Worried that your first cup of coffee for the day is starting to lose its edge? Then fear no more. These daysâ manufacturers are making the espresso machine available to just about anyone who wants one. Creating the perfect cafe style shot of this black aromatic brew first thing in the morning has never been easier.
And these machines are nothing like your Dad's old style coffee maker either.
Almost daily there seems to be new international influences popping up in the coffee scene and this, coupled with the widespread acceptance of the local specialty coffee shop have all helped people from many countries around the world to totally embrace the idea of owning an espresso machine.
What else is there that provides a quicker fix than the punch delivered by a shot of good steaming espresso?
It makes perfect sense that coffee drinkers want to add an espresso coffee maker to their list of kitchen gadgets all in the name of getting that instant morning heart starter. You can also justify your thoughts by saying that there is the superior flavor too!
Now a days the espresso coffee maker is available in just about any style or configuration you could possibly imagine. You can start with the small, single-cup models and go right on up to the top end of the range to the more expensive imports better suited to busy coffee shops than a home kitchen. Really it is only a matter of how deep your pockets are and how much spare space you have on your kitchen counter.
Technically espresso machines range from piston operated models that offer a âthrow-backâ feel of old world coffee houses all the way up to the automatic models that do everything apart from drink the coffee for you. Some are even self-cleaning, all at the touch of a button. The fastest growing category of the espresso coffee maker offerings is the fully automatic machine.
Can you just imagine that at the touch of a button this machine grinds the beans, tamps them, brews the coffee, dumps the leftover grinds and even froths the milk? All thatâs left for you to do is drink it and enjoy that full fresh flavor!
As far as the espresso coffee maker goes, the super-automatic model is the pinnacle of innovation and is gaining wide acceptance for its ease of use and product quality. However, this amount of innovation does not come cheaply. To own one of these machines you might have to shell out a few thousand dollars.
But when you think about it, why worry about price when your espresso machine can make so many variations of top quality brew, based on espresso, all at the mere touch of a little black button?
Are you convinced yet? In the end I suppose it really depends on how much you love your coffee.