Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Right Espresso Coffee Maker: A Partnership Of Man And Machine
Often enough we can come across friends, colleagues, neighbors, and even fellow PTA members that possess an espresso coffee maker. The times have been changing with the fast paced lives of people when everyone seems to be in a hurry and less time is spent on living and tea rooms and more instead on the town’s coffee shop. Way before the coffee shops started to mushroom, there were a few espresso coffee makers sold in the common market. Getting a hold of these machines would be at coffee exhibits and conventions only. During those times preparing for a cup of espresso (and for coffee drinkers a cup of espresso is just a couple of sips) takes long and can be a messy process. Everything is done manually from the boiling of the water to the grinding and tampering of the powdered beans. Preparing this would mean having knowledge on what it takes to be a barista. As more and more people have enjoyed true gourmet and specialty coffee, there are many models of espresso coffee makers out in the market today. There are some models that practically do everything and all the user has to do is to plug the espresso coffee maker and a perfect brew of espresso will be ready in just a couple of minutes. Semi – automatic Espresso Coffee Maker For espresso coffee lovers who want to have total control on the taste, flavor and texture of their espresso – this machine is just for you. This type of espresso machine is not fully automatic and mainly for the reason of controlling the outcome and taste of the espresso. For budgeted espresso lovers who want to own a piece of espresso machine this is the right model for you. The price range for these models is from $100 – $1,000 depending on the brand and model. These models do not give a mediocre brew. It basically still has the same outcome as the automatic ones except for the fact that you‘ll just have to perform some of the tampering. Fully Automatic Espresso Coffee Maker Top of the line espresso machines are these models with some having prices that go as much as $4,000. These machines are the fully-automated-press-the-button machines and all the coffee aficionados just have to sit and relax for his espresso to drip unto the cup. These models come with a standard LCD screen where in you can program the thickness and the quantity of the espresso. The volume of the espresso can also be programmed in order for it to fit exactly on the cup without spillage. The price range for these models would start at about $300 and could go as high as $4500. So it’s a good idea to check out first the basic models before jumping onto the more complicated ones so as not to lose that hard earned money.