Coffee is not just a part of most people’s mornings; nowadays it’s a big part of British culture. A far cry from a few years ago when all we had were watery Styrofoam cups in cafés and the occasional Italian deli espresso that cost the earth, today great coffee is not only something that can be enjoyed in your lunch hour but also in your own home.
One great way to bring the taste of fresh coffee to your mornings is with a coffee machine – but what do you need to know about these appliances?
How do they work?
Coffee machines, like the Tassimo from Bosch, are very easy to use. Simply pop the little T Disc into the machine which contains your roasted beans, place your mug underneath and then press the button.
In absolutely no time at all, the machine will fill your mug with your morning coffee. They actually take a lot less time to boil than a standard kettle too which leaves you with a few precious minutes to take care of anything else you need to when getting the family ready for the day.
How do they taste?
The taste is the most important part of any cup of coffee. With coffee machines, you are able to buy the exact strength refill disc that you desire; with beans varying from dark and chocolaty to gentle and nutty.
Importantly, machines such as the Tassimo incorporate an “intelligent brewing” system. This is done via a barcode on the refill disc. The machine scans the disc to calculate the exact temperature, boiling time and amount of water needed to make each specific cup of coffee. No more adding too much instant coffee or too much water and spending those morning minutes gulping down something only half-tolerable!
How do they look?
Coffee machines are designed to not only make great coffee but also to look fabulous. Thanks in part to their sleek ergonomic styling, coffee machines fit beautifully into the modern kitchen and this is something that all mums can get behind.
How do you maintain them?
When it comes to maintaining your coffee machine, it is amazingly easy – something all busy mums want to hear. No more constantly wiping down the decks to get rid of spilled instant power, all you have to do is simply pop a cleaning disc into the back of the machine and run it as normal. This will ensure it stays clean, functional and beautiful for years and years, giving you the benefits of gloriously brewed coffee and a clean family kitchen at the same time.