The 10 Best Espresso Machines You Can Buy For Your Home
We turned to the experts at FindTheBest to help us track down the 10 best espresso machines you can buy. FindTheBest ranked the espresso ... The 74-ounce, single-boiler Rancilio Silvia is the crème de la crème of espresso machines.
My favorite coffeemaker: the Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Percolator
I've tried many different kinds of coffee makers. The two I use the most are my Rancilio Silvia ($685) (modded with a PID temperature control system) and a Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Percolator ($26). The Bialetti happily accepts any kind of ground ...
Dialing in a passion for coffee
But the machine quickly heated up to steaming temperature. The supplied “Panarello” milk frother does not do milk justice and really needs to be replaced with a Rancilio Silvia steam wand. There are plenty of discussions online about how to do this.
Coffee machine my one true love
My latest love is a beautiful Italian called Silvia. She's a harsh dominatrix who demands strict obedience, but now I've learnt to submit to her whims, we make terrific coffee. Rancilio Silvia (her full name) has a strong, shapely body of brushed stainless ...
"Tickling Miss Silvia": Mark Frauenfelder Hacks Coffee's God-Shot
The Rancilio Silvia is just such a machine. It was introduced in 1997, not as a commercial product but as a thank-you gift to importers and vendors of Rancilio's expensive restaurant-grade espresso machines. Unsurprising, then, that the machine shares many ...
The Cafe Way
But the Rancilio Silvia, an industrial-looking unit at espressoparts-usa.com, is the next best thing, they said. And with a little practice, even an amateur will be able to pull shots like a pro.
The gadgets needed to make the perfect coffee, picked by experts
I vote for the no-frills Silvia by Rancilio. It's sturdy, like military hardware, though ours has just packed up and the frothy bit wasn't what you'd call 'foolproof' at the best of times. But, it's somehow a proper piece of kit in a way that a lot of home ...
Holiday Gift Guide 2011: 30 fantastic presents for homebodies everywhere
For friends and family just moving into a new place or on the lookout for their next apartment, it’s nice to pick out gifts that will make those places feel like home. We scoured the city and found a fantastic hand-carved deer for a dose of Canadiana (it ...
Top 10 kitchen gadgets
Coming home and cooking after a long day is hard, but you'll be more inclined to unleash your inner Martha Stewart with the right equipment. GAYOT.com has assembled a list of the top ten kitchen gadgets every home cook should have in his or her repertoire.
Rising coffee prices jolt Ann Arbor area roasters, cafe owners
The rising cost of coffee is giving Ann Arbor roasters and cafÃ© owners a caffeine headache. With the price of green beans hitting a 13-year high, local roasters and coffee shop owners are feeling the jolt, forcing some to pass along at least part of the ...