The alarm clock vibrates, your eyelids open quietly but tiredly. You look next to your bed and realize that it is time for a new day. After you've put on your comfy slippers, it's time for the first step. It's time for coffee, the first activity after you've stumbled down. The iconic button of the coffee machine is pressed and you look outside while the birds are chirping.
An average person drinks around 150 liters of coffee per year. Every day, approximately 6.5 million liters of coffee flows through the Dutch stomach in our country. Over the years, many technological changes have taken place in the field of coffee. What is a fully automatic coffee machine with beans? First, let's take a look at the history of coffee.
1. What is coffee?
2. Spreading coffee
3. The first coffee maker
4. What does a fully automatic coffee machine do?
5. How does a fully automatic coffee machine work?
6. Cleaning a fully automatic coffee machine
7. Coffee has some rules originating in Italy
8. Isn't a fully automatic coffee machine expensive?
What is coffee?
Coffee starts with the coffee plant. The coffee plant was discovered in Ethiopia in the tenth or eleventh century. Subsequently, coffee, which is the black gold, has spread to Yemen, this happened in the fifteenth century. After this, coffee moved to Turkey, Egypt, Syria and Persia, where a lot of coffee was drunk at home and in coffee houses. Fun fact, coffee houses are also called 'qahveh khaneh'.
The first coffee beans came to Europe in the 17th century. In 1615 the first coffee house in Venice followed. This coffee house can be found at 'Piazza San Marco' and is now called 'Cafe Florian'. In 1663 the first coffee house opened in Amsterdam. The evidence of the first coffee house dates from 1665. A captive Englishman had a pamphlet printed by a 'coffeijdranck seller in the Bloetstraet'. This Englishman was probably called Abraham Kick. After the introduction of coffee houses, coffee consumption spread rapidly.
The Netherlands made coffee a popular drink during the VOC era. The seeds were shipped from Batavia or Indonesia and thus revolts coffee plantations on the island of Java. Later, these plantations would spread to the islands of Sumatra and Celebes.
In 1714, the mayor of Amsterdam Gerrit Hooft gave a young coffee plant to King Louis XIV of France. In 1723 Gabriel de Clieu, governor of Guadeloupe, took a cutting of this plant to the 'New World' such as Australia, Chile and South Africa. The cutting eventually settled on the island of Martinique in the Caribbean Sea.
Fifty years after arrival, there were no fewer than eighteen million coffee plants on Martinique, which is more than twice the size of Texel. The demand for coffee beans continued to increase, leading to coffee being referred to as the black gold.
The first coffee maker
The first espresso machine was made by Angelo Moriondo of Turin, Italy. In 1884, Mr. Moriondo presented a prototype of his machine in Turin. On May 16, 1884, his patent was accepted, he also received a certificate for his invention. Luifi Bezzera improved this machine. In 1905 the patent was bought by Pavoni Desiderio and founded the company La Pavoni. He manufactured one espresso machine a day. Today there are many different coffee makers.
Initially only filter coffee was consumed, but now there are also fully automatic coffee machines such as those from Hipresso. Bean coffee is the tastiest coffee because roasted beans are used immediately after grinding, these aromas are lost with filter coffee.
What does a fully automatic coffee machine do?
The name 'fully automatic coffee machine' or 'fully automatic coffee machine' already reveals its operation a bit. These are the best coffee makers that make your favorite cup of coffee fully automatically, such as an espresso, cappuccino, latte macchiato or flat white. These devices are nowadays very common in most living rooms or kitchens. They also come in all shapes and sizes.
The people who opt for a fully automatic machine always have some knowledge. A device that can make your cappuccino or espresso fully automatically is a great convenience. All you have to do is fill the water, beans and perhaps milk. These are the best coffee makers and are often tested abroad such as Italy. Another big advantage of the machine is that the beans are ground shortly before use, so that the coffee is very full of flavor. The best coffee beans are often combined and come from different countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
How does a fully automatic coffee machine work?
A fully automatic coffee maker often starts grinding the beans while the water heating element starts to do its job. As soon as the beans have been ground, they fall into the brewing group and are then pressed. The hot water then flows through this brewing group, which is pressed through the coffee. During the brewing process it is important that there is sufficient pressure, otherwise the water will not absorb the flavors from the ground coffee beans. The higher the pressure, the more flavor can be extracted from the beans.
The disadvantage of a fully automatic machine is that they often have a fairly complicated operation. The device has to make many different movements to make your cup of coffee. That is why it is extremely important that you keep the coffee machine clean. These cleaning products keep your fully automatic coffee machine perfectly clean.
Cleaning a fully automatic coffee machine
After purchasing your coffee machine, it is useful to descale it regularly. Use the correct descalers for this. This extends the life of your coffee maker and makes the coffee taste even better. By descaling once a month you ensure that no excess limescale ends up in your machine. This allows you to maximize the use of sustainable coffee beans for their extravagant aromas. Read all about cleaning a coffee machine here.
Coffee has some rules originating in Italy
In Italy, coffee is really a religion. There are also many unwritten rules about drinking coffee. For example, it is actually not done to drink cappuccino after 10 o'clock in the morning. In the Netherlands we deal with this a lot more freely. Yes, in the Netherlands we are true coffee lovers just like the Italians. Drinking coffee is fully integrated into our society. Perhaps this has something to do with the expansion of the VOC in the past. After all, many Dutch people grow up drinking coffee. It is also normal to drink (a lot of) coffee in the workplace.
Isn't a fully automatic coffee machine expensive?
A fully automatic coffee machine is often more expensive to purchase than most other coffee machines. However, if you compare it in its entirety, the fully automatic machine is actually one of the cheaper in its daily use. An advantage of a fully automatic coffee machine is that the beans are ground directly in the device. This allows you to buy bags of coffee beans in every category, taste and quality. For example, one week you can choose a more expensive and deeper bean, while a week later you can choose a simple bean.
In addition to the daily benefits of use, the device also has the advantage of having everything in one. For example, there is no need to purchase a separate milk frother and everything is packed in a fairly compact size.
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