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Gaggia Super Automatic Espresso Machines - The Ultimate Choice for Creating Delicious Espresso Drinks
Wondering what's so great about owning a super-automatic espresso machine? Is it the delicious beverage you can make in just minutes? Is it the beautiful designs and sleek modern designs you can choose from? Or is it the overall value you get from owning one? Many people would simply prefer something easier to use, but with all the amazing features and extras you can get for your money, is it worth it?
And the good news is, some super-automatic espresso machines today actually make quality coffee even better than all the manual non-auto ones. The main differences between these two kinds of espresso-machines is that the semi-automatic grinders basically do all of the brewing work for you, from grinding, to the frothing, and finally the draining of your coffee grounds. All you've got to do is set the time and temperature controls and off you go. These are typically used by restaurants and cafes, because they're much cheaper than buying ground coffee each day and keeping it in a reservoir.
However, if you want to enjoy the rich espresso flavor and the convenience of a semi-automatic espresso machine, you need to be able to manually grind your own beans. This can take a bit of practice at first, but as long as you remember a few tips and tricks, you'll be doing this all right. For example, the first thing you need to know is how to measure the coffee beans to get the right ratio of coffee to water. There's a bit of a science to it, so don't worry too much if you mess it up the first couple times.
You can use the same basic principles when making your cappuccino or latte. Basically, you just have to get more coffee grinds into your espresso machine than what's in your cup. Usually, a good rule of thumb is to have about one and a half grams of coffee for every five ounces of water. The amount of coffee varies according to what you like - it depends on whether you're looking for a strong, dark latte, a mild cup of cappuccino or a deliciously sweet mocha. Just use a good coffee grinder to make sure you get the right ratio.
You'll also need to buy some special coffee pots for your super-automatic machines, especially if you buy them without any pre-loaded portafilters. If you don't have portafilters, you need to get one that's made for Espresso as well as Milk Carton Machines. Portafilters come in many sizes and colors these days, but they are not compatible with most home espresso makers. For that reason, it's best to go for bigger, bulkier pots. And always make sure to fill up your pot with enough coffee grounds (or tea if you have tea lovers) to get the desired brew. That way, your super-automatic espresso machines will be able to give you the perfect cup of coffee every single time.
These machines are easy to clean and maintain. Most come with removable drip trays which allow you to easily empty out the spent coffee grounds and filter them as needed. But to clean the other parts of the machine itself, you just need to wipe it down with a damp cloth once in a while. Most super-automatic machines come with special filters that need to be cleaned or replaced on regular intervals.
Gaggia super-automatic espresso machines have many features and upgrades that set it apart from its competition. For example, the newer models feature an IntelliSense feature that tells the coffee maker when it's time to change over to the milk mixture versus letting it keep on brewing. This makes the coffee much smoother and does away with that bitter aftertaste that can sometimes come after a long brewing period. It also allows you to use more than one cup at a time and automatically makes adjustments as to how many flavors you want in each one.
If you want to make really rich espressos, you should think about getting one of the IntelliSense machines, which are especially designed to detect when the milk froth is ready. This ensures that your drinks are always rich and tasty. On the other hand, if you just want to make light drinks with regular milk froths, you can just pick up any standard machine and have some fun in the kitchen.