Beatrice Kelley Cappuccino Machines April 18th, 2017 - 22:15:21
What makes a good cappuccino? Well the most important feature of a cappuccino and that which sets it apart from other styles of coffee is the foam topping. While this keeps the coffee warmer for longer and can add a unique taste to the coffee it is traditionally quite difficult to prepare. If you only have a filter coffee maker the only real way of preparing the foam would be to do it with a hand-held steamer but this may be quite awkward and may not produce the desired results every time. This is really only an option if cappuccino is something you drink only rarely. Most cappuccino machines have the facility to prepare the topping at the same time as the coffee which makes life a little easier. If you choose a fully-automated cappuccino machine then it is even easier as the machine will take care of everything including the foam topping all at the push of only one button.
While you may think that you have to sacrifice drinking other styles of coffee if you get a cappuccino maker this is not necessarily the case. Many models of cappuccino maker which are currently available on the market recognise that people probably dont want to drink cappuccino all the time. Traditionally Italians only drink cappuccino and other milk-based coffees in the morning and stick to espresso later on in the day. So it makes sense that you should be able to make the same choices when making coffee at home. Many models now offer the facility to create different styles of coffee with a combination machine without sacrificing any of the quality of either drink. The way that this is done is similar to the process which is used by a real barista. These combination machines are essentially espresso machines with an expanded range of capabilities. Each different drink begins life as an espresso with different discs or pods then added to the machine afterwards to create the desired finish. So to produce a cappuccino an espresso is made and then a separate milk disc or pod is added to the machine to create the foam topping as a second step.
Maybe some of your guests have always wondered what its like to make their own cappuccino. This would be a great time to show them your skills by whipping up a cup or two right before their very eyes. Then moments later you can chuckle at their expense as they try to maneuver as deftly as you just did. Imagine that Kodak moments and memories centered around a glorified drink mixer-upper.
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.