There are so many different types of espresso machine on the market, with such a wide range of features, that it is no wonder that finding the right espresso machine for your business can be a perplexing task. But once you understand the basics, and the main differences between models, you will find that getting the best machine for you is much more straightforward than you might think.

First of all, it is important that you know exactly what an espresso machine does: once you understand this, many of the extra features that come with some machines will not seem so strange! Espresso machines are fitted with a metal filter container that is filled with ground coffee; this is tamped down to compact the coffee grounds, and the metal filter is locked in place in the machine. Water is then pumped through the coffee grounds in the filter, and this produces an espresso. Cappuccinos, lattes and other variations of coffee can also be made by adding various amounts of frothed milk to the basic espresso- espresso machines come with a steam wand and milk frother for this purpose.

Some of the differences you will find between machines include the number of steam wands (some have more than one so that you can steam milk for more than one cup at once), the number of ‘heads’ (the more heads a machine has, the more cups of coffee can be produced at one time), and the inclusion of extras such as cup-warming plates and drip trays.

So keep the basics in mind, research the range of machines out there and make sure you know exactly what kind of machine you can afford for your budget- then get ready to serve your espresso! Happy shopping!

Jin Ee recommends http://www.cofcaf.co.uk/ for sourcing Espresso machines online.

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An ounce of an espresso shot can make a whole lot of difference in your drink.

good-espresso.JPG  The Good

Good espresso has 3 layers if you look at it properly. Usually the bottom of the espresso is darker than its a dark brown body and topped with rich golden crema. It is usually extracted within 22 seconds. The timing’s just my recommendation. Other baristas prefer 22, 21 or 23 seconds. However, timing is just one of the criteria for good espresso. Other conditions that has to be taken into account is the pump pressure, machine pressure, oxidation of espresso ground/beans and the loss of temperature.

The Bad bad-espresso.JPG

Bad espresso is usually extracted after 26-27 seconds and it tastes horrible. You could tell a bad espresso from its distinct black body.

bad-espresso.JPG The Ugly

The ugly side to espresso is a shot that is extracted too fast due to wrong method of tamping or the wrong amount of pump pressure.  You can tell an ‘undershot’ (less than 20 seconds extraction time) espresso by its reddish brown body.

 

 


Descale your Espresso Machine- Before it’s too late!

My dear friends, I found this great video at YouTube that shows you how you descale your Espresso Machine regularly in order to prevent corrosion build-up. Now, I do not normally recommend descaling or repairing the machine on your own.

Call on the experts for maintenance or servicing to repair your machine’s corroded parts in order to prevent terrible steam pressure from your machine and electric failure that can cause you bodily harm.

You may watch the video here!


Braun Tassimo TA 1400 Hot Beverage System

What a Beauty…

There is only one word that I could only use to describe the Bestselling Braun Tassimo TA 1400 Hot Beverage System.

Wonderful. Just simply, wonderful.

Besides its elegant design, the features of this machine are stunning.  Are you a fan of hot chocolate, tea, latte, espresso, cappuccino and even coffee? Well guess what, this machine could make these hot beverages for you at the touch of a button.

How?

This machine uses state of the art technology of Tassimo Discs (T-Discs) that measure the exact ingredient amounts of each drink, and uses a barcode system where the machine scans the barcode indicated for the prefered drink at that particular time of the day. Awesome, isn’t it?

Read more about it!

The Braun Tassimo TA 1400 Hot Beverage System


DeLonghi

24Nov06

I haven’t really touched that much on the great aspects of Delonghi, but I’ll definitely do so now.

Originated from Italy, the country that first invented espresso, the Delonghi Group have lived up to their name of perfecting espresso from their coffee machines. Delonghi is one of the great companies that offers good coffee machines and have attained great reviews from experts and consumers alike.

One of the great things Delonghi constantly has is the great technological expertise, quality and efficiency in performing research and development in all of their products according to consumers’ preference.

One of their great innovations is the Delonghi Magnifica. I will be featuring different Magnifica products according to their super automatic awesome features and specifications. One of the coffee machines I am featuring now is the DeLonghi EAM3200 Magnifica Super Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine.

The EAM 3200 is one of the greatest super automatic espresso machines around. It offers a patented Direct-To-Brew system that can automatically grind your beans at the touch of a button. I love this function because it saves you the trouble of buying a coffee grinder, tamping grounded espresso and wasting espresso beans when the taste is not up to your standard.

The machine has an instant reheat function, so you’ll never have to worry if your machine is at its optimum temperature for making espresso.

Read more about this product!

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Everyone, what is going on?

Is your current coffee machine wearing you out? No matter how much you’ve tried, does the coffee you make turn out to taste bland or bitter? Ever dream of having the Perfect Coffee Machine?

 Well look no further, because this is the blog where you can find…

The Perfect Coffee Machine

In this blog, you will find articles on coffee machines from Great Commercial Brands such as Braun, Capresso, Melitta, Delonghi and Krups.

The reasons why I chose these brands because they have:

  • Machines of Great Quality
  • Machines of affordable prices
  • Machines that have obtained numerous positive customer reviews and testimonials 

Imagine this

What if you can find the perfect coffee machine that lasts for a long time?

What if your coffee machine can save you loads of money on coffee?

What if there is no more hassle in preparing a great cuppa at any time of the day?

Think about it…

Being a coffee lover and buying a coffee machine is a great start to being your own barista. Financially, you get to save more money, and you can make your own brew, espresso, cappuccino, americano or latte at any time of the day! Plus, having a great machine will get rid of the hassle you have gone through with a depreciating coffee maker like rusting, no water filtration, cleaning hard to clean areas, break downs and others.

Eliminate the frustration you feel within and feel free to look around this blog to find the machine that you want. Prices are categorized according to the specifc qualities of coffee machines as low as less than $50 to a measly $400.

So what are you waiting for? Feel free to look around now!


Capresso 441.05 MT-500 Plus 10-cup Coffeemaker with Metallic Alloy Body and Stainless Thermal Carafe

 Capresso 441.05 MT-500 Plus 10-cup Coffeemaker with Metallic Alloy Body and Stainless Thermal CarafeCapresso is well known for their machines’ technology and design. If you acually went to Capresso.com there are many different types of machines with great designs. Capresso also takes great pride in their technology in having able to serve efficient coffee to the masses.I have found a great Capresso product, the Capresso 441.05 MT-500 Plus 10-cup Coffeemaker with Metallic Alloy Body and Stainless Thermal Carafe. This beauty of a Capresso does a lot more than just melting our hearts with its elegant design.Remember my article? Health Check: Water? One thing i really loved about this coffee maker is the ability to remove 83% of chlorine and other impurities with their charcoal water filter system. Also, it has a permanent GoldTone filter that is easy to maintain and use.Check what others had to say:

Best cup of coffee!!, October 30, 2006

By: PlaneOne

When I found out that my 8 cup machine from Starbucks was being recalled I was kinda sad. After reviewing the machine that they were offering as a replacement I decided to look else ware. I was worried about buying the Capresso machine because of the overspilling issue that many write about. I have to say, its not to hard to line the top of the craft up so that it will not overspill. Don’t worry about this, it is not an issue unless you are completely clueless. This machine is very nice, the coffee has to be some of the best coffee brewed! It is a great machine with looks and brew power!! Bottom line: Get it!
 

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Capresso 441.05 MT-500 Plus 10-cup Coffeemaker with Metallic Alloy Body and Stainless Thermal Carafe