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Tips For Manual Style Coffee

April 24, 2015

The new Capresso H2O Steel PLUS not only enhances the tea experience, it is also perfect for anyone who loves manual style coffee, such as French press or pour-over methods. Using a French press is a classic method for brewing coffee, and can make a perfect cup if you do it right. Here’s a quick how-to with some tips on how to make great French press coffee.

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– The first step, and one of the most important steps, is grinding your coffee beans.

Grinding whole beans properly right before brewing is a key factor for great French press coffee. It calls for a coarse, even grind. A Burr Grinder is perfect for this; it will ensure your coffee beans are ground to the same consistency, and will prevent sediment in your cup. Pour the grounds into the French press.

– Next, heat the water to 195°F using your H20 Steel PLUS Water Kettle. Once the indicator light changes from red to blue, the water is heated to the perfect temperature for manual brewing methods.

– Pour water slowly over the grounds, and then stir the brew. Let the coffee steep for four minutes before plunging.

– Plunge the press. Press the plunger gently all the way to the bottom.

When you’ve finished pressing, drink coffee immediately. You can also pour it into a thermal carafe to keep it hot, and prevent the coffee from continuing to sit on the grounds. Enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

Mocha-Almond Joy Milkshake

April 16, 2015

National Amaretto Day is Sunday, and we’re doing this day justice with a lightly spiked milkshake version of the Almond Joy candy bar. For a pick-me-up that also cools you down, this creamy coconutty shake combines the classic candy bar flavors with a kick of caffeine.

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Mocha-Almond Joy Milkshake

– 3 cups French vanilla ice cream

– ½ cup coconut milk

– ¼ cup Amaretto

– Double shot of espresso (3 ounces total)

– Chocolate Syrup

To garnish:

  • Whipped cream
  • Shredded coconut flakes
  • Chopped or whole almonds

In your Capresso EC PRO, pull a double shot of espresso.

Combine the ice cream, espresso, coconut milk and Amaretto in a blender and mix until smooth.

Drizzle the inside of two glasses with chocolate syrup and pour the milkshake over the syrup. Top with whipped cream, coconut and almonds, and enjoy!

Note: For a thicker milkshake, simply blend in more ice cream or place the mixture in the freezer for up to an hour.

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

New Capresso H2O Steel PLUS: Advanced Temperature Control For Any Type of Tea or Manual Brewing Methods

April 10, 2015

The new H2O Steel PLUS is a premium electric water kettle that enhances the tea experience with variable temperature control. It features four temperature settings to accurately brew any type of tea, plus an automatic warming function.

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With its stainless steel housing, this 57-ounce capacity kettle will be a focal point in any kitchen or on a table for serving.

For anyone who loves tea or manual brewing methods, its advantages are:

  • Four temperature settings for better brewing: 212°F – Black tea, 195°F – Oolong tea or coffee, 175°F – White tea and 160°F – Green tea.3
  • Automatic keep warm function maintains temperature for 30 minutes. Smart design will initiate heating if cold water is added, keeping water at your desired temperature.
  • Pause-and-pour function allows you to interrupt the heating process for up to a minute to pour a cup without waiting. Heating resumes when kettle is placed back on the base.
  • Cordless design with 360° swivel base allows for right or left handed use. Kettle lifts easily for drip-free pouring and serving.
  • Locking lid and cool-touch handle.
  • Removable micro filter spout enhances water purity and is easy to clean.
  • Water level window with ounce markings for easy filling.
  • Illuminated buttons show power on and keep warm status. The concealed low-noise heating element is highly efficient and unobtrusive. Safety features include dry boil protection and safety thermal cut-off.

The Capresso H2O Steel PLUS has a price of $69.99, and is available at http://www.capresso.com.

Matcha Latte

April 3, 2015

For those of you who haven’t tried it, matcha is a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves. Matcha tea powder is super charged with antioxidants, as well as caffine, so it’s great for a morning or afternoon pick-me-up! Try our new recipe for a cozy yet caffinated beverage that’s also good for you.

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Matcha Almond Milk Latte

  • 1 teaspoon matcha powder
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • Cinnamon to taste

Place the frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the milk pitcher. Add almond milk to frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Warm button. After two minutes, add the matcha powder and cinnamon. Replace lid and wait for frother to automatically shut off. Pour into mug, and enjoy

Note: If you prefer to use dairy milk, simply add ½ teaspoon of almond extract with the milk.

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

Spring Giveaway: Enter to Win

March 27, 2015

It’s giveaway time! We’re celebrating the new season by giving two lucky fans our new Mini Drip 5-Cup! Spring into springtime with this mini model for big coffee taste.

  • Starting Friday, March 27, visit Capresso’s Facebook page, and click on the “Giveaway” tab to submit an entry form.
  • Two winners will be chosen at random from fans that enter.
  • Giveaway ends Monday, April 6.

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Official Facebook Rules:

JURA Inc. is sponsoring this Contest of two (2) Mini Drip 5-Cup programmable coffee makers ($39.99 retail value). No purchase necessary to enter or win. In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to these Official Rules. The Rules consist of: (i) the terms and conditions on this page; and (ii) the Entry Form. If you do not agree to the Rules, you are not eligible to participate in the Contest or to win any of the prizes. You agree that registration for this Contest and/or a submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes your agreement to these Rules. The Contest is open to legal residents of 50 United States or District of Columbia and aged 18 or older at the time of entry. Employees and their family members of JURA Inc. are not eligible to win. Contest entry period begins March 27, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. CST and ends, April 6, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. CST.  To enter, visit http://www.facebook.com/capresso. Click on the “Giveaway” tab and “like” Capresso, then follow the directions and submit a completed entry form. JURA Inc. accepts no responsibility for submissions delayed or lost, however caused. One entry per person. JURA Inc. will select two (2) winners at random and notify the winner via email within 48 hours of contest end. The notification email will be sent to the email address listed on the entry form. If the winner does not reply within twenty-four (24) hours of notice, he/she forfeits the prize and JURA Inc. reserves the right to select a new winner. JURA Inc. is responsible for shipping one (1) Capresso Mini Drip 5-Cup to each winner. Prize will be shipped ground. No Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest endorsement. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. You are providing your information to JURA Inc. and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. The information you provide will only be used for winner notification purposes.

A Mini Model for Big Coffee Taste: New Capresso Mini Drip 5-Cup

March 18, 2015

Designed for simple, everyday use, the new Mini Drip 5-Cup is a compact programmable coffee maker that combines classic drip technology with convenience features. Perfect for singles and smaller spaces, this stylish model comes in black with stainless steel accents.

 

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The Mini Drip quickly brews 25 ounces into a glass carafe with an ergonomic handle, brew-through lid and drip-free pouring spout.

For those who crave big coffee taste, this mini model also features:

  • Digital controls with an easy-to-read LCD display and 24-hour clock/timer, so it can be programmed to start brewing at your desired time.
  • For maximum brewing quality, it has multiple nozzles to spray water evenly onto ground coffee, ensuring full saturation of grounds.
  • A coated non-stick warming plate to keep coffee hot for up to two hours.
  • A GoldTone Filter that eliminates the need for messy paper filters.
  • Drip stop to allow you to pour a cup while brewing, and automatic 2-hour safety shut-off.

The Capresso Mini Drip 5-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker has an actual retail price of $39.99, and is available at http://www.capresso.com.

Spring into Springtime: Green Tea Mojito

March 10, 2015

We’re springing into the new season with a fresh spin on mojitos. This icy-delicious drink offers a dose of antioxidants from freshly brewed green tea. As the weather becomes warmer, the refreshing combination of mint and citrus will quench your thirst.

 

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Green Tea Mojito

  • 6 green tea bags
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce white rum (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar, or sweetener to taste
  • Fresh mint to garnish
  • Limes to garnish

 

Using your Capresso Iced Tea Maker, fill pitcher with ice to the ice level marking, and place pitcher with lid onto the machine. Place the green tea bags into the brew basket and close lid. Turn on machine and let brew.

Muddle the mint, lime juice and sugar in a glass. Pour the rum and freshly brewed the iced tea into the glass. Stir well, garnish with mint and lime, and enjoy!

To find out more about Capresso products, visit www.Capresso.com.

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