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Great Tips on how to Buy Espresso Machines For Home
by: Markus Yannies

When shopping for a home espresso machine, sales people at many of the retail stores will try to steer you to the most expensive models with all the bells and whistles. While that may be the perfect choice for some espresso drinkers, for others it is a bit of overkill. The best way to shop for a home espresso machine is via the internet, where you can find the greatest variety of equipment at the lowest prices.

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There are many options in home espresso machines so consider how often you will use it and what features are the most important to you. Units can range anywhere form $100 to over $21,000 for commercial machines so the investment requires you take care regarding espresso machine sales and consider which is the perfect machine for you.

Features to Consider When Shopping For Espresso Machines

Espresso machines can be simple mocha pots or actual electrical appliances which brew with steam and manual pressure, ones with a lever/piston pressurizing device, or automated pump mechanisms. A mocha pot is the cheapest option but certainly has the greatest number of limits. At the top of the scale are the pump espresso makers, which come with a variety of features.

Cup warmers, usually located atop the machine, keep your espresso cup warm and ready.

A frothing wand is a handy device for adding frothed milk to cappuccinos and lattes. Higher end espresso machine models include a special canister just for the milk.

For making more than espresso or coffee, some units include a hot water dispenser. This is a handy accessory if you do a lot of entertaining and want to be able to quickly accommodate guests who wish for other hot beverages.

Professional baristas know the value of having the option to control the strength of a cup of brew. While many coffeemakers have this feature, the ones on espresso machines actually control the amount of water and ground coffee in each pull to finely adjust the taste. For espresso drinkers who are particularly picky about the ratios of water and coffee, this is a must-have accessory.

A nifty feature on some models is a pre-moistening cycle which sprinkles the coffee grounds prior to pulling a shot. The idea behind pre-moistening is that this process helps extract the coffee’s aromatic oils and produces the most delicious cup of espresso.

A built-in water filter and bean grinder are two little items which are real time and money savers. The downside is that they add extra equipment to the machine which could malfunction and which will require extra maintenance. An integrated bean grinder is very handy, though, in that it usually grinds just enough coffee for each cup of espresso. Both of these accessories ensure your cup of espresso will be the absolute freshest.

Be sure to look at all the options online for espresso machine sales. Without the pressure of commissioned salespeople breathing over your shoulder, you can browse through the available models and their key features in comfort. As well, you will undoubtedly find the best prices and be on your way to making the perfect cup of espresso in no time.

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