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Making Your Own Perfect Cup of Coffee From Home

Updated on December 2, 2012

Brewing a Perfect Cup of Coffee at home

The popularity of coffee has risen to an all-time high and is now widely enjoyed as part of a lifestyle.

Whether you are looking for a quick pick-me-up or have the time to savour and appreciate the taste and aroma, coffee is a beverage that is favored by many.

It is little wonder that more people are learning to appreciate good coffee. Instead of running out for a cup every time you have a craving, why not savour the convenience of brewing the perfect cuppa in the comfortable of your home?

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Perfect Brew - Accademia Gaggia
Perfect Brew - Accademia Gaggia

Accademia Gaggia

Coffee aficionados will be delighted with the Accademis Gaggia. This state-of-the-art appliance will turn you into a true barista.

You can now fulfil your crabbing, as well as your family and friends' desires for various types of coffee, ranging from the traditional espresso to satisfying, creamy cappuccino and more.

Two separate boilers - one for espresso circuits and the other for steam or water - and its integrated auto-cappuccino jar ensure perfect and quick results. Its milk quantity and froth setting are programmable, as are its coffee temperature and quality, so you can make your cuppa just the way you like it. Its front panel finish is stainless steel and finger-print-proof to ensure it stays in gleaming perfection.

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Gaggia Accademia Espresso Machine

Gaggia 1003380 Accademia Espresso Machine
Gaggia 1003380 Accademia Espresso Machine

Rise through the ranks with the Gaggia Accademia, a smartly appointed super automatic espresso machine, whose charming good looks and responsive performance are sure to earn it place at the top of its class. With a contemporary stainless-steel front panel, durable metal frame, and a bright display, the Accademia embodies refined design aesthetics. Anchored by one-touch, programmable push-button controls for espresso, hot water and milk outputs, the Accademia dispenses perfect beverages on demand. Just select your desired beverage from one of seven dedicated buttons capable of delivering the following drinks: espresso, caffe, caffe lungo, cappuccino, latte, Latte macchiato and hot water.


Drink when it is hot & fresh

Always enjoy your cup of coffee when it is still hot and fresh. It will only stay fresh for 10 minutes.

Perfect Brew - Gaggia Classic Coffee
Perfect Brew - Gaggia Classic Coffee

Gaggia Classic Coffee

The Gaggia Classic Coffee is a little gem that would make an excellent addition to your kitchen with its elegant lines and stainless steel body. With this nifty appliance, brewing coffee will be a pleasure. The Classic Coffee comes with a cup filter which is suitable for pods or ground coffee and group and filter holder in chromed brass.

The Gaggia Classic Espresso Machine

Consumers Best Buy! The Gaggia Classic is one of our best sellers for several reasons. Commercial grade quality: Rugged construction of heavy duty materials for longevity. High performance: Forged brass components to stabilize temperature with a three-way solenoid valve and independent expansion valve. Gaggia is in the process of rolling out a new Turbo-Frother wand replacing the metal frothing wand and sleeve. The Gaggia Classic turns anyone into a "Barista" in their own home. Includes two stainless steel filter baskets (single and double shot), coffee tamper and 7g measuring scoop

Perfect Brew - Gagia for Illy Plus
Perfect Brew - Gagia for Illy Plus

Gagia for Illy Plus

The striking and gorgeous Gaggia for Illy Plus is compact and appealing. It offers simplicity of use and convenience, thanks to its automatic expulsion system of used capsules. Its stainless steel boiler has a one-liter water tank capacity.

Gaggia for Illy Espresso Machine

Gaggia for Illy Espresso Machine
Gaggia for Illy Espresso Machine

Two of the most celebrated Italian espresso brands, Gaggia and Illy, have teamed up to introduce a single-serve machine, that consistently delivers authentic beverages using the famous iperEspresso capsules. Carefully measured and packaged for optimal flavor retention, Illy's iperEspresso capsules can be offered for sale by individual retailers. Instead of having to place an order with the manufacturer, once their capsules have run out, customers can simply visit their retailer of choice for a refill. Convenient for the customer and a source of repeat business for retailers, the Gaggia for Illy Plus and iperEspresso system are truly a win-win for everyone.


There are so many types of coffee drinks, and there sure will be one that you love the most, so let's vote for your favorite coffee drink.

What is your favorite coffee drink?

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Please tell me what do you think about coffee

Either you are a coffee lover or not, you can leave a comment here.

Do you like coffee?

Yes, I am a coffee addict!

Yes, I am a coffee addict!

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    • othellos 3 years ago

      I am a coffee lover who enjoys a lot of different types of coffee.

    • LaurisB LM 5 years ago

      I love coffee and have 4 different types of coffee makers in my house.

    • Mark Shirbroun 5 years ago

      Absolutely addicted - drinking some right now!

    • Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      I'm hooked on the "Evil Bean".

    • alaiamax lm 5 years ago

      I occasionally drink coffee and I love the taste and aroma of brewed coffee.

    • Rosaquid 5 years ago

      I love coffee!

    • Sharyn Read 5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      Love, love, love coffee! It's an essential daily food group for me!

    • squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      I couldn't survive without coffee. It gives me a kickstart that I desperately need.

    • LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      I love coffee, especially the smell of coffee beans. I was addicted and went through withdrawals after the doctor told me to cut down! Now I drink decaf at home but love a flat white when I do out with friends.

    • JoshK47 5 years ago

      I love coffee - tea is my preference in hot beverage, but that certainly doesn't mean my beverage love can't be divided!

    • hippiechicjewelz 5 years ago

      I LOVE coffee.... just love it, the darker and stronger the brew the better!

    • fotolady49 lm 5 years ago

      Yes, full bodied flavor, strong but not bitter. Love French Press and Espresso with Frothy Milk, aka Cappuccino!

    • Drake McSherry 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      It's a must have in life!

    • June Campbell 5 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I cannot imagine life without coffee.

    • Natalie W Schorr 5 years ago

      Love it!

    • dellgirl 5 years ago

      Yes, at least one cup every morning...or else!

    • DIY Mary 5 years ago

      I can't live without it!

    • lclchors 5 years ago

      Yes I am but recently I have been drinking a lot of tea

    • Michey LM 5 years ago

      Yes, this is true, love my coffee!

    • ideadesigns 5 years ago

      Yes. Yes I do like coffee :-)

    • craftaproject 5 years ago

      Cannot go without my coffee!!

    • MillBucks 5 years ago

      I really enjoy coffee but can honestly say I never heard of this brand before this article. Thanks for sharing.

    • Morgannafay 5 years ago

      I drink about six cups or more a day. I would say that I have reached sicko levels in my coffee addiction. LOL

    No, coffee is not for me.

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      • Cecil Kenmill 5 years ago from Osaka, Japan

        I'm not a coffee guy. I used to drink it in the Army because of the long hours but I've given it up. I prefer tea.

      Thank you for your angel blessing!

      Thank you JoshK47 and bikerministry!

      I am a coffee lover and with these options available, you and I can now enjoy a steaming brew first thing in the morning or any time of the day at home.

      Please tell me what you think about this lens - At least, please let me know you were here. Thank You!

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          othellos 3 years ago

          Excellent coffee lens. Thank you for sharing all the informative details here.

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          orthopedic matt 4 years ago

          Love a good cup of coffee!

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          intermarks 5 years ago

          @dpgibble: Wow! That is really nice to have a fresh grind bean and fresh cup of coffee in the morning like that.

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          dpgibble 5 years ago

          We grind our beans every morning, just before squidooing. Budget issues keep us from upgrading so we occasionally buy more expensive beans to splurge.

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          LeopoldBlatt 5 years ago

          I'm a tea person myself, but your coffees make me want to try some of them for a change. Nice article.

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          squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

          Awesome lens! Espresso is crucial on days where I am exhausted! But coffee in general is a gift from heaven!

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          LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

          Nice can almost smell the coffee!

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          JoshK47 5 years ago

          Wonderful lens! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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          GypsyPirate LM 5 years ago

          I love my coffee - thanks for showing me some new options!

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          hippiechicjewelz 5 years ago

          What a deliciously yummy lens! Now I am headed to my kitchen to make myself a cup of coffee!!! LOVED this, a really fascinating read!

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          fotolady49 lm 5 years ago

          Great lens. Thanks for sharing all of the neat coffee makers!

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          David Gardner 5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

          Gotta have my java in the morning. Congrats on a nice lens!

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          dellgirl 5 years ago

          This is very informative, thank you for sharing.

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          DIY Mary 5 years ago

          Coffee is not only delicious, but as it turns out, it's good for you, too!

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          Trulee Ann 5 years ago from Arkansas City, Kansas


          Nice lens sharing and quite informative.


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          Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

          I'm so addicted to coffee... :)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Love coffee, also like tea somtimes too!

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          Michey LM 5 years ago

          I am a coffee lover, so any info is precious


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          craftaproject 5 years ago

          I am an avid coffee drinker..

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          teristazko 5 years ago

          I love coffe, but I have never heard of Gaggia Espresso Machine. It sounds awesome. Great lens!