Besides cracking open a cold one with the boys, I love drinking shots of espresso to stay active throughout the day. It isn’t easy running your own business. There’ll be plenty of bumps and hiccups in the process but, with the right determination, I believe I’ll be a successful entrepreneur someday. It was a good quarter this year so I decided to splurge a little. I needed a new espresso machine since my old Goldie finally gave way. So here’s how I picked my new espresso machine.
Always Go With Stainless Steel Espresso Machines
The stainless steel espresso machine, Rancilio Silvia, has got to be the best semi-automatic espresso machine. As a person who is very passionate about making coffee beverages at home, I didn’t mind the price I paid to get this fabulous machine. While I was searching for the important features and going through tons of semi-automatic espresso machine, a particular blog(http://bisuzscoffee.com/) happen to help me make the right selection.
Features Of My New Espresso Machine (I named Her Shimmer)
Just an overview of this product, it might be a big but it certainly looks sleek on the your kitchen countertop as it is made out of stainless steel. If you’re a beginner, I would not recommend getting this as it will only complicate the procedure and you will only destroy the quality of the espresso. I used to have a Gaggia Classic which has helped me a lot over the past years before I decided to look for something more professional.
Even though it came with a tamper, I didn’t use it because it’s made out of plastic. I already had my favourite stainless steel tamper so I was fine. Another thing that you should invest in is a coffee grinder. Nothing is better than the aroma of fresh brewed espressos.
Look For A Good Steaming Wand
I really like the omni-directional steaming wand. Since it’s connected to a ball joint, you can guide it the direction you want to swirl your milk. A simple reminder to always place the tip just below the surface and to always let some steam out afterwards to not clog it. It has a steam button and a steam valve so you can easily control it. When you turn on the button, the machine increases the temperature to let out ideal steam. It also only has one boiler so you have to wait for it to cool down and heat up again. It’s fairly easy especially if you’re still half asleep in the morning.
Well Built And Well Designed Espresso Machine
I really avoid using plastic kitchen wares as they are quite dangerous. Especially kettles. This was why I was happy that this espresso machine was made out of stainless steel. However, the portafilter is a different story as it is made out of solid brass. The only parts of it that is made out of plastic is the tank but other than that it’s great. Even the boiler is made out of brass.
A Nifty Addition
Overall, this is a great machine. I haven’t tested this function yet but there is an pod and capsule adaptor kit available. This will be beneficial to those who love their ESE pods or their multi-flavoured capsules. If you own a little cafe or you would like to purchase this for your office, I’d say give it a go. You won’t lose anything by trying. I have made tons of lattes and cappuccinos with this machine and I hope you will in the future.