Do you love coffee? Imagine brewing perfect coffee at home additional reading. You can find the perfect coffee machine by using these easy tips. This guide will not only help you find the perfect machine to suit your requirements, but one that you’ll be pleased with for many more years.
1. What kind of Coffee are you a coffee lover?
The first thing you need to do is identify your favorite coffee. This shouldn’t be difficult. Why? Why? You should ask to watch the coffee machine in action. It is important to observe the end product of brewing a cup of coffee – a golden, rich crema. As the coffee is extracted from the head of the group, it looks rich and dripping with honey.
2. Machine Pressure
It is important to exert enough pressure on the beans to get the desired amount of coffee. The cream will be rich and golden. Do not even consider machines that have less than 15 bar pressure. The final product will be of poor quality. Ask if your machine is capable of extracting at 9 bar pressure. It should be possible to get enough flavour from your machine to create a real espresso. The list of advantages for each machine will include this.
3. Need an automatic or manual machine?
The final decision comes down how much control you want over the process of making coffee. Although manual machines can be excellent at a lower price, you may have to “do more work” when brewing. Full automatic machines may cost more, but will do the job for you. And they still produce a great cup of coffee. You can still control elements like “coffee grinding” and “milk foaming” but the semi-automatic model will control temperature and time of extraction. Prices will influence your choice as they range from fully manual to fully automatic. Work out the budget you have and then look at what’s available.
4. It is important to have hot water.
While making multiple coffees, less expensive machines can give out – the water has to be heated. Using the steam wand or group head will deplete the boiler. You then need to refill it – this is painful and irritating (not literally). Although dual boilers have many benefits, they can also be very expensive. If you want to save money on your coffee machine purchase one with “thermoblock”, which quickly reheats water.
5. The Best Grind
It is possible to buy vacuum-sealed pre-ground coffee beans. They are OK, but the air in them makes it stale pretty quickly. A grinder will cost you between $100-300. It’s great that some coffee machines come with a built-in mill, but make sure to be able adjust it so you can get the perfect extraction and crema. It is important to control the coffee grind. If you want to buy a machine with an integrated grinder, make sure you have full control over this step.
6. Cleaning and Maintenance.
It is necessary to clean and maintain coffee machines. Some machines are equipped with automatic descalers and cleaners, making life easier. Coffee grounds and milk can clog group heads, frothing arms and rubber seals. This will affect the pressure of the wand and may cause them to fail. If you want to maintain your machine, purchase coffee cleaning powder at the same time as your machine.
This article contains a number of tips and suggestions to help you find the perfect machine for either your office or home.