Finding the best espresso machine is all about personal preference. No one type of machine is better than the other type; it’s just what type of machine is better for you and your needs and lifestyle. If you are an espresso connoisseur who desires the best quality machine for your home, then the prosumer is most likely the best type for you.
If you are looking to purchase a prosumer espresso machine for your home, there are aspects of the machine that you should take into consideration. The first aspect that you should look into is the heating system of the espresso machine. By definition, the difference between a prosumer and a semi-automatic espresso machine is that the prosumer adds a commercial heating system. This allows for temperature stability, which gives you a better espresso experience. Temperature control and stability allows for superior flavor profiles in every cup of espresso that you brew.
Within the prosumer heading, there are two types of machines that differ because of the heating system. The first type is a double boiler espresso machine. Two boilers, one can create steam for frothing milk, the other produces hot water for espresso. The double boiler allows for superior control over the temperature of the water in the boiler. This allows the user to change the water temperature to better match the coffee being used. It also allows for superior consistency in the espresso extraction due to better temperature stability.
The second type of prosumer espresso machine uses a heat exchanger. With a heat exchanger, the boiler is surrounded by a tube. Water flowing through the tube is heated to the perfect temperature for the espresso shot. This allows for a better espresso quality. Inside the heat exchanger water is heated to create dry steam for perfect cappuccino.
When researching and looking into purchasing a prosumer machine, you also want to look for a PID. The PID is an electronic brew temperature control much more precise than a thermostat. You want to make sure your prosumer machine has a PID so that you can get the most stable brew temperature possible. These controllers allow you to reach and hold a stable brew temperature. This is important to ensure that you get the best quality of espresso.
You should also consider the gauges. The gauges on a prosumer espresso machine will help you monitor your espresso machine. One gauge will display the pressure in the boiler, and the other shows pump pressure to indicate brew pressure during espresso extraction.
For the best in prosumer espresso machines, try the Quick Mill Andreja Premium, the Quick Mil QM67, or the Alex Duetto. The Quick Mill Andreja Premium is a heat exchanger that can brew espresso and steam milk at the same time. It offers two portafilters, two gauges for boiler and group pressure, and a thermostat. The Quick Mill QM67 and the Alex Duetto are both double boilers that have PID controllers, and two gauges for boiler and group pressure.
If you are looking for a top quality home espresso machine, look no further than the selection of prosumer models at 1st in Coffee. Let us help you find the perfect machine for your espresso needs today. We promise to help guide you through our wide selection of espresso machine to find the right one. Call us today and let us help you discover the wonderful world of the home-made espresso.