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Ristretto or 'corto' as it is popularly called is a hot favorite of coffee lovers who would like to experiment on different varieties of espresso types. This espresso coffee is prepared by a very small shot of espresso. A shot is made of 1 to 1 1/2 ounces...
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Home Coffee Roasting Machines
Who ever thought we would have home coffee roasting machines? I can remember the days when a Mr. Coffee drip on the kitchen counter was the only home machine available for making a brew and the thought of roasting your own beans was considered outlandish. The unavailability of good coffee making equipment for home use was what made companies like Starbucks as large as they are. Face it, everyone likes a great cup of coffee and so-so coffee is just unacceptable.
But now the capacity to grind and roast your own beans has come and enjoying consistently good coffee at home is extremely easy. It is now possible to go and buy raw beans, roast them in your home and to your taste for the cup that is perfectly suited to you and not the masses.
In the old days some people made due, if they were serious enough about there coffee, with roasting beans in a pan or even in an unused popcorn machine. One reason they did this was to get a whiff of the roasting beans. Just the smell of those roasting beans was worth the effort. As any coffee drinker knows, at least some of the flavor of any cup of coffee can easily be lost between the roasting and the brewing. Using store bought beans that have been pre-roasted is just not the same, as far as taste goes, than roasting and then directly after brewing your own beans to your own particular taste.
These new home coffee roasting machines are also easy to find and do not cost nearly as much as one might think. Of course they aren't as common as brewing machines but a decent amount of time spent on an internet search will glean all the information you might need to get the best deal on the machine that will suit your needs. The internet also has all the coffee information you will ever need so, once you have your coffee roasting machine, there are plenty of articles with advice on their use by experts in the field.
One other source of information on home roasting coffee machines is blogs, chats and forums that specialize in everything coffee. People who share affection for the brew love to talk coffee and some of them are quite knowledgeable. So if coffee is your passion and you wanting the best cup at home, think about roasting your own beans.