How to Reprogram Nespresso Machines to Brew Bigger Shots

By | July 11, 2019

If there is one (and I mean only one!) downside to Nespresso machines, it’s that the serving sizes they produce are so small! If you’re like me, you probably often find yourself downing cup after tiny cup of Nespresso coffee and having to continuously go back to make more. Luckily, there is an incredibly simple solution: reprogramming the… Read More »

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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 »

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Can You Use Your Own Coffee in a Nespresso Machine

By | July 23, 2019

You have a Nespresso single-serve coffee maker, and you love it. We all do! But at some point, almost every Nespresso convert asks the question: can I use my Nespresso machine to brew my own coffee? The answer is simple: absolutely! But before you can start brewing your with your favorite non-Nespresso coffee beans (or pre-ground coffee, if… Read More »

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How Much Caffeine Is In A Nespresso Capsule?

By | July 5, 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 to the caffeine levels in the coffee. In fact, Nespresso doesn’t provide much guidance on the caffeine content of their coffee capsules. See this post to find out about those capsule numbers… Read More »

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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 »

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What Causes Crema on Espresso Anyway?

By | July 23, 2019

Have you ever had an espresso? Have you ever wondered how espresso gets that layer of crema on the top of it? Well, you are in luck. Today, we are going to learn together how exactly espresso gets its crema! What’s All the Crema About? Anytime someone mentions espresso these days, it seems like they are only concerned… Read More »

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How Espresso is Different From Regular Coffee

By | July 24, 2019

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 »

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Can You Make Espresso With Regular Coffee Grounds?

By | July 2, 2019

Quite a common question in the coffee world, individuals wonder everyday if they can make espresso with their regular drip coffee grind. The shortest answer is yes, but…. The next shortest is you can but no one should recommend it, because using regular coffee beans to pull in an espresso machine can leave the drinker with one “sour”… Read More »

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Is French Press Coffee Less Acidic Than Other Brewing Methods

By | July 23, 2019

Coffee addicts all around the country seem to covet the french press as the purest and most reliable method for producing the tastiest cup of coffee. Though lately, the coffee industry has been concerned with producing the least acidic cup of coffee possible. So, is the french press a valid method to lower your coffee’s acidity? Acid, a… Read More »

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