There are some people who make the wrong purchase for their lifestyle because they’re blinded by the looks and the budget of the machine. You have to know the several types that are sold which are the Semi-Automatic, Super-Automatic espresso machines, Pod (Capsules) and Lever Espresso Machine. I was on bisuzscoffee a few months before I purchased my own espresso machine. So , I decided to help anyone who’s in the market for an espresso machine.
Here’s the break down.
Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine
This simple machine is much bigger but certainly easier than the lever. It has a manual pump, automated water temperature controls, and switches to turn it on or off. This allows you to control the tamping pressure and even the volume and fineness of the coffee but the catch is you have to grind your own coffee.
Super-Automatic Espresso Machine
This is a perfect espresso machine for an office. It has a built-in coffee grinder, refills water automatically and makes frothed milk. However, the semi-automatic certainly has a better brewing ability since the features is adjustable but if you aren’t particular to the quality, this is a great time-saving machine.
Pod Espresso Machine
It is much smaller compared to the other four which results in taking less countertop space in your kitchen. The pod that you insert is already filled with your preferred grounded coffee so all you need to do is press the button. This recreates many different styles of coffee in a blink as it comes with an automatic frothing system.
Lever Espresso Machine
You will be very hands on with this machine. Even though it is quite troublesome, it is no less cheaper. You have to do everything from scratch which allows you to have full control. This device is smaller because it can only produce an espresso. Before buying this, ensure that you have a good arm strength.
No matter what you pick , bear in mind that each and every espresso machines come with their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. But, you’d probably have covered all of them when you decided to pick up an espresso machine. To me, having a manual espresso machine is a wonderful thing , the freedom I get to experiment and try out new beverages in endless.
My Espresso Journey
I’ve been using my espresso machine for a couple of years and frankly they weren’t all pleasant. In the beginning, I could barely get a clean shot of espresso out of my machine. I neglected the importance of tampering my espresso grains and it resulted in grainy espresso shots.
How To Improve Your Espresso Making Skills ?
After loads of research (here’s a good place to start) , I managed to learn the ropes. After the 3 months of crawling through the dirt, I managed to master my machine. I could proudly call myself an espresso aficionado. Heck, I probably could open a small cafe if I keep this up.
Follow your dreams, don’t let anyone stand in your way!