Author Archives: EspressoGuy

No, you can’t make espresso with a phone case

Recently a Kickstarter project from Italy made headlines, the Mokase, which claims to be able to make a shot of espresso using a case for several popular smartphone models. There’s only one small problem with this idea: it’s completely insane. … Continue reading

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Hot new “espresso tonic” trend is old (and cold, literally)

Over the past week or so, headlines have been buzzing with the concept of an “espresso tonic,” a beverage made by mixing espresso with tonic water. Here are a few examples: Metro: ‘Espresso tonics’ are the latest bizarre coffee trend … Continue reading

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I tried espresso made by “robots” from Cafe-X

  Vending machines capable of making cappuccinos, lattes, and other espresso beverages are nothing new. You may have used one while staying up late at college, or struggling to keep your eyes open during break on jury duty. The espresso … Continue reading

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Caffeine content of espresso vs. cold brew vs. drip coffee

Last month CNET broke down the caffeine content of espresso, cold brew, and drip coffee. The timing of the article couldn’t be worse — interest in cold brew coffee picks up in the summer and dies out in the fall. … Continue reading

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Espresso machine… in the bathroom? No thanks.

Matthew Muenster is a contractor best known for his appearances on HGTV. Recently he’s made headlines for suggesting a truly bizarre bathroom renovation tip: including an espresso machine in your bathroom. Wait, what? Sure, bathrooms and kitchens both have running … Continue reading

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