How to Choose a Home Espresso Machine

How to Choose a Home Espresso Machine

There are five key elements to consider when buying an espresso machine. Let us walk you through each one so you can decide which machine is best for you.

Espresso Machine Types, by Boiler

Espresso Machine Types, by Boiler

How does your machine balance getting water boiling (for steaming), but also keeping temperatures at well below boiling for brewing (195°-205°F)?

The Economics of Home Espresso

The Economics of Home Espresso

While the initial sticker price can seem daunting, home espresso is a terrific long-term value. See how much money you'll save with our online calculator. 

How Do Espresso Machines Work?

How Do Espresso Machines Work?

We'll show you how espresso machines work by following water as it goes from the source to the coffee: Water Source » Pump » Boiler » Grouphead or Steam Wand.

Profitec Pro 300 vs ECM Classika

Profitec Pro 300 vs ECM Classika

Single boiler, double boiler, aesthetics, temperature control and the type of coffee drinks you like to make. We'll dive into the Pro 300 and the ECM Classika.

53mm vs 58mm Portafilters

53mm vs 58mm Portafilters

The 58mm commercial portafilter versus the 53mm. Which holds more? Which is more forgiving? Learn more here!