Grind It: The Right Grind Setting for Capresso EC PRO

EC PRO LifestylePulling the perfect shot of espresso is an art. There are many factors that go into preparing the shot, including grinding whole bean coffee at the correct setting.

When brewing with your Capresso EC PRO, follow these tips for a bold and delicious espresso:

  • Use a Capresso Infinity Burr Grinder to obtain the correct grind size.
  • If using the Double Spout Filter with 2-cup sieve, use the “Fine” setting. Set indicator dot to the 1st or 2nd Fine positions. Using the 2-cup sieve allows the user flexibility in the grind size.
  • If using the Bottomless Filter with bottomless sieve, use the “Extra Fine” setting. Set the indicator dot to the 2nd or 3rd Extra Fine position. The bottomless sieve requires a precise grind size and may need to be adjusted a few times to achieve the perfect brew.

Grind size is critically important, especially when using the Bottomless Filter. Different types of coffee may require a slight adjustment to the grind size.  Coffee that is fresh compared to coffee that has been left out will also require adjustments. A conical burr grinder, such as the Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder, can make these fine adjustments.

Capresso Perks Up Holiday Shopping

Capresso has your quick gift guide to holiday shopping. Choose from professional espresso machines, stylish milk frothers or functional coffee grinders. More gift ideas available at Capresso.com.

 

Capresso_Froth Tec For A Hot Chocolate Lover:

The Capresso froth TEC Automatic Milk Frother offers a quick, easy, no-mess way for your favorite chocoholic to make velvety-soft milk foam for cold and hot specialty beverages. Its large-capacity glass pitcher can froth up to 10 ounces of milk, or heat up to 16 ounces. Features 3 temperature settings—Hot, Warm & Cold—for endless beverage possibilities. $99.99.

 

For A Coffee & Tea Lover:

Coffee a la Carte LifestyleThe Capresso Coffee à la Carte™ Cup-to-Carafe® Coffee & Tea Maker combines two of the most popular trends in coffee makers—single serve and carafe-style—with a separate tea filter to rapid brew tea. Operation is easy and intuitive, with customizable brewing and sizing options.  Preset illuminated brewing buttons for Small Cup, Large Cup, Carafe or Tea. $179.99.

 

Capresso_EC PROFor An Espresso Aficionado:

The commercial-grade Capresso EC PRO Professional Espresso & Cappuccino Machine features an advanced 15 bar pump boiler system and two filter choices—double spout filter and bottomless filter—that allow espresso lovers at any skill level to prepare barista-quality espresso. It comes with a 42-ounce removable water container, easy-to-read indicator lights for On/Off and Coffee/Steam, and a high-pressure commercial style power frother that creates perfect microfoam for cappuccinos and lattes. $249.99.

 

Capresso_CoolGrind_BlackFor A Cook Who Loves Spices:

The Capresso Cool Grind Blade Coffee & Spice Grinder makes a great addition to the kitchen of any foodie who wants freshly ground spices or coffee. It’s sleek look and improved grinding mechanism produces a low heat build-up to better preserve flavor and aroma. Black or White. $19.99.

 

teaC100For the Multi-Tasker:

The Capresso teaC100: For the foodie that does it all. With five easy-to-read temperature settings, ranging from 100° to 212°F, the teaC100 is beautiful unit for heating water. Tea lovers will appreciate the precise temperature settings for green, white, oolong and black tea. Home cooks will benefit from the quick and efficient heating action when preparing French press coffee, rehydrating dried mushrooms or creating a water bath for cheesecake. $99.99.

 

For the Coffee Expert:

Capresso Grand Aroma w.beans 72Coffee connoisseurs know the best cup of coffee starts with whole coffee beans. This holiday, give a bag (or two) of the Capresso Grand Aroma Coffee Beans: a unique blend of premium beans, Swiss precision-roasted for a rich, smooth aroma with a velvety flavor. Choose from Regular, Decaf or Espresso roasts for any method of brewing. Available in 2, 6 or 12 bag options priced between $5.84 – $9.49 per bag (depending on the number of bags purchased).

 

Shop for these Capresso products and more at Bed, Bath and Beyond or Capresso.com.

 

 

 

Cinnamon Key Lime Ginger Latte

Something delicious is brewing in your kitchen. This creamy latte has a touch of spice and a hint of tropical flavor to make it a delicious escape for your taste buds.

Cinnamon Key Lime Ginger Latte

This recipe was created by Judy Fitzgerald, a Capresso Event Representative. Thanks for making this tasty drink, Judy!

 

Cinnamon Key Lime Ginger Latte

2 servings

  • 2 Key Lime Ginger herbal tea bags
  • 6 oz. water
  • 8 oz. nonfat milk
  • 1 tsp. Monin cinnamon syrup
  • Ground cinnamon

 

Using your teaC100, bring water to a boil. Place 1 key lime ginger tea bag in each cup and pour 4 oz. of boiling water into each cup. While tea is steeping, place the frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC. Add milk and cinnamon syrup to the frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Hot button. Wait for the frother to shut off automatically. Remove the tea bags from cups and pour the hot frothed milk over the Key Lime Ginger tea. Garnish with ground cinnamon if desired. Enjoy!