A_Guide_To_Choosing_Expresso_Machines by MonikaKam

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A Guide To Choosing Expresso Machine
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Summary:
Expresso machines are one of the mo
st popular kitchen appliances. They
 have gained popularity in recent y
ears. With one of these machines in
 your house, you can have your favo
urite coffee shop drink whenever yo
u want, without having to leave the
 house.

Specialty coffee machines can be ve
ry expensive and are a significant
investment. The most common machine
s are semi automatic or super autom
atic machines. Both have benefits,
depending on your preference and th
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Article Body:
Expresso machines are one of the mo
st popular kitchen appliances. They
 have gained popularity in recent y
ears. With one of these machines in
 your house, you can have your favo
urite coffee shop drink whenever yo
u want, without having to leave the
 house.

Specialty coffee machines can be ve
ry expensive and are a significant
investment. The most common machine
s are semi automatic or super autom
atic machines. Both have benefits,
depending on your preference and th
e amount of money you are willing t
o spend. Take some time to learn th
e features and benefits of each typ
e before you make a purchase.
Semi Automatic Expresso Machines
Semi automatic machines allow you m
ore control in the brewing process.
 These are the most popular in home
 machines. You start and stop the b
rewing process, which only takes ab
out thirty seconds. Most come with
either a frothing adapter or a stem
 want for making cappuccino or othe
r specialty drinks.
Semi automatics come with either a
pressurized or a commercial portafi
lter. A commercial portafilter has
a metal holder with a plastic handl
e. These are found on coffee shop c
appuccino makers. You need to get t
he grind setting, tamp pressure and
 timing right to get the best cup p
ossible. It takes a few tries to pe
rfect this process.

A pressurized portafilter has a rin
g inside that adjusts the flow of t
he water. the water will flow slowe
r for coarse grounds and faster for
 finer grounds. The ring also enhan
ces the crema on top and makes a be
tter cup with less effort from you.
 With a pressurized portafilter, yo
u don_t need to worry as much about
 the tamp pressure or grind of the
beans.
Super Automatic Machines
Some people prefer a super automati
c machine. With a super automatic,
you can make a complete cup of Expr
esso or cappuccino with the push of
 one button. When you first set up
the machine, you pre program everyt
hing and then it_s ready to go. If
you want a fast cup with little eff
ort, or aren_t skilled at brewing,
you may want a machine that can do
it all for you.
Great Features of Expresso Machines
There is a wide difference in the p
rice of Expresso makers. Part of th
e price difference lies in the feat
ures of the machine. The more featu
res, the higher the price.

o A digital display allows you to c
ontrol many options on your machine
. You can set the timer to shut off
  or enter the energy saving mode. P
rogram the machine for the water le
vel or amount of coffee grounds to
affect the taste and strength of th
e drink. Set the temperature for th
e finished drink. Some even allow y
ou to program the machine for the h
ardness of your water.

o A bypass doser allows you to use
different coffees. With this featur
e, you can bypass the grinding proc
ess and use pre ground coffee.

o An adjustable dosage feature allo
ws you to adjust the amount of bean
s to be ground. Most allow for betw
een six and thirteen grams, dependi
ng on the machine.

o A rapid steam feature will go fro
m brewing temperature to steam temp
erature in ten seconds.

								
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