A husband harassed by his wife's love for coffee and her demand for automatic coffee machines, finally wrote in to the agony aunt. He wanted to know if he bought the very expensive equipment, which seemed like a whole lot of money for a coffee maker, would the super automatic coffee machine , brew regular coffee? And would it also make her latte and cappuccino “things” too?
In reply, he got good news and “not really that bad” news. The good news was that automatic coffee machines would make all the special types of coffee available with very little effort and the not really that bad news was that it did not make regular coffee. To make regular coffee, a drip coffee maker is required.
An automatic coffee machine can make café Americano and café crema, which are quite similar to the regular coffee. But take heart. There are automatic coffee machines for every budget. Take a look, exercise your fingers on the keyboard and let the words fly on Google or any other search engine!!! There will be so many brands and designs before you that you will be left mind boggled and spoiled for choice.
While all automatic espresso coffee machines allow some control over the liquid volume, not every machine is programmable. With a programmable machine, you can dispense the perfect amount of coffee anytime. Steaming and frothing milk on espresso coffee machines is pretty simple. If the machine comes with an automatic frother, most of the work is done. It even moistens the grounds with water in the pre-brewing cycle which helps extract more flavor from the coffee.
A few helpful tips to keep in mind while buying the automatic espresso coffee machine would be like how frequently you will be entertaining. If you entertain on a regular basis, you will need a machine with dual heating elements. They eliminate the time between brewing and steaming. It is extremely helpful while making a number of lattes after a dinner party. A single heating element takes up to a minute to vent excess water.
An espresso coffee machine's rule of gold,
Its pre-heated cups are never cold.