Hello dear coffee friends!
My name is Patrick and my passion is good coffee. Admittedly, I used to be a real coffee philistine who had no idea about coffee. Since I have been deeply involved in the subject, I have become a real connoisseur.
Today, I am always on the lookout for the latest trends in the coffee scene. On my website you will find recipes and step by step instructions of all preparation methods. Together with my team, I regularly test and review different coffee beans, coffee machines and manual coffee makers. You can read about our experiences in detailed reports.
Youhave questions? Feel free to leave me a comment. Over a cup of coffee I will be happy to answer you. 😉
Our test reports
Which device suits me?
The all-rounders for every taste
You want to prepare Café Creme, Cappuccino, Espresso Lungo and Latte Macchiato at the touch of a button? With a bean to cup coffee machine, it’s easy to do. Thanks to freshly ground beans, the integrated brewing unit and a an integrated milk frother you can prepare just about anything that makes the heart of coffee lovers beat faster.
Which statement is most likely true?
I want good filter coffee quickly and easily.
Particularly well suited for this purpose is acoffee maker with grinder. At the touch of a button, the beans are freshly ground right before the coffee is brewed. Using a timer, these coffee makers can also be set up to 24 hours in advance – ideal for being greeted in the morning by the delicious smell of coffee in the kitchen. And even when the relatives come to visit, such a machine is quite enough, because it brews up to 12 cups at once.
I live alone and value good filter coffee
Here you have several options. If you like it classic, coffee makers are ideal for brewing small quantities of good filter coffee. If you want it to be more practical, a coffee maker with grinder that can also prepare individual cups would make sense for you, e.g. the Philips All-in-1*. Here you can brew 1-10 cups of coffee from freshly ground beans at the touch of a button.
In our family everyone has different coffee wishes
Then one of the bean to cup coffee machines from our test makes sense for you. Whether espresso lungo, café crème or cappuccino, a bean to cup coffee machine leaves nothing to be desired. And all this simply at the touch of a button. Filling your bean to cup coffee machine with freshly roasted coffee beans eliminates the need to visit the coffee shop.
I love espresso and want nothing else ♡
For a perfect espresso comes only a portafilter machine comes into question. These are specialized in espresso and are the only ones to generate the ideal brewing pressure of 8-10 bar. Fully automatic bean to cup coffee machines cannot keep up with this. Portafilter machines are the right choice when you want to experiment with the amount of coffee, grinder setting, brewing time, etc.
I like it classic and like to try something out
Then a classic coffee maker like the hand filter, the Chemex or the French Press are something for you. Here you can still do it yourself and have maximum freedom to experiment. There is a lot to learn in this area, such as the correct ratio of coffee powder to water or finding the right grinder setting for each coffee maker. And also the brewing time & temperature or the so-called “blooming” will soon be part of your vocabulary when you handle coffee makers.