Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat. I am mad about real coffee. I bore my friends senseless about aroma, strength, intensity and crema. The fact of it is, I am old school. I love the process of grinding beans and brewing a fresh cup of espresso the old fashioned way, and bless … Continue reading The Krup’s Nespresso ‘Gran Maestria’ Coffee Machine
Food and sex are almost universal drives for human beings so I thought I’d round up kitchen gadgets gifts for Yuletide. For the food obsessed obvious. Monster knife set I don’t normally demand that my kitchen utensils be ridiculously cute but the Monster knife set from Red 5 can’t help but be adorable. What is … Continue reading Great Christmas kitchen gadgets gifts
Panasonic have recently embarked upon a singular crusade to make your kitchen look as stylish as possible and have bequeathed unto your granite surface a new range of incredible looking appliances. First up are the Panasonic NT-ZP1 / NT-DP1 Toasters. The sleek reflective surfaces looked amazing, although tended to pick up a lot of dust … Continue reading Panasonic New Design Icons for the Kitchen
As an avid coffee drinker, I jumped at the chance to get hands on with the new Nespresso U. We first came across this compact addition to the Nespresso range while at IFA in Berlin, where it provided us with a much needed “pick me up” espresso. The Nespresso U has been designed to ‘suit … Continue reading Hands on: Krups Nespresso U coffee machine
I’m sure I’m surprising exactly no one by being a writer who’s into coffee so my delight at seeing the Scanomat Top Brewer was a predictable as the slew of “lose weight in the new year” articles I’m going to write when this is done. But in all fairness, the Scanomat Top Brewer is an … Continue reading Scanomat Top Brewer: The future of coffee?
I won’t start with a coffee pun as they’ve all bean done – especially at comedy roasts (sorry) but I do love my coffee. In fact judging by the number of coffee shops around me pretty much everyone in Central London loves the stuff. But what if you’re out and about and dying for a … Continue reading Grower’s Cup: Coffee on the go
I have to admit to being a bit of a skinflint, so while I was quite excited by the latest press release about three new coffee-makers (I know I need to get out more) I wasn’t quite so enamoured by the prices – the cheapest one mentioned was what I consider a whopping £699. So … Continue reading Brew your own for caffeine fiends
Listen to music while you make room in your freezer for that big leg of elk “No gimmicky offering to get tongues wagging,” assures the latest press release from Slovenian brand Gorenje (and with England actually managing to win against them we don’t need to hold that against them). World Cup victory aside, just wait … Continue reading Kitchen gadgets roundup