As important as your espresso machine is your grinder. Being able to accurately dose and grind to a consistent controllable fineness is crucial for the best of extractions. Dosing 18-22g of fresh coffee ground to the correct level and tamped to ensure an even extraction will help you create third wave, speciality coffee at home.
The Hotter the Better?
Right? Wrong! 90-96 degrees Celsius is the sweet spot. Experient within this range with different beans to bring out their unique flavours. Any hotter and you will burn the bean resulting in a nasty shot. Any cooler, and you will under extract the oils, aroma and flavour leaving you with a weak, insipid cup of coffee. Sage Coffee Machine use a PID to ensure accurate, reliable brew temperatures at the group head for superior shots. Combine this with their 9 bar extraction pressure and heavy grade, commercial inspired portafilters and the ingredients are there for a stable, reliable extraction.
Silky, smooth, sweet microfoam is the final piece of the puzzle also known as a microfoam milk texture. Powerful steam wands with carefully designed tips make creating the elusive microfoam easier and much more consistent. Even if you have always added sugar to your coffee, please try without. Milk done well normally removes the need as when steamed to 70 degrees, its chemical structure changes releasing sugars and making it delicious, giving it a microfoam milk texture. When you get really good, you can even pour latte art and really impress your guests.
The difference between an ashy or balanced tasting espresso can be as little as 1°C. Automatic and manual? Sage Coffee Machine range uses digital temperature control (PID) technology which detects and minimises any fluctuation during extraction, ensuring the temperature is kept at its optimum range, every time. Creating a golden honey crema in your coffee relies on the right pressure at the right time, which is why each of Sage's espresso machines use low pressure, pre-infusion to evenly soak and expand the ground coffee, delivering a sweet and creamy extraction. To get that velvety texture in your milk you need the right steam pressure to introduce the right amount of air to create thousands of tiny bubbles. These bubbles entrap the oils of the espresso and burst on the tongue to enhance flavour and mouthfeel. This micro-foam milk is also essential for creating latte art.
The Barista Touch - Barista-quality performance with new intuitive touch screen display with pre-programmed café drinks menu and automatic milk texturing. All within a compact footprint. A built-in grinder delivers the right amount of ground coffee on demand and with a 3 second heat up time, you go from bean to cup, faster than ever before.
The Bambino - The Bambino Plus doesn't compromise on the 4 key elements of café quality coffee. Delivering barista-quality performance using a 54mm portafilter with 19 grams for full flavour and an automatic steam wand for milk texturing. With a 3 second heat up time and precise espresso extraction, you can go from bean to cup, faster than ever before. Just like your local café.
The Creatista Plus - The Nespresso Creatista Plus gives you the ability to easily create personalised café-style quality coffees at home. With a stylish sleek design and stainless steel finish, the Creatista Plus has a 3 second heat up time, 8 texture levels and 11 milk temperature settings. Each machine includes a stainless steel milk jug.
The Creatista Uno - The Nespresso Creatista Uno, a new addition to the Nespresso Original Line range, is an intuitive machine that allows you to create 8 barista-quality espresso and milk recipes at the touch of a button. It has a premium design and finishing to help personalise your favourite coffee occassion.
The Oracle Touch - Automated, touch screen operation simplifies how to make your favorite cafe coffee in three easy steps - grind, brew and milk. You can easily adjust the coffee strength, milk texture or temperature to suit your taste. Then save it with your own unique name. Create and save up to 8 personalized coffees.