Espresso Machine VS coffee machine – are you confused about them both? Well, don’t worry! You are not alone in this case. Many people are there who don’t know the difference. We must talk about espresso and coffee to explain the difference. The coffee bean is the source of both the drinks. So, espresso is coffee. The method of preparation is the thing to talk here. OK, let’s get to know the mechanism of filter coffee machines. Filter machines use the gravity to extract coffee from coffee beans. Not like Espresso Machines, coffee makers don’t use pressure for extraction. Hot water is passed through ground coffee, then prepared coffee falls into the jar under gravity. So, a coffee maker is a simple product when compared to an Espresso Machine. Filter coffee doesn’t have a sharp taste and not strong, compared to espresso.
The Espresso Machine, on the other hand; is a complicated design. As mentioned, espresso has a sharp taste than coffee. Which means the method used to brew coffee beans should extract more essence from coffee beans. That is the secret of an Espresso Machine (the extraction method.) OK, let’s get to know about its mechanism a bit better. In these machines, boiling water is passed through ground coffee under a high pressure of 9-bar to 15-bar. Semi-automatic machines use a pressure of 9-bar and fully automatic machines use a pressure of 15-bar. An Espresso Machine does the job within 20-30 seconds. Anyway, a drip coffee machine can take longer to produce coffee.
What type of machine should you buy for your home?
Well, it depends on your wishes. I mean, some coffee lovers want to drink shop-style coffee. Most coffee lovers have managed to satisfy their coffee craving from dripped coffee. How much can you afford for it? Well, coffee makers are cheaper when compared to espresso machines. You can buy a coffee machine for $50 today. And that is why many people prefer to buy coffee makers for their homes. An Espresso Machine, on the other hand; is very expensive when compared to coffee makers (in the past.) Anyway, manufacturers have managed to produce cheap espresso machines today. You can buy it for $100. But you will not get that shop-style espresso with cheap machines. Anyway, something is better than nothing. I came across this list of best espresso machines to buy in 2017 (an updated list) https://www.thespruce.com/best-espresso-machines-to-buy-4118539.
A quality home espresso machine can cost up to $4500. Let’s talk about the downside of espresso machines. These machines don’t produce coffee directly. Yes, the Barista is the one who makes that perfect shop-style coffee at the shop. But you can’t do it without any practice. Which means the money you spend on the Espresso Machine can be a waste. Of course, you can practice how to make perfect espresso at home. It is not rocket science. You can find thousands of espresso recipes on the Internet. Both the devices consume a considerable amount of electricity. No matter what type of machine you are considering to buy, buy it from a world leading manufacturer. Clean the machine daily for long-life of the machine.