Most people love to take a glass of coffee in the morning, some others needs more, but did you really know about your coffee? There are two ways of preparing coffee in general, espresso and drip brew. If you usually prepare your coffee with pouring hot water over coffee contained in a filter, then it is drip brew coffee. Espresso is originally Italian coffee beverage which is prepared by forcing hot water through coffee beans which have been finely ground.
People who like their coffee to have strong and robust flavor will choose espresso. Different than drip brewed coffee, the consistency of an espresso would be normally thick and concentrated. Usually you will have espresso served in small amounts without any additional flavoring like sugar or milk. This kind of coffee should be consumed immediately after being prepared, for its high reaction to oxygen,
Espresso machines are devices specially designed to make the preparation of espresso coffee much easier, but still, it needs certain skills to operate the machine. The machine itself works by forcing water at 195F and the pressure of 9bar to go through a mass of finely ground coffee. Usually it takes around twenty seconds to prepare 1.5 ounces of espresso. If you want to shorten the time it takes, you can improve the grinding quality using finer or coarser coffee. Espresso machines are also equipped with steam wands to froth and steam milk for milk-based espresso such as cappuccino and latte.
Various espresso machines Houston are available on the market, but you should know which one will suit your need:
Stove Top Espresso Maker:
The simples espresso makes consist of the base, brewing basket, basket screen and collection chamber. This machine is pretty small and can be easily moved. This type comes in non-electrical type. To use this machine, first you place the coffee is brewing basket and fill the base with cold water. If you done placing the basket screen over the brewing basket, then put back the collection chamber into the base, and place the machine over a heat source.
Steam Espresso Maker:
This machine is pretty similar to the stove top type, only this machine uses a steam unit and works with pump-power principle. This kind of machine has a portafilter, which works as a filter holding and coffee dispensing unit,
Piston Driven Espresso Maker:
This is the oldest type of espresso machines. This machine was invented during the first time espresso i was first discovered. The current machines you see is the upgraded version of this one. First invented in 1938 and widely used in thematic parties or shops.
Pump Driven Espresso Machine:
This kind of espresso maker is the most common commercial espresso machine. This is the variation of the piston driven espresso maker, powered by a pump instead of a piston. The pump-driven espresso machine is the most used type of espresso machine commercially. It is a variation/upgrade of the piston driven espresso maker, which has a pump instead of a piston.
Automatic Espresso Machine:
If you want more consistent amount of espresso then this machine is the answer. This is the most stable unit compared to the others. It flows water into flow meter unit until it reaches the pre-programmed level and the flow is cut.
Super Automatic Espresso Machine:
This is basically the most practical machine. It does all the jobs from grinding the coffee until controlling the temperature and water flow.