5 Tips to Make Superior Coffee with Your Automatic Espresso Machine

While automatic espresso machines have democratized the art of coffee-making, the nuances of crafting a perfect cup still remain. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t optimize your automatic machine to produce a cup that rivals any high-end café.
From the quality of your coffee beans to the maintenance of your machine, here are five tips to elevate your home coffee experience.
Invest in High-Quality Beans
The most crucial ingredient in your espresso is the coffee itself. Often, the …

How Coffee is Linked to Health and the Research Behind It

Why do we think coffee fights tiredness?
Firstly, people who drink coffee say they feel more awake. They also notice it in others. Secondly, surveys back this up. In 2016, 84% of people drinking coffee agreed it helps them get started for the day.
Thirdly, some scientists say coffee with caffeine can boost your brain, help you exercise longer, and improve your sports skills.
All three types of research point to the same thing.
However, health and diet news is always changing and sometimes gives…

What You Should Know about Water for Coffee

Given that water makes up such a large percentage of the final cup, it’s reasonable to assume that its composition can significantly influence the flavors we perceive. Just like beer brewing, the water profile can deeply affect the end result.
The Chemistry of Water in Brewing Coffee
The main constituents of water that we’re concerned with when brewing coffee are:
Calcium and Magnesium Ions
These ions contribute to “hardness” and affect how effectively flavors are extracted from the coffee grounds. They also have a tendency to form scale in …