A pump pressure of approx. 15 bar.
Machines that offer lower pressure are more suitable for coffee passed to the filter.
Before choosing a coffee machine, you should ask yourself which functions are considered particularly important.
Do you prefer espresso or do you like to enjoy cappuccino or latte macchiato from time to time?
Do you want an appliance with various programming possibilities or do you prefer a simple coffee machine passed to the filter?
The special functions can be: pre-brewing system, two-cup function, integrated cup warmer or milk container.
What types of maintenance and cleaning are needed for a coffee machine?
The cleaning process is very important and must be carried out often enough to get the best performance from these small appliances.
Depending on the type of machine you choose, the process can have a variable simplicity and speed.
So before buying a coffee machine, also consider the time you have available to dedicate to it.
As it needs continuous maintenance which in some particularly advanced models, could become more demanding or longer to manage.
So pay attention to the ease of use according to your needs.
Generally speaking, we can say that traditional or super-automatic coffee machines require more demanding cleaning.
Due to the fact that coffee residues can remain attached to the filter.
While pod or capsule coffee machines do not need it.
Thanks to the use of convenient single-dose ready-made and sealed coffees.
For cleaning purposes, always check the ease of the water tank, the coffee grounds.
The steam spout and any compartments that contain the coffee to be ground or the ground powder.
To avoid lime scale build-up, which impairs the proper functioning, use cold water or bottled mineral water.
Finally, keep in mind that the descaling process is recommended at least once a month.
The more simple and intuitive the controls on the machine, the better.
Would you prefer, for example, a machine with display and command menu or simple keys, without too many additional functions?
Starting from 6 cups of coffee a day, it is probably already worth choosing an automatic machine.
Useful questions to ask yourself during the purchase: how much space do I have in the kitchen?
A portioning system may be sufficient for occasional coffee drinkers.