EC100: Enter to Win

We’re big fans of a regular cup of joe, but every now and then we’re in the mood for a creamy latte or frothy cappuccino. With the Capresso EC100 Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine, we can prepare specialty espresso-based beverages in a snap. And now you can too.

Capresso EC100
Enter to win a Capresso EC100

Enter to win an EC100, one on Facebook and one on Twitter, now through March 13, 2012.

  • Visit Capresso’s Facebook page to enter and submit and entry form.
  • Follow Capresso on Twitter, @CapressoTweets, and retweet this message to enter on Twitter.

I just entered to #win a Capresso EC100 espresso machine from @CapressoTweets. Follow & RT to enter #giveaway. http://tinyurl.com/6w2vank

 

Official Facebook Rules: Jura Capresso Inc. is sponsoring this Giveaway of one (1) EC100 Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine ($149.99 value). No purchase necessary to enter or win. Binding Agreement. In order to enter the Giveaway, 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 Giveaway or to win any of the prizes. You agree that registration for this Giveaway and/or a submission of an entry in the Giveaway constitutes your agreement to these Rules. Eligibility. The Giveaway 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 Capresso Inc. are not eligible to win. Giveaway entry period begins February 23, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. CST and ends March 13, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. CST. How To Enter. To enter during the Giveaway entry period you must have a Facebook account. Search for “Capresso,” and then click “Like” to like the page. Click on the “Giveaway” tab below the profile picture and fill out the form. Submit a completed entry form by no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on March 13, 2012. Must use valid email address. One entry per person. Multiple entries will be void. Jura Capresso Inc. accepts no responsibility for submissions delayed or lost, howsoever caused. Winner. Jura Capresso Inc. will select a winner at random and notify the winner via email within one (1) week of the end of the Giveaway. If the winner does not reply within thirty (30) days of notice, we reserve the right to select a new winner.

 

Official Twitter Rules: Jura Capresso Inc. is sponsoring this Giveaway of one (1) EC100 Pump Espresso & Cappuccino Machine ($149.99 value). No purchase necessary to enter or win. Binding Agreement. In order to enter the Giveaway, 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 Giveaway or to win any of the prizes. You agree that registration for this Giveaway and/or a submission of an entry in the Giveaway constitutes your agreement to these Rules. Eligibility. The Giveaway 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 Capresso Inc. are not eligible to win. Giveaway entry period begins February 23, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. CST and ends March 13, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. CST. How To Enter. To enter, visit http://www.twitter.com/capressotweets and become a follow of @capressotweets . Next, retweet the message, “I just entered to #win a Capresso EC100 espresso machine from @CapressoTweets. Follow & RT to enter #giveaway. http://tinyurl.com/6w2vank.” Entrant must follow @CapressoTweets and retweet by no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on March 13, 2012. One entry per person. Multiple entries will be void. Jura Capresso Inc. accepts no responsibility for submissions delayed or lost, howsoever caused. Winner. Jura Capresso Inc. will select a winner at random and notify the winner via direct message within one (1) week of the end of the Giveaway. If the winner does not reply within thirty (30) days of notice, we reserve the right to select a new winner.

Frothed Mudslide

Searching for the perfect drink to pair with a slice of King Cake this Mardi Gras? Try our lip smacking Frothed Mudslide. This chocolaty drink gets kicked up a flavor notch by a splash of Kahlua coffee liqueur. Cool and refreshing, this delicious drink is the ideal at-home cocktail.

Frothed Mud Slide
Frothed Mud Slide

Frothed Mudslide

1 serving

–       8 oz. reduced-fat (2%) chocolate milk

–       2 Tbs. chocolate syrup

–       2 oz. Kahlua coffee liqueur

–       Shaved ice for serving

Place the frothing disk in your Capresso froth PLUS and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the frothing pitcher. Add chocolate milk to frothing pitcher and press the Cold button. After two minutes remove the frother lid, slowly add the chocolate syrup and coffee liqueur. Replace the lid and wait for the frother to automatically shut off. Pour frothed milk into glass of shaved ice. Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and serve.

Molten Hot Chocolate Milk

Looking for a hot way to get your chocolate fix? We have just the recipe: Molten Hot Chocolate Milk. Sinfully sweet, this chocolaty drink is sure to warm your tummy and please your tastebuds.

Molten Hot Chocolate Milk made using Capresso froth PLUS
Molten Hot Chocolate Milk made using Capresso froth PLUS

Molten Hot Chocolate Milk

1 serving

–       8 oz reduced-fat (2%) chocolate milk

–       2 Tbs chocolate syrup

–       Chocolate whipped cream

–       Chocolate shavings or sprinkles

Place the heating disk in your Capresso froth PLUS and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the frothing pitcher. Add chocolate milk to the frothing pitcher and press the Hot button. After three minutes, remove the frother lid and add the chocolate syrup. Replace lid. Wait for frother to automatically shut off. Pour hot chocolate milk into cups and top with chocolate whipped cream. Sprinkle whipped cream with chocolate shavings or sprinkles.

To make chocolate whipped cream, simply add cocoa powder to the cream before whipping.

Brewing the Perfect Glass of Tea

At Capresso, we love to enjoy a freshly brewed cup of hot tea. Our line of electric water kettles offer speed, energy efficiency and safety when heating water for tea, but there are many other aspects that play a role in brewing. This Guide to Steeping Tea shares tips and suggestions to help you prepare the perfect cup of tea.

Capresso teaC100
Capresso teaC100

 Guide To Steeping Tea 

There are many factors that contribute to the perfect cup of brewed tea:

  • The quality of the tea leaves
  • Purity of the water
  • Ratio of tea to hot water
  • Correct steeping temperature for the specific type of tea
  • Correct steeping time for the specific type of tea
  • Adequate room for the tea leaves to expand and fully extract the best flavor.

Brewing Tips:

  • Start with fresh, cold filtered water.
  • Never re-boil water that has been left in the kettle as the taste could be stale or flat.
  • Choose a high-quality tea.
  • Store the tea away from the light in a dark, airtight container.
  • For each 6-8 ounces of water, use approximately: 1 teaspoon of tealeaves or 1 teabag. (Note: you can always adjust the amount of tea to your personal taste.)

Check out the chart below for each type of tea for accurate brewing temperature and steeping time:

Type Water Temperature Steep Time Resteeping Times
Green Tea 150-160° F 2-4 minutes 2-5 steeps
White Tea 175-180° F 4-6 minutes 3-5 steeps
Yerba Mate Tea 185° F 3-5 minutes 3-6 steeps
Oolong Tea 190° F 5-8 minutes 3-6 steeps
Black Tea 212° F 4-6 minutes Does not resteep well
Rooibos Tea 212° F 4-6 minutes 1-3 steeps
Herbal Tea 212° F 5-8 minutes 1-3 steeps

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

We’re celebrating World Nutella Day with a creamy and chocolaty drink that will make you want to celebrate this food holiday everyday. Grab your Capresso froth PLUS, milk and a jar of Nutella (plus a little whipped cream or marshmallows), and you’re ready to have some fun.

 

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate with Nutella
Hazelnut Hot Chocolate with Nutella

 

Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

1 serving

–       8 oz. whole milk

–       2 Tbs. Nutella

–       Mini marshmallows or whipped cream

Place the heating disk in your Capresso froth PLUS and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the frothing pitcher. Add milk to the frothing pitcher and press the Hot button. Wait for the frother to automatically shut off. Place Nutella in a large cup and pour the hot milk over the Nutella while stirring. Stir until Nutella is blended and top with marshmallows or whipped cream.

Note: It is best not to add the Nutella directly to the frothing pitcher as the thick, dense texture may stop the heating disk from spinning.  When using thicker ingredients it is always best to add the hot milk to the ingredient in a cup than add the thick ingredient to the milk pitcher.