Espresso Machine: How to Make a Cappuccino at Home
Is there anything more deliciously intoxicating than the smell of freshly brewed espresso? It’s often the first smell that hits you when you walk into a coffee shop – it’s warm, inviting, and promising of what’s often a much-needed caffeine boost. You’re not alone if you have assumed that having a fresh brewed espresso in your own home is out of the question. You’ve probably had the assumption that the machine itself is unbelievably expensive and the process is too complicated to attempt. Fortunately, both assumptions are incorrect, and it’s now easier than ever to enjoy quality espresso from your own kitchen.
Options to Fit Your Lifestyle
There are many models of espresso machines, and each has its own benefits. It probably goes without saying that the more expensive models will make the highest quality drink with as few steps as possible. If espresso is something you are truly passionate about, and would like to own a commercial machine in your own home, you can easily make this happen. Some of the best machines, for example, have up to 12 programmed specialty drinks, including lattes and cappuccinos. Sleek black and durable stainless steel machines are just like the ones you’d expect to see in a coffee house, but on a smaller scale to suit the confines of your own kitchen. The simple touch of a button will create your favorite specialty brew. The settings can be catered to your taste to such an extent that you’ll feel as though you’ve walked into your local shop and asked for “the usual.” Some espresso machines have an interactive screen that helps address any cleaning or maintenance issues, making both of those things a breeze. You’ll enjoy scrolling through the many options with the user-friendly screen panels.
If you happen to be a little shorter or time and space, there are scaled-back versions of the industrial espresso machines that are more catered to your lifestyle. Some of these compact, affordable machines use touchscreen panel technology paired with a multi-level conical grinders to produce a heavenly brew. They also have a variety of features, like adjusting the strength of your beverage and using ground coffee or coffee pods. With some espresso as light as 7lbs, these machines will make for a convenient choice to those who have more limited space in the kitchen, or who simply prefer a smaller model.
Perks of Home Brew
One of the biggest benefits of having your own espresso machine is the option of your favorite coffee beverage right from your home. On busier mornings where taking a trip to the nearest coffeehouse isn’t always an option, you’ll be delighted when you don’t have to sacrifice the best part of your morning routine. Another benefit of having your own espresso machine is a financial one. Those who are passionate about coffee and espresso know that going even a day without it can be a let down. It is the unfortunate truth that espresso drinks happen to be more expensive than your average cup of joe. While four dollars spent every day might not seem to be much, in the long run, that can add up to nearly $1,500 in one year. Therefore, purchasing an espresso machine is an investment that can ultimately save you both time and money.
The espresso machines themselves also come with several benefits. Most models have an eco-friendly mode, called the Energy Save Mode, that will eliminate unnecessary energy costs. Some models also have a Zero-Energy Switch, which will turn off the espresso machine once it has made the beverage. Another convenient feature is the filtration system. It seems only fitting that a great coffee drink should be made with the filtered, high quality water, and this is true. Fortunately, instead of worrying about having to purchase or use filtered water, there is a water care system built into espresso machines to guarantee that even tap water is brought to the highest possible purity.
In short, there are many reasons why investing in an espresso machine for your home can be a wonderful decision. You will be able to enjoy your favorite coffee drink right out of your kitchen and you can end save money on commercial coffee costs by investing in your own machine. Purchase an espresso machine today and start enjoying these delicious benefits.
General Summary of Proposition 65
The “California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” (more commonly referred to as ‘Proposition 65’)
was enacted to ensure that customers be properly warned when a product contains a substance known to cause cancer or
reproductive harm. The law requires the State of California to publish and maintain (annually) a list of substances
to be available to the general public. Additionally, the law requires that businesses properly notify residents of
the State of California about the presence of these substances in the products they purchase, or that may be present
in their homes, workplaces, or that otherwise may be released into the environment. The specific list contains a wide
range of naturally occurring and synthetic substances including manufacturing and construction chemicals, pesticides,
tobacco, food-additives, solvents, household products, drugs and byproducts created from a specific product usage.
You may have noticed the below warning label on our products, or on products from other manufacturers. The warning
has become increasingly commonplace and oftentimes raises questions about why the warning exists, and what it means
to a customer. The warning itself is just one of many requirements for businesses operating in and/or selling products
to customers in the the State of California. The warning does not mean that a product that includes the warning will
cause cancer or reproductive harm, but rather it simply is provided in order to educate the consumer that a substance
may exist. A large number of the substances listed under Proposition 65 have been in regular use for many years
without any documented harm to a consumer. This is due to the low concentrations and minimal exposure that actually
occurs with these substances. Those chemicals, however, have been determined by the State of California to be listed
as potentially harmful.
I don’t live in California. Why did my product include this warning?
In order to ensure compliance with Proposition 65 requirements we have determined that all products manufactured by
Living Direct Inc, including products sold under the EdgeStar, Avallon and Koldfront brands, should include the
above-referenced warning label. This labeling requirements exists for all of our products regardless of the
location / destination to which the product is ultimately sold and/or shipped.
We believe that our products, when used as designed, are not harmful and as such this warning is provided
in order to properly conform to the requirements of Proposition 65.
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