At CoffeeCow.com, you can find a large selection of coffee makers and pods/capsules for brewing machines. Any of these machines would make a great Mother’s Day gift!
As a huge coffee lover, I’ve been enjoying learning how to use my new Lavazza Espresso Point 850 machine. Lavazza is a leading name in coffee, and this machine is designed to make creating a cafe experience fun and easy for your family.
This Lavazza brewer takes special capsules that are pre-measured with the right amount of espresso grind. Drop in a capsule, lock in the handle and brew your espresso with the push of a button. You have to push the button again to stop brewing, which allows you to adjust the strength of the brew. Cleanup is a breeze because you just throw out the capsule and don’t have coffee grounds to wipe up.
Cappuccino is much trickier and even after making many cups of steamed milk, I will admit disappointment with the results. Press and hold the steam button until it lights up, then put the steam wand into the milk and open the steam valve. You have to hold the wand at JUST the right angle to get the froth to build up – the instructions say to immerse the wand halfway but this does nothing, what you need to do is tilt the mug sideways a bit, and let the bottom of the wand bubble the milk at the top of the milk.
Still, you are not going to get that stiff foam that holds like at a coffee shop… I found the froth fizzled within a couple minutes. And if you use too much milk,the steam won’t adequately heat the milk, so you end up with lukewarm coffee. I am hoping I will keep learning how to perfect the steamed milk aspect of this machine!!
One other thing to remember is you MUST let the brewer heat up for fifteen minutes otherwise your espresso will not be hot and you will not have enough steam.
I liked how the water reservoir in the back is generous enough to make several cups of espresso, so that is good for if you make after dinner coffees for guests.
My hubby refinished an old dresser for me so I could create a coffee bar to include my new machine!! Doesn’t it look lovely? Please stop by for coffee soon!!
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Thanks to CoffeeCow.com for sending the coffee maker for review and offering a great giveaway!! All opinions are my own and 100% honest.