Espresso Machine

Because of the busy lifestyle that people have today they rarely have time to do tasks in the kitchen. As a matter of fact, many of them do no have enough minute to fix their own espresso at home. Because of this, many are now patronizing coffee shops serving espresso, cappuccino, and other types of coffee. This allows them to stay awake while on the job and have the energy they need for the rest of the day. Little do they know that the total price of the coffee that they purchase every month can be reduced by using simple yet efficient kitchen tools including the espresso machine. Instead of paying two to three dollars for every single cup of espresso, you can just buy an espresso machine and make unlimited number of cups of the popular Italian coffee beverage.

What you will do to recreate the famous coffee beverage at home is to put at least seven to ten grams of ground coffee and water to the machine. This kitchen appliance would then force the water to reach an intense temperature that can go as high as 200 degree Fahrenheit or equivalent to 90 degree Celsius. However, it will be compressed with a huge force in a puck under a certain amount of pressure.

There are three types of espresso machines that are currently out in the market today. This includes the steam-driven espresso machine, the pump-driven espresso machine, and the piston-driven espresso machine. But although these various types of espresso machines use different tools in making espressos, they all have some similarities. First, they all have group handle called portafilter. This group handle includes the metal-filter basket which keeps the finely ground coffee. When creating an espresso, the basket is secured under the diffusion block of the group handle’s head. Another similarity among the three types of espresso machines is that they can all prepare espressos in a matter of twenty to twenty five seconds. Aside from that, they can all create different variations of espresso when a steam wand is attached. These variations are what people usually order in coffee shops – the latte and the cappuccino.

Because of the popularity of coffee, particularly the espresso, cappuccino, and latte, there are now different variations of the espresso machines. There is no such thing as manually operated espresso machines that exist on the market today. So the variations only include the semi-automatic espresso machine, the automatic espresso machine, the super-automatic espresso machine, the handpresso, and the stovepot (sometimes called as the moka pot).

The semi automatic, automatic, and super automatic machine would need little effort from the user. They can even let the machine do all the work as long as it is plugged in a water source and electricity. By pushing a button or two, these machines would give you the espresso that you are craving for in just a few seconds. You can also let the machine create a latte or cappuccino almost instantly as long as you know the right settings.

On the other hand, if you want a portable espresso machine then it is time for you to get a handpresso instead. Just like any other espresso machines, there are water reservoirs and a pocket where you could put the finely ground coffee. Meanwhile, the moka pot or the macchinetta (as what the Italians call it) are commonly found in countries like Portugal, Italy, and Spain. It is rare to find an American home having a moka pot since the people here are always looking for kitchen products that would give fast results without exerting so much effort.

This Espresso Machine Review is Written/Updated on Jul 11th, 2009 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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