Is vinegar good for descaling coffee machines?

White vinegar for coffee machines

Whether our coffee machine is asking us to descale it or because we as users believe it is appropriate to carry out this maintenance task, the first question is about which descaling liquid to use for the process. If we search on Google, we can find descaling liquids of many brands of coffee machines and …

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Is it necessary to tamp the coffee? The best method

Tamping the coffee allows the water to pass through evenly

If you have an espresso machine, you probably tamp the coffee before putting the filter holder in the group. We have always believed this action is essential to preparing a good espresso, but why do you do this? To extract the maximum potential from the coffee, we need to create a resistance to the passage …

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How to control bitterness in your coffee

bitter taste of coffee

We have all had a cup of coffee and felt bitterness and astringency that overshadows everything else. Bitterness will always be present in the cup because it is a characteristic of coffee due to its chemical composition. But the bitterness of a good coffee should never be the taste that dominates the cup, so we …

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How to improve the taste of old coffee

improving the taste of an old coffee

Who hasn’t had the experience of buying more coffee than they have consumed, and it has aged? Depending on the coffee bean, the roast and the extraction method, the optimum time to consume this coffee is between the first and fifth week after roasting. But, is it possible to enjoy a coffee over five weeks …

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Do coffee pods expire?

do coffee pods expire?

All coffee pods have a set expiry date. But this is only a requirement imposed on manufacturers to inform the user that this is the deadline for the coffee to remain in optimum condition. It does not mean that the coffee will be unhealthy after this date. In the worst case, it will lose its …

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Nespresso extends the World Explorations range

New Nespresso World Explorations varieties

Launched in 2021, Nespresso’s World Explorations range brings us closer to incredible corners of the world with the coffees it offers. Allowing us to discover coffee cultures and rituals from around the world. Without a doubt, an experience of travel and exploration through our palate. New flavours have now been added to this range, including …

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Nespresso’s two new iced coffee pods

Nespresso coffee made for ice pods

As delicious as coffee may be, it’s the last thing we think about drinking during the summer. High temperatures and hot coffee don’t go very well together. However, Nespresso is giving us the chance to turn coffee into a refreshing drink with its new iced coffee pods. This does not mean that the brew will …

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Meaning of the lights on the Nespresso Vertuo

Nespresso Vertuo Next and Vertuo Plus Power Button Lights

Nespresso VertuoLine coffee machines are extremely easy to use; you press a button to get your preparations. But it is necessary to understand that it is not only a question of knowing how to prepare coffee but also of knowing the machine in depth to optimise its operation. Under the brew button, coloured lights alert …

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Differences between Nespresso coffee machines

Nespresso coffee machines comparison

Regarding coffee pod machines, it is clear to most of us that Nespresso is the most recognised brand on the market. We all see that big N is associated with elegance, style and quality. In that impeccable suit, George Clooney reminds us of it: What else? But there are differences between all Nespresso coffee machine …

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Aeroccino Troubleshooting

Aeroccino Troubleshooting

As the Nespresso Aeroccino is a simple machine designed for a single function, that of frothing milk, the only two failures that can occur are that it does not perform its function of frothing milk require correctly or that it does not froth milk at all. Each of these problems is due to very different …

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Differences between Nespresso Original and Vertuo

Differences between Nespresso Original and Vertuo

I imagine that all Nespresso users are already aware of the new VertuoLine coffee machines. However, I understand that they do not know in detail how they work and how they differ from the OriginalLine. Remember that the first Nespresso coffee machine (model C-100) was launched on the market in 1986, and since then, Nespresso …

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Energy consumption of Dolce Gusto coffee machines

The energy consumption of Dolce Gusto coffee machines

It is becoming increasingly important to control the electricity consumption of appliances at home due to the increase in the price of energy worldwide. If we want to save on our electricity bills, Dolce Gusto coffee machines are excellent allies for this. They are machines designed to operate with minimum energy consumption. Contents1 Does Dolce …

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Dolce Gusto or Nespresso? The definitive comparative

Dolce Gusto vs Nespresso

Dolce Gusto vs Nespresso: which coffee machine is better? In this article, I intend to analyse all the features of both brands and compare them with each other so that you can decide which one is best suited to your needs. Nespresso and Dolce Gusto have different models, which vary relatively between them. This factor …

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How long does coffee last in good condition once brewed?

How long does coffee last in good condition once brewed?

The taste of freshly brewed coffee will always be much better than coffee brewed some time ago. So we can say that the time after brewing a coffee directly influences the taste of this beverage. This raises the question of how long a coffee can last in good condition after brewing. There is some precise …

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Meaning of the symbols on the Dolce Gusto pods

Meaning of the symbols on the Dolce Gusto pods

Coffee machine brands are making more and more effort to manufacture machines of excellent quality that also make life easier for the user. Among the most complete and easy to use are the coffee pod machines, among which the Dolce Gusto brand stands out. The simplicity of Dolce Gusto coffee pod machines makes it easy …

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Does cappuccino coffee have caffeine?

Does cappuccino coffee have caffeine?

One of the most popular coffee drinks in recent years is cappuccino. This preparation has become increasingly popular in coffee shops and many coffee lovers’ homes. As it is a preparation with milk, it allows us to enhance the flavours of coffee with this additional ingredient, whether with cow’s milk or other vegetable milk such …

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Do Dolce Gusto coffee pods taste bad?

Do Dolce Gusto capsules taste bad

A Youtube channel subscriber recently asked me why Dolce Gusto coffee pods taste so bad. At first, I thought I would give him a quick and simple answer; your coffee machine is probably calcified! However, then I started to think about the number of reasons why these coffee pods might taste bad and decided to …

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The caffeine content of Dolce Gusto coffee pods

The Dolce gusto coffee pods caffeine content

Caffeine (or theine) is a natural constituent in more than sixty plant species. It is present in beverages such as coffee, tea, chocolate and some soft drinks in our daily diet. It is the world’s most widely consumed and socially accepted stimulant substance. The amount of caffeine in coffee depends on the genetic characteristics of …

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The best Moka pot to buy

Moka coffee machines are one of the types of coffee machines considered classics, along with espresso and manual drip coffee machines. We are talking about a type of coffee machine that dates back to 1933, and thanks to its durability, if it is well cleaned and maintained, it can last for generations. Almost a hundred …

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The best drip coffee makers to buy

Until the advent of capsule coffee machines, drip coffee machines were the widespread coffee machines in homes worldwide. Drip coffee machines are practical and affordable, producing an especially flavorful coffee for those who want to appreciate all the aroma and notes that coffee offers. In this guide, we will look at the most important factors …

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The best espresso coffee machine to buy

In many homes worldwide, coffee is not just a simple beverage but an indispensable ritual. It doesn’t matter if you are a coffee lover or an occasional drinker: having the right espresso machine is essential to get exactly the cappuccino or espresso you want to start the day or to accompany any other moment. Contents1 …

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