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Review of Giotto and Mozzafiato Machines from Rocket Espresso

Back in 2007, Rocket Espresso came together to dedicate themselves to high end espresso and powerful commercial-grade machines for the barista at home. The word “Mozzafiato” roughly translates to “breath-taking” in Italian, and “Giotto” comes from the late Giotto di Bondone, an acclaimed Italian painter and architect from Middle Age Florence.

Rocket continues its artful tradition of beautiful, but powerful hand-crafted machines. Today an in-depth look at their Mozzafiato and Giotto machines.

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Review of Baratza Sette 30 AP Coffee Grinder

Baratza innovations changed home grinding for espresso and specialty coffee enthusiasts. About a decade ago Baratza introduced the Vario grinder. And to this day the Vario is still recommended as the entry-point into higher-end home grinding for espresso and specialty coffee.

Nearly ten years later and the Vario is still a major player in home grinding - and Baratza continues to innovate. Today an in-depth look at their newest product the Sette 30 AP. It’s the more affordable younger brother of the Sette 270 which came out in 2016 and was awarded best new product by the specialty coffee association.

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Review of Gaggia Velasca & Velasca Prestige Bean to Cup Coffee Machines

Today a look at two new bean to cup coffee machines that hit the sweet spot in price, capabilities performance and size. Today we have the new Velasca and Velasca Prestige bean-to-cup coffee machines from Gaggia. Now most everybody is familiar with capsule cup machines. And if you’re like many you may be frustrated with the cost of the capsules, the plastic waste they produce and honestly what they make from pre-ground coffee leaves a lot to be desired in terms of quality and the ability to adjust things like strength and temperature.

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