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There are few things that we humans consume as much as coffee. We might drink as much water or eat as much bread as we can, but one thing is for certain, we drink a lot of coffee. Routine coffee drinkers will sometimes have multiple cups a day, starting with one in the morning to get them going and another to keep them going… and another and another.
This is because coffee can wake you up, rid your body of toxins, and improve your heart health. Furthermore, the aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans has few parallels. It is a strong aroma that makes you feel warm and healthy.
For some people, having coffee is crucial. Without it, they cannot start their day because they have become so used to getting their morning kick from it. If they don’t have coffee coursing through their veins, they have no chance of getting things done. The concept of having coffee whenever you want to is an appealing one. There are multiple ways to make it, some of which add to the flavor and experience of coffee, while others are just gimmicks that make the job more complicated than it should be.
The safest and most reliable way to make coffee is using a good old-fashioned coffee machine. However, operating a coffee machine can be daunting to some because while they all do the same job, different machines work in different ways. Some have levers, others have buttons, and some have knobs.
Furthermore, owning a coffee machine is not the end of it. Once you are done making coffee, you need to clean up after and after a few cups, clean different parts of the machine.
Some of you may be thinking that coffee machines are some complex technology, but in reality, they aren’t. Admittedly, it has a learning curve, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible to work.
Furthermore, just as you would take care of anything in your home, your coffee machine also needs maintenance from time to time. Some machines will need regular maintenance to ensure they are operating at the highest level, while others are low maintenance, which means you won’t have to take as much care of them.
There are a few general things to keep in mind when deciding whether or not you need to get a coffee machine.
There are two costs that you need to factor in here. The first is the cost of the machine, and the second is the money that you will be saving by making your coffee at home instead of buying it from a store.
A coffee machine can cost you anywhere between $150 for a Nespresso Vertuo Plus or $1500 for a Breville Dual Boiler. These machines make you coffee but what separates them is how different the experiences are.
A Nespresso machine uses coffee pods, which is the easiest ways to make coffee because all you need to do is put in a pod and press a button, and your coffee will be prepared.
On the other hand, the more expensive Dual boiler from Breville gives you a stainless steel body, the ability to have different levels of intensity in your coffee, and other features such as an LCD and shot control.
All of this boils down to how invested you are in the experience of making coffee. Both types of machines have people who will swear by them and people who despise them. The cost is yours to bear, so make sure you know what you want from your coffee machine.
On average, a coffee from PUCCI Café will cost you between $2.75 and $5.75, depending on what you get and the size. Compared to this, a box of 100 coffee pods from Nespresso will cost you $70, which comes out to around $1.42 per cup of coffee.
Most people do not look at the cost of getting coffee in the macro and focus on the micro. If you look at it over 12 months, these costs can significantly affect your budget. Having your coffee machine might cost you money when you buy it, but it is all worth it when you consider the savings you make.
Although, when you take your dog for a walk in the morning, you can bring them by PUCCI Café for an expresso or cap-pucci mocha; and you will have a wonderful experience with your third wave, fresh coffee by the water at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch.
Assuming that you work in an office and need to be there before eight in the morning. If you have a coffee machine at home, you will be able to save a lot of time by having your coffee being made while you are getting dressed. Fill it into your travel mug and set off. If you were to stop for coffee, you would have to wait in line, and for that, you would need to leave earlier than you would like.
The pandemic had many holed up in our homes, not being able to leave. This was a major roadblock for people who were used to going out and getting their coffee. They could always have it delivered to their homes, but most delivery services have insane fees. Furthermore, even though delivery services deliver it as soon as possible, most of the freshness is lost in transit. Moreover, it also takes time to get there.
Having a coffee machine at home lets you have your coffee ready and served in minutes. You don’t have to pay extra to enjoy your cup of brew, and there is no time delay for you to get your day started.
You can try your hand at different coffee drinks when you have your own coffee machine. Everyone knows how to make espresso, but do you know how to make a caramel macchiato? How about a latte? Having a coffee machine at home will let you try your hand at this and impress family or friends with your skills.
A coffee machine makes it easier to have your favorite beverage at home. There are many options to choose from, so make sure you see what fits your preferences when deciding what to get. However if you want a high-end experience, come and join us at PUCCI Café in the morning for a third wave expresso with a muffin or bagel to start your day.
by Bobby J Davidson
Facts About Coffee
1. The drink dates back to 800 A.D.
2. Coffee beans are technically seeds.
3. And you can eat coffee cherries as a food.
4. There are two main types: Arabica and Robusta.
5. Brazil grows the most coffee in the world.
6. Only two U.S. states produce coffee.
7. Espresso means “pressed out” in Italian.
8. The world’s most expensive coffee can cost more than $600 a pound.
9. Multiple people have tried to ban coffee.
10. You can overdose on coffee.
11. Finland is home to the biggest coffee lovers.
12. Coffee drinkers tend to live longer.
13. The largest cup of coffee ever filled a 9-foot tall cup.
14. The Boston Tea Party helped popularize coffee in America.
15. Decaf does not mean caffeine-free.
16. The word “coffee” comes from the Arabic word for “wine.”
17. One cup of black coffee only has one calorie.
18. Teddy Roosevelt reportedly coined Maxwell House’s slogan.
19. The grounds can beautify your skin.