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Espresso Makers - Espresso Machines Make Your Cup Of Coffee Easily And Quickly
Espresso machines are one of the most indispensable home appliances these days. A well-made espresso machine can make an excellent cup of coffee that will tantalize your taste buds and have you saying "Wow!" at the same time. Espresso coffee machines are generally small and portable which makes them a convenient addition to any home. This is especially true for college students on the go who need a reliable way to make their favorite coffee at anytime throughout the day.
Espresso coffee machines come in two basic types, a pump or a roller. A pump machine is very similar to a drip machine in that it dispenses the beverage through a plastic tube. In most models, the water is pushed through the filter at high pressure to help the extraction process. The first espresso machines were made and patented by Angelo Mazzarella of Turin, Italy in 18 Donovan. A pump coffee maker is the most common type of espresso machines found today.
A coffee grinder, also referred to as a blade grinder, is a specialized unit that grinds the coffee beans and dispenses them into a filter bag. Some espresso machines use a blade grinder, combined with a pump, while others require the use of a separate blade for this purpose. Blade units are considered the easiest to clean, although they do require a bit more effort when grinding because the grinders blade must be completely cleaned before using.
Another essential part of the Espresso Machine is the heating element or boiler. Espresso is made by forcing steam or hot water through finely ground coffee in a small reservoir known as a boiler. A boiler may contain a heating element or two; a gas-fired boiler is the most common type and uses a column of gas in conjunction with a heating element. An electric-heated boiler is usually smaller than a gas-fired model and less expensive to purchase, but it can only heat water and not coffee.
Commercial espresso machines are usually designed for use in larger commercial shops, but there are home espresso machines available for everyday use. The majority of home espresso makers are steam driven. They work by exposing the water to a heated tube at high pressure, creating steam that drives the coffee through the grounds. Commercial machines use a very powerful pump, but some home espresso machines can use a slow drip method for a true cup of espresso.
Most commercial and home espresso machines are considered automatic because all of the process is controlled by the pump. However, the word "automatic" does not always mean "easy to use." The real automatic coffee makers are the ones that have a display that will show how much water is remaining in the tank, so that you can fill up the pot without having to stop the cycle or delay the brewing time. Some of the more advanced models have an over-the-top knob that is almost like a futuristic remote control. Many espresso machines can be set up to work with automatic drip coffees, or semi-automatic drip coffees, depending on the specific machine.
Two other popular styles of automatic coffee maker are the lever espresso machines and the double-sided ristretto. A lever is used to control pressure, and the lever espresso machines are the more common style. A double-sided ristretto is basically a squeezing machine that produces a lighter and darker cup of coffee. Both lever and double-sided came with detailed instructions for use and cleaning.
Steam driven and stovetop espresso machines are the easiest to use. You simply add hot water, place your coffee makers inside, and turn on the power. All of the mechanical processes are handled by the pump, and you do not need any additional devices to operate them. Steam powered machines may require that you purchase your own stove or cooker in order to get your coffee brewing, but you will find that they make the perfect cup of coffee for your home and office needs.