John Littner

Here at the Espresso Fanatic, we are literally fanatics about our coffee, and we enjoy sharing our passion of coffee with other like-minded individuals. The primary goal of this website is to provide home espresso enthusiasts with the necessary resources to make perfect espresso in the comfort of their own home. This would include everything [...]

Bosch Tassimo Editorial Review Review Author: John Littner Review Date: March 16, 2012 Rating: (4.2 / 5) Summary: The Bosch Tassimo is a single-serve coffee maker that makes coffee as well as specialty beverages What follows is a detailed review of the Bosch Tassimo coffee maker. To make this article as helpful as possible, I [...]

This Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine review provides comprehensive information on one of the most recognized home espresso makers on the market. Anyone serious about making high quality espresso in the comfort of their own home would be well advised to consider investing in this premium-level machine. However, before making any buying decision (especially with espresso [...]

An often over-looked aspect of achieving a great cup of coffee is the coffee grinder you use. If you are truly looking to maximize the taste of your coffee, then it is crucial you invest in a good coffee grinder. Once coffee has been ground, it starts to loose freshness almost immediately. After 10 minutes, [...]

Rancilio Rocky Coffee Grinders have been around for 20 years - and for good reason too. They are simply some of the best coffee grinders you can use in your home. If you're looking for consistent grind quality, high adjustability, and durable design, than the Rancilio Rocky Doserless Coffee Grinder will not disappoint! However, as [...]

I'll be the first to admit it: I'm a FANATIC when it comes to coffee. When it comes to making coffee in the comfort of my home, everything needs to be absolutely perfect, from the coffee grind to the coffee maker. Although there are several excellent coffee makers on the market, the one that I [...]

The Baratza Virtuoso coffee grinder is considered by some to be the best mid-range coffee grinder on the market. And for good reason too - it features 40 grind settings, is easy to clean, and comes at a very affordable price tag. In fact, I used the Baratza Virtuoso for a number of years before [...]

Capresso Infinity Burr Grinders are considered by some to be the best "budget-priced" coffee grinders on the market. Generally if you're spending around $120 for grinder, don't expect too much in terms of coffee grind consistency. But considering its low price tag, the Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder is a solid choice that easily pulls [...]

A good quality espresso machine decalcifier is an important investment to make if you own an espresso maker. Over time, the tap water you use will cause lime deposits to form, as most tap water contains minerals such as calcium and magnesium that get deposited when water heats. If left unchecked, this buildup can create [...]

A few months ago, I went on a search for the best espresso machine under $200. My previous home espresso maker had finally kicked the bucket, and it was time to locate a new one to provide me with fresh coffee every morning. But although I was picky about the espresso I drank, I was also on a budget. Hence why I was looking for the best espresso machine under $200 - I simply couldn't afford any more than that.

So I went online and looked up what espresso machines under $200 were on the market. As I suspected there were many to choose from in this price range. But most of them were not adequate to produce a decent cup of espresso.