Nespresso: Making the Perfect Espresso at Home
Posted on Friday, November 23 2012 11:36:59 AM in Blog by Trevor Ouellette
If you've ever wondered, espresso is a coffee drink that is created by forcing hot water through finely ground, compacted coffee beans at high pressure. The ideal temperature of the water should sit between 192 degrees Fahrenheit and 204 degrees Fahrenheit and a typical single cup will yield about 1 to 1 ½ oz. of espresso.
To make this specialty drink, an espresso machine is used to brew the coffee for a very short time, around 30 seconds. When it all comes together perfectly, a golden brown foam known as the ‘crema’ floats on top of the espresso and it is more of an experience - not just a drink.
Many cafes and coffee houses offer espresso as part of their coffee selection, but you can brew your own at home if you have the proper equipment. Nespresso has made it possible for anyone to brew a perfect shot of espresso right in their own home, anytime they like, without visiting a fancy café.
Nespresso is a global business that is part of the Nestle group of companies. It was established in 1986, with the goal of providing high quality espresso to people around the world.
Since that time, Nespresso has found its way into 50 different countries and currently employs more than 7,000 people.
Part of the Nespresso success story revolves around the Nespresso capsules. These capsules are exclusive to Nespresso and are only compatible with Nespresso machines. Basically, each capsule contains the ideal proportion of ground coffee to make a perfect shot of espresso. The way the capsules interact with the machines ensures consistency with each espresso shot, which can often be an issue for many people who try to brew espresso at home.
When you know that you always have the perfect proportion of coffee, making the perfect shot becomes much easier!
Of course, the star of the show is the Nespresso machine. They actually have a few different machines that you can choose from, depending on your particular tastes and budget. Each machine is designed to use the Nespresso capsules, so you’ll always have the right amount of coffee for your shot. The designs are sleek, the operation is effortless and you’ll have a premium shot of espresso in your cup each and every time.
Explore our different Nespresso brewers to find the machine that has the right features to suit your personality and espresso-drinking sensibilities.
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