Colette Hurley Cappuccino Machines July 29th, 2018 - 07:44:49
While in the past you may have had to invest in a proper commercial machine to get great cappuccinos this isnt the case anymore. There are now mass-produced cappuccino machines which have been designed specifically for the home market and at a much lower cost than commercial machines. In fact many of these machines do not actually cost any more than a good quality filter coffee machine. When you consider how much you use your machine if you are a regular cappuccino drinker then it is probably still only going to work out costing you a few pence extra per drink over the life of the machine.
Aside from that these products ensure that both the espresso and the capuccino are of equal quality. Naturally the taste of the espresso affects the taste of the capuccino but with a combination machine you can be sure that the espresso and the resulting capuccino deserve each other in terms of quality. The classic cappuccino maker without an espresso maker requires you to brew espresso separately. Although some of these individual machines are still in action you will benefit more from a two-in-one machine especially if you still dont have a separate espresso maker. If you already do you can buy a capuccino-only machine and get some savings.
How much should you spend? The situation will be different for everyone but in general you should expect to spend at least a couple hundred dollars on a decent cappuccino machine. There are certainly cheaper alternatives out there but you dont want to end up with something that is going to break down on you in a couple of months. Some people even resort to using their stovetop in an attempt to make home cappuccinos. But without a proper machine youll likely find that this is next to impossible since youll need something to compress the grinds as well as a proper steam hose.
Speed - How fast can the machine make your drink? The one advantage that comes with cappuccino makers is the speed in brewing drinks. They save you time compared to coffee makers but the type of machine that you select will also determine the speed or amount of time it takes for your drink to be ready. Machines that are designed to automatically froth milk and add it to the coffee may take an additional small amount of time. It is also important to remember that pod machines reduce tasks that need to be performed but at the expense of coffee quality that you get in the end.