Lilly Chang. Coffee Machines. December 03rd , 2017.
Millions of people around the world start their day off with a cup of coffee. Some will brew a cup at home while others may get theirs at a coffeehouse. If you are thinking about purchasing a new coffee maker, you should consider the advantages of the new single serve machines that are available on the market. One advantage of single serve coffee machines, is that they use something called a pod to brew the desired coffee. A pod contains enough coffee to brew one cup of coffee. Because of this, there is not a need to make a whole pot any more.
There are several different kinds of single serve coffee machines on the market, but I have a Keurig coffee machine. For the Keurigs coffee machines, there are over 250 different kinds of coffee to choose from. They call their pod a K-cup. K-cups come in the caffeinated and non-caffeinated versions as well. So, you are essentially able to brew a gourmet-style cup of coffee in the comfort of your own home at any time of the day.
A common coffee machine is the espresso machine. These machines make coffee by using steam that is pumped through tightly packed finely ground coffee beans. The result of this process varies according to how the operator chooses to make it, which depends on the options available for their machine. These machines vary from one that simply pumps steam at Bar 15 pressure through a porta filter that holds ground coffee to programmable ones. Programmable machines will grind your coffee, make your espresso your way and even dispose the spent grounds and then sends a clean rinse through the machine. Some machines may have other attachments to make cappuccinos and lattes. Some machines similar to espressos use a higher pressure of 19 bars.
There is a separate Grinder, which usually sits on top of a Knockout Drawer which is used for the spent coffee pucks. Although most Traditional Espresso Machines have automatic dosing these days, the coffee making process is by hand (Artisan). The coffee shot; single or double is prepared using the machine. The milk is foamed using the machine Steam Wand. The coffee is then put together to make any one of the most popular coffees. Cappuccino, Latte, Mocha and Macchiato etc. All of the preparation adds to the "Theatre" of the Coffee Culture. Customers have a higher perception of an "Artisan Coffee" and are willing to pay more. Training is required to ensure quality and consistency.
Premium brands like Lavazza and Dualit are also available for your indulgence. Brands such as Bosch, Gaggia, De Longhi, Siemens and Kitchenaid carry coffee makers that are budget friendly. Some of these brands are really well regarded in producing the best coffee machines and you are guaranteed that they will last. You also have to consider how easy the machine is to use for your convenience. Especially if you have a very tight schedule, automatic and programmable machines can really help a lot.
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