A fully automatic coffee machine is known for making a multitude of coffee types with a push of a button. It can be espresso, lungo, cappuccino, and latte macchiato (if it has a milk frothing function). Automatic is also known to be able to grind coffee. Every person that is a coffee drinker has a brewing preference. Some people like espresso, others want just a regular cup of coffee. For the best coffee taste, a fully automatic machine is the best option. Also, if you are not a coffee expert, owning a fully automatic machine will save you from making coffee recipes.
What else is a plus for owning a fully automatic machine is that you also have control over the grinding process of your whole coffee beans. You have complete control of how the coffee tastes by adjusting the settings on the machines. You can change the strength or coffee specialty by grinding the beans on coarse, medium, or fine. Besides, if you want your coffee to have a strong taste, you need to have finer grains.
Even the temperature is adjustable on most fully automatic coffee machines, and high temperature means a more aromatic and tastier coffee. However, remember that only if you like bitter coffee, you will enjoy this adjustment. Usually, the general setting of a fully automatic coffee machine is programmed to be at standard temperature. However, the standard temperature depends on the machine’s brand. For example, the Saeco has a standard temperature between 75-89 degrees, while DeLonghi has between 81-84 for a good espresso. So opinions are divided, so it’s up to you to choose the temperature that goes well for your taste.
Not all fully automatic coffee machines are the same; some of them also have an integrated milk container that can automatically whip the milk up and pour it into your cup. Those who want to sleeve themselves with a cappuccino or latte macchiato from time to time, again with a push of a button then can have their coffee. However, most entry models are equipped with a steam nozzle where they can make a milk cream. You don’t need to have a barista diploma for such a thing, but you better look up some tutorials.
How to clean an automatic coffee maker?
1. After every use wash the removable parts
Forte says that washing the removable parts with dish soap after every use will help with the removal of coffee, grinds, and oil that is left behind. These parts are washable at the sink with warm and soapy water, and if you have a dishwasher, no worries because these parts are dishwasher-safe. After you have done the washing, don’t forget to wipe it all. Besides, don’t forget to leave the reservoir’s lid open so that it can dry out completely after each use.
2. Decalcify the machine every month with vinegar.
Over time the hard water minerals can build up in the inner working of your machine. You can notice that when it happens for your coffee to drip longer. To get things back in shape, you have to cleanse and decalcify the machine. There is one trick, and it’s not even expensive: the good old white vinegar.
You can quickly fill the water reservoir with 50% water and 50% vinegar, and then you can place a paper filter into the machine’s basket or filter. After that, you can position the pot and press the button for the water/vinegar solution to pour. You can turn off the machine and let it sit for 30 minutes and then you can rinse it with just water. You can repeat the process one more time.