Breville Oracle Espresso Machine

The dual boiler equipped machine makes manual quality coffee with automatic precision

Given time and the proper tools, it’s not difficult to learn how to make an exceptional cup of coffee—but to do it consistently, time after time? That’s the real trick. In this instance, the Breville Oracle aims to save the day. The recently released machine boasts the precision of an automatic with the consistency and quality of a manual machine. We’ve been testing out the …

Coffee Makers: Macchine da Caffè

An encyclopedic tome packing extensive history, photos, technical drawings and more

Rather than a simple reference guide, “Coffee Makers: Macchine da Caffè” is the first encyclopedia of coffee machines and extensive exploration of the history of making coffee. The result of two years of travel and research, this project was born from the passion and knowledge of Enrico Maltoni and Mauro Carli—themselves collectors of antique coffee machines. Maltoni has already written several books about coffee culture. …

CH Gift Guide: Coffee Culture

Beans, machines, mugs and more in our caffeinated picks from our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

We’re coffee fanatics all year-round, but as winter approaches and the waning daylight makes it harder and harder to get out of bed, what could be better than giving the gift of the perfect pick-me-up? Suitable for bean enthusiasts and casual sippers alike—there’s a good chance you’ve got at least one on your list—here are our eight coffee-inspired picks from our 2012 Gift Guide. Plus, …