Tips For Manual Style Coffee

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!

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Mocha-Almond Joy Milkshake

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.

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

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.


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

Matcha Latte

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 caffeine, so it’s great for a morning or afternoon pick-me-up! Try our new recipe for a cozy yet caffeinated 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.

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