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Starbucks Sirena Espresso machine produces the same quality and kind of espresso every coffee and Starbucks lover would crave for, as they want their coffee to be. The pump driven Starbucks Sirena Espresso machine has 15 bars and comes with a stainless steel broiler. Its sleek stylish design has a...
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Is It Called Coffee Or Espresso?
A: I believe many use the generic word "coffee" to cover Espresso, cappuccino, drip, French pot, mokka pot, etc. I myself say "wait 'till I've had my coffee", and most who know me know that means cappuccino. All Espresso is coffee; not all coffee is Espresso. Espresso is one method (of many) by which one may brew coffee. You cannot make "drip" coffee with an Espresso machine. Drip brewing is a different and distinct brewing method (one of many methods). To make a cup of "regular" coffee with an Espresso machine pull one shot and use the hot water dispenser to add 3 or 4 parts water to the Espresso shot. This is called an "Americano" and it's what I drink when I'm too bleary to steam milk for a cappuccino or when I'm not in the mood for a straight Espresso. The flavor is striking and very pure as compared to drip-brewed coffee. I know "Americanos" aren't as popular as other Espresso based drinks but my mother, a coffee lover to the Nth degree, absolutely loves them and makes excuses to come over (other than seeing the grandkids) for a cup of "real" coffee. :o) Hope this helps! Oh, and everyone wish me luck, my new machine is arriving this week! It's been a LONG dry spell with a french press and pyrex frother since my last machine met its demise thanks to a recent houseguest (and FORMER friend after ruining my machine!) As soon as I received it, I immediately loaded my Krups Model 993 (old little puppy) wth some freshly grounded Kenya AA and tried this concoction. Absolutely awesome! And to think, I was looking to purchase a new drip coffee maker. Needless to say, I am now looking to purchase the best Espresso machine under $300.00. Oh boy, this is just the beginning!!! I am currently considering the Saeco Espresso Classico and Magic Cappucino (in stainless steel of course), the Gaggia New Coffee, and the Solis SL70. Any opinions from anyone on these?