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Best Bean For Capuccino Maker?

Q: Does anyone have recommendations for the best coffee bean type (roast) and grind (course, med, fine) to use when making capuccino?

A: There is no one answer. The fact that you are discussing grind in terms of "course, med, fine" [sic] shows that you have some reading ahead of you. Additionally, you first make espresso, then use that to make a _cappuccino_. Randy, it's true, I'm a novice at this. I received a Krups Espresso Mini Model #963 Electric Espresso/Cappuccino Machine a while back. I don't know if it's a good one or not, but based on what I read at your web site, you would probably classify it as a below-average entry level unit for home use. I have a Salton Quick Mill coffee grinder. I'm sure this is not considered a great grinder, either, since your web site doesn't recommend using a mill. I'd like to make the best of what I have as far as equipment goes. I'm not interested in roasting my own beans, as your web site recommends, or making an additional investment in equipment at this time. It's all rather unsophisticated on my part, I realize, but there may others in a similar situation with their equipment. As far as the type of bean goes, the instructions say to use fresh, well roasted, pre-ground espresso or espresso beans you grind yourself. Should I just simply look for anything labeled 'Espresso' beans or should I try finding a certain type of bean? If there is a certain type of bean that's good, can I find it in the local stores, like Barney's or Starbucks? I realize there'll be a wide range of opinions on this from anyone who'd like to offer their recommendation. I welcome the start of a discussion on this. Just hoping to hear your opinions about the of best type(s) of beans to purchase and the best way to grind them. Thanks in advance. I looked at the Krups website as well as and could not find that model. I did find it on E-Bay selling for about $10 and no bids yet, and one new in the box with accessories for $15.... It is a steam powered machine and thus not capable of producing the pressure needed to successfully extract al the elements to create a "real" espresso. Well, since the machine is basically an large, self-contained moka pot, just use it as such. Doing a seach for that subject might yield some better results. Try: http://tinyurl.com/y0sq Asking someone about what beans are best is like asking someone to recommend underwear. You've got to find out for yourelf. One person's thong is another's torture device. Grinding will be a matter of timing. While grinding shake the grinder to keep the beans and bits suspended so that it doesn't keep groinging the same coffee into dust.