New Capresso On-the-Go Personal Coffee Maker

Capresso_On The Go_Lifestyle_72dpiBrew and go with the new Capresso On-the-Go Personal Coffee Maker. It features a 16-ounce stainless steel insulated thermal travel mug and an advanced compact brewer with full stainless steel housing that brews from either ground coffee or soft pre-packaged coffee pods.

The On-the-Go Personal Coffee Maker brews at the ideal temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit, making fresh, delicious coffee in less than four minutes. Plus, it contains a removable permanent filter, so there’s no need to deal with messy paper filters.

Perfect for running errands or bringing to the office, this travel mug fits snugly in a car cup holder. To learn more about its convenience and safety feature, visit Capresso.com.

The Capresso On-the-Go Personal Coffee Maker has an actual retail price of $49.99 and is available at Sur La Table, Bed, Bath and Beyond and www.capresso.com. Additional travel mugs are available for $25 at http://www.capresso.com

 

Pulling the Perfect Shot of Espresso with Capresso EC PRO

Pulling the perfect shot of espresso barista-style takes skill, patience and practice with a professional-quality espresso machine, like the Capresso EC PRO.

A perfect shot looks like a “mouse tail” coming out of the bottomless filter.

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he way the coffee flows out of the portafilter can help you identify the problem areas with your coffee shot and help you brew the perfect espresso.

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(Drips) When “mouse tail” is off to one side or dripping around the edge, the ground coffee is not evenly tamped.  Hold portafilter flat when tamping and apply even, flat pressure.

(Geysers) Channeling can be identified by sputters and geysers. This is caused by uneven tamping or uneven grind size.  Ensure even pressure is applied when tamping the ground coffee.  Adjust the grind size slightly using a conical burr grinder.

(Blonding) Blonding occurs when the shot is under extracted and is too light in color.  More coffee grounds should be added to the sieve.  You can also adjust the grind size a little finer to correct a light colored shot.

(Too Dark) An overly dark shot indicates too much coffee was added to the sieve or grind is too fine.  Add less coffee and adjust the grind size slightly coarser.

(Multiple Streams) Overdosing of espresso in portafilter can cause multiple streams.  Add less ground coffee to the filter.  Adjust the grind size slightly and only one setting at a time.

(Too Slow) Flowing too slow can be an indication that the ground coffee was tamped too hard or ground coffee is too fine.  Apply approximately 30 lbs of pressure (the same amount of pressure you would use when casually leaning on a table for support) when tamping the espresso into the sieve.  Adjust grind size slightly coarser.

Other tips: We recommend using a conical burr grinder for precise adjustment of the grind size.  Consistency of grind size is the most critical element in brewing with a bottomless filter.  Adjust the grind size one step at a time to experiment to improve results.  Even when you find the right grind size, you may still need to adjust from one day to another as the beans can be altered by moisture in the air.

 

 

Black Tea Cocktail

Get ready for the weekend with our Black Tea Cocktail. Don’t be fooled by its sophisticated flavor; this cocktail has a small list of ingredients and is easy to prepare!

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Black Tea Cocktail

1 serving

–       2 ounces brewed black tea

–       2 ounces gin

–       2 ounces club soda

–       ice

–       lemon and lime wedges, for garnish

Use your Capresso Electric Water Kettle to heat water for brewing the Black Tea. Add black tea, gin and club soda to a glass with ice. Stir well and garnish with wedges of lemon and lime. Enjoy!

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Samoas Latte

We’re putting a coffeehouse twist on Girl Scout cookies with our new recipe: Samoas® Latte. Inspired by the Samoas® Girl Scout cookie, this recipe can be prepared in a few simple steps with your Capresso froth TEC.

Samoas Latte

Samoas® Latte

2 servings

–       8 ounces coconut milk

–       1 tsp caramel syrup

–       1 tbsp hot chocolate mix

–       4 ounces espresso

–       whipped cream and Samoas® Girl Scout cookie, for garnish

Place frothing disk into the froth enhancer of your Capresso froth TEC and ensure it is securely snapped inside the bottom of the pitcher. Add coconut milk and caramel syrup to frothing pitcher. Place lid and press the Warm button. After about 2 minutes, add the hot chocolate mix to the pitcher. Wait for frother to automatically shut off. Pour 2 ounces of espresso into each glass, and then fill glasses with steamed milk mixture. Top with whipped cream and a Samoas® Girl Scout cookie.

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