If you have become an espresso fanatic like me, then it is only in order that you consider making an investment in a good espresso maker. However, with the many types being sold in the market today, you may end up getting confused as to which to purchase. Fortunately with the following tips, you can be able to make the right choice that best fits your coffee making needs and expectations.
Ease in cleaning
A good machine for making espresso should be easy to use as well as clean. With this in mind, purchase one that has a removable filter basket. You should also be able to read the water level gauge easily. There are some machines that have filters that can be reused and thus excusing you from regular purchasing of paper filters. Mineral deposits which are present in water can slow the brewing cycle but with a good cleaning indicator light, you can be able to tell when it is appropriate to remove the residue.
You should choose a machine that has the features that you regularly need when brewing your espresso. A machine that has a timer that can be programmed enables you to begin your brewing before getting up in the morning. With automatic machines, you will not need to be worried about switching it off when your favorite espresso is ready. Note however, that the type of a grinder that comes with your machine will greatly influence the flavor of your espresso. Also note that the number of added features a wanted machine has can actually increase its buying price.
Type of carafe
The temperature of resultant espresso will be determined by the type of carafe you machine comes with. A machine that has a glass carafe that sits on a hot plate tends to keep the beverage warm. Also a coffee maker which has carafe that is thermal does not require a hot plate since it is capable of keeping the espresso hot until the required time. Make sure however to carefully read the reviews before buying since the machines that have thermal carafe differ.
Machines for making espresso come in a wide range of brands and models. Nonetheless, the ideal choice depends on an individual’s preference. Note however, the higher the resultant making pressure, the more quality espresso beverage you get. Electric espresso machines that use steam generated from heated water do not produce strong enough pressure to produce a beverage that is of excellent quality. If you are for high quality espresso, then consider an electric espresso machine that uses a powered pump to create high water pressure. Though this machine type tends to be noisy and bulky, it produces the best espresso you can ever get.