Category Archives: The Basics

Do Nespresso Machines Make Regular Coffee

By | October 10, 2019

This question itself implies that Nespresso machines aren’t known for making “regular” coffee, and this is mostly true, depending on your definition of “regular” coffee. When most people refer to this “regular” coffee, they’re usually referring to a standard cup of coffee, brewed in some form of a drip process—whether that’s a typical drip brewer or a pour… Read More »

What do the Numbers Mean on Nespresso Capsules?

By | July 3, 2019

Nespresso coffee capsules have quickly made a huge splash in the individual serving coffee market. Nespresso has made a name for itself with its high-quality single serving coffee and espresso makers and capsules. But if you’ve ever shopped for Nespresso capsules, you may have noticed that each one has a number associated with it that is largely unexplained… Read More »

How Much Caffeine Is In A Nespresso Capsule?

By | November 9, 2019

If you’ve read our post on the “intensity” numbers associated with Nespresso capsules, then you know these numbers do not, as some people mistakenly think, refer solely to the caffeine levels in the coffee. Higher numbers do tend to have more caffeine per serving but not always. In fact, Nespresso and many of the other other capsule brands… Read More »

What is Espresso Crema Made Of Anyway?

By | July 4, 2019

In the world of espresso, crema is all the rage. Often, a coffee shop’s reputation exists in the two or three inch layer of crema that sits atop their espresso beverages. Everything from a cappuccino to a flat white has crema. This layer of crema reveals much about the espresso beans used in the brewing process. It can… Read More »

How Espresso is Different From Regular Coffee

By | January 14, 2020

You want to learn more about the world of coffee and the different ways coffee is produced? Well, regular coffee, often called filtered coffee, and espresso are two of the most popular forms of coffee production. To better understand the differences between filtered coffee and espresso we must understand the differences between: Espresso beans and filtered beans Espresso… Read More »