Cuisinart em 100 1000-watt 15-bar espresso maker stainless steelDocument Transcript
Download this document if link is not clickableREVIEWS - Cuisinart EM-100 1000-Watt 15-BarEspresso Maker, Stainless SteelProduct Details :http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000MX3HOQ?tag=refinery2901-20Average Customer Rating3.5 out of 5Product FeatureEspresso maker with 15 bars of pressure forqperfect coffee drinksBrews 1 to 2 cups from either ground espresso orqpods53-ounce removable reservoir; porta-filter holder;qcup-warming plateSteam nozzle; frothing cup; removable drip tray;qtamping tool includedMeasures 8-1/5 by 11 by 12-5/9 inches; 3-yearqlimited warrantyProduct DescriptionImagine a cup of your favorite espresso, cappuccino or latte - hot, rich, fresh and flavorful- anytime you want it.The stainless steel Cuisinart Espresso Maker is the real thing and looks like the professional it is. Make espressoin your own kitchen, then use the stainless steam nozzle and frothing cup to turn it into cappuccino or latte.You can even heat the cups on the warming plate on top-just like the pros! 15 bars of pressure guaranteeperfect results!From the ManufacturerThe Cuisinart EM-100 Espresso MakerThe Cuisinart EM-100 espresso makerCuisinart lets you prepare gourmet quality espresso athome! With a system that allows you to pre-select servingsize, 15 bars of pressure for maximum flavor and theoption of using ground espresso or pods, youre in control.A separate steam function and stainless steel nozzlemake it easy to froth milk for cappuccinos and smoothlattes. With a removable drip tray and cover, and a filter
holder with a locking mechanism clean up is quick andeasy.The Quest for a Perfect EspressoIt is generally agreed that there are four basic elementscritical to the perfect cup:Element 1: WATERWhen brewing espresso, make sure the water flowsthrough the filter at the correct pace. The water flow canbe adjusted by varying the pressure with which the coffeeis taped in the filter or by altering the grind of coffee. Ifthe speed of the water is slow the coffee will be overextracted and will be very dark and bitter, with a spottedand uneven creme (froth) on the top. If the speed of thewater flow is too fast, the coffee will be under-extractedand the supreme flavor will not develop. The coffee willbe diluted and there will be an inadequate amount ofcrème on the top.Element 2: COFFEEWhile the bulk of the liquid is water, all of the flavorshould be from the coffee. To achieve the same greatquality of coffee you receive at a cafe, you need to usethe same quality beans. If you choose to grind your ownbeans, buy the beans fresh and whole, only about a twoweek supply at a time for maximum freshness. Once thecoffee bean is broken, its flavor degrades very quickly. Ifit is not practical to buy smaller supplies, we recommendyou separate larger amounts of beans and store them inairtight containers in a cool, dry area. They should not bekept for longer than 1 month as flavor will diminish. Donot refrigerate or freeze coffee beans.Element 3: GRINDThe grind of the coffee is critical for proper flavorextraction. If using a pre-ground coffee, be sure topurchase an espresso grind that is specifically forespresso/cappuccino machines. If the grind is too fine,over extraction and bitterness will occur with a spottedand uneven crema on top. If the grind is too coarse, thewater will pass through too rapidly and there will be aninadequate amount of crema on the top of the espresso.Element 4: TAMPING THE COFFEE GROUNDSIf you choose to use ground espresso instead of pods,tamping the coffee is a very important part of the coffeemaking process. Use the scoop supplied to fill the filterbasket, then using the tamping tool, tamp down thegrounds with moderate pressure. Add more coffee andtamp again if necessary to bring coffee to level. Do notoverfill the filter basket. The ground coffee should betamped with moderate pressure. If the coffee is not
tamped securely, there is a chance the water will flowthrough the coffee to rapidly and the coffee will beunder-extracted. Note: if the coffee is tamped too firmly,the water will flow through the coffee too slowly and thecoffee will be over-extracted.The combination coffee scoop/tamping tool.Features and BenefitsWater reservoir lidRemovable 53-ounce water reservoirLarge cup warming plate15-bar pumpHeating light: Will illuminate indicating that espressomachine is adjusting the temperature of the heatingsystem.Steam/Hot water knob: To use the hot water function,the Steam/Hot Water Knob must be turned the doubledrip setting.Function knob: Three settings - steam, hot water, makecoffee.Portafilter holder: Can be used with ground or podespresso. Has two positions, lock and unlock, for ease ofcleaning.Brew head: For easy fit of the portafilter holder.Commercial steam wand: Use to steam milk forcappuccinos and lattes.Removable drip tray: Removable drip tray with grate.Cleaning pins: Used to clean any excess milk that getsstuck inside the steam wand or any coffee particles thatget stuck inside the filter basket.Stainless frothing pitcher: Used for steaming milk forcappuccinos and lattes.Measuring scoop/tamping tool: Use one side as a coffeescoop and the other to compact the coffee grounds inthe filter basket prior to brewing.Filter baskets: Use the one cup filter for a single espressoand the two cup filter basket for the double espresso,and the pod filter basket for espresso pods.Guide to the Perfect EspressoYou may want to preheat the cups by filling them with1.hot water; this will help preserve the crema of theespresso. Set the cups aside.Select the appropriate filter basket and insert it in the2.portafilter handle.Using the measuring scoop place finely ground coffee3.in the filter basket holder. Use one scoop for one cupand two scoops for two cups, or place espresso podinto filter basket holder.Rest the portafilter handle with the filter basket in4.position on the countertop. Using the tamping tool,apply moderate packing pressure. Add more coffeeand tamp again if necessary to bring coffee to level.Brush any excess grounds form around the edge of the5.
filter basket.Secure the portafilter holder onto the brew head.6.Check to see if the espresso machine is ready for use.7.Remember that if the heating light is on, the espressomachine is still adjusting the temperature of theheating system. Turn the function knob clockwise tothe picture of the cup espresso setting to start thepour and turn it back to the off position to stop.Check the espresso pour and serve immediately.8.Milk steaming wand.Guide to Milk TexturingMilk texturing is the steaming of milk. The steam doestwo things: it heats the milk and mixes air with the milk toform a creamy texture. As with learning to make anespresso, perfecting the art of milk texturing takes timeand practice. Easy to follow steps are outlined in theInstruction Booklet.Using the Hot Water FunctionWhen using the hot water function make sure that thesteam/hot water knob is in the double drip hot watersetting.Place the cup or container under the steam/hot waternozzle and turn the function knob to the steam/hot watersetting. Once you have dispensed the required amount,stop the hot water by turning the function knob to the offposition. Remove the cup or container and swing thesteam/hot water wand over the drip tray to catch anydrips of water.