I know we’ve been a “buzz” lately with all the cup holder and coffee talk, but here’s more great info:
Espresso has grown in popularity over the last few years. The growth has been so large that many people are now making their own espresso. Modern technology has provided some great machines that can produce commercial style quality right in your own home. Listed below are the top three machines in order.
- Delonghi Magnifica – This wonderful machine is truly automatic. There is a bean grinder located inside the machine. Pick out a favorite coffee bean, pour it in and watch it go to work. The beans are ground according to the amount needed for serving. Unused beans are saved for later use. No more measuring the right number of beans. The DeLonghi Espresso Makeralso has warmers for the cup and espresso. This ensures optimal temperature for your drinking pleasure. Clean up is a breeze since the entire brewing mechanism is removable. Take it out, rinse it off and put it back in place. Easy as pie. The automatic timer is a real joy. Pour in the beans, fill the reservoir with water and set the timer and espresso will be waiting for you when you get out of bed. With the water and bean capacity, this machine can hold enough to make espresso for a couple of days.
- Rancilio Silvia – This machine is usually advertised as an entry level espresso maker. It has a inexpensive acquisition cost and it makes good espresso. It does take a long time for it to generate a drink, upwards of 45 minutes. One of the more favorite qualities of this machine is its look. People enjoy having a commercial grade espresso machine in their home that can also add to the style of the kitchen.
- Gaggia Classic – This model is the best selling product from the Gaggia brand. Its fans claim that it makes a terrific tasting espresso in the comfort of their own kitchen. It is slightly different from the first two models mentioned above because this one is dubbed a semi automatic machine. In order to make an espresso the user must first determine the proper dose of coffee beans. The beans must then be tamped according to specifications. Finally, the brewing must be monitored to make sure it reaches the right temperature and stays at that temperature long enough to make the drink.
Purchasing a home espresso machine has many practical aspects. It can save time and money by cutting down on trips to the local coffee shop for your favorite food and beverage. It also can be a great way to end an evening with friends by sharing a nice cup of espresso in or out of a coffee drink holder. And it can add real flavor to the morning to make sure the day starts out right.