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What Types Of Espresso Bar Accessories Are Available

Aug 17, 2007
You have just recently brought yourself a good quality espresso machine but what else is there that you can possibly buy to provide you with a more profession touch when producing your espressos at home. In this article we will look at a number of different espresso bar accessories that can be readily brought online.

1. Espresso Tamper
This is an essential accessory for either the professional barista or a person who is serious about brewing the perfect cup of espresso. The tamper is used to "tamp down" or "compress" the fine ground coffee into the espresso machine filter basket. You need an espresso machine filter basket in order to produce an authentic espresso that is both rich and thick with crema. You should look to purchase a tamper that is just slightly smaller than the filter basket inside diameter and will provide a comfortable and secure grip in your hand in order for you to exert the required amount of downward pressure to compress the coffee correctly.

2. Brew and Frothing Pitchers
These are an extremely useful accessory for when you want to produce professional quality cappuccinos or lattes for friends and family in your own home. You can get various different sizes of pitchers starting at 12 oz and going up to 24 oz. Although you may find that a 12oz is more than adequate for your home. You may even decide to use these pitchers to serve cold milk instead with your coffee.

3. Coffee and Espresso Cups
This may well be one of the most important espresso bar accessories that you could need. Having these will allow you and your guests to enjoy fine coffee. Often the espresso cups are typically sized between 2 and 3 ounces and are ideal for those people who prefer to drink theirs straight. Also you can purchase a much larger style of coffee cup normally between 6 to 8 ounces in size and these are great for using when you want to make cappuccinos or latte's.

4. Demitasse Spoons
The Demitasse or Espresso spoon is much smaller than a normal teaspoon and may be a fine compliment to the espresso cups that you have. These kinds of spoons will be the perfect finishing touch when you are serving fine coffee, espresso or tea to your guests.

Above we have provided you with just some of the many different types of espresso bar accessories that are now readily available both online or in your local department store. There are even some coffee companies such as Starbucks who will sell their products to their customers through their coffee shops.
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