Coffee Lovers Rejoice: Breville Duo-Temp™ Pro Coffee Espresso Maker Review and Giveaway
There isn’t a morning where coffee and I don’t see eye-to-eye, except maybe a bad cup of brew. My husband and I look forward to our morning cup; unfortunately for him, I get the majority vote because I am a coffee drinker with a few fancy coffee’s thrown in and he is an espresso drinker. Now with the Breville Duo-Temp™ Pro Coffee Espresso Maker, Cory and I can have the best of both coffee lover worlds and create a little magic everyday.
What I love about holiday entertaining is gathering around the dining table over good food, stories told, laughter and happiness surrounding everyone and dessert to wrap it all up. We always offer our guests a coffee with their dessert and now we’re adding espresso, cappuccino’s and latte’s to the list. There is no better way to end a meal than a sweet dessert and a complimentary brew.
Breville Duo-Temp™ Pro Coffee Espresso Maker – Ease of Use
The Breville Duo-Temp™ Pro Coffee Espresso Maker comes with style in mind, a sleek stainless steel design with a ground precision trimming tool, 4 cups and strainer size inserts a tamper and a milk frothing jug. The machine itself is actually very easy to use:
- Fill the water tank and select the size of cup you want to brew, 1-2 cups. The strainer size can be chosen to either 1 or 2 strainers, dependant upon the size of the coffee grounds; the finer the ground the more straining is needed for the ultimate cup.
- Fill the grounds in the portafiller, using the tamper to press the grounds tight into the cup and then use the scraper to scrape off the excess. Use the tamper again to ensure a tight pack before locking in place on the machine.
- With a cup in place, turn on the power with the dial set to the middle. Once the machine has warmed up, turn the dial to the left to brew a cup size of your choice. Turn the dial back to the middle when you’ve achieved the amount of coffee that achieves the strength of taste you are looking for or let it run until the cup fills, typically 3/4 full.
- Drink black or dress up your freshly brewed coffee with cream and sugar or use the next step to make yourself a latte.
Breville Duo-Temp™ Pro Coffee Espresso Maker – Frother
The milk frother tastes a little practice to get the right amount of froth consistency but with the 360 degree wand, frothing just got easier. I find frothing your milk makes a big difference in the flavour of the coffee over regular cream. To use, you simply turn the dial to the right and after the machine is warmed up, you can select the steam to froth your milk or hot water for Americano’s.
I’m trying to convince my husband to master the fancy designs on the top of the coffee to make his wife happy but mark my words, he will achieve this. These things take time. Smirk.
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Holiday Entertaining Guide
Through to the new year I will be sharing several delicious dessert and meal (or appetizer) recipes to help you entertain guests and family through the holidays in my Holiday Entertaining Guide. This review is part of the Holiday guide; make sure you check back for other new delicious recipes and reviews of products to make holiday entertaining easier.
Breville Duo-Temp™ Pro Espresso Maker Giveaway
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All Opinions are 100% my own. Recipe is copyrighted by Stacey Martin of This Lil Piglet.
i don’t know much about espresso drinks. I think a latte would quality ?
plain old espresso sometimes with a dab of froth
I love an americano! Although every now and then, I love an irish creme cappuccino. 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!
I like Espresso Macchiato.
My favourite espresso drink is a Caramel Macchiato, I could drink these all day.
I love a good bit of espresso and I’d love to make an awesome latte with it!
I like mocha.
I love a latte or an americano.
I’m more of a tea drinker..husband is the coffee drinker but not sure which espresso is his favourite
My favorite espresso drink is a cafe americano. Simple, I know but delicious and low calorie!
I don`t think I have had espresso before,so I would not know! I love cappucinos
I love egg nog lattes!
This is such an amazing prize, I’d love to give it to my dad, he’s a big coffee drinker!
I love a good vanilla Latte!
To be honest I do not drink coffee but the Caramel Macchiato sounds good.
I like a strong cup of Americano
I love lattes
My favourite espresso drink is a caramel Macchiato
I only drink tea but my hubby likes cafe latte.
My fave is Café Cubano
This looks so easy, great review!
Also fav espresso drink is a latte. .hubby loves cappuccino though
I’m a sucker for a good latte:)
I’m a vanilla latte kind of girl.
I love an americano when I need a quick pick me up , and flavored lattes for treats
I LOVE a great cappuccino!!
Great gift for my hubby Ho lives for his espresso
I love a good latte! Now if only I could master the latte art 😉
I love peppermint mochas!
Americano or lattes are my favourite espresso drinks, sometimes with a little shot of Bailey’s 😉
My all-time favorite espresso drink is a Café Americano with milk. Doesn’t matter where you buy it it is always the tastiest. Making it at home would be epic!!
i love everything to do with coffee — I like lattes, a lot-eh:)
I like Espresso Macchiato
I love lattes!