Nespresso coffee machine
- Features and benefits
- How to setup?
- How to use?
- Model overview, price and reviews
In the age of mass automation of processes, including kitchen ones, the appearance of special aggregates for the quick and high-quality preparation of the desired beverage is quite natural. Coffee machine Nespresso led by "parade", for the first time offering a unique capsule method of cooking a drink made from natural ground coffee.
In the late 70s. last century by the Swiss company Nestle The patented coffee capsule technology has been patented. Nespresso, now used in capsular type coffee machines produced by leading global brands (De Longhi, Krups, KitchenAid)
Nespresso coffee machines vary in types at home and professional, which, however, can be successfully used to make coffee at home.
Choosing a particular model, you need to imagine the end result: the type of coffee that allows you to prepare this unit. Part of the capsular coffee machines on the market Nespresso brews only black coffee of two (usually ristretto and lungo) or more kinds (plus espresso, americano). Others using a special device - cappuccinator or jug "Aeroccino", whipping milk or cream into strong or tender foam allows you to prepare more refined drinks — cappuccino, latte, moccino, and even latte macchiato (with goat's milk) or simply warm the milk. There are models that prepare hot chocolate, cocoa. The more power, the greater the number of cups the appliance can make during the day.
TOIn addition, the products come in two versions:
- with one outlet, preparing one cup of coffee;
- with two (on two cups at the same time).
This convenience will be appreciated at work in a team and at home in a large family, but be aware that the second modification will require twice the space in the kitchen.
It is desirable to choose a model precisely for the functions that will be demanded during operation, so as not to overpay for the extra options of the coffee machine.
Elegant silhouette of any model Nespresso, Usually presented in several bright colors, it fits perfectly into any, even the most stylish kitchen interior. As a rule, the palette of cases includes rich shades of red, chocolate, milky white - natural "delicious" tones. Silvery models emphasize the modern kitchen design. In 2017, a coffee machine "Expert" was awarded the award for best design.
Features and benefits
Capsule Coffee Machines Nespresso, allowing you to quickly make a cup or two of aromatic coffee at home favorably with grains: they do not have a coffee grinder for the beans, the coffee powder in the capsule is ready for the cooking process. No need to spend time setting up the coffee grinder part of the machine, cleaning it. In addition, cereals far exceed capsule in price. Do not, as in the carob, tamp the powder by hand before cooking and wash the horn after use
Hermetically sealed with a membrane, a unique branded eight-gram cone-shaped capsule made of aluminum or plastic, covered with a protective film from the inside, contains roasted coffee powder already ready for use. The membrane is opened, boiling water falls on the powder, the finished drink is poured into the cup: hot aromatic coffee.
The process of preparing a drink occurs almost instantly - some 25-30 seconds from the moment you press the button. On a glass of americano 15 cm tall - 60 seconds. Used capsules are automatically collected in a container that is emptied as it is filled. A special reservoir for collecting drops will collect excess (residual) moisture after removing the filled cup (cup).
The process of brewing coffee in the system Nespresso allows you to save precious minutes before going to work, during work days at a coffee break, in the evening at home after a hard working day, when there is neither the desire nor the strength to clean the parts or to make sure that the foam does not run away.
Coffee used in original Swiss capsules Nespresso, high quality, 100% natural, from the best coffee beans of all coffee producing countries of the world, including a rare variety Grand Cru. It is not cheap, but it is the most optimal combination of price and quality, and you have to pay for quality. In order to save, you can use empty reusable capsules. Nespresso and their preferences in the choice of grain for grinding or ready to ground powder. But it will be another coffee, judging by the reviews.
Industrial models have their advantages over home. They allow you to quickly prepare coffee for the whole team, a larger (up to 500) number of cups during the day and two servings at a time. These models can be directly filled with water from a water supply system, like a washing machine.
How to setup?
Capsular coffee machines do not need special adjustment, as the natural coffee used in the process is already ground, hermetically packed in single-serving portions (7-9 g) cups - capsules. It remains only to fill the capsule and press the button.
Water supply in modern models Nespresso it is automated at the expense of the thermoblocks which refuel water directly from a water supply system. Recording the parameters of the drink: the amount of milk and coffee per cup is not always required, since the capsule may contain a ready-made mixture. The need to monitor the hardness of the water is carried out by a tester, which automatically starts the decalcification process in case of scale precipitation. Before working with it, the level of water hardness is determined, the desired value is set and then the machine automatically monitors the parameters automatically.
Thus, setting coffee machines Nespresso minimized. Using the touch panel indicates the required amount of water for a particular drink:
- ristretto - 25 ml;
- espresso - 50ml;
- Lungo - 125ml;
- American - 150ml,
How to use?
All coffee machines, including caps Nespresso, there is a tank for boiling water (boiler or thermoblock). After making 200 cups of coffee, it is necessary to rinse it (about half a year for homemade models, more often for professional models), otherwise the coffee will get an unpleasant smell and a bitter taste. It is desirable to use in the process of special tablets to remove residual coffee oils, scale (decalcification).
Cassettes with coffee capsules are purchased Nescafe boutiques. There you can also purchase additional accessories that contribute to obtaining high-quality exclusive drink. For example, a stand for preheating coffee cups or even an entire cabinet for this purpose, in order to preserve the taste and aroma of a freshly prepared drink in a warm cup, without spoiling contact of the hot liquid with the cold surface of the vessel.
A cup or cocktail glass for coffee is placed on the stand. The button is pressed, thereby the filled capsule is opened, automatically filled with hot (85-90 degrees) water under high pressure (from 15 to 19 bar). The finished drink fills a substituted vessel, spreading a unique coffee aroma.
Model overview, price and reviews
Most of the basic models from the Italian company De Longhi ("Lattissima Touch", "Inissia", "Essenza") home purpose is relatively low prices: from 6 to 25 thousand rubles. depending on the functionality, design. Mentioned models as well "Pixie" releases and firm Krups. Models "Pixie" Included are additional side panels of a different color that can be changed by adjusting to the changed interior. These removable panels made of recycled used aluminum capsules also solve the environmental problem.
Appearance of the model "KitchenAid" timed to the beginning of the use in the Nespresso system of rare varieties of grains Grand Cru, distributed through the stores Nescafe. Citiz Milk, equipped with a cappuccino maker and milk tank, will delight not only adult espresso varieties, but also kids with milk coffee drinks.
Industrial devices are more expensive than those intended for the home (from 40 to 110 thousand and more); they are more powerful, although they are far from the automatic monsters of the company Siemens; They have additional functions, they can make in large quantities not only black coffee: espresso, ristretto, lungo, but also coffee with more complex recipes: cappuccino, latte, mocaccino, latte macchiato. Moreover, the cost of a model with a mechanical cappuccinator differs significantly from the cost of a model with automatic adaptation. Professional models, equipped with a software device, remember not only the menu, but also the specific preferences of each employee of the team. Modern versions are equipped with backlit displays.
Nespresso Professional for offices and businesses (restaurants and cafes) produce models "Gemini", "Zenius", "Aguila"; for hotels it is recommended to use, in addition to the specified, series "Pixie" from De longhi. They have a large water tank (6l versus 0.7-0.9l for the home models above).
All Nespresso models have a powerful pump with a pressure of 19 bar.
The models of another brand of the Swiss company Nestle power pump below (15 bar). The higher the pressure, the tastier and more fragrant the drink, the faster it can be obtained. Reviews show growing customer interest in capsule coffee machines Nespresso, despite the high price of him and the supplies to him. The love of the taste of real coffee overcomes everything, especially since Nescafe offers its loyal fans all kinds of promotions with gifts and discounts.
Coffee machine Nespresso Already for many, she has become an indispensable assistant in the kitchen and at work, accompanying during the day with a wonderful invigorating drink, nourishing strength and energy. Special attention is paid to models with a cappuccinator, as it turns out that there are many lovers of frothy foam in the country, and even a lot of fun is delivered to the children of cappuccino and latte. Some people like some models, others like someone, they argue about the presence of flaws, but everyone agrees with the virtues, because no one remained indifferent to them.
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