Category: Making

A Shot of Espresso and hot water or in a filter machine

Americano is slowly and surely gripping coffee lovers across the world. Presently, two different types of Americano are doing the rounds across the cafes around the world. One of them is the regular espresso shot diluted with water while the other one involves the use of filters as in case of drip coffee.

However, one thing people should keep in mind that the espresso shot Americano is sweeter as compared to filtered coffee and has less caffeine as compared to it. Although the quality of the Americano depends upon the best Nespresso machines one use to make them. Let us take a good look at how both types of Americano are made and which is more beneficial for us. You can also opt for some popular Keurig models such as Keurig K55 Single Serve for home espresso purpose.


Steps to Prepare Espresso Shot Americano

The basic principle involving the first type of the Americano is blending an espresso shot along with hot water. You can follow the below mentioned steps to make an espresso shot Americano. You can check out the best Nespresso machines if you want to enjoy a great cup of Espresso shot Americano from the comfort of your homes.

  1. Grind about a one and a half tablespoons of fine ground espresso beans. These beans are finer than drip coffee beans.
  2. Next up, steam up a good amount of water to pass through the espresso beans.
  3. Tamp the espresso beans by spreading it evenly on the grounds using an attachment of the espresso machine or by using the bottom side of a regular spoon.
  4. Finally place the espresso ground beans in the Porte filter.
  5. Secure the Porte filter to the Nespresso machine and press on the switch to start the machine.
  6. Set the temperature and other settings and let the Nespresso machine do it magic.
  7. Place a cup under the tap on the machine to collect your cup of Espresso shot Americano.
  8. Enjoy your hot cup of Americano in the taste you want it.

Filter Coffee Americano

The filter coffee usually requires a filter brewing machine to provide you with your Americano shot. Unlike espresso shot Americano, the filter type machines do not require pressure to be exerted on the beans. All the work is done by the gravity. Instead of using boiling water as in case of espressos, we just use normal hot water and allow it to pass through a filter filled with ground coffee beans. If you need an espresso machine for home use, you can check out this list recommended by CoffeeDX

The flavor extracted is captured in a vacuum flask or glass pot. It is recommended to use 60 grams of coffee bean extraction for every 1.5 liter of hot water passed through it to get the perfect taste for your cup of Americano. Although, you can use more or less coffee beans according to the taste of coffee you want.

Adding more coffee beans will increase the strength of the Americano while doing the reverse can decrease the strength.

Better of the two?

The differences between the two types of Americano are huge. While the filtered coffee uses single origin coffees for producing your drink, the espresso shot makes use of coffee beans and blend it with boiling water. The blending of the beans allows the espresso shot to extract more flavors from the beans.

Filter coffees differ from espresso shot because they are able to provide a wider range of flavors and have more depth. You don’t have to dilute the espresso shot with large quantity of water.

The Last Words

The choice of going for a Filter Machine Americano or an espresso shot Americano depends upon the taste and the requirements of person. However, if you are looking for a cup of Americano that has a heavier strength, it would be best advised if you choose the filter machine one. You can look out for the best Nespresso machines available in the market if you want the perfect cup of Americano.…

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Refrigerator does not provide enough ice cubes and the need for a lot of ice is also increased, so if you tend to consider buying a mini icemaker, a durable machine and a proper use are very important.

High speed mini Icemaker: DIY cool and clean ice cubes

In order to meet the cooling needs of consumers in summer day with clean ices to use, manufacturers have launched many kinds of household icemakers with neater and more eye-catching designs. Machines with various capacity are suitable for home, bar, Club, shop …

This product can make ice with a faster speed (only takes about 8-10 minutes), run smoothly and be manipulate easily. You initially take and pour clean water into the container body to make ice, then choose ice mode on the machine’s display to easily make ice cubes.

There are various kind of icemaker products such as Greentecco (over 3 million), CF GRGF (3.2 million), Yutong YT-E-001B (2.8 million), Nonan (3.1 million) … with different volumes for many or less ice cubes respectively. In this year, a number of convenient machine having automatic warning mode on out of the water or full of ice cubes.

According to Mr. T.M (an employee of household electrical shop on Nguyen Ngoc Vu – Cau Giay), “this machine saves electricity, 5kg of ices only take approximately 1-2 thousand for electricity, it is so convenient because refrigerator sometimes does not provide enough clean ices for the whole family to use, especially when there are some guests to visit.”

Buying a mini icemaker – what have to consider?

Before buying this product, you need to consider the amount of ices that you often use in order to select the appropriate volume machines (machine with the capacity from 15 – 18l will produce 5kg ices).

Machines need to be cleaned to ensure healthy and having clean ices for family to use, so you should buy swappable, easy clean for the ice tray and water tank.

In addition, you also should pay attention to the size of the machine (small machines usually have dimensions of 340 x 415 x 345 (mm)), it should be lightweight without occupying much space and convenient for moving and installation.

In case of shopping, you should choose products of reputable manufacturers having warranty mechanisms. At the same time, you can try icemaker by testing the size and the “old” of pure ice cube to avoid buying poor quality machines which ice cubes are too small to quickly melt.

In order to avoid ice cubes being opaque, non-transparent, or unpleasant odors, it is ensured to supply clean water, the water tank of the ice machine is bactericidal and easily cleaned.

Consumers “say” About mini icemakers

When asked about this product, Ms. Thanh Huyen (the accountant) said: “I quite like icemaker, I also want to buy for making smoothies, juices … in summer. The only thing my friends advised me to consider before buying is that pure ices from ice maker are quite too small and thin to melting into water”

Ms. Nhu Huyen (Hang Bo – Hanoi) said: “I used Greentecco’s machine which makes ice cubes very quickly. However, this machine is also quite inconvenient because tray is not much large so it is very quickly filled, so you should buy at least 18 liters or more kinds of icemakers for comfortable using”.

Ms. Thanh Minh (banking staff) said: “I used Nonan’s machine, its pure ice cubes are very strong. The only thing is that time for making ices is not very fast, and after a long time using, machine is becoming noise and having light vibration”.

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