Cappuccino & Espresso Maker; Review & Giveaway!

You have just served an epic holiday dinner.  Dessert is long over.  The kids are happily playing with their new toys, the table and counter are still covered in dishes and you know you should jump up and get cleaning, but something is missing.  The finishing touch to that holiday meal.  The perfect ending to the perfect day.  What could it be?  Coffee lovers rejoice because I have found a way to create the perfect espresso and cappuccino right  in your own kitchen!  Introducing the Hamilton Beach Cappuccino & Espresso Maker, MODEL:40715, finally a way to enjoy authentic, café-quality beverages at home.




Café quality made easy so you can enjoy authentic espresso and cappuccino beverages anytime

Powerful Italian 15 bar high pressure pump extracts rich flavour from espresso grounds or most espresso pods

Accommodates most easy-serving espresso pods

Powerful no-fuss frother turns milk into fluffy froth in seconds

Simple push-button operation

Easy-fill reservoir eliminates need to reheat water every time

Removable drip tray (perfect for that easy clean-up)

Worth noting:  This machine uses ground coffee or pre-measured pods!

Right to the good stuff; this little machine packs a very big punch and is a coffee lovers dream.  Creating the perfect Cafe Latte on a Monday morning, a strong Cappuccino on a Friday night, or even a Hot Chocolate with a little bit of a kick just makes life…..sweeter!  The Hamilton Beach Cappuccino & Espresso Maker is going to be the star of my Holiday Meal! (um, next to the turkey of course!)

Here are a couple of fabulous recipes I have deemed must try!

Found on the Food Network, and my newest obsession; a Caramel Cinnamon Latte:

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup espresso (or strong coffee)
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 2 tsps caramel flavored syrup
  • 11/2 tsps flavoured syrup (cinnamon)
  • whipped cream (for garnish)
  • cinnamon sticks (for garnish)

In a serving glass or mug, combine the hot espresso, half-and-half, caramel syrup, and cinnamon syrup. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon stick. Serve immediately.  You’re welcome!!


Adapted from Paula Dean is the Caramel and Apple Spice Latte: 

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup hot espresso
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 2 – 3 generous teaspoons of caramel ice cream topping
  • Dash of apple pie spice
  • Whipped cream, for garnish

In a serving glass or mug, combine the hot espresso, half-and-half, caramel topping, and apple pie spice. Stir to combine and garnish with lots of whipped cream!

So how do you choose just one!  You don’t!  My plan for Christmas this year?  To set up a little Cappuccino & Espresso bar for my guests right in the kitchen!  A place for guests to gather and create there very own after dinner concoctions.  All you need to get started is some great espresso beans or pods and some creativity. 


I’ve added cinnamon sticks, candy canes, caramel flavour and syrup, and marshmallows.  What’s not shown?  Caramel ice cream and serving spoons, chocolate milk (to make epic hot chocolate) white milk for frothing, heavy cream and a little bottle of Baileys Irish Cream! Everything your guests could possibly need to create the coffee beverage of their dreams!

As host, all I have to do is keep re-stocking the supplies, and guide your guests in the process of using this fancy machine.  There is a bit of a learning curve, but it’s worth the effort.  First up, select your cup and line it under the spouts. 


Select your ground espresso beans (or pod) and tamp it down. 


Insert the handle to the left, and turn to the centre. 

Press “on” and watch the magic happen!


How you finish your coffee beverage is up to you!  I chose to froth some milk.  


Fill my cup and then finish it all off with just a little (ha) whip cream and caramel sauce! If I may say so myself, the results were ah-mazing.



Thanks to the generous people of @HamiltonBeachCA I have one beautiful Cappuccino & Espresso Maker MODEL:40715 to giveaway to one lucky reader of How To Survive Life In The Suburbs!! With an ARV of $99.99 this would be an incredible addition to your home, or the best Christmas gift ever!  Please leave me a comment below telling me, what kind of coffee beverage you would make first!  Then enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  Open to Canada only and closes December 19th.  This prize will most likely not arrive in time for Christmas.

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  1. Lisa Brown says:

    i would make a cappuccino

  2. Cappuccino

  3. that caramel cinnamon latte recipe you posted sounds about perfect…would try that first.

  4. Would LOVE to own one! Thanks for the chance!! Awesome prize

  5. Alayne Langford says:

    I would make cappuccinos with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles for all my family and friends! 🙂

  6. I would make a yummy cappuccinos.

  7. I would make a vanilla latte.

  8. I would make espresso because it keeps my hubby awake.

  9. Esther Abel says:

    I love love all varieties of coffee,cappuccino,espresso,Yum ! Please get me a coffee ?

  10. A caramel latte

  11. hot chocolate, with whipped cream and chocolate sauce drizzled on top!

  12. tiffany rotulo says:

    Espresso with a little Baileys Irish Cream 🙂 maybe top it off with some whipped cream to. Mmm

  13. cappucino for sure!

  14. Cappachino!!! over n over n over! 🙂

  15. I’ve always wanted one!! I’m all about the Baileys Irish cream, when I can justify the extra calories 🙂

  16. liked n shared the fb post!

  17. Espresso poured over vanilla gelato…It’s the best!

  18. Sandee Roxx says:

    u would make a Mocha Latte!

  19. Chrissy McPherson - @frm1mom2another says:

    Caramel and Apple Spice Latte sound delicious!

  20. Chris Stockford says:


  21. French vanilla cappuccino would be my first drink.

  22. Soha Molina says:

    A vanilla latte

  23. A cappuccino

  24. I would try a mocha latte

  25. I would make a latte.

  26. Darrah Bailey says:

    Some sort of a Latte 🙂

  27. Being that my mom just moved across Canada to come live with me…this would be an ultimate win in our house especially since she is officially retired by age/choice at the end of this week. She loves her coffee treats and I would love a break from heading up to Starbucks. Would love to try some drinks using cashew and almond milks.

  28. That is one handsome machine! I’d make my hubby a cappuccino. 🙂

  29. LOVE THIS PRIZE! Great recipes, too. I’m going to copy & save them.

  30. I would make a cappuccino first

  31. I would make a cafe mocha as my first drink

  32. That caramel cinnamon latte you made sounds delicious. I would probably just make a straight espresso for my first drink though!

  33. A mocha

  34. Would make a cappuccino first probably!

  35. michelle tremblett says:

    MMMM I would make A café mocha first, my favorite 🙂

  36. michelle tremblett says:

    Liked/shared/commented on Fb 🙂

  37. Latte

  38. Vanilla latte!

  39. Caramel cappuccino, I wonder if that is possible?

  40. Wendy hutton says:

    I would first try a caramel latte

  41. Wendy hutton says:

    commented on the fb post- Wendy Hutton

  42. Liked and commented on FB!

  43. I would make a mochaccino for my first drink

  44. Cathy Mussio says:

    That Carmel and Apple Spiced latte would definitely be my first try!

  45. Cappuccino would be my choice. Thanks for the chance. Cheers merry Christmas

  46. I would have a yummy hazelnut latte.

  47. Radhika Khan says:

    Caramel Macchiato!

  48. TJ Turnbull says:

    Mocha latte

  49. i’d love to learn how to make a cappuccino for my guests!!

  50. commented on facebook 🙂

  51. Tracey Flattes says:

    Vanilla latte – and I might just add some Baileys!

  52. this would be awesome 🙂

  53. Alexa reinink says:

    The recipe looks amazing!

  54. an Americano please

  55. I commented on your FB post

  56. Samantha Dick says:

    I would make a cappuccino – yummy!

  57. If I won, the first thing I would make would be a cafe mocha

  58. I would make a Café Latte first!

  59. Commented on your fb page as Julie Farmer

  60. angie andrews says:

    I would make a cappuccino

  61. angie andrews says:

    liked and shared on fb

  62. Carol Mccreery says:

    love it! Always wanted to make cappuccinos at home

  63. I would have to start with a latte. 🙂

  64. Wendy hutton says:

    shared posterjack contest on fb

  65. Vesper Meikle says:

    i would make an Espresso

  66. Vesper Meikle says:
  67. Judy Cowan says:

    I would make a Vanilla Latte!!

  68. an espresso – something simple that shows up flaws; the best test of the machine and coffee, thanks

  69. shared on FB. thanks

  70. Vesper Meikle says:

    Commented on FB

  71. Judy Cowan says:
  72. Vanilla Latte

  73. Michelle Janzso says:


  74. liked shared and commented 🙂

  75. I would make an eggnog latte! They are so yummy!
    I would love one of these!

  76. Jennifer P. says:

    I would make an eggnog latte – ’tis the season! 🙂

  77. Jennifer P. says:

    I liked and commented on the facebook post, thank you!

  78. Holly OGorman says:

    Something with Bailey’s in it!

  79. This would be great for special coffees too!

  80. Carol M (Lushka S) says:


  81. Colleen Boudreau says:

    I would make a vanilla cappuccino.

  82. I love a nice strong Americano

  83. If I won the first thing that would be made is an Espresso.

  84. Charlene A. says:

    I’d make a Cafe Mocha first.

  85. expresso

  86. cappuccinos would be the first thing I would make

  87. Jenn Erin says:

    I would make espresso!

  88. Jenn Erin says:
  89. kristen visser says:

    i would definitely make me an espresso. this mama needs it 🙂

  90. kristen visser says:

    commented on giveaway post on facebook

  91. Jenn Erin says:
  92. kristen visser says:
  93. Cappuccino!

  94. I’d make espresso.

  95. Lisa Robertson says:

    Mmmm A cappucino with Almond milk 🙂

  96. A cappuccino sounds heavenly right now – though I am enjoying a warm mug of tea I could use the indulgence of freshly foamed milk with a sprinkle of cinnamon!

  97. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    would make a cappuccino

  98. I would make a nice French Vanilla Cappuccino first I think!

  99. I would create a caramel latte

  100. Michelle Policelli says:

    I would make a Caramel Latte 🙂

  101. Michelle Policelli says:

    commented on your facebook page (as Michelle Polocelli)

  102. Michelle Policelli says:

    Shared on Facebook 🙂

  103. Mijana Germanski says:

    A simple espresso. No better taste!

  104. 1/2 coffee + 1/2 hotchocolate

  105. Amber Pierce says:

    Caramel latte for sure!

  106. Florence C says:

    I would first myself a Cappuccino.

  107. nicolthepickle says:

    I would make a latte.

  108. Florence C says:

    Liked and commented on fb

  109. maria buneta says:

    I would make a latte!

  110. nicolthepickle says:

    Commented on the facebook post as Nicole Graham.

  111. Stacey Dempsey says:

    I love a good cappucino so that would be the first thing I would make

  112. Stacey Dempsey says:

    I commented on your facebook post

  113. Stacey Dempsey says:
  114. FREDERIC BROWN says:

    would make a vanilla latte.

  115. I would make french vanilla cappuccino, my favorite!

  116. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    I love a great little cup of Espresso

  117. Patrick Siu says:

    I would make a cappucino

  118. Would love to make a Bailey’s Latte!

  119. DARLENE W says:

    I would leave that up to my daughter she is the coffee maker, probably cappicino though

  120. DARLENE W says:
  121. DARLENE W says:
  122. A nice caffe latte.

  123. Doris Calvert says:

    I would make a caramel machiatto

  124. BlessedTA says:


  125. Mocha

  126. a Parisian cafe au lait

  127. Cappuccino

  128. Commented on your FB post

  129. Rose Holloway says:

    cappuccino for me 🙂

  130. lisa bolduc says:

    I would make the one u made,,, my mouth is watering

  131. I would make a delicious cappuccino

  132. Georgina Robb says:

    It would be Espresso first for sure but Lattes and Cappuccinos would follow.

  133. I’d make myself a london fog!

  134. I would make a mocha

  135. miranda ryckman says:

    A white chocolate mocha

  136. I’d make a flat white

  137. I shared on facebook

  138. donna makayak says:

    I would make a cappuchino first.

  139. donna makayak says:

    I comented on the blog giveaway.

  140. elizabeth h says:


  141. cappuccino

  142. I would make a Cappuccino

  143. Pat Drouillard says:


  144. liked,shared and commented on FB

  145. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d make an americano.

  146. I’d make Chai Latte!

  147. I’d make a gingerbread latte!!

  148. I’d make an americano.

  149. I will use it to make a vanilla latte!

  150. commented on FB post as Sarah Walker

  151. Belinda McNabb says:

    Cappuccino is the first thing I would make

  152. Belinda McNabb says:

    liked and shared on facebook

  153. Debbie Bashford says:


  154. Shelley N says:

    Cappuccino since it is my favourite

  155. Debbie Bashford says:

    i commented and liked and shared on Facebook

  156. I would make a latte 🙂

  157. I commented on FB – Suzanne Kristy

  158. double espresso !!!

  159. Cappuccino Mocha 🙂

  160. Cinnamon Caramel Latte sounds really good.

  161. A cappacino

  162. I would create something with caramel for sure. Whipping cream too.

  163. Darlene Schuller says:

    geez I don’t know… probably a Gingerbread Latte, my daughter introduced me to those .. yummalicious!

  164. Darlene Schuller says:

    I visited/commented on the post!

  165. Darlene Schuller says:

    I shared on fb!

  166. I would make a vanilla latte

  167. melanie barclay says:

    I would make a espresso shot first!

  168. Mark Villanueva says:

    I would love to try an Carmel Macciato

  169. I would most certainly make a simple, straight up Americano!

  170. A nice double espresso would be my first beverage

  171. Sunshine G says:

    Lattes of various flavours!

  172. I’d invite my dad over so we could have an Espresso!

  173. Zztheresa Black says:

    I would make a caramel Mocha 🙂 Thank you for the great giveaway. Happy Holidays!

  174. I would prepare a decaf Cappuccino first.

  175. Juliana Rezaiezadeh says:

    I’d first make a cappuccino!

  176. I’d make a cappuccino

  177. zahra premji says:

    I would make a white chocolate mocha as my first drink. It is my fav!

  178. I’d make a cappuccino with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles.

  179. Paul capranos says:

    Nice prize i would like to win

  180. Karla Sceviour says:

    I would definately make a cappucinno first!!

  181. Karla Sceviour says:

    liked,commented ,and shared the facebook post(Karla Sceviour)

  182. Karry Knisley says:

    Definitely cappuccino

  183. Carrie Walton says:

    I would definitely have to try something with chocolate so if I won I would definitely have to look up recipes

  184. Nathan Lapointe says:

    I would make a cappucino!

  185. I would try the recipe that you posted for a Caramel and Apple Spice Latte!

  186. Kristine ewald says:

    A latte for sur e:)

  187. I’d make myself a latte! I’d love to be able to make these at home.

  188. espresso as black as it can be

  189. Kristine ewald says:

    Commented on facebook

  190. White chocolate mocha!

  191. Cappuchinno with lots of yummy whip cream & some caramel drizzle! Oh wow this is a beauty!

  192. commented on facebook

  193. shared the giveaway on facebook

  194. roger simmons says:

    Caramel Latte would be great!

  195. cheryl hodgkins says:

    a creamy caramel latte smothered in whipped cream

  196. i would make a french vanilla cappuccino first!

  197. Andrea Amy says:

    I latte 🙂

  198. Wayne Lecoy says:

    I am entering your giveaway.
    It would be awesome to win this Hamilton Beach Cappuccino & Espresso Maker.
    In response to your question of
    If you won, what kind of Coffee Beverage would you create first?
    I would make myself a Caramel Cinnamon Latte.
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  199. Lori Bazan says:

    I would make a very yummy vanilla latte

  200. Share on fb as Julie Farmer

  201. French vanilla Cappuccino

  202. Liked ,shared and commented on your facebook post
    angela marriott

  203. rick sawyer says:

    Irish capachinno

  204. I would make eggnog lattes!

  205. commented on your FB giveaway

  206. Laura Burke says:

    cappuccino is my fave!

  207. I would make a cappuccino–plain, simple, yummy.

  208. Valerie Mallette says:

    The first thing I would make is a peppermint latte.

  209. Sherry Kinnear says:

    I would start with a regular cappuccino.

  210. Those present are amazing!

  211. I’d make a proper cappuccino. Sorry Timmies, your sickly vanilla approximation just doesn’t cut it :0

  212. I’ve liked and commented on your FB post

  213. I would make tiramisu! Then drink lots of extra cappuccino

  214. I would make cappuccino first

  215. I would make a nice heavy brew so the sweetness of the sugar and whip cream I’ll inevitably add can balance out the stronger notes.

  216. Darci Paice says:

    Hot cocoa!

  217. A cappuccino!

  218. I would make a Brown Sugar-Caramel Latte ! Yummmy!
    Happy holidays!

  219. Jeanette Jackson says:

    The Caramel and Apple Spice Latte sounds delicious. I think I may try that first.

  220. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I would make a vanilla latte

  221. I left a comment on your facebook photo of this giveaway – jaimee mcallister

  222. I would definitely make a cappachino then a caramel latte -love my specialty coffees

  223. kelly young says:

    i would make a cappuccino

  224. mmm.. lattes, lots of them!!!

  225. jessica monahan says:

    I would make Cappuccino to start off with

  226. Mocha

  227. cappuccino

  228. I would make a mocha latte first! Thank you

  229. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    An espresso to begin. I love espresso. Then I would make a capacinno

  230. I would make an espresso

  231. I would make a french vanilla cappuccino.

  232. Valerie Theberge says:

    Cappuccino! 🙂

  233. Rosa Cross says:

    Cappuccino first, mocha second.

  234. Something with the Torani syrups I just picked up on sale, peppermint mocha maybe

  235. KittyPride says:

    Espresso Coffee with crema

  236. That looks amazing and i would make a latte pronto!

  237. Elaine Jasvins says:

    Any type of latte

  238. A vanilla latte for me and an expresso for my boyfriend. 🙂

  239. I would make a cupaccino

  240. Sarah Oswald says:

    I would love to make a peanut butter cappuccino first thanks for the chance to win.

  241. Melia Whyte says:

    a cappuccino!

  242. summer plewes says:

    A caramel machiato!

  243. A vanilla latte…no wait…a caramel machiato…no…maybe a cappuccino! Really hard to decide! Would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

  244. Dawn Monroe says:

    I would make a cappuccino at my daughters house because I would give it to her for a house warming gift.

  245. Cassie Constantineau says:

    I would make my husband a mocha latte.

  246. Cappuccino!

  247. Espressos for Hubby and a Cappuccino for Thing 2 and myself

  248. Holly Wright says:

    I would create a white hot chocolate!

  249. Omg I would start with cappaccino and work my way up to the Cinnamon carameland ooooh so much more

  250. i love this!!! It would definitely save me a lot of Starbucks trips!

  251. I would make a caramel latte!

  252. WestCoastMom says:

    A caramel latte for me. Well maybe a Bailey’s latte if there’s no ankle biters around! LOL

  253. I would make Cappachino first and then again!

  254. Alayne Langford says:

    I would make a cozy Cappuccino with real whipped cream and how about some dark chocolate drizzled on top with a little bit of crushed candy cane? Wow!!

  255. My husband would definitely make a cappuccino.

  256. my tweet – rafflecoptor would not let me put it in the space provided

  257. Teresa Vollick says:

    I would make cappuccino, love them!

  258. A latte with cinnamon for my hubby

  259. Helene Keuker says:


  260. Esther Abel says:

    I love any @Hamilton Beach products,there’re awesome & I love any coffee,especially cappacinno/espresso, To make them at home is fantastic!

  261. Erin Nobess says:

    Caramel Latte?? Yes please 🙂

  262. Carmel Macchiato

  263. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    just the black espresso

  264. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I commented on Facebook

  265. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    I shared on Facebook

  266. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I would love to make a Caramel Macchiato.

  267. I’m a mochagurl! xo

  268. commented on Facebook
    suzie magee

  269. Shared on Facebook
    Suzie Magee

  270. OMG I would soooo love to win this.. I have so many sugar free flavored syrups that I could use in those recipes.. What an awesome prize this would be..

  271. I’d make a caramel latte

  272. Cinnamon Caramel Latte

  273. Maureen Anderson says:

    I’d make a mean cup of Espresso

  274. Jeanette Jackson says:

    I posted on Facebook

  275. Jeanette Jackson says:

    I shared giveaway on Facebook

  276. Kevin Joseph says:

    That caramel and apple spice latte sounds delicious!

  277. Leanne Silverthorne says:

    I would make a cappuccino first.

  278. Michelle B says:

    I’d make a hot chocolate with whipped cream, and topped with chocolate flakes.

  279. a cappuccino of course!

  280. Esther Abel says:

    I loves my coffee,especially Cappacinno/Espresso Yum,makes my day & evening xo

  281. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    Liked shared and commented on FB under Lushka Smith

  282. caramel latte

  283. I would make a Cappuccino first

  284. Commented on your post

  285. Liked and Shared your post as well

  286. shared

  287. commented

  288. Jennifer P. says:

    Shared on facebook, thank you!

  289. Kimberly G says:

    I would try a cappuccino first.

  290. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    a caramel latte

  291. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    commented on facebook

  292. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    shared on facebook

  293. My husband would be tasked with making me a hazelnut latte…after he makes himself an espresso, of course!

  294. Cappachino!

  295. Latte macchiato!

  296. I’d start off with a vanilla latte.

  297. A latte with cinnamon dolce syrup and cinnamon sprinkles

  298. Comment on facebook as theresa mayville

  299. mocha cappuccino of course

  300. I would make a straight up latte in gulp it within 30 seconds

  301. I need my caffeine. So that would be a straight-up-double-long espresso!

  302. Definitely be making lots of lattes

  303. I would make that Caramel and Apple Spice Latte. The picture up top looked sooooo good!!

  304. Vanilla latte with cinnamon sprinkles!!!! Yummmmmm

  305. Ray Valaitis says:

    I would bring a chocolate latte to my dearest in the morning! She loves breakfast in bed!

  306. Laura Young says:

    Coffee Coffee Coffee… cappuccinooooooo!!!

  307. Good old latte would be great.

  308. Definitely a cappuccino with some cinnamon sprinkled on top

  309. I would make a cappuccino with baileys irish cream and nutmeg for the holidays!

  310. Esther Abel says:

    I love my coffee.all kinds Please !! Xo

  311. shared this giveaway on FB

  312. Shared this awesome giveaway on fb!

  313. Jennifer Conlin says:

    I would make a Frothy Cappuccino. YUMMY

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