Coffee Machines & Beans Guide

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Coffee machines have come along way with funky features have been developed so you an enjoy your cafe standard cuppa at home. The choice of caffeine depends on a few factors like how much time you normally have to make a cuppa. how many other people will it be for ? if for a few then what different flavours and strengths do like they ? questions, questions … read our guide below to help you make the right choice(s).

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Different Types of Coffee Machines

Below of a quick fire summary of the main types of coffee machines that are available on today’s marketplace to buy. They each have their good and not so good points and depending on factors such as time, budget and features each type will be more suitable than the others.

Filter Coffee Machines

  • ideal for making larger quantities of freshly brewed coffee where the water drips through absorbing the flavour and aromas of the coffee.
  • Cheaper under £150
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Pod Coffee Machines

  • capsule based where the coffee drips into your cup from high-pressure water that pumps through the ground coffee in the pod, releasing the flavour.
  • Mid-priced £100-£400
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Bean to Cup Coffee Machines

  • a built in grinder so you can just add the beans to it and it grinds and pours coffee automatically
  • adjust the settings for strength, length and temperature. So if it’s a creamy latte or an intense espresso you desire the choice is yours.
  • More expensive £250-£000’s
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Variety of Coffee Drinks

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Today this has resulted in a proliferation by different manufacturers developing machines for home use so customers can enjoy their favourite cuppa at home with the same quality, look and taste as their favorite take-outs.

To really enjoy your coffee it’s important to understand what are the different types of coffee beans and how they differ in taste. Once you appreciate this you can make more informed choices that match your own preferences exactly. This is vital if you want to enjoy the whole experience.

New flavours, aromas and tastes are being developed all the time that fits in with lifestyle choices of customers, so now you can still have a basic latte but also derivatives like Flat White, Macchiato. Combine this with vegan, soya, add some sweet flavours and regional differences – you get the picture ! Find out more here

Understand The Different Types of Coffee Beans

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To really enjoy your coffee it’s important to understand what are the different types of coffee beans and how they differ in taste.

Once you appreciate this you can make more informed choices that match your own preferences exactly. This is vital if you want to enjoy the whole experience.

Arabica – makes up more than 70 percent of coffee all around the world and it is the most common type of coffee.

Robusta – cheaper than the Arabica because it’s much easier to harvest. In addition to that, its high acidity and harsher, something that not a lot of people are fond of.

Liberica – third most popular bean in the world, it has its own characteristics and taste. The bean is usually larger and has an asymmetrical shape which resembles a teardrop shape.

Excelsa – type of the Liberica, the Excelsa is a lot different in taste. It mostly tastes like a ripened fruit.

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Home based coffee machines have been largely driven by the cafe culture that has emerged over the past 20 years or so. With that the coffee industry has grown rapidly fuelled by large chains like Starbucks and Costa Coffee. People just want to enjoy their favourite drink at home.

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