Producers of coffee machines - De’Longi, Krups, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto,
We buy a coffee machine. What to look for? What are the differences between coffee machines? First, it is worth answering questions such as what kind of coffee do we like? What is the most common preparation? How much money do we spend on buying a coffee machine? There are several types of espresso machines on the market, mainly they differ in the way the drink is prepared.
The simplest form of pressurized coffee is coffee pot , also called cafeteria or mocha. It is a low-pressure coffee maker and is used to prepare traditional Italian coffee. It consists of a jug with a coffee strainer inside and a water container at the bottom. Pour a certain amount of water into this container and pour ground coffee into the strainer. Then we put the device on the stove to boil water. The pressure created by the resulting steam causes the water to be forced upwards through the coffee. The infusion that is formed is collected in the upper tank. Filter coffee machines . The easiest to use. Pour the appropriate amount of ground coffee into the container with the filter and press the button. The coffee machine pours boiling water over it and slowly seeps into the jug at the bottom. They are inexpensive, keep the temperature for a long time, can be used to make larger amounts of coffee and are also perfect for making teas and infusions of herbs. The next group is espresso machines , also known as manual, manual, lever or semi-automatic. Ground coffee is poured into the portafilter (also known as a portafilter) in a certain amount, which must be thoroughly pressed, if not tapped properly, the water will flow too quickly and the brewing process takes place too quickly. The heating element in such coffee machines are most often boilers. The water in it is heated by a heater placed inside or surrounding it from the outside. Pressurized hot water passes through the coffee and flows as a finished drink through the dispenser into the cup. However, for the preparation of coffee using the overflow or pressure method, the so-called combined coffee machines . They consist of two separate brewing elements - a pressure espresso machine and an overflow coffee machine. Capsule coffee machines, which have recently become extremely popular on our market, are classified as automatic pressure coffee machines. We buy coffee for them in special capsules. To prepare the drink, just put the capsule in the right place, place the cup, press the button and the finished drink flows. Pressure coffee machines automatic with a built-in grinder is the most expensive type of these devices. Each machine of this type will prepare espresso and black coffee, and additionally frothed milk. Most of these automatic coffee machines have the ability to change parameters, such as: degree of grinding of beans, water temperature, strength and volume of the coffee drink.
Remember! Depending on the type of machine, we select the appropriate degree of grinding coffee.
filter coffee maker - coarsely ground
coffee pot - medium ground
pressure coffee machine - finely ground
Only in the case of coffee machines with a grinder, the apparatus will automatically select the degree of grinding grain