Espresso Machine Guides

Two of the most popular espresso machines are Nespresso and Keurig. Delivering 30+ years of coffee brewing experience at home, operating these coffee makers can be a problem for you.

To make it easier, we published a lot of espresso machine operating and troubleshooting guides

From Nespresso descaling problem to Keurig resetting issues, we have covered it all.

  • Nespresso Vertuo not working – In this article, we cover the 7 methods to quickly fix the problem without contacting Nespresso customer support. Super easy, promise!
  • Keurig K-supreme descale light stays on – If you have the latest keurig k-supreme models, the descaling process is a tad bit complicated. But don’t worry, you can fix it easily with this guide.
  • Keurig doesn’t work after descaling – Yet another common problem with the keurig machine is it has a thermal fuse that trips frequently. In this guide, we cover the best solution to this problem
  • Keurig 2.0 touch screen doesn’t work – Keurig 2.0 models including the keurig k200 and k250 frequently have an unresponsive touch screen. We cover the methods to fix this problem in this guide.
  • Is your Nespresso making watery coffee? – If you are facing the problem of Nespresso watery coffee, it could be because of a manufacturing defect or a dirty needle. To find the correct solution, follow this detailed guide.
  • Do Nespresso pods expire? – To answer this question, we have written this detailed guide on how to identify an expired pod, methods to prevent Nespresso pods from expiring, and tips on increasing the longevity of the coffee pods
  • Keurig slow drip problem? | Easiest debugging tip to try – I have been there, keurig slowly dripping coffee on a slumpy morning. The problem can be anywhere, a bad top needle or a bottom needle, keurig needing a descale, or even a bad water filter. In this article, I discuss the fastest way to debug your problem and get it working quickly.
  • What to do if Vertuo Pop is stuck in a blinking red light? – I faced this problem as soon as I put the Nespresso Pop in descaling mode. But is it the only reason to get stuck in a blinking red light on your Vertuo pop? I tried and tested all the possible problems and offered solutions to get rid of them easily (5 mins guaranteed).
  • Problem with your Nespresso not brewing full cup? – This is one of the common problems that Nespresso users face. The fix is often because of the constant un-filtered/hard-water usage. If you are facing this issue, check my recommendation for descaling agent to combat the problem properly.
  • beeps but won’t brew – I recently bought this low-budget Mr. Coffee coffee maker (12-cup) and faced this issue after a month’s usage. Though this was an annoying problem, I researched some common fixes to get around this problem, but the bottom line is, don’t buy Mr. Coffee’s coffee maker 🙁
  • Nespresso tastes burnt or bitter – I have been a loyal Nespresso customer for at least 2 years and have used both the Original line machines and Vertuo line machines. There is a lot of nuance when dealing with the burnt coffee issue. In this guide, I explain what worked for me and how to fix this issue once and for all.
  • Nespresso air lock problem is more common than you think and can be fixed by repeatedly running the cleaning cycle. If you are not able to fix the problem, read the guide to know other issues that can cause airlock and how to fix them.

To round up these guides, I wrote a monster guide on some of my favorite tips and tricks to brew the best Nespresso. I compiled the top 10 Nespresso No-Nos you must follow to improve your brew every day. These are my suggestions and observations from my 2-year experience of using both the Original and the Vertuo line Nespresso.