Coffee & Espresso Machines

Get Your Espresso on with This Nespresso by Breville Maker (on Sale Now) — Amazon Deal of the Day

When it comes to coffee makers, the Breville and Nespresso names are among some of the best in the game. So machines made in collaboration are sure to be extra strong.

Take the Inissia, which is on sale on Amazon right now for 20 percent off, for example. It's got more than 1,400 reviews and almost 4.5 stars.

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How To Descale a Coffee Maker — How To

We make a lot of coffee in my house. We also have very hard water. So I often brew a pot and return to pour myself a cup, only to find an alarmingly bright-red light on my coffee maker. (Luckily, it still brews the full pot!) It's the sign telling me that it's time to descale my machine. It's always scary to see a red light on my machine — especially when all I want is more coffee! Luckily, it's not all that hard to deal with.

Here's how to descale a coffee maker.

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Make Your Own Cold Brew at Home with This Sleek Pitcher (Now on Sale) — Amazon Deal of the Day

The popularity of cold brew coffee has reached a fever pitch in the last few years. Once a specialty drink only available at super-fancy coffee shops, you'll now find it nearly everywhere.

You've heard (again and again) that it's better on your wallet if you make your own coffee at home, and there are huge advantages to making cold brew, specifically, at home. Chief among them is that the very nature of cold brew coffee lends itself to easy morning prep; you just have to make a big jug of it at the beginning of the week and you're good to go each morning.

Thinking about making the plunge? Check out this cold brew coffee maker from Willow & Everett.

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How To Clean a French Press — How To

When my husband and I were first married, we used a coffee maker I'd bought shortly after college for about $9. The thing constantly clogged and overflowed and made generally mediocre coffee. As we've gotten older and more sophisticated, and especially since becoming parents, really good coffee is more and more important — like, extremely important at 6:15 a.m. on a Saturday.

So we splurged on a lovely French press. We dutifully did our online research to make sure we were making the coffee right, but when I consulted the manual for how to clean the thing, it literally says "disassemble and wash." And let me tell you, when I've got a kitchen timer to measure exactly one minute past boiling and another one to help me pour the brewed coffee out exactly four minutes later, that's not enough info.

Read more: How To Make French Press Coffee

After even more research and my own trial and error, here's the best way I've learned to clean a French press.

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My Mom Travels with the Vitamix of Coffeemakers — Travel Bites

There are a few things you should know about my mom. First, she is not a traveler. This is largely because she is (second) a creature of habit and travel challenges her everyday routine (which is probably why I love travel so much, but that is another story). The last thing you should know about my mom is that she takes her coffee just as seriously as she does her cleaning — which is to say very, very seriously.

All of these things together help explain why she now travels with what I call the Vitamix of coffeemakers.

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7 Things to Do Before Buying a Coffee Maker — Small Appliances, Sweet Love

The coffee maker is the sun around which your kitchen orbits: The day waxes as the first cups brew in the morning, and wanes as the last pot of decaf is prepared.

That's why buying a new machine can be a really big decision and feel like the whole house's happiness rests in the balance. Here are some things to know before you do it.

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