Guide to Buy an Espresso Machine for your Home
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The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportional to the quantity of coffee he drank.
Coffee smells like freshly ground heaven.
Is there anything more delicious than waking up in the morning and enjoying an espresso or a cappuccino?
What should you consider before buying a homemade espresso machine? What is the difference?
If you are thinking of buying an espresso machine for your home, please first answer these questions:
Because, before buying an espresso machine for your home, before looking only at the aesthetics of the machine, you have to consider the space in your kitchen or if you are going to adapt a special place. Do you want a capsule machine? Or do you want to make your own espressos or cappuccinos?
Or are you thinking of buying a machine where you can make your own espressos and play barista but also, when you have little time, use a capsule of your favorite flavor.
How much do you want to pay?
Types of espresso machines:
Espresso machines can be manual or automated. The more automated is an espresso machine, the easier it will be to make coffee, but the less control you will have in the process. If you want to be able to prepare lattes or cappuccinos then you have to buy a machine with a steam tube to create milk foam.
How do they work? The water is heated to a high temperature, so that it reaches a high pressure. Subsequently, that water passes through a filter where the ground coffee is. As it has so much pressure, the water when it is strained through the filter absorbs the flavor of the coffee that will be the one that finally reaches our cup.
Pressure is measured in bars. More bars, better coffee and creamier espresso. Automatic coffee machines adjust the pressure for each type of drink.
Some espresso machines include the option to grind the coffee. But, if you want to use freshly ground coffee, you can always buy a coffee grinder separately.
Cleaning and maintenance of the machine are also important issues. In this sense, you have to inform yourself of what cleaning and maintenance procedures are required in each case, these processes can complicate the use of the machine.
Capsule coffee machines are fast and clean, and more and more types of coffee are available for use. However, it is much more expensive and the capsules generate waste that is difficult to recycle. In addition, only specific types of capsules can be used (depending on the brand).
Types of coffee that you can prepare in an espresso machine: Cappuccino, mocha, macchiato, american, espresso.
Some options of espresso machines:
Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine, Large, Stainless Steel
Nespresso Essenza Mini Original Espresso Machine by Breville, Pure White
Nespresso Lattissima Pro Original Espresso Machine with Milk Frother by De’Longhi, 10.8″ L x 7.6″ W x 13″ H, Silver
Calphalon BVCLECMP1 Temp iQ Espresso Machine with Steam Wand, Stainless
De’Longhi Stilosa Manual Espresso Machine, Latte & Cappuccino Maker, 15 Bar Pump Pressure + Manual Milk Frother Steam Wand, Black / Stainless, EC260BK
Capresso 124.01 Ultima Pro Programmable Pump Espresso Machine
Gevi Espresso Machines 15 Bar Fast Heating Cappuccino Coffee Maker with Foaming Milk Frother Wand for Espresso, Latte Machiato, 1.25L Removable Water Tank, Double Temperature Control System, 1350W, Black/Silver.
Mixpresso Espresso Machine for Nespresso
Nespresso Pixie Espresso Machine, Aluminum
Delonghi EC680R DEDICA 15-Bar Pump Espresso Machine, Red