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Modern Coffee Maker Taxonomy
Modern Coffee Maker Taxonomy

Modern Coffee Maker Taxonomy

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Coffee has its own language. Here are some of the frequently utilized coffee maker terms.

Auto Frother: gadget that automatically froths milk for lattes and coffees.

Automatic Drip Coffee Maker: device that automatically heats water and filters it through the coffee.

Automatic Espresso Machine and Coffee Maker: an espresso machine featuring manageable, programmable coffee dosing.

Bean to Cup: fully automated coffee making process. Makers with bean to cup ability do everything from grinding the beans to filling a cup with coffee.

Boiler: steam machine inside coffee machine. Devices with bigger boilers usually are more effective and produce more hot water for beverages.

Boiler Element: electrical element that heats up boiler in electric espresso coffee makers.

Cappuccino: espresso-based coffee beverage which originated in Italy, and is most commonly done with steamed milk foam.

Cup Warmer: metal part at top of espresso coffee maker where cups are positioned for warming.

Dosing: describes either the variety of grams of coffee per cup or the quantity of brewed coffee per cup.

Drip Tray: Part of espresso coffee maker where coffee cup sits for filling.

Espresso: Italian black coffee which preceded specialized coffees. Rich black coffee.

Filter Basket: Metal filter where grounds are placed for developing.

Filtered Method: procedure of brewing coffee with a filter, coffee is separate from the water.

A round coffee maker in which ground coffee is soaked then filtered. Coffee grounds are pushed to the bottom of the pot with the plunger.

Totally Automatic Espresso Machine and Coffee Maker: devices which instantly manage the brewing procedure from coffee bean to fresh cup of coffee.

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Grind: procedure of preparing coffee beans for coffee developing.

Group: Portion of espresso coffee maker that brews coffee.

Group Handle: Portion of espresso coffee machine that holds the filter basket that ground coffee goes into.

Heat Exchanger: heats water for coffee without taking water from the boiler.

Hopper: part of mill that holds coffee beans.
French Press coffee machine:

Knock-out Box: container utilized to knock the utilized coffee premises from group handle.

Latte: Hot beverage made with one quarter coffee, three quarters of steamed, hot milk with little froth.

Mocha: term utilized to explain hot drink made from chocolate, milk and espresso.

Moka Pot: Classic Italian espresso-maker used on top of the range.

Percolator: coffee maker that continuously runs water through the coffee grounds to make coffee.

Pod: a self-contained, single serving system of ready to use coffee.

Pour/Pour Speed/Pour Time: the amount of time required to pour coffee from group into cup. Should be 25 to 30 seconds for espresso.

Pump: device that moves water through the coffee machine.

Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine and Coffee Maker: device without pre-set dosing capability.

Steam Arm/Wand: metal tube providing steam to froth milk.

Super Automatic Espresso Machine and Coffee Maker: machine which immediately handles brewing procedure from coffee bean to fresh cup of coffee in addition to other features such as a water filter.

Tamping: act of pushing ground coffee into filter basket.

Vacuum coffee maker: maker utilizing vacuum procedure to make coffee.

Conventional espresso coffee machine: machine that is not a bean to cup automated design.

Water Filter: filters contaminants from water for better coffee taste.

Water Font: nozzle used to dispense water from machine boiler.

Water Softener: filters lime and minerals from water, preventing build up of scales in the coffee maker. This is a must have for anybody utilizing difficult water.

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