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Stop and Smell the Coffee

Stop and Smell the Coffee
Coffee should be more than the morning drug or to gulp as you run out the door, briefcase in one hand and travel mug in the other. From its very beginnings as a beverage, coffee brought people together in the coffee houses in Vienna, Paris, London, and other great cities of the world. Friends, acquaintances, and conspirators alike gathered over cups of coffee to share, joke, enjoy each others company, and conspire. Here are a few tips that might help you enjoy your coffee more, some social and some not:

• A few quiet minutes in the morning can improve your attitude for the rest of the day. Sit and relax, even if just for a five minutes before you rush off into your hectic schedule. If you don’t have those few minutes, maybe it’s time to examine your morning schedule. To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, “Ten minutes earlier to bed, and ten minutes earlier rise time,” may be all that you need.

• Talk for a few minutes with your loved ones over a cup. Allow the coffee to cool just a bit. Why? A cooler cup of coffee should taste better than when it comes right out of the brewing device. Your taking the time to sit, talk, and enjoy will make your coffee taste better by allowing it to cool. If the taste doesn’t improve it is time to investigate your brewing methods or even the coffee you are using.

• Some calming music, playing softly in the background will help. Subdued lighting as well. We are not trying to put you to sleep, but a calming environment will allow you to concentrate on your coffee and think about the flavor.

• Learning to taste coffee is a skill worth developing. To begin, try concentrating on what it tastes like when it first enters your mouth, as it passes over and around the tongue, as you are swallowing, and the first ten or fifteen seconds after you swallow. Good coffee goes through a whole set of flavor changes through this process.

• Chew your food. One of the tips I give friends when they come to sample my coffee is to eat it- not just drink it. Take a small sip and chew it a bit. This forces you to move the coffee around in your mouth and also extends the time the coffee is on your taste buds.

• Don’t brush your teeth before coffee time. Toothpaste will change they way your palate senses the coffee. Brushing after coffee may also may help prevent dental staining as well as help fight coffee breath when you head out of the door.

• Don’t use a travel mug. As with all foods, aroma is a huge part of the enjoyment and taste of food. Use a coffee cup with a large enough top circumference that allows you to get you nose closer to the coffee and take a “whiff” of the beverage before drinking. Scotch and wine sampling glasses are designed to do much the same thing and for exactly the same reasons.
It is stressful being part of the ever-increasing pace of today’s hectic Western society. Faster internet speeds, faster cars and transport systems, constant calls and test messages on a smart phone, the traffic of the morning commute, and more distractions than ever before all seem designed to raise ones blood pressure. It becomes more and more important to take the time to stop and smell the flowers.. and the coffee.

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The Crema of the Crop, It makes Espresso, Espresso

The Crema of the Crop

It Makes Espresso, Espresso

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(above image used here with permission from www.EspressoMyEspresso.com)

Crema certainly is something special. “True” crema only is created when espresso is made. As seen above, it is a viscous ‘foam’ that floats above the espresso liquid. During the extraction of a two-ounce espresso nearly 100% of the beverage may appear as crema as the extraction ends. After that the crema breaks down and becomes the dark liquid espresso, but a good amount of crema remains floating on top.

The crema is a combination of a number of components. It is mostly a colloid, which by definition is a suspension of insoluble components mixed in with other components. Good crema takes time to settle out into a liquid. The insoluble component of this colloid are microscopic plant fibers from the coffee beans along with oils contained in the ground coffee. We have all seen the oils on the surface of dark roasted beans. All coffee beans possess those oils whether you see them on the surface or not.

Most of us know that coffee beans, once roasted, release carbon dioxide gas (and some other gasses). It is the release of these gasses that causes a bag or fresh roasted coffee to “inflate” or a storage jar’s lid to “pop” or “whoosh” when opened. Take the tiny bubbles of this gas which is released during the extraction process and mix it with the oils, plant fibers, water, and other trace components of the coffee bean and you get crema.

Why Just From Espresso?

There are two major factors that make the creation of espresso different from most all other methods. The first is the pressure used to create the beverage. No other method of coffee making uses 9BAR (about 135 PSI) of water pressure. A home water system normally has no more than between 40 and 60 pounds. Most espresso machines produce two to three times that.

The second factor is that the coffee is ground very fine with particle sizes held in a fairly tight range. The only common form of coffee making that uses a finer grind is Turkish. Now take that finely ground coffee and pack it very tightly into a little metal cup with lots of tiny holes in the bottom (the filter basket). Lock that into the espresso machine and force the high pressure water at about 198 to 202 degrees through it. The force and heat extract all those previously-mentioned components creating the crema and the espresso.

The Category is Beverages, and the answer is, “Crema Means Good Espresso.”

” ‘What is False?’ Alex.”

Crema is just a mechanical result of forcing hot water through coffee prepared as outlined above. We can say that if there is no crema on freshly-made espresso then that is a problem. No crema most likely means one of two things:

1 – Some of the necessary components did not exist in the beans for reasons such as :

  • The beans were old and stale
  • The beans were improperly stored
  • The beans were of low quality to begin with
  • The beans were not properly roasted

2 – The preparation method was lacking in some way, such as:

  • Too low or too high of a brew pressure
  • Coffee ground too coarse
  • Water Temperature far too low
  • Not enough coffee was used
  • Poor water quality

So while crema can be a delicious component of espresso, depending on crema as a definitive indicator of the quality of the espresso is something that you learn is false very early on. I have personally been making espresso for well over a decade and can assuredly tell you that I have made some crema-topped espresso that caused me to feel sorry for the kitchen sink into which I had to expectorate the first sip and into which I then had to pour the rest.

If you find that crema on its own does not taste pleasant to you, try stirring it back into the espresso before sipping it. The combination of the sugars extracted which reside in the liquid below should combine with the crema to create a complex tasting beverage you can enjoy.

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Bitter or Sour Espresso? There’s A Reason

Bitter or Sour Espresso? There’s A Reason Espresso is a very complex beverage. There are more identified taste elements in espresso than in wine, and we know how wine connoisseurs can be. Anyone who has spent any time studying espresso, even on a basic level, has read that there are tastes like chocolate, blueberry, citrus, leather, oaky flavors, and so many more in coffee.

SCAA Espresso Flavor Wheel

SCAA Flavor Wheel

You can check the SCAA flavor wheel for the vast variety of language used to describe espresso’s flavor and aromas. But taste is what I am discussing today.
The two described extremes of taste on the taste side of the wheel are “sour” and “bitter.” Sour is fairly easy- lemon juice or citric acid (often sold as sour salt) works as a good household example of that. A good example of bitter might be unsweetened chocolate or, if you have some handy, gentian root extract. The interesting thing about these two flavor extremes is that they both exist in coffee, and even more so in espresso because of the extreme level of extraction that is necessary to create an espresso beverage. So how could we even drink it?
Jim Schulman, a member at HomeBarista.com, recently created a thread called, “Balance in Espresso is Intense Bitter and Sour Cancelling Each Other Out.”

In this article he discusses an experiment he used to demonstrate to his students the relationship between these two flavors. He showed that when these two flavors are present and relatively well balanced, and particularly when accompanied by an amount of sugar, they cancel each other out. When something is wrong in the process (and the list of ways to get it wrong is tremendous), one or the other flavor dominates and an unpleasant taste is the result.
As an example, a very light-roasted coffee that was meant to be used as a pour-over will have a dominant acidic flavor that might be pleasant, like unsweetened oranges, when mixed with the other coffee flavors. But that same coffee, used to create an espresso, might be overwhelmingly sour and may be unpleasant to drink. That same coffee, roasted just a little darker to mute the sourness of the acid and develop the bitter taste a little further might work well as an espresso. Roast, blend, age of the roasted coffee, brewing temperature, the quality of the water, coffee:water ratio, and more can all affect the flavor balance between bitter and sour. Even culturally, some peoples are brought up to enjoy bitter flavors more than we tend to be in western cultures.
A local acquaintance, when I told him I was making espresso at home, said, “Ewww… That’s really bitter, isn’t it?” It is clear that his earlier (and maybe his only) exposure to espresso was not a good one. Has it happened to you? Don’t forsake espresso for a massive, fat-filled, hot milkshake. Seek out other local coffee shops and try again. Your best bet is a small, independent shop and not a large chain store. The independent shops cannot depend on wide scale advertising, Their existence depends on the quality of their espresso.
On the other hand, I often hear from home baristas statements like, “I can make espresso as good or better then any shop near where I live.” Like any culinary skill, it takes time, practice, and patience to hone your skill and amass the experience needed. But like any other fine skill, it will be time well spent because you will have that ability the rest of your life.
So, if you have been avoiding espresso, or know someone who has because of what they have heard or experienced, there you have the reason why as well as a solution. Get an espresso machine, practice, and invite them over!

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Types of Home Espresso Machines

Home Espresso Machines – Operation, Benefits, and Handicaps

Stove Top (Moka Pot)
The stove-top espresso machine, also known as a moka pot, is a two-chamber device that, as the name suggests, sits on a stove burner to operate (there are also some that are self-contained electrical appliances). Water goes in the bottom chamber and coffee is held between the two halves. The steam pressure created by the boiling water in the bottom forces water up through the coffee and into the top chamber.
Benefits – Few moving parts to worry about, easy to use, inexpensive to purchase. Small and easy to transport.
Handicaps – Tends to overheat the coffee, does not make a “true” espresso since the pressure generated by the power of steam is not that great.

Steam Powered
These generally look like a home espresso machine but they have no pump. They can be identified by a large knob-like cover on top that seals the water chamber where steam is trapped. The electrical cord is only for the heating element to boil the water. Steam pressure pushes the water through the coffee.
Benefits – Doesn’t need an external source of heat, just electricity. Have few moving parts to worry about, easy to use, inexpensive to purchase.
Handicaps – Tends to overheat the coffee, does not make a “true” espresso since the pressure generated by the steam is not that great.

Manual Lever
For making “true” espresso these are the most simplest of espresso machines machines. Much like the two entries above, there is no pump. The pressure to force the water through the espresso is created by you! A lever arm is operated and either a heavy spring forces a piston down to force the water through the coffee or you pull on the lever to force the water through. Many consider this to be the truest from of espresso since you are, literally, physically involved in the entire process.

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Benefits – Simplest machine design for true espresso. Many are quite visually stunning. No pump to worry about. Great potential for fine espresso production.
Handicaps – Have a steeper learning curve at first, are very sensitive to the grind of the coffee. Temperature control also must be learned with most of them as they tend to overheat when left on and unused for a while. Will be more expensive than the previously mentioned designs.

PUMP MACHINES
All the rest of these machines in this list depend on electrical pumps to force the water through the coffee. Most machines have vibratory pumps that work using a strong electromagnetic coils to move a small piston back and forth. More expensive machines have a rotary pump powered by an electric motor that is generally quieter.
Benefits – With electrical power pushing the water there is no overheating as found in steam machines. Greater consistency for most users than the previously mentioned designs. For most home machines prices range from around $250 to well over $3000. Have $10,000 to spend? You will find what you are looking for!
Handicaps – The widest range of prices and hundreds of models from dozens of manufacturers can make selection difficult. Prices start at around $250 or so, and incremental steps into the thousands for a machine can be a real temptation to move up just one more step… again and again.
Pump machines can be divided into separate categories as follows:

Semi Automatic
Most of the home espresso machines on the market today fall into this category. After all the preparatory steps (grind, dose, tamp, etc.) *1, just press a button (or flip a switch as the case may be) and the machine starts pumping water through the coffee. Turn the switch off and the machine stops.

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Benefits – Less electronically complicated than the following designs and so are potentially more dependable. Makes “real” espresso.
Handicaps – Require a quality grinder and preparation accuracy is required for the best results. A good amount of “hands-on art” in the preparation.

Automatic (volumetric programmed)
These machines are much like the semi-automatic machines with the addition of a control system that can be set by the user to deliver a certain amount of water to the compacted coffee, and then automatically turn off the brew cycle. These also allow manual control of the brew cycle as well.
Benefits – Helps control consistency by delivering a predetermined amount of water for brewing then automatically turns off the brew cycle.
Handicaps – More expensive than the Semi-automatic machines. Additional electronics and sensors make them more complicated and potentially have higher repair expenses.

Super Automatic
Imagine a machine that allows you to touch a button and have it create the beverage of your choice. That is a super-automatic. These machines have built in grinders that grind on demand when a beverage is chosen. The machine dispenses the ground coffee into the brew group, tamps it, starts the brew cycle and your beverage is dispensed into your cup. Many even have the ability to froth and dispense milk based on your preferences, and some have built in cooling units that keep the milk fresh. They even tell you when it is time to empty the waste tray, when to descale, and when a cleaning cycle should be run, and much more. They do just about everything except drink your beverage.
Benefits – A good choice for those who don’t want to deal with all the preparation steps of other machines (grind, dose the coffee, tamp, etc.). Depending on the model chosen, many take up less counter space than a traditional espresso setup of machine and grinder.
Handicaps – The most complicated of all espresso machines. Can be costly to repair. Their range of adjustments can deliver a good beverage, but they are generally not as capable of delivering great espresso as an experienced user can with the previously mentioned machines.

CONCLUSION
How do you choose? A few things you can do. You first have to assess you level of commitment to the beverage. Then do some research on the various coffee forums and websites and ask questions. Finally, contact your retailer and share your needs and desires and discuss the various home espresso machine options with them.

*1 – Be aware that there are a number of machines now in this category that can use pods. These are coffee pucks which are pre-packaged, individual servings in a sort of pressed, circular tea bag sort of thing. These eliminate grinding, tamping, and other preparatory steps and do not require the user to have a grinder. While convenient, the biggest problem is that they are quite a bit more expensive per cup than using whole coffee beans.

 

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“Simon says, Hands on Coffee!”

Hands on Coffee

Hands on Coffee

I have been out in my workshop for the last couple of hours. Lately I haven’t had much time for fun projects what with my job, this blog, my wife, and something we refer to as “life in general.” Start with twenty-four hours, subtract sleep and then the rest of what I just mentioned, and that doesn’t leave much for leisure-time projects.

While I was finishing up my latest handicraft project and putting my tools away, I thought to myself, sure, I could go out and buy the piece of furniture I was building, a simple set of display shelves, but modifying an old, small bookshelf that was my grandparents and re-purposing it for placement where I will now see it every day led me to coffee. Not as non sequitur as it sounds.

The rewards of a hands-on woodworking project like that is very much like making coffee at home. Something you make yourself offers rewards that cannot be given a monetary value. A small bookshelf costs $49.95 in town. A latte costs $4.49 at a chain coffee shop. But what is the value of a bookshelf I made with my own hands from wood which is over 50 years old? What value can you put on a food product that you produce at home, from scratch, with your own hands? Would you rather have a fast-food hamburger or one you grill yourself in the backyard? A latte in a paper, take-away cup or one you have made, exactly as you like, in the comfort of your own kitchen?

My workshop is a set of tools I have accumulated over more than fifty years. Sure the table saw was a big investment, but when I bought it I did not know there was a remodeled kitchen in the box! Sure, there is an initial investment in quality coffee-making equipment, but over time there is the value in the satisfaction you get from making yourself a delicious espresso beverage, or even better, handing a friend a cappuccino and saying, “I made this just for you.” There is monetary savings in making coffee at home which we will go into at a later date, but this is not about the bottom line. This is about quality of life and the rewards of not only something you make yourself, but of the value of taking the time to slow down, stop, and reap the intrinsic value of making something special with your own hands. The bonus is being able to also sip a fresh, hot, coffee beverage.

And the shelves? They will be for displaying some of the beautiful coffee cups I have collected over the last decade. Each cup a memory of a place, a person, or an event upon which to meditate as I sip a cup of coffee which I made myself.

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Coffee and Johnny Yank Coffee Kept the Union On the March

Gun with Coffee GrinderThe 19th century was a tumultuous time for the United States of America,

and no time was more so than 1861 to 1865 when we were engaged in a

great Civil War. From New York to Texas, and beyond, the The Union Army

marched, and feeding the troops was a difficult task. In a time before

refrigeration was in use, foods had to either be fresh or be preserved.

Cattle “on the hoof” kept fresh and the men surely appreciated food that

transported itself. But this blog is all about coffee, and the same for

this article.

 

Coffee was a staple cherished by the northern troops. It was fairly

plentiful to the North where the soldiers received regular rations of

staple foods that included coffee. A quick pick-me-up was afforded by a

hot cup of coffee even when time was short. When out of camp and on the

march, when a rest period was called, the men would immediately gather

some twigs and sticks, light small fires, and begin boiling water for

coffee.

 

The preparation method was quite simple and readied ahead of time.

Ground coffee was mixed with their sugar ration, and once the water was

hot, a measure of this prepared coffee mixture was scooped into the

water. This practice was so ubiquitous that the Confederate soldiers

often referred to the Union soldiers as “the Coffee Boilers.” There was

a bit of jealousy in that since the South had very little coffee

available to them, particularly once the naval blockade of the South was

effective.

 

But as with all things, necessity gives way to solutions.When there was

a sustained break in the fighting, Union and Confederate soldiers would

communicate across the lines in remote areas. The young men set up

personal cease-fire zones and traded goods across the lines. Two items

regularly crossed the lines. The South, being predominantly agrarian

meant that the Confederate soldiers had regular rations of tobacco and

this was happily traded to the Union soldiers for coffee.

 

But coffee wasn’t always coffee. There were times when the Union

soldiers received their coffee ration pre-ground and this was not

preferred. There was a lot of underhanded dealing in the supply chain

and pre-ground coffee could be adulterated with filler such as cheaper,

easily-sourced, roasted grains. This increased profits to the suppliers

and lessened the caffeine level in the coffee. Carrying a coffee grinder

was pretty much out of the question to individual soldiers so they

improvised. A rifle butt against a flat rock was often found to work

just fine.

 

Whenever the subject off coffee and the Civil War comes up, the

Sharps Carbine Model 1859 Coffee Mill is often mentioned. This firearm had a hand mill built into the stock. These came into use late in the war and were not widely distributed.

Likely, less than one hundred of these were made and only about a dozen

are known to still exist. It is said by some that they were for coffee,

and some experts who have tested them with grains and coffee have stated

it seems they were intended for grain. Both are likely correct. The

coarse burrs in these grinders are reminiscent of bulk grinders today.

Many hand grain mills on farms well into the 20th century were used for

grain as well as coffee.

 

Thankfully, things haven’t changed much in the most important way

concerning coffee (this is a coffee blog, after all). Those who look for

the very best from their coffee would never consider pre-ground as a

substitute for whole bean. Roasted coffee beans, if stored properly,

will keep for as long as two to three weeks. Commercially packaged in

nitrogen under pressure can be good for a bit longer until opened. And

much like those soldiers of over one hundred fifty years ago, you pretty

much know what you are getting. So next time you measure out your

“morning ration” of coffee beans and are running them through your

grinder in preparation for the day’s march to the office, remember the

boys back in the 1860’s who did much the same.

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Espresso Roast – The Sasquatch of the Coffee World

I could end this as one of the shortest articles I have ever written by simply saying, “Like Sasquatch, there’s no such thing.” You can call an elephant a dining room table, but that doesn’t make it a good place to set a dinner service for eight (even though there would be room for it).

Espresso Roast

Espresso Roast

We often see the very dark roasts in the grocery store plastic bins, covered in oil, labeled as “espresso roast.” These very-dark roasted coffee beans have a tradition that is said to have come from Italy. During the early part of the last century, during hard economic times when quality coffee was difficult to procure, low quality coffee beans were often used. Unfortunately, their taste matched their price point. To overcome that, the roasters pushed the roasting process darker and darker. Eventually they found a roast that was dark enough to remove or mask the actual taste of the coffee beans and create a taste that was overwhelmingly of the roast itself.

There are two main types of coffee beans, genetically speaking: Arabica and Robusta. A lot of that low-quality coffee mentioned above was cheap Robusta. It’s a good thing that it was dark roasted. While there are some quality Robusta coffee beans out there, the majority of them have an aroma and after taste of burnt bicycle inner tubes. It was that taste that the French roasters were working to destroy. Robusta is still used today, of course. When quality Robusta is used sparingly in a blend it increases the crema in espresso.

While some beans do like a darker roast, in today’s coffee market there are a lot of very high quality beans and roasting them that dark destroys a lot of the flavor that the growers, processors, and roasters work to develop. These beans offer a wide range of flavors. Not like the artificially flavored coffee beans, but subtle sub-flavors; nuances if you will. Roasting these beans to that dark, “espresso roast” level would be like ordering blackened filet mignon.

So what to look for in beans to be used for espresso?

  • Beans that have, at the most, a few drops of oil on them. Avoid those that look like they have been stored in a used oil pan of a ’58 DeSoto.
  • A nice medium to dark oak color. Some beans like to be a bit darker and some lighter, so don’t be afraid to try different roast levels.
  • Even when you find a bean you like, experiment! There is no reason to stick yourself in such a rut, only purchasing one specific bean origin, brand, or espresso roast level.

I am often asked which espresso coffee beans are the best. The simple answer is that no one can answer that for you, and you will never know unless you try them all. That is surely not possible, but variety is certainly the spice of life so don’t get stuck in a rut with just once coffee.

Read more: What is Espresso?

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Stale Coffee Mug

Ten Ways to Make a Bad Cup of Coffee

ONE: Use Old Coffee – You find a bag of coffee in the fridge, way in the back. You ask yourself, “How badly do I need a cup of coffee?” If you don’t remember when you bought it, then you must need it really badly! Once coffee is roasted the clock is ticking. From the back of the fridge, behind the old jar of mayonnaise, in a bag that is stuck to the shelf? That’s a very good start to the worst cup of coffee you have ever made!

Two: Buy Your Coffee From the Open Bins in the Supermarket – No old coffee against the back wall of the fridge? Head to the market! Sure, whole bean coffee is great, but when it has been sitting out in the open bins which are hazed-over with old coffee oils so thick that it looks like the beans are in a San Francisco fog, you are well on your way to making a bad cup of coffee.

Three: Buy Pre-Ground Coffee – At the market you could always just pick up a big “jug” of pre-ground coffee and save all the trouble of grinding it yourself. You will get consistency that way. Since oxygen is an enemy of coffee, there is no better way to get coffee to get stale than grinding it and then letting it sit around. By the time you get to the bottom of that jug the coffee will be so stale that you might as well be brewing sawdust.

Four: Spend $10 on a Coffee Grinder – So you read that pre-ground coffee is bad so you went to the store and found an economy grinder, and it is so easy to use! Just put in the beans, press the “ON” button and the little helicopter blade inside grinds the coffee. Fortunately for you, this is a chopper and not a grinder. Even better, since your goal is to make the worst coffee possible, all that coffee dust you are creating is sure to add extra bitterness to the already-bitter coffee you are about to brew.

Five: Buy the Espresso Roast – Since there is no such thing as “espresso roast” (regardless as to what the little tag on the bin says), this is a sure sign that whoever roasted this or whoever is selling it really does not know coffee, and who better to buy your coffee from? If the espresso roast is not available, check for “expresso” roast which doesn’t exist either.

Bad Coffee

Don’t Do It

Six: Get the Oily Beans – A good coat of oil on the coffee beans often signifies that the coffee has been poorly stored in a hot environment and the heat has brought the oils to the surface. The oils are a big part of the taste of the coffee, and so exposing them to air will accelerate the staling process. We are over half-way there to a bad cup of coffee!

Seven: Look for a “Best if Used By” Date – Knowing when coffee was roasted is a good thing. Finding a “Best if Used By” date on the package is a sure way of knowing that the coffee you are buying is already past its prime.

Eight: Made From Coffee Beans – Try to find a coffee that is called something like breakfast blend, morning wake up, or mountain delight. Stay away from specifics like Colombian, Hawaiian, and Ethiopian. Since you are looking for the worst coffee possible, it’s best if you don’t know where your beans actually came from.

Nine: Spend as Little as Possible – The worst beans cost the least amount of money. Find a roasted coffee that is selling for about $2.00 to $3.00 a pound. Since that is well under half the cost of most high-quality, un-roasted coffee, you can be assured that your coffee will be from the lowest-quality coffee beans possible. They might even be adulterated with artificial aroma!

Ten: Use a Cheap Coffee Brewer – The “economy” coffee brewers which sell for $20 (or less) are sure to brew too fast and at too low of a temperature to ever extract the goodness from your coffee. But that’s OK since your coffee came to you wholly lacking in goodness anyway.
by Randy Glass of EspressoMyEspresso.com

Help for making a perfect pot of coffee

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A Coffee Revolution

The new VertuoLine is a coffee revolution, it represents the next generation of single serve machines from Nespresso. The VertuoLine expands the capability of Nespresso’s single serve espresso concept by offering the ability to brew larger cups of crema coffee, in addition to classic Italian style espresso.

Centrifusion Technology – A whole new way to brew coffee. This 5 step brewing process starts with the Vertuoline Casule, each capsule has a bar code which contains the perfect brewing parameters associated with the selected capsule. Temperature is adjusted, as well as, cup size, rotational speed, flow rate and time the water is in contact with the coffee. During brewing, the coffee is spun at speeds of up to 7000 RPM creating deliciously thick crema.

Now through Father’s Day, receive $75 in free coffee with purchase.

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What is Cappuccino?

Espresso + steamed milk = cappuccino.

Cappuccino

I could stop there, but I might as well tell you that a steak is heated meat. Both statements are true but there is more to it than that. As the cappuccino formula indicates, the beverage starts with espresso. That can be a single shot of about one ounce (30ml), or a double shot of two ounces (60 ml).

The other component of a cappuccino is milk which is steamed using the steam wand of the espresso machine. The heat of the steam and the steam’s power to agitate the milk change the structure of the liquid. The fat content of the milk wraps around the proteins and creates what is referred to as microfoam. As the name implies, this is a sort of “tiny foam.” If done properly, you cannot see any bubbles. The milk increases in volume and takes on a richer, creamier texture and slightly sweeter taste. It pours as a liquid, but with more body than when first poured from the carton.

From that point, all bets are off. What is sold as a cappuccino in the USA can range from a more traditional six ounce beverage made with two ounces of espresso and about two ounces of steamed milk with a topping of dense milk foam to a much larger beverage in a large takeaway cup. In Australia it is called a flat white which is the same six to eight ounce beverage but there is no stiff foam on top, just the espresso and the steamed milk.

Read more about Cappuccino

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1stincoffee Adds Quick Mill Andreja Premium Espresso Machine to Lineup

Quick Mill andrejaThe Quick Mill Andreja Premium features a heat exchanger which allows you to brew espresso and steam milk for cappuccino at the same time. This machine also features No Burn hot water and steam wands.

Features of the Quick Mill Andreja Premium:

Heat exchanger with automatic water level control

Quality stainless steel construction

Two portafilters: a single and a double with 58mm baskets

E61 Grouphead for outstanding temperature stability

Thermo siphon circulation helps maintain consistent brewing temperature

Lever action semi-automatic

Large 46 oz. pull out drip tray

Ulka 52 watt vibratory pump with thermal overload protection

Easily accessible expansion valve allows for easy adjustment of brew pressure

Easily accessible pressurestat adjustment

Thermostat has resettable Hi-limit to protect heating element

Custom made steam and hot water knobs

Multi-position steam wand with 4 hole .9mm steam tip

No burn hot water and steam wands

Removable 3 liter water reservoir with hinged cover

Magnetic switch detects low water tank level and cuts power to the heating element to prevent boiler damage

Cup warming surface

Boiler pressure gauge and Group pressure gauge

1.6 liter heavy duty boiler

Boiler is insulated to keep your kitchen and machine components cooler.

Heavy-duty 1,400 watt heating element

Stainless backflushing blank included

Direct water connection option available ($145)

110 volts

Made in MilanItaly

2 Year warranty

Dimensions: 15 3/4″ High, 11 1/2″ Wide, 17 1/2″ Deep – 46 pounds

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1stincoffee Introduces Quick Mill Alexia Espresso Machine

alexia-3001stincoffee.com is happy to announce an addition to our product line. The Quick Mill Alexia.

The Quick Mill Alexia is a lever action single boiler espresso machine. It features the E-61 grouphead for better temperature stability.

Features of the Quick Mill Alexia Espresso Machine:

Quality stainless steel construction

Two portafilters: a single and a double

E61 Grouphead with thermo siphon circulation for outstanding temperature stability

Lever action semi-automatic

Large pull out drip tray

Ulka 52 watt vibratory pump with thermal overload protection

Precision steam and hot water knob

Multi-position steam wand with 2 hole steam tip

Removable 3 liter water reservoir with cover

Magnetic switch detects low water level and cuts power to the heating element to prevent boiler damage

Cup warming surface

Dual purpose pressure gauge

.75 liter, heavy duty, stainless steel boiler

1,400 watt heating element

110 volts

Made in MilanItaly

2 Year warranty

Dimensions: 15 1/4″ High, 9″ Wide, 17″ Deep – 38 pounds

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Jura J9 – Super automatic espresso machine featuring TFT display

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The J9 One Touch TFT is the first Jura coffee machine to incorporate TFT display technology (Thin Film Transistor). The TFT 2.75″ wide color display combines text and graphics, making the J9 even easier to use. Use the TFT display to select your drink choice and then press a button for a delicious specialty coffee drink in under a minute. For more information visit http://www.1stincoffee.com/Jura-impressa-j9tft.htm

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New Jura Giga 5 – The world’s finest super automatic espresso machine.

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The Jura GIGA 5 sets a new standard in performance, aesthetics and perfection in the espresso coffee machine market. With the power of two grinders and two heating systems, the machine produces two specialty coffee drinks at once, providing an unprecedented range of drinks and fulfilling every coffee lover’s dream. Features:
• Fast and quiet thanks to two ceramic disc grinders
• Make 1 or 2 drinks at a time
• Programmed to make 18 individually programmable specialty coffees
• Create your specialty coffee in no time thanks to a TFT display with Rotary Selection
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1st in Coffee Offers an Array of Espresso Machines and Coffee Makers that Provide an Outstanding Value to Espresso Enthusiast

1st in Coffee offers an array of espresso machines that we believe provide an outstanding value to the espresso enthusiast. We look for successful and reliable espresso machine brands with track records for providing quality products backed up by outstanding customer service. We offer espresso coffee machines such as Jura Capresso Super Automatics, Saeco Coffee Machines, Rancilio Silvia, Pasquini, Elektra and many many more! 1st in Coffee offers free shipping on all espresso makers and we are here to answer your questions and provide expert advice 7 days a week.

We look for successful and reliable espresso machine brands with track records for providing quality products backed up by outstanding customer service. We offer espresso coffee machines such as Jura Capresso Super Automatics, Saeco Coffee Machines, Rancilio Silvia, Pasquini, Elektra and many many more! 1st in Coffee offers free shipping on all espresso makers and we are here to answer your questions and provide expert advice 7 days a week.

1st In Coffee
also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Centers: In A class all by itself.

Jura AG, founded in 1931 in Switzerland and Capresso Inc., founded 1994 in the USA, have joined forces to bring you the finest Automatic Coffee Centers. With unique, innovative and user friendly features such as one-touch cappuccino-button, interchangeable frother systems, on the spot coffee customization, easy to read multi-language LED displays, elegant coffee brewing illumination, instructive videos and DVDs our line of IMPRESSA and ENA models offer a level of sophistication and high-end design not found anywhere else today. Why Should I Buy an Jura Automatic Coffee Center?

Most coffee experts consider grinding and brewing under high pressure within a short period of time the ideal process to achieve maximum flavor and aroma without bitterness and over-extraction. Our own research shows that coffee lovers prefer high-pressure brewed coffee over any other coffee brewing method.

Make authentic Espressos, Cappuccinos, Lattes, long Crema Coffees, even hot chocolate and tea, with a push of a button, perfectly every time!

GRIND, TAMP, BREW and CLEAN in less than 60 seconds! No other system can produce such a variety of beverages with more convenience.

There are many ways to brew coffee: Percolating, Cold Brew, Instant, Hand Drip, French Press, Automatic Drip and Pressure Brewing. Each system creates a different taste. The high-pressure brewing method retrieves a maximum of flavor and aroma. That’s also the reason why more and more fine restaurants and hotels all over the world only serve you freshly high pressure brewed coffee. Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Centers do exactly that… and quite a bit more…

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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This Father’s Day ~ Give Dad Something He Will Actually Like!

1stincoffee.com offers some truly special deals.

In this post we bring together the very best deals on the best products 1stincoffee.com has to offer.

Jura Capresso offers super automatic espresso coffee machines of the highest quality. Touch the button, they grind, brew, serve & clean up. Jura Capresso coffee machines are top rated for performance and shipped with free illy coffee.

Special pricing on select Saeco models including the Saeco Espresso Italiano & Saeco Villa.

New lower prices on Nespresso capsule espresso machines. No machine is easier to make perfect espresso.

Purchase any Nespresso Machine $299 and up by June 30th, 2010 and receive $50 in free Nespresso capsules

New lower prices on Cuisinart espresso machines. Two models to chose from, the Cuisinart EM-200 features programmable shot volume.

Three additional deals: The Vibiemme Domobar features a heat exchanger and a E61 group. The Ascaso Basic is available in Black or White!

Featuring a 1 year warranty Jura Capresso refurbished machines provide excellent products at very special prices.

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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Now Through Father’s Day, 1stincoffee.com Offering Special Father’s Day Deals!

Now through Father’s Day, 1stincoffee.com offers some truly special deals. On this page we bring together the very best deals on the best products this web site has to offer.

Jura Capresso offers super automatic espresso coffee machines of the highest quality. Touch the button, they grind, brew, serve & clean up. Jura Capresso coffee machines are top rated for performance and shipped with free illy coffee.

Special pricing on select Saeco models including the Saeco Espresso Italiano & Saeco Villa.

New lower prices on Nespresso capsule espresso machines. No machine is easier to make perfect espresso.

Purchase any Nespresso Machine $299 and up by June 30th, 2010 and receive $50 in free Nespresso capsules

New lower prices on Cuisinart espresso machines. Two models to chose from, the Cuisinart EM-200 features programmable shot volume.

Three additional deals: The Vibiemme Domobar features a heat exchanger and a E61 group. The Ascaso Basic is available in Black or White!

Featuring a 1 year warranty Jura Capresso refurbished machines provide excellent products at very special prices.

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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Father’s Day Special ~ Cuisinart 12 Cup Brew Central Coffee Maker

The Cuisinart Brew Central Coffee Maker makes a bold statement with a brushed stainless steel finish and an elegant tech-industrial design. Programmable from start to finish, with a variable heater plate for temperature control, it’s the ideal coffeemaker for today’s demanding consumer. It even tells you when it’s time to decalcify. Cuisinart top quality, performance and convenience, now in new state-of-the-art packaging.

Cuisinart 12 Cup Brew Central
Price: $89.99, ~ $79.99 after mail-in coupon. 

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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The Capresso Coffee Team Therm Coffee Maker/Grinder Closeout!

Close Out This Week Only $159.00 Save $140.00

The Capresso Coffee Team Therm is the only coffee maker/conical burr grinder combination to feature a stainless steel vacuum carafe to keep coffee hot and fresh for hours after brewing. The conical burr grinder grinds slowly to impart minimal heat, preserving coffee aroma. The Capresso Coffee Team Therm features patented technology allowing it to grind coffee directly into the filter basket, then automatically swings into place and begins the brewing process.

Capresso Coffee Team Therm
Special price: $159.00
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Coffee Is 98% Water – Charcoal Filter Cartridge Removes Up To 82% Of The Chlorine And Other Impurities Found In Tap Water, Significantly Improving The Taste Of The Water And Coffee

The charcoal filter cartridge removes up to 82% of the chlorine and other impurities found in tap water, significantly improving the taste of the water and coffee. Replace filter every six weeks or after 60 pots of coffee, whichever comes first. Please be sure to order the correct filter for your Capresso drip coffee maker.our high quality coffee machines and espresso makers. It has never been more affordable or easier to brew your own espresso coffee, mocha latte, or cappuccino – machines that make espresso also have milk steamer/milk frother functions built in! For even greater savings, be sure to check out our latest selection of refurbished espresso machines. We understand that espresso machine super automatics aren’t for everyone, so if you prefer a more basic approach to brewing a pot of coffee, browse through our French Press and stove top coffee pots.

We also carry equipment accessories to complement our commercial espresso machines, such as coffee grinders, espresso cups, tampers, demitasse spoons, barista tools, coffee filters and cleaning supplies, milk frothers and steaming pitchers. And don’t forget the most important accessory of all – the coffee beans! 1st in Coffee is proud to offer some of the finest gourmet coffee and espresso beans available anywhere! Discover quality coffee from Central and South America, roasted in Switzerland by Capresso. Or truly indulge yourself in the rich flavor and full aroma of traditional Italian-roasted espresso coffee beans from premium suppliers like Lavazza and illy. These premium roasts from Italy will satisfy even the most discriminating espresso enthusiasts and drip coffee connoisseurs!

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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Memorial Day Special: Capresso Coffee Team Therm

The Capresso Coffee Team Therm is the only coffee maker/conical burr grinder combination to feature a stainless steel vacuum carafe to keep coffee hot and fresh for hours after brewing. The conical burr grinder grinds slowly to impart minimal heat, preserving coffee aroma. The Capresso Coffee Team Therm features patented technology allowing it to grind coffee directly into the filter basket, then automatically swings into place and begins the brewing process.

Capresso Coffee Team Therm
Special price: $189.00
Save over $100!

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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Memorial Day Special On Factory Refurbished Jura Capresso 

Factory Refurbished Jura Capresso E9 Super Automatic.

The Factory Refurbished Jura Capresso IMPRESSA E9 is equipped with all the necessary hi-tech features for brewing superb espressos, cappuccinos, lattes and long crema coffees. The easy to read LED display will show you if you brew mild, regular or strong coffee and displays the cup size while the machine is brewing.

Jura Capresso E9
Refurbished price: $599.00

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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Memorial Day Specials – Now Through Memorial Day – 1st In Coffee Offers Some Truly Special Deals

Memorial Day Specials

Now through Memorial Day, 1st in Coffee offers some truly special deals. On this page we bring together the very best deals on the best products this web site has to offer.

Jura Capresso Super Automatic Deals


Jura Capresso
offers super automatic espresso coffee machines of the highest quality. Touch the button, they grind, brew, serve & clean up. Jura Capresso coffee machines are top rated for performance and shipped with free illy coffee.

Jura Capresso ENA 4

Super Automatic Espresso & Coffee Center

The Jura Capresso ENA automatic coffee centers are the slimmest yet, less than 9 ½ inches wide. Offering super easy bean to cup functionality. The Jura Capresso ENA features a professional grade coffee grinder to provide outstanding crema coffee, espresso, cappuccino and latte. Grinds, tamps, brews, serves and self cleans in less than 60 seconds.

Jura Capresso ENA 4
Special price: $699

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

Contact us toll free at 800.709.8210, if you need more information on any espresso machines, coffee grinders, coffee makers or coffee supplies.

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Cuisinart Single Serve

Cuisinart Single Serve- Coffee Maker for K-Cups
New from Cuisinart, the SS-700 is a single cup home brewing system designed for use with Keurig K-cups.

With over 200 different K-cups available, the Cuisinart Single Serve makes it easier than ever to enjoy great coffee one cup at a time. Includes a sampler of 12 K-Cups.

Cuisinart Single Serve
Guaranteed lowest price: $199.00

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

Contact us toll free at 800.709.8210, if you need more information on any espresso machines, coffee grinders, coffee makers or coffee supplies.

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The JURA-CAPRESSO Story – Why Should I Buy an Automatic Coffee Center?

Jura AG, founded in 1931 in Switzerland and Capresso Inc., founded 1994 in the USA, have joined forces to bring you the finest Automatic Coffee Centers. With unique, innovative and user friendly features such as one-touch cappuccino-button, interchangeable frother systems, on the spot coffee customization, easy to read multi-language LED displays, elegant coffee brewing illumination, instructive videos and DVDs our line of IMPRESSA and ENA models offer a level of sophistication and high-end design not found anywhere else today. Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Centers: A class all by itself.

Why Should I Buy an Automatic Coffee Center?
Taste:
Most coffee experts consider grinding and brewing under high pressure within a short period of time the ideal process to achieve maximum flavor and aroma without bitterness and over-extraction. Our own research shows that coffee lovers prefer high-pressure brewed coffee over any other coffee brewing method.

Variety:
Make authentic Espressos, Cappuccinos, Lattes, long Crema Coffees, even hot chocolate and tea, with a push of a button, perfectly every time!

Convenience:
GRIND, TAMP, BREW and CLEAN in less than 60 seconds! No other system can produce such a variety of beverages with more convenience.

The world of coffee:
There are many ways to brew coffee: Percolating, Cold Brew, Instant, Hand Drip, French Press, Automatic Drip and Pressure Brewing. Each system creates a different taste. The high-pressure brewing method retrieves a maximum of flavor and aroma. That’s also the reason why more and more fine restaurants and hotels all over the world only serve you freshly high pressure brewed coffee. Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Centers do exactly that… and quite a bit more…

1stincoffee.com Jura Capresso Super Automatic spring Deal.

Jura Capresso offers super automatic espresso coffee machines of the highest quality. Touch the button, they grind, brew, serve & clean up. Jura Capresso coffee machines are top rated for performance and shipped with free illy coffee.

Jura Capresso ENA 4

Super Automatic Espresso & Coffee Center

The Jura Capresso ENA automatic coffee centers are the slimmest yet, less than 9 ½ inches wide. Offering super easy bean to cup functionality. The Jura Capresso ENA features a professional grade coffee grinder to provide outstanding crema coffee, espresso, cappuccino and latte. Grinds, tamps, brews, serves and self cleans in less than 60 seconds.

Jura Capresso ENA 4
Special price: $699

1st In Coffee
also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey.

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Saeco Vienna Plus Graphite

Saeco quality at an affordable price, the Vienna Plus Graphite from Saeco provides ease of use and modern looks in a fully automatic espresso coffee machine. Grinds, measures, tamps and brews great coffee or espresso at the touch of a button.

Saeco Vienna Plus Graphite
Guaranteed lowest price: $549.00
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Why Grind Beans at Home? The Capresso Cool Grind Story

The Capresso Cool Grind blade coffee grinder is designed for use with drip coffee makers. It also works well on herbs and spices. It has a large stainless steel chamber which reduces heat build up while grinding coffee preserving the freshness of your coffee 

Grinding just before brewing will protect the aroma of your coffee. Ground coffee interacts with the air around it and, within hours, loses a great deal of flavor and aroma. The longer the ground coffee sits around, the less aroma you will find in your cup later.

The Capresso Cool Grind blade coffee grinder is designed for use with drip coffee makers. It also works well on herbs and spices. It has a large stainless steel chamber which reduces heat build up while grinding coffee preserving the freshness of your coffee

Only grind what you need now. Don’t grind for the whole week!

Once the beans are out of an airtight packaging, keep them in a dry, dark container with a tight closing lid.

Conical Burr Grinders • Burr Grinders • Blade Grinders
Capresso offers grinders in all three categories. Conical Burr Grinders preserve the most aroma and can grind very fine and very consistent. The intricate design of the steel burrs allow a high gear reduction to slow down the grinding speed. The slower the speed the less heat is imparted to the ground coffee thus preserving maximum amount of aroma. Because of the wide range of grind settings these grinders are ideal for all kinds of coffee equipment, Espresso, Drip, Percolators, French Press. The better Conical Burr Grinders can also grind extra fine for the preparation of Turkish coffee. Grinding speed is generally below 500 rpm.

Burr Grinders with disk type burrs grind at a considerable faster speed than conical burr grinders and create a bit more warmth in the coffee (10,000 to 20,000 rpm). They are the most economical way of getting a consistent grind in a wide range of applications. They are ideal for Drip, Percolators, French Press and well suited for most pump espresso machines. However they do not grind as fine as Conical Burr Grinders.

Blade Grinders are suitable for drip coffee makers and percolators. They also do a great job for grinding spices and herbs. The blade rotates at very high speed (20,000 to 30,000 rpm) thus creating a bit warmer coffee and a bit of “coffee dust.” That coffee dust can clog up the fine mesh of the metal baskets used in pump espresso machines.

When coffee is freshly ground and freshly brewed many people can tell the difference in taste from burr-ground and blade-ground coffee.

What else to look for in grinders?

Static, noise, safety and ease of cleaning are important factors.

Grinding creates “static cling”. The ground coffee particles fly around and “cling” to surfaces.

Before removing the grounds containers (all burr grinders), tap the container slightly and remove slowly.

Before removing the lid of blade grinders, tap the top of the grinder and remove the lid slowly.

 Some grinders are extremely loud which can be very annoying. The Capresso Conical Burr Grinders (Infinity) and the Capresso Blade Grinders (Cool Grind) are among the least noisy in its class. The Capresso Stainless Steel Burr Grinder / Black Burr Grinder has a specially insulated lid. It is the least noisy grinder in its class.

 

Blade grinders cannot operate without the lid in place. In addition, the Capresso Cool Grind series has the fastest blade stopping action of any blade grinder on the market.

The Capresso Stainless Steel Burr Grinder will not grind without the lid in place.

The Capresso Conical Burr Grinders will not grind if the bean container is missing or not “locked” in place.

All Capresso Burr and Conical Burr Grinders come with a cleaning brush and have removable upper burrs for easy cleaning of the grinding chamber.

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines. 1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

Contact us toll free at 800.709.8210, if you need more information on any espresso machines, coffee grinders, coffee makers or coffee supplies.

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Jura Capresso Filters and Cleaning Products

1st in Coffee stocks a complete selection of Jura Cleaning products and water filters. For best performance and great tasting coffee, use only Jura Capresso approved cleaners and filters. The Clearyl system reduces water hardness up to 75%, and removes large percentages of chlorine, lead, copper, and aluminum from your water.

Espresso machines, like most things related to coffee, are not a low maintenance thing. Even those who own super automatics have to do a good and thorough cleaning from time to time. Traditional espresso machines need a lot of tender loving care to keep pouring out the good stuff, and I never cease to be amazed at how much of an improvement a little bit of elbow grease can give you. Far too many people neglect cleaning their machines, but if you want the absolute best espresso you can get, you need to take care of that machine!

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Ascaso Basic – Black On Sale – Save $50

Ascaso Basic – Black. The Ascaso Basic is now on sale. Solid construction and great brewing and steaming performance define the Ascaso Basic. The Basic is a great value for an entry level espresso machine. Was $329, now $279 save $50.

At 1st In Coffee we feature a full line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, coffee makers, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.

In addition we offer Nespresso espresso machines, Pasquini, Rancilio Siliva, Saeco coffee machines, Salvatore super automatic espresso machines.

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Mocha-Latte Blanco Recipe – Truly Tasty!!!

A Mocha-Latte is like a latte, it is typically one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk, but a portion of chocolate is added, typically in the form of sweet cocoa powder, although many varieties use chocolate syrup. Mochas can contain dark or milk chocolate.

Like capppuccino,  mochas-latte contain the well-known milk froth on top, although they are sometimes served with whipped cream instead. They are usually topped with a dusting of either cinnamon, shredded chocolate or cocoa powder. Marshmallows may also be added on top for flavor and decoration.

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The World’s Most Convenient Semi-Automatic Coffee and Espresso/Cappuccino Machine

The new simple way of making Espresso/Cappuccino.

The Capresso Ultima semi automatic espresso machine eliminates all of the inconvenient steps of conventional espresso machines: no more complications with tamping, hot filter holders, cleaning and rinsing of sieves. Just fill the espresso or coffee into the espresso machine, turn and pull the coffee lever down and switch on the pump. Within seconds any size espresso, lattes, cappuccino or up to 12 oz. of coffee are ready. Pull up the lever to prepare the next round of espresso. At the same time the used espresso or coffee is automatically discarded into an internal container.

Capresso Ultima
Guaranteed lowest price: $299

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The Coffee House Experience For Many, Has Become Like The Movie Theatre, The Gym Or A Bar It Is A Social Destination

I have to say I like to have it both ways. I enjoy going to independent coffee house and occasionally a Starbucks. The coffee house for many has become like the movie theatre, the gym or a bar it is a social destination, not an every day thing. A coffee house experience is great for when you’re out or just want to get out of the house…it is something special.  

But when I’m at home I desire that coffee house experience. The ingredients to create an authentic cappuccino cost about 50 cents. With the right home coffee equipment, you can easily create cappuccinos, lattes, espresso and more to rival any coffee house.

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What Effect Does the Grind Setting Have on The Final Result?

The grind setting determines how finely or coarsely the coffee beans are ground. This affects the flow-through time of the water, the so-called extraction time.

If the coffee is coarsely ground the water will flow through more quickly than with the same coffee at a finer grind setting.

A longer extraction time results in more flavors being extracted.

If your coffee isn’t strong enough for your taste, you can select a finer grind setting and therefore extend the extraction time.

On the other hand, if it tastes too strong or too bitter, select a coarser grind.

Please note: For darker roasted beans we generally recommend a coarser grind.

1st in Coffee is proud to offer some of the finest gourmet coffee and espresso beans available anywhere! Discover quality coffee from Central and South America, roasted in Switzerland by Capresso. Or truly indulge yourself in the rich flavor and full aroma of traditional Italian-roasted espresso coffee  beans from premium suppliers like Lavazza and illy. These premium roasts from Italy will satisfy even the most discriminating espresso enthusiasts and drip coffee connoisseurs!

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Saeco Xelsis Stainless Steel is Like Having A Coffee Bar In Your Kitchen

Saeco Xelsis espresso machine is like having a coffee bar in your kitchen. Making use of the latest technology, the Xelsis is versatile and able to make a wide variety of coffee drinks. Espresso, cappuccino, latte and regular American coffee.

Saeco Xelsis Stainless Steel Espresso Machine. Guaranteed lowest price: $2999.00

At 1st In Coffee we feature a full line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, coffee makers, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.

In addition we offer Nespresso espresso machines, Pasquini, Rancilio Siliva, Saeco coffee machines, Salvatore super automatic espresso machines.

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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The Jura Capresso for That Delicate Thin Rich Layer of Crema at the Top of Your cup of Espresso Everytime!

Super automatic coffee centers like the Jura Capresso ENA 3 Super Automatic Espresso Machine do a great job producing espresso or crema coffee.

The Jura Capresso
ENA 3 automatic coffee centers are the slimmest yet, less than 9 ½ inches wide. Offering super easy bean to cup functionality. The Jura Capresso ENA 3, features a professional grade coffee grinder to provide outstanding crema coffee, espresso, cappuccino and latte. Grinds, tamps, brews, serves and self cleans in less than 60 seconds.
Free illy Coffee with purchase!

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Jura Capresso ENA-3 Automatic Coffee Center

The Jura Capresso ENA-3 automatic coffee centers are the slimmest yet, less than 9 ½ inches wide. Offering super easy bean to cup functionality. The Jura Capresso ENA-3 features a professional grade coffee grinder to provide outstanding crema coffee, espresso, cappuccino and latte. Grinds, tamps, brews, serves and self cleans in less than 60 seconds.
Free illy Coffee with purchase!

Jura Capresso ENA 3 – White
Special price: $729

At 1st In Coffee we feature a full line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, coffee makers, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.

In addition we offer Nespresso espresso machines, Pasquini, Rancilio Siliva, Saeco coffee machines, Salvatore super automatic espresso machines.

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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Espresso Love For ‘Kozy – Cafe His Way At Columbia

By JENNIFER FERMINO

Carla Bruni isn’t the only thing Nicolas Sarkozy likes hot and Italian — the French president demanded a special espresso machine when he visited Columbia University.

Organizers of his appearance revealed that the finicky French leader had insisted his choice of espresso machine be provided.

In addition to ensuring that he was properly caffeinated, Sarkozy also flew in a plush rug and distinctive podium for his talk on world affairs.

Dogged by rumors that his marriage is on the rocks, Sarkozy — as pictured here — strolled around the Ivy League campus hand in hand with his model wife, Carla Bruni, as if he didn’t have a care in the world.

AP French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla Bruni leave the World Leaders Forum at Columbia University in New York, Monday, March 29, 2010.

The embattled prez — whose approval ratings back home have plummeted to a paltry 32 percent — seemed to relish the warm welcome he received at Columbia, where he spoke to a packed house.

Rather than entering the library rotunda from behind the curtain, as most speakers do, Sarkozy made a grand entrance by climbing up the majestic staircase.

As he addressed the crowd, a demure Bruni nodded to her husband on from the front row.

“The world needs an open America, a generous America, an America that shows the way, an America that listens,” Sarkozy said.

In the speech, which was warmly received by the college crowd, Sarkozy praised President Obama’s efforts to reform health care — and took a dig at the United States for the furor that ensued.

“When we look at the American debate on reforming health care, it’s difficult to believe,” he said, noting that France has long had socialized health care.

After his speech at Columbia, Sarkozy headed to the United Nations.

His wife, an art buff, hit NYU for a tour of the Barney Building, which houses the Department of Art and Art Professions.

Recently, Bruni was alleged to have been stepping out with a European pop star, while Sarkozy, who divorced his second wife, Cécilia — a stunning former model — shortly after becoming president, was linked to a government official.

Both have both strongly denied reports of extramarital affairs.

The power pair is heading today to Washington, DC, for a private dinner with the world stage’s other favorite couple — President and Michelle Obama.

At 1st In Coffee we feature a full line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, coffee makers, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.

In addition we offer Nespresso espresso machines, Pasquini, Rancilio Siliva, Saeco coffee machines, Salvatore super automatic espresso machines.

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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$50 Rebate On Nespresso Le Cube + Aeroccino Combo

Purchase any Nespresso Machine for $299 and up by June 30th, 2010 and receive $50 in free Nespresso capsules
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Capsule Espresso Machine

Nespresso Le Cube + Aeroccino Combo.

The Nespresso Le Cube and Aeroccino combination pack. 2 great Nespresso products and a great price. Includes 12 free Nespresso coffee capsules.

Nespresso Le Cube + Aeroccino Combo
Guaranteed lowest price: $249.00 (with $50 rebate) $199.00.

At 1st In Coffee we feature a full line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, coffee makers, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.

In addition we offer Nespresso espresso machines, Pasquini, Rancilio Siliva, Saeco coffee machines, Salvatore super automatic espresso machines.

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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JURA CAPRESSO – If You Love Coffee!

The Jura Capresso S9 One Touch Super Automatic espresso machine is the most advanced and versatile version yet.

One Touch Technology lets you make cappuccino, cafe mocha, latte or latte macchiato with a single touch of a button without moving your cup. It can also grind, tamp and brew 1 or 2 espresso or crema coffee in less than a minute.

Grind, Tamp, Brew and Clean in under 60 seconds.
Make authentic espressos, cappuccinos, lattes and high-pressure brewed coffees with a push of a button perfectly, every time!

JURA CAPRESSO Super Automatic Coffee Centers feature unique equipment and quality components not found on many other machines, such as easy-to-read LED displays, interchangeable frother systems (manual and automatic), stainless steel lined thermoblocks, powerful 18 bar pump systems and extra large brewing chambers to produce up to 16 oz. of coffee at a time.

Elegant appointments such as chrome plated buttons and stainless steel grids add that extra touch. Unmatched customer service, free video tapes and even an extra quick reference guide on water resistant paper show you that we love coffee.

At 1st In Coffee we feature a full line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, coffee makers, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.

In addition we offer Nespresso espresso machines, Pasquini, Rancilio Siliva, Saeco coffee machines, Salvatore super automatic espresso machines.

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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Italian Whole Bean Espresso Coffee Sampler

Espresso beans from 3 great Italian roasters:
illy
Lavazza
Segafredo.
This sampler includes:

One 8.8 oz. can of illy Medium Roast

One 8.8 oz. can of illy Dark Roast

One 2.2 pound bag Lavazza Grand Espresso

One 2.2 pound bag Segafredo Massimo

At 1st In Coffee we feature a full line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, coffee makers, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.

In addition we offer Nespresso espresso machines, Pasquini, Rancilio Siliva, Saeco coffee machines, Salvatore super automatic espresso machines.

1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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Saeco Vienna Plus Graphite Super Automatic Espresso Machine

Saeco Vienna Plus Graphite Super Automatic Espresso Machine

Saeco quality at an affordable price, the Vienna Plus Graphite from Saeco provides ease of use and modern looks in a fully automatic espresso coffee machine. Grinds, measures, tamps and brews great coffee or espresso at the touch of a button.

Saeco Vienna Plus Graphite
Guaranteed lowest price: $549.00

At 1st In Coffee we feature the Saeco Vienna Plus Graphite Super Automatic and a full line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, espresso machines, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.
1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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Coffee Inhaler Hits The Market

Coffee Inhaler Le Whif has introduced a new product on the market, a Coffee Inaler. The device was developed by Harvard Professor of Biomedical Engineering, David Edwards and Thierry Max, a Persian Chef. They have also developed a “breathable chocolate” as well.The inhaler looks a lot like a lipstick container and it contains a powder inside that you breath in from the tube. It will sell on the maret for three dollars each or eight dollars for a box of 3 inhalers. Each inhaler delivers the equivalent of one shot of espresso in caffeine, 100 milligrams. Each inhaler can administer up to 9 hits of caffine, depending upon how ard they are inhaled.

At 1st In Coffee we feature the line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, espresso machines, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.
1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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“All you need is love. But a little coffee and some chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

Affogato Mocha recipe

Ice Cream covered in espresso. In a small cup or bowl, 1 scoop of chocolate or vanilla ice cream, sprinkle with chocolate chips, pour over in shot of hot espresso and 1 shot of rum or brandy, serve immediately.

At 1st In Coffee we feature the line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, espresso machines, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.
1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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Turn Your Espresso Into Expresso-OH!

The majority of coffee experts considers brewing coffee fast and under high pressure the ideal process to extract maximum flavor and aroma from your coffee. The high pressure and the short brewing time prevent the extraction of bitter oils and release less caffeine than other brewing methods.

When you use this technique and brew one to two ounces of coffee it is considered an espresso. When the grinding, the tamping and the pressure brewing all come together in the right combination your espresso will always feature a foamy layer on top, called “crema”. The crema traps the fine aromatics and the light gaseous flavors that register on the palate. It keeps the flavors, which would other wise escape, locked in. The crema is the hallmark of a well prepared espresso.

At 1st In Coffee we feature the line of Jura Capresso espresso machines. espresso beans, espresso machines, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.
1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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About JURA CAPRESSO – The Bean to Cup Experience

JURA Capresso is the innovation leader in automatic coffee centers in the United States, bringing new sophistication, quality, versatility and ease of use to brewing espresso-based beverages at home.

The Bean-to-Cup Experience

JURA Capresso automatic coffee centers produce the finest high-pressure-brewed coffee, espresso, cappuccino and latte, cup by cup. Fast and easy to operate, they can grind, tamp, brew and self-clean in less than 60 seconds. Frothing options make it easy to froth or steam milk to perfection. JURA Capresso automatic espresso machine centers provide more choices in coffee volume and coffee strength than any models. Grinding just before brewing assures the highest yield of flavor and aroma.

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For Maximum Enjoyment, Pre-warm The Cup!

Professionals recommend prewarming your cups. Coffee served in cold porcelain cups offers a taste experience of inferior quality. The smaller the portion (for example an espresso or ristretto), the more important it is to use a prewarmed cup. The cold porcelain instantly takes away heat from the hot, freshly prepared coffee, reducing its temperature by up to 10°, and makes it cool faster. If you add cold cream and sugar to your espresso, and stir it with a cold spoon, the temperature falls by another 10°C, and it will be much less of a pleasure to drink.

In addition, the delightful coffee aroma is inhibited from developing and the coffee will have a less intense fragrance than if served in a prewarmed cup. A warm cup will also retain the crema for longer.

Porcelain cups can be prewarmed very quickly with hot water or steam. However, the most convenient and professional solution is to use  a cup warmer.

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1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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Cold Coffee: The Insider Beauty Tip!

Many people suffer from dry, flaky skin in winter. But few people know that fresh coffee grounds make an inexpensive and effective exfoliant!

Exfoliating face treatment:
For the sensitive skin on the face we recommend mixing cooled, fresh coffee grounds with olive oil and adding a little honey. Massage gently into the skin and then rinse off. This cleanses the pores and makes the complexion glow

 Exfoliating body treatment:
Mix the fresh coffee grounds with an equal amount of gentle shower gel. Massage into the body. This removes dry flaky skin and stimulates the skin and tissue.

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1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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Coffee Drinkers Are Less Prone to Diseases Like Parkinson’s, Colon Cancer, Gallstones and Cirrhosis Risk in the Liver, the Drugs for Parkinson’s and Asthma Contain Caffeine

Coffee the new health food. Coffe drinkers are less prone to diseases like Parkinson’s, Colon Cancer, Gallstones and Cirrhosis Risk in the liver, the drugs for Parkinson’s and asthma contain caffeine. Study finds that it is ok to drink coffee, in fact it’s good for your health.

Starbucks recently posted on it’s blog a WebMD article on ‘Coffee-The New Health Food’ which articulates that regular coffee drinkers are less prone to diseases like Parkinson’s, colon cancer, gallstones and Cirrhosis risk in the liver,  the article reports that the drugs for Parkinson’s and Asthma contain caffeine, the major ingredient of Coffee.

Coffee is reported to contain quinine, a group of antioxidants, which increases insulin sensitivity in humans thereby proving that coffee drinkers are at a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Coffee is also reported to reduce the depression in children and keep students awake during long hours of study.

Educating people on the health benefits of coffee has helped to create a dynamic buzz on the Internet regarding coffee consumption.

At 1st In Coffee we feature espresso beans, espresso machines, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.
1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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Easter – A Time For Culinary Traditions Including Great Coffee

At 1st In Coffee we believe that celebrating Easter Sunday dinner with family traditions, both new and old, is what makes a family unique, bonds them together, creating memories of the day that family members will treasure forever.

How about creating a new tradition this Easter by serving ” the piece de resistance” a great cup of espresso with dessert following your Easter sunday dinner.

With the Jura Capresso automatic espresso machine you’ll make perfect espresso every time.

 The Jura Capresso Impressa S7 Avantgarde – Super Automatic Espresso Coffee Center. The Jura Capresso Impressa S7 Avantgarde is one of the fastest and most versatile automatic coffee and espresso centers on the market today. Jura Capresso machines enjoy the best reputation for quality, performance and durability.

Featuring Automatic or Manual Frothing.
It grinds, tamps, brews and cleans up in less than 60 seconds… with a push of a button!
Make perfect espresso, cappuccino, latte or crema coffee… every time!
Dual heating systems eliminate waiting between brewing and milk steaming.

Jura Capresso Impressa S7 Avantgarde
Special $1499

At 1st In Coffee we feature espresso beans, espresso machines, coffee grinders, frothers and the finest espresso beans - illy and Lavazza.
1st In Coffee also carries other brand name like-new factory refurbished espresso machines.

1st In coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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The Ongoing Story of the Mad Little Coffee Bean

Capresso Grand Aroma Whole Bean Coffee works very well with our Jura Capresso and Saeco coffee machines. Capresso coffee is roasted in Switzerland from some of the finest coffee beans grow in Africa, Central and South America. Torrefazione Settebello is roasted in Italy.

A unique blend of premium beans, Swiss precision-roasted for a rich, smooth aroma with a velvety flavor.

Available in three roasts: Swiss, Espresso & Decaf. 6.6 pounds (Twelve 
8.8 oz vacuum sealed bags).

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Cuisinart Stainless Steel Espresso Machine

Cuisinart’s new stainless steel espresso maker, the Cuisinart model EM-100 offers professional looks and professional results. Espresso, cappuccino and latte are all easily prepared by this handsome espresso machine.

Cuisinart EM-100 Espresso Maker
New lower price: $149.00

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offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 

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Coffee Is One Of The World’s Most Valuable Commodities. Some Estimate It Is The Second Most Valuable After Oil

Over half the adults in the United States drink coffee on a daily basis, and the percentage has been on the increase for many years. Canadians enjoy their fair share as well. With demand high in these and other countries, consumers have made the popular beverage a very valuable commodity.

According to research by the National Coffee Association, 56 percent of adults living in the United States drank coffee every day in 2006, about 112 million people. This percentage rose from 53 percent in 2005 and 49 percent in 2004. Another 25 percent have some occasionally. This amounts to nearly $18 billion spent on coffee by Americans yearly.

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Why 1st in Coffee Only Carries The Best Espresso Machines

Espresso_Coffee Machine making espressoThe espresso machine is a unique coffee-making machine. It specializes in producing only the perfect cup of rich, creamy and frothy Italian espresso coffee drinks.

The technique used to brew espresso coffee is very specific.

An espresso machine uses a brewing method that forces hot water through ground coffee under high pressure, the water is then forced through the fine ground coffee.  The pressure can be generated by a pressure pump or by steam. Pressure mounted pump espresso machines are the best because they provide the most consistent pressure at the optimal brewing temperature.  The water is passed under high pressure through the freshly ground coffee which should be just below boiling point. This provides the maximum flavor and aroma for your coffee.  Additionally, the high pressure applied in the process sucks out bitter oils and actually releases much less caffeine than other brewing processes do. Only a really good quality espresso machine can do all this.

To help you make the choice of which espresso machine is best for you 1st in Coffee offers only the finest professional quality espresso machines, coffee makers and coffee supplies. 1st in Coffee is really “picky” about th espresso machines they sell, so if you’re really “picky” about your espresso quality and want to find the best value on the market, contact us. At 1st in Coffee we feature the very best espresso machines, super automatics, coffee grinders, frothers and coffee makers, including Jura Capresso, Saeco, Rancilio, La Pavoni, Electra, Pasquini, Isomac, DeLongi, Francis Francis, Nespresso, Ascaso, Salvatore, Vibiemme and Cuisinart brands.

1st in coffee offers a 30 day guarantee, free shipping on espresso machines and coffee makers purchased over $50, lowest price guaranteed, sales tax not charged, except in New Jersey. 1st in Coffee also carries like-new refurbished espresso machines.

1st in Coffee also offers the finest espresso beans illy and Lavazza.

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Capresso Iced Tea Maker

Iced Tea at the Touch of a Button!

Iced tea brewed fresh at the touch of a button. The Capresso Iced Tea Maker brews directly into the included 80 ounce glass pitcher. Loose tea or tea bags may be used. 18 recipe booklet ncluded, our favorite:

Fresh Peach Iced Tea

• 3 peaches, peeled and sliced

• ¼ cup sugar or sweetener, if desired

• 6 black tea bags

Add sliced peaches and sugar to the pitcher and lightly muddle with a wooden spoon to release the juices. Fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Add tea bags to the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew. After brewing, pour tea into ice-filled glasses and garnish with peach wedges.

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Coffee Doesn’t Talk

Coffee Doesn't Talk

Coffee Doesn’t Talk

No coffee doesn’t talk, but nothing says “coffee” like “espresso.” But if it could describe itself, it might be something like, “You want some real coffee, Paisan? You use instant coffee? Fuhgeddaboudit! I’ll tell ya’ what you do. Take some of my cousins, the Beans. Ya, coffee beans. Don’t be a wise guy. I’m trying to help ya’ out here. Now grind them really fine. Put them in a little basket sort of thing that looks like a colander from a dollhouse. It’s called a portafilter basket. Now attach that to a machine that can heat water and then it can pump the water through that coffee with a lot of pressure. Like 135 pounds per square inch. You bet, that’s a lot of pressure. And if you do all that right you get a cup of pure coffee joy.

Talking coffee can’t really help you out, but we can. Espresso is all that a cup of coffee can be, but it takes special equipment to make it. You need an espresso machine and a grinder, and then add some experience and practice. Not a detail-oriented person? Don’t enjoy the process but you do want to enjoy a good cup of coffee? Then try a super-automatic espresso machine. Just put in beans and water and with the push of a button the machines does all that work for you.

Give us a call and let us help you choose the machine that best fits your needs. And we promise, no talking coffee beans. Just some straight talk to get you on the road to great coffee.