The coffee maker was a little valued item in the past and was hidden a little in the kitchen, but nowadays, that scenario has changed. Considered an essential item for our day, the coffee maker is one of the main pieces for modern decoration.
Some people reserve a place at home or in the office to make the “coffee corner,” With that, this item gains all the prominence. But what is the best coffee maker?
How to choose the best coffee maker?
There are several types of coffee makers; however, to choose the best one, you need to take into account some factors and needs.
Here are some of the best coffee makers :
Capsule coffee maker
A capsule coffee maker launched a few years ago. To make coffee in this machine, place a caffeinated capsule to make a cup of coffee.
Três Corações is an experienced brand in this matter and launched the ‘Mimo’ model, which besides producing coffee using capsules, has a very modern design. Also, this model also prepares cappuccino and teas.
This machine only works with capsules. That is, it cannot be replaced by ground coffee.
3 in 1 coffee maker
Some people guarantee that this is the 2021 coffee maker due to its 3 in 1 function, its technological system, and its bold design.
The Oster brand offers the ‘Espresso Prima Latte II’ model, highly rated by users. This machine makes coffee in three ways: ground coffee, sachet, and capsule. Also, in a single preparation, she makes 600 ml of coffee.
This model is ideal for those who like to enjoy all forms of drink.
Compact coffee maker
The compact coffee maker is another model that will be the most successful. With each passing day, people seek practicality for their lives, and having a coffee maker that meets this need is fundamental.
This item and preparing a coffee quickly and easily can also be taken anywhere since it is a light and compact item. Also, it is an easy object to store due to its size.
Even though it is a compact machine, some can produce up to 15 cups of coffee in a single preparation. An efficient and affordable model is the Urban Compact from the Candece brand.
Traditional coffee maker
Who said that the traditional coffee maker is not a trend? It remains one of the most sought after and used in recent times.
Some people don’t give up good old-fashioned coffee. This type of coffee maker has two small compartments to hold water and coffee powder; it is unnecessary to connect via electrical energy but only needs to go to the fire.
A highly rated model is the Bialetti Nuova Moka Express, a coffee maker.
How to make the most of the coffee maker?
One way to get the most out of your coffee maker is to follow the instructions on the appliance. It is also necessary to avoid extensions to avoid accidents and damage to the device.
The coffee maker needs to be placed on a level, heat-resistant surface. Another way to better use the machine is not to remove parts and always leave the coffee maker clean.
You can use the coffee maker to decorate your home, create a coffee corner, or even use it in your workplace.
This item improves the quality of the professional environment, as a coffee cup can increase the work performance of several people.
Best usage tips
For the coffee maker to have a long service life, it is necessary to know how to use it. So, here are some usage tips:
- To prepare coffee, use only drinking water. Never use sparkling water or any other liquid,
- Always keep the machine clean to get the best coffee flavor,
- Cleaning should only be done with the machine at room temperature,
- Descale the machine correctly following the instructions in the instructions,
- The capsules must be removed immediately after the coffee is prepared.
It is also important to unplug the machine if it is not going to be used for long periods.
Where to buy a coffee maker?
The coffee maker can be purchased at several appliance stores spread across Brazil.
In addition to the option to buy in the physical store, there is also the option to buy online, in virtual stores, such as Lojas Americanas, Havan, and Submarino.
Some virtual stores offer the product at a more significant discount than the physical store.
Therefore, before purchasing at a certain store, it is best to check the same product’s price on the internet.
EVA SOLO’S STORY
In the beginnings of the construction of this globe called Earth, God placed a person in the garden called Eve. One day, she was “soil” near a tree, and, in that tree, she had a fruit known as the fruit of sin. Many say it was an apple, but today we will reveal: it was coffee! From there, the Eva Solo equipment arose.
Jokes aside, this equipment is not that old. The founding company, which was focused on housewares, was created in 1913; there was no coffee maker model. In 1950, the co-founder registered the name of the company with the name of his daughter Eva. Three decades later, in 1997, the equipment is known as Eva Solo or Café Solo is launched. This equipment is not found in “paradise”. The company is currently run by the fourth generation of the family, specifically by Eva’s son (calm that is not Cain), Jan Engelbrecht – in Denmark.
In addition to this equipment, the company specializes in futuristic designs for decorations and other housewares. It has even won several awards for various objects and is known worldwide for this innovative feature. Among these products, we have the Eva Solo coffee maker, very popular in the coffee market, bringing a practical and straightforward preparation method. The equipment is made up of a glass decanter, protected by a “garment” of thermal material that not only helps to preserve the hot drink but protects your hands from possible burns; the neck, responsible for filtering the glass, has a steel mesh at the bottom, where the coffee will be infused inside the decanter, and has a small lid with a very cool feature when pouring the drink into the cup. Enough history, and let’s get to it!
WHAT IS EVA SOLO AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
With the help of a funnel (if necessary), place the 50g of coffee in the glass decanter of the equipment.
For this type of infusion, the best grind to be used is the coarsest. Similar to the one used in the French Press , specifically nº 10, which looks like the thickness of a hominy or ovomaltine ( learn more ).
Then add 550g of water, taking care to wet the coffee well so that there are no gaps in the extraction.
Allow the water to stay in contact with the coffee for approximately 1 minute for “ pre-infusion ”. See behind the “clothes”:
Given the time, with the aid of a spoon, stir the surface of the liquid. Thus, particles that are saturated with water will settle to the bottom of the container.
Subsequently, fit the neck, which is the filtration system, press down a little so that it is well secured and then close with the equipment cover.
Now just wait for the infusion time itself, 3 to 4 minutes.
This method, by having the perforation of the filtration system more open, can transport micropowder from the coffee to your cup. So take a moment before drinking after serving, so that these micro particles can go to the bottom of the cup and dispense the last sip.
Ah! Try to do what will be consumed immediately, because the drink, after a certain time “stopped” in the equipment, can cause undesirable bitterness in your coffee.
A few moments later …
Serve and taste with intensity.
DO YOU KNOW THE FRENCH PRESS?
Facing so many varieties of coffee preparation equipment, the French Press is infusion equipment. The first appearances of the French Press are originally from France (1852). Over the years, in 1929, it was perfected by two Italians, when a patent is registered in Italy. In 1958, it goes through more changes reaching the closest point to what we know today in Switzerland. From then on, the French Press returned to France, with a Swiss patent and named Chambord or La Cafetiére Classic. Yes, after all this twist, she returns to her cradle.
There is currently a Danish company, Bodum, which holds the patent and distributes the equipment worldwide. Respecting the origin, French Press, or French Press, is the most used name for the equipment.
Take the plunger from the French Press and insert 5 tablespoons of ground coffee ( coarse grind, no. 10 ) into the bottom of it.
Take the plunger from the French Press and insert 50g of ground coffee (coarse grind, no. 10) in the bottom of it.
Add 5 cups of hot water to your French Press.
Add 550g of hot water to your French Press.
Note that the coffee is floating after the water is added.
Wait 40 seconds to saturate.
With a spoon, stir until the coffee goes to the bottom of the Press.
Place the plunger of your French Press again and without pressing the filter yet, wait for the infusion time ( learn more ).
The minimum recommended infusion time is 2 minutes, the maximum is 4 minutes. This variation will depend on how you like the coffee. The longer, the more full-bodied he gets. Just be careful not to leave it too long so as not to bitter your coffee.
When the infusion time has elapsed, just press the plunger to separate the particles.
Now just enjoy!
Due to the coffee grinding process, it is natural for very fine particles to appear in your drink. We recommend that, after serving in the cup, wait a few minutes before consuming, so that these fine particles decant and stay at the bottom of the cup.
Ah! Dispense the last sip.
For the glass part, use running water and neutral detergent. Rinse very well so that no detergent residue remains and sensibly disturb the next preparation.
The French Press plunger is generally dismountable, which allows complete cleaning. This plunger consists of 3 parts. We recommend running water for proper hygiene. Do not use detergent.
Attention doubled when cleaning the filter (one of the plunger parts). Coffee sparks tend to stay in the filter. If these particles are not removed, they will cause undesirable flavors in the next preparation.
Memorize the order of assembly of the plunger parts well so as not to disturb the operation of the equipment after the assembly.