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What is your favorite brand of espresso?

VAfoodie Aug 13, 2009 11:19 AM

Just bought a low end machine Mr. Coffee--might trade up depending on how this goes. I make an awful mess, but I attribute this to the learning curve.

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    chaddick Aug 15, 2009 05:41 PM

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I too just got an espresso maker as a gift and haven't used it yet.

    1. shaogo Aug 14, 2009 06:08 AM

      Perhaps I'm revealing a not-so-gilded coffee palate here... I've been using Cafe Bustelo, purchased in the supermarket, for years, both in a Braun espresso machine and also in a regular coffee machine. It's also superb in a French press.

      I'll admit I haven't yet tried Illy but this post is getting me off my rump to go buy some...

      1. thew Aug 13, 2009 07:51 PM

        espresso does not need to be made with espresso beans. any high quality bean can make a high quality espresso, if the machine produces enough pressure

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          bob96 Aug 13, 2009 10:19 PM

          Caffe Mauro, from Reggio Calabria.

        2. kattyeyes Aug 13, 2009 07:38 PM


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            fmcoxe6188 Aug 14, 2009 06:03 AM


          2. HillJ Aug 13, 2009 05:47 PM


            Not only fabulous but offered at an extraordinary price.

            1. David Kahn Aug 13, 2009 05:32 PM

              Graffeo, dark roast: http://www.graffeo.com/ .

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