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How to Choose the Right Espresso Machine

Aug 12, 2008
When it comes to popular world drinks, coffee is definitely on the top of the list. Because of our morning ritual involving coffee as well as coffee shops turning up everywhere, espresso machines have become in high demand! There are three things to keep in mind when purchasing an espresso machine. One, what it really takes to make a good cup of coffee, two, the time it takes to make, and three, what it takes to maintain the machine.

It's absolutely key you don't forget these factors when looking into purchasing one for yourself. An espresso machine should be used with finely grounded coffee beans, and spring or aerated water. And many espresso machines have a filter built-in, to make the water taste a bit cleaner. There are a variety of espresso machines, and some have two dispensers. It's considerably more expensive to have the dual model, and that also tends to be the model fitted with the water filter.

One important thing people forget when purchasing an espresso machine is cleaning. Make sure you can easily and effortlessly clean your machine after each days use. If you decide to neglect cleaning, all the old bits will become stale over time and make your coffee taste horrible. So how does it work? It shoots 90 degree centrigrade water, and has it pressured into freshly ground coffee. The resulting oils are removed and used to create a syrupy liquid. In an ideal world, an espresso machine could turn out a double shot in around 20 seconds.

Another element of a great espresso making is ensuring you are roasting very, very lightly. If the roasting isn't done extremely carefully, the sugars and rich aroma will be lost. If you roast your espresso too dark, expect liquid charcoal, cause that's what it's going to taste like.

What's critical in a good espresso is using a great espresso blend. It's a must that the coffees are specially blended to become smooth and rich. The blend should be freshly ground and brewed within 4 days from actually roasting.

There's a variety of espresso machines available, not just one. There are piston-driven ones, steam espresso machines, pump-driven ones, stovetop machines, automatic makers, as well as super automatic makers. You shouldn't have to spend too much of your time and energy maintaining the machine, especially if you get one with a built in water tank, that way you can avoid plumbing costs and you can move the machine whenever you need.
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Chris Jensen is a contributing author of Jetfly Shop. For more related articles and views visit Jetfly Home & Garden Blog now. Also, for the best up-to-date related online products, check out Jetfly Coffee & Tea Collectibles Shop for todays current online deals.
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