To facilitate the selection process, you should understand: the type of brewing, whether you need a built-in automatic cappuccino maker for latte, whether you plan to make cappuccino with a thick froth from milk or cream, whether you need a multilevel grinding of coffee beans, contributing to the creation of your own recipe for an aromatic drink.
Global brands for the production of full-cycle coffee makers are similar in the technological chain, but differ in the type of brewing, as well as in the individual set of functions.
How to use
Coffee makers with a built-in grinder provide an automatic coffee brewing process from the start of grinding the beans until pouring into cups.
A set of operations that the user must perform:
load grain into the container;
add milk or cream (if a cappuccinatore is present);
set the program of the desired drink;
after waiting 1-2 minutes, enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly brewed coffee.
You can also set the desired temperature of the coffee drink, the concentration of the content and the volume of the future portion.
When choosing a coffee maker with an integrated coffee grinder, you need to pay attention to performance.
Coffee makers are divided into three types according to their performance:
up to 10 cups a day;
up to 30 cups;
over 30 coffee cups a day.
According to the classification, decide how much daily volume is needed so as not to overpay for excess productivity.
The functionality of the device is the next point to pay attention to. This means a set of necessary programs for the correct preparation of coffee drinks in one touch.
The built-in options are suitable for whichever variety you choose:
Each model can contain a coffee grinder to simplify processes and manipulations with the device and reduce human interference in the process, making operation pleasant and uncomplicated.
Types of coffee makers with a built-in coffee grinder
Designed for espresso.
There are two types:
The principle of operation of the first is based on forcing steam under pressure into a container with coffee through a filter. The water boils, which leads to a deterioration in taste. The golden mean of temperature for aromatic and strong coffee is 90 degrees.
The pump type of the coffee maker provides for pressure build-up due to the pump. The water does not come to a boil and stops at 90 degrees.
The thermoblock heats the water, and the pump, in turn, creates a high pressure, supplying steam to the horn, passing heated air through the tablet of compressed coffee of a predetermined portion, and then entering the cup through the filter.
The value of the nominal high atmospheric pressure in the espresso machine does not affect the quality of the drink, because an average of 7-10 bar is required for preparation.
Drip coffee maker
Drip coffee makers are popular among the budget segment. The device heats the poured water in the thermo tank to 90-95 degrees. Further, it, dripping onto ground coffee in a filter mesh and passing through it, enters the coffee pot as a finished drink.
Filters are the main link in the process:
nylon (up to 60 cups of drink);
nylon with titanium neutride (will last 3 times longer than nylon).
Drip cooking takes a lot of time.
A hidden minus is present when cooking with this method. The essential oils of coffee beans, which impart exquisite aroma, lose their strength when steam passes through. Partial loss of aroma occurs.
How to choose a coffee maker with an integrated coffee grinder
A coffee maker with an integrated grinder outperforms its competitors without it. This makes it a fully functional device for operation with minimal user interaction.
The main aspects to look out for are:
mill coffee grinder
Knives (millstones) can be made of metal or ceramic. Ceramic blades are quieter, but short-lived. The ceramics prevents the beans from burning during the grinding process, preserving the aroma and taste of pre-roasting. However, metal ones will last longer, and they are not finicky in service.
Determines the quality of the drink, so manufacturers are concerned about multi-level grinding, allowing the user to adjust the cooking process for themselves.
Fine grinding produces bitterness, as the millstones overheat, roasting already processed coffee beans (ceramic blades reduce this phenomenon).
The middle fraction contains the necessary conditions for preparing a drink with a rich taste and mild aroma of freshly ground espresso.
Foaming milk. The device is equipped with a special nozzle – a steel tube for preparing milk foam. Steam is supplied through the nozzle to an external container with milk (cream), during which the milk is heated and froth is created for lat and cappuccino. This function can be either automatic or manual.
A coffee maker with an automatic cappuccino maker (milk compartment and a function for preparing thick froth) is much more expensive than a manual mechanism.
Here you need to decide: or you areindividually sieve a container with milk under the nozzle and wait, manually adjusting the formation of froth, or give preference to an automatic machine that instantly prepares latte macchiato, cappuccino.