Coffee has its own language. Here are some of the regularly used coffee maker terms.
Auto Frother: device that instantly froths milk for coffees and lattes.
Automatic Drip Coffee Maker: maker that instantly warms water and filters it through the coffee.
Automatic Espresso Machine and Coffee Maker: an espresso machine featuring manageable, programmable coffee dosing.
Bean to Cup: totally automated coffee making process. Machines with bean to cup capability do whatever from grinding the beans to filling a cup with coffee.
Boiler: steam device inside coffee machine. Devices with bigger boilers usually are more effective and produce more hot water for drinks.
Boiler Element: electrical component that heats up boiler in electrical espresso coffee makers.
Cappuccino: it is an espresso-based coffee beverage which originated in Italy, and is traditionally prepared with steamed milk foam.
Cup Warmer: metal portion at top of espresso coffee maker where cups are put for warming.
Dosing: describes either the variety of grams of coffee per cup or the quantity of brewed coffee per cup.
Drip Tray: Part of espresso coffee machine where coffee cup sits for filling.
Espresso: Italian black coffee which preceded specialized coffees. Rich black coffee.
Filter Basket: Metal filter where grounds are placed for brewing.
Filtered Method: procedure of developing coffee with a filter, coffee is separate from the water.
French Press: aka plunger pot. A cylindrical coffee maker in which ground coffee is steeped then filtered. Coffee grounds are pushed to the bottom of the pot with the plunger. Coffee stays in the top of the pot.
Fully Automatic Espresso Machine and Coffee Maker: makers which instantly handle the brewing procedure from coffee bean to fresh cup of coffee.
Grind: procedure of preparing coffee beans for coffee brewing.
Group: Portion of espresso coffee maker that brews coffee.
Group Handle: Portion of espresso coffee maker that holds the filter basket that ground coffee enters into.
Heat Exchanger: heats water for coffee without taking water from the boiler.
Hopper: part of mill that holds coffee beans.
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Knock-out Box: container used to knock the used coffee grounds from group handle.
Latte: Hot drink made with one quarter coffee, 3 quarters of steamed, hot milk with little froth.
Mocha: term used to describe hot drink made from chocolate, espresso and milk.
Moka Pot: Classic Italian espresso-maker utilized on top of the range.
Percolator: coffee machine that constantly runs water through the coffee grounds to make coffee.
Pod: a self-contained, single serving system of prepared to utilize coffee.
Pour/Pour Speed/Pour Time: the quantity of time required to pour coffee from group into cup. Need to be 25 to 30 seconds for espresso.
Pump: device that moves water through the coffee maker.
Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine and Coffee Maker: machine without pre-set dosing ability.
Steam Arm/Wand: metal tube providing steam to froth milk.
Super Automatic Espresso Machine and Coffee Maker: device which automatically handles brewing procedure from coffee bean to fresh cup of coffee in addition to other features such as a water filter.
Tamping: act of pushing ground coffee into filter basket.
Vacuum coffee maker: device using vacuum process to make coffee.
Traditional espresso coffee maker: device that is not a bean to cup automated model.
Water Filter: filters pollutants from water for better coffee taste.
Water Font: nozzle used to dispense water from maker boiler.
Water Softener: filters lime and minerals from water, avoiding develop of scales in the coffee maker. This is a need to have for anybody using hard water.
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