Best Coffee Machines And Types Of Coffee Makers.
Posted by Pie Chan on April 25th, 2018
Everyone likes coffee. Especially in the mornings, a cup of coffee taken out of coffee machines can always get us ahead. At first you can be satisfied with the instant coffee, but sooner or later you will have to try something better and more elegant, and you will start thinking about preparing coffee and what types of coffee machines are available in the market.
We understand that choosing between the best coffee machines can be a headache, and it will probably cost you a few cups of coffee too, but you do not have to spend a lot either. Hopefully, this guide can help you choose the machine that you like the most.
Types of coffee makers
Once you have decided what type of coffee you would like to make, you have to choose between the appropriate machines that suit you best. The best ones would be those that adapt to your personality and your needs. So, let’s indicate some types of machine and the step-by-step procedure of its use:
1. Filter / drip coffee makers
Filter coffee machines work from top to bottom. The water is poured into a water tank at the top and heated with a built-in heating device. Hot water drips through a filter filled with ground coffee. Finally, the coffee leaves the filter towards a pot at the bottom. Most machines have a heating plate on the bottom to keep the coffee warm.
2. Espresso coffee machines
If you like strong and intense coffee, an espresso machine would be your best choice. First, the water is heated to the optimum temperature at around 90 ° C. Remember that the boiling water ruins the coffee, giving it a bitter taste.
Then the hot water passes through the ground coffee to a certain pressure bar in order to produce a small cup of strong coffee. Surely you see that there are mainly two types of coffee machines on the market: those driven by pump and those driven by steam. The difference between these two machines is the way they produce pressure. Steam pumps only produce about 2-4 bars of pressure, while pump machines can reach up to 9 bars of pressure, but they are more expensive.
The pressure bar is important, as it is required to make a good espresso. A good espresso machine should have a good golden and creamy coating that stays on top of the coffee maker. The cream is an extract of pure coffee, which is rich in flavor. In order to get a good cream, a high pressure is a must and you should definitely choose between pump-driven coffee makers if you want a good quality espresso.
3. Capsule coffee machines
Instead of using ground coffee or beans, capsule coffee makers use pre-packaged sealed coffee capsules containing ground coffee inside. The capsules are perforated when they are inserted into the machine. The hot water passes through the capsules under certain pressure bars and finally produces a cup of hot drink. These are coffee makers with an easy-to-use capsule system that is gaining popularity in Spain and around the world. This could also be the new trend of types of homemade coffee makers. Then the hot water passes through the ground coffee to a certain pressure bar in order to produce a small cup of strong coffee.
4. More types of coffee machines
We have mentioned the filters, espresso and capsules. However, there are some that you may not see so often but that also have a place in the market and are still used the same, we are talking about:
• Italian coffee. For black coffee and espresso. Also known as moka. The typical, available as if it were a pot to heat up in our stove, although there is also the version of Italian electric coffee makers. Ground coffee is needed on one side and water on the other. As the water is heated and begins to boil, it is pulled up to where the coffee is, which then filters at the base.
• Plunger coffee maker. For black coffee. Also known as a French or piston coffee machine. It is not really a machine, but if you are a new person in how to make good coffee or just want to do it occasionally, this is the perfect place to start. Hot water is mixed with ground coffee, it is left and then its pressure bar is pressed downwards. A filter separates the coffee from the water and we will be ready to be taken.
• Pump coffee maker. For espresso. It works with the thermoblock system (you can learn more on our home page). The water is heated around between 85 and 92 degrees, since it is the temperature to boil coffee without burning. Then a high-pressure pump forces the water through the coffee to extract the character and the rich aroma, although only one coffee at a time.
• Pressure coffee machine. For espresso, cappuccino and late. The water is heated in a compartment and when the pressure and watering are strong enough, force it to go through the coffee. In addition, it can also be used with milk.
The process of making coffee always involves grinding the seeds and then boiling them with hot water to extract the flavor. What differentiates an espresso from a filtered coffee is the fineness of the grind and the way in which the hot water is mixed with the ground coffee