Having a Cuisinart Espresso Maker brings the luxury of having a delicious coffee, cappuccino or latte in your home or office. Just the aroma alone can get you going in the morning. For the greatest convenience an already programed version is available that will give you the exact amounts for one cup or two. The manual version will give you more control and either has a stainless steel steam nozzle.
To make preparation easier the water reservoir can be removed. The drip tray is also removable which makes cleaning much easier and the steel grid is also easy to clean. You can also empty the coffee out of the holder easily as the portable filter locks on to the steel cup so that it will not fall out.
It is always best to turn the machine on for a short while before you use it for it to warm up. You can then heat the cups on the top tray but a the same time you are guaranteed not to have problems with the steam pressure. Put the coffee in the portable filter early too and tighten it properly.
As the machine heats up it should drip some water on the coffee and this will make sure you get the most intense results when it is brewed. Make sure that the grounds are properly compressed for the best results. They should not be too tight as the steam won\’t penetrate and if they are too loose then you won\’t get a good result. There is a measuring spoon provided for the correct amounts.
Place a cup under each spout on the holder for two cup of place a cup so that it catches both streams if you are only making one. If you are using the programmable model you just need to press a button to get either 1.5 or 3 ounces of espresso. With the manual version you just have to flip the switch and leave it till you have as much as you want.
For making cappuccino or latte there is a steel cup provided. Just remember to keep the nozzle end close to the surface if you want lots of foam. Put the nozzle deeper in the milk if you just want to heat it up.
A Cuisinart Espresso Maker is solidly built and finished in polished steel. The designs are simple, elegant and professional looking. For the best performance they operate up to 15 bars of pressure.