thoroughly to narrow them down to the best set of De’Longhi espresso machines. From there, we give you enough information to help you decide which one of this “best” group of De’Longhi espresso machines is the best one for you.


De’Longhi Dinamica Plus – Is It Really De’Longhi’s Best Automatic Espresso Maker?

Do you want to skip having to learn of the complicated maneuvers to operate an espresso machine like they do in a Starbucks?

De'Longhi Dinamica Plus

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If you want a more or less hands-off super automatic espresso machine, then the De’Longhi Dinamica Plus Fully Automatic Espresso Machine may be a great choice for you. This review will help you to decide.


What Are The Best Automatic Espresso Machines On The Market In 2023?

An automatic espresso machine is a great blessing. Often, when you need coffee, the last thing you want is a lot of time and effort to create the perfect brew. Automatic machines take all the hard work and thinking out of the process.

We take a look at the best automatic espresso machines in 2022. We looked at the specifications, build quality, materials, features, and other aspects.

We also looked at consumer feedback to get a fair appraisal of each product. They are all good but some might be better for your needs.


The Breville Oracle Touch – Is It The Best Breville Espresso Machine?

This is an easy machine to love. If you want a quality espresso machine that is efficient and easy to use, you cannot go wrong with the Breville Oracle Touch.

Breville Oracle Touch

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One of the leading espresso machines on the market is the Breville Oracle Touch, there are many reasons for this. We will give you the details of this great machine and what makes it one of the best espresso making options.


Best Nugget Ice Makers & Other Ice Makers in 2023

GE Opal Nugget

Not all ice makes are the same. Traditional ice makers are different from nugget ice makers in many ways. Unlike most ice makers that create solid ice cubes of frozen water, a nugget ice machine makes delicate flaked ice.

It first became popular through the fast-food chain, Sonic. Sonic Ice is one of many names given to nugget ice. Others include chewable ice, pellet ice, pebble ice, or ice flakes.

We take a look at the 10 best nugget ice maker machines for the best flaked ice.


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