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Buy A Pump Espresso Machine

Updated on January 27, 2010

Krups XP5240 Pump Espresso Machine

The Krups Pump Espresso Machine XP5240 features a precision tamping system which is able to produce an absolutely perfect cup of latte, cappuccino, or espresso every time without having to spend years as an apprentice barista! The attractive design of brushed stainless steel utilized in the housing of the Krups Pump Espresso Machine reminds you of the finest full sized Italian coffee bar machines but is so easy to use that anyone can make their very first cup of coffee from this Pump Espresso Machine an absolutely perfect cup. Clean up is a total breeze with this Pump Espresso Machine as the froth nozzle and ejection system for the filter cake have been engineered to be cleanable in seconds.

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Coffee Chronicles, Part 7

If you analyze the coffee bean under a magnifying glass, you will see that there is present on the surface of the beans a dark brownish oil which is the critical factor which determines the characteristic savour, aroma and taste of the bean. There is also a somewhat minor loss of caffeine due to the heating process. In order to maintain as much caffeine in the bean as possible, the temperatures which the bean is subjected through the roasting process must be fairly low. The higher the temperature the more caffeine is evaporated away.

The prototypical Italian roast uses a fairly elevated temperature and therefore releases a great deal of aroma while holding down the caffeine content as compared to the lower temperature and roasts which are used in other countries. These countries do not include France, as the French roast is of even higher temperature and the Italian roast which produces a very strong, aromatic, but borderline bitter coffee which has extremely low caffeine content.

The art of coffee roasting finds its most elevated expression in the preparation of particular blends of different types of coffee beans. By mixing are blending these different varieties from different countries it is possible to amalgamate and integrate characteristics which are able to balance the aromas and flavors to a greater state of harmony and pleasure for the coffee aficionado. Among the qualities which are most used in blending of coffee is the Arabica, which has a caffeine content between 1.1% and 1.7% and the Robusta which has a far greater caffeine content which varies between 2% and 4.5% by volume and weight.

Time and temperature are the critical factors to balance the perfect roasting for blended, mixed coffees. The balancing of the various processing factors that go into creating an absolutely incomparable and totally perfect roast is an extremely complex and precise process. In order to achieve the ultimate in a blended coffee from various areas and types and beans, it is an art which requires years of experience and professional dedication. The only way to become truly an expert in being able to master the skills required to properly roast coffee takes years of study and apprenticeship.

Continued in Coffee Chronicles, Part 8

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