Fun Facts About Coffee & Tea

Find out more about what you’re brewing in your Capresso machines every morning with these fun facts about coffee and tea!

 

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1) A coffee plant can live up to 200 years. When sprouting, the top of the plant looks like a little seed, which grows into a bushy plant that can live for two centuries. – Via Huffington Post

2) Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced. – Via TeaUsa.com

3) Any type of coffee roast can be used to make an espresso; the grind size and preparation are what makes it an espresso. – Capresso Espresso Facts

4) Espresso has 1/3 less caffeine than drip coffee. – Capresso Espresso Facts

5) There are two primary types of coffee cultivated for drinking: Arabica and Robusta. – Via Good Housekeeping

6) To extract the best taste from your tea start every time with fresh, cold filtered water. Never re-boil water that has been left in the kettle as the taste could be stale or flat. – Capresso Guide to Steeping Tea

7) In 2014, Americans consumed over 80 billion servings of tea, or more than 3.60 billion gallons. – Via TeaUsa.com

8) Used tealeaves are good for growing roses and ferns, and can be used to help lower the soil’s pH. For more on Tea in the Garden, view our blog post here.

 

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

Capresso Clean Grind

Is your Capresso coffee grinder part of your daily routine? Show it some TLC with our new Capresso CleanGrind. It makes it easy to keep your coffee grinder clean, so you can enjoy the freshest tasting cup!

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Did you know: Coffee residue and oil buildup can decrease your grinder’s performance and result in a poor tasting brew.

  • The new Capresso Clean Grind removes any stale coffee residues or oils that can build up in your machine with consistent usage.
  • Made from natural ingredients, Clean Grind can be used once a month to keep your grinder in top condition, or when switching between flavored and non-flavored beans.
  • Great for conical burr grinders, disk burr grinders and blade grinders.

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Capresso Clean Grind has an actual price of $12, and is available at www.Capresso.com.

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.

Finding the Best Coffee Grinder & Getting the Most Out of Your Grinder

 

Coffee maker. Check. Coffee beans. Check. Coffee grinder…A coffee grinder is a key part to preparing a delicious cup of coffee, in addition to the right coffee maker and style of coffee beans.

Capresso offers several coffee grinders to help you prepare the perfect cup of joe. Learn more about which coffee grinder is best for you, and ways to get the most out of your grinder.

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Coffee & Spices:

The Cool Grind Blade Grinder is designed for grinding whole coffee beans for flavorful drip or percolator coffee. It features a large stainless steel grinding chamber that reduces heat build-up and preserves aroma. But don’t stop at coffee beans, this versatile grinder can also be used as a spice grinder. Use it to grind peppercorns, coriander seeds or other dried spices to make a spice rub, or try grinding flax seeds or chia seeds into powder for a healthy boost to baked goods.

For Any Coffee Maker:

The Capresso Burr Grinder offers 17 grind settings so you can select the ideal grind for any brewing device from espresso machine to French Press. This is Capresso’s most economical burr grinder and it delivers a highly consistent grind.

Top of the Line:

The Infinity Conical Burr Grinder features professional grade conical steel burrs and a full range of grind settings, from Turkish fine to coarse. The machine produces the slowest grinding action, with little static build-up and the lowest noise to deliver maximum aroma and flavor retention.

To brew the most flavorful cup of coffee, keep these tips in mind:

  • Only grind what you need now; don’t grind coffee beans for the whole week. Ground coffee interacts with the air around it and within hours loses a great deal of flavor.
  • Store ground coffee in an airtight, dark container and store in a cool and dry place.
  • Clean your grinder often. Coffee oils can deposit inside the grinding chamber and become rancid. We recommend cleaning daily with a damp cloth and make sure that all parts are completely dry before its next use.

To learn more about Capresso’s line of coffee grinders, please visit Capresso.com.