Do you like Americanos? A lot of people around the world do. This coffee drink is composed of espresso and clean / mineral water, and it can be found in pretty much every coffee shop in the world. A major factor that differentiates each Americano and their quality is the coffee bean used (fresh, Arabica coffee beans would be the best).
However, if you are brewing using a coffee machine, you should also pay close attention to the machine that you choose. The brand and type of machine used play a big role in how good your Americano will be.
Here are 3 of the best coffee machines you can purchase for making Americano:
1. Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine
Out of all the machines in the market, the Breville Barista Express is overall the best at making espresso for Americano. It has a simple yet robust design and is produced using high quality enduring materials.
The Breville Barista Express is well – known for having a wide array of amazing specs. This includes a huge water tank, a steam wand, an efficient water filter, a high tech heating system, a 15 – bar pump pressure controller, and a built – in burr grinder. Using it is relatively simple, and anyone from a beginner to a trained barista can get amazing use out of it.
Sure, it may be a little pricey at over SGD 1000, but with its multitude of features you can easily brew high quality espresso for not only an Americano, but any drink of your choice.
- Very good frother
- Large water tank
- Effective pressure controller
- Produces a rich coffee with silky crema
- Easy to clean
- Takes up a lot of space
2. Gaggia Brera Super – Automatic Espresso Machine
If you are a beginner at making your own coffee, then you should definitely consider getting the Gaggia Brera Super Automatic Espresso Machine. This user – friendly machine has a sleek and minimalist design and is made using top grade steel.
It is every sense of the word “modern” as it brings a lot of automation features to the table. With automation comes consistency, so you don’t have to worry about the quality of coffee every time you make it.
Despite it being a relatively simple model, this does not mean it lacks features. The Gaagia Brera Super comes with some very useful features including a steam wand, a 4 – stage filtration system, a strong built – in burr grinder, as well as a neat energy – saving mode.
By only spending SGD 670, any beginner can make tasty and aromatic Americano using this simple coffee machine.
- Very easy to use
- Simple design
- Strong machine
- Flavourful coffee
- Small water tank
- Limited bean hopper space
3. Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee Capsule Machine
Nespresso is a big and trusted name in the coffee making business. They are famous for designing and producing top class coffee machines that can produce amazing coffee.
The Nespresso Vertuo Plus is no exception.
Decked with good features and designed with quality in mind, this coffee machine can do it all. It can produce delicious coffee automatically at several size settings. Small or large cups, single or double shot espresso, regular coffee or pure espresso. All of this is possible by just clicking a few buttons.
The look of the machine itself is also very futuristic and cool. It has a design which perfectly encapsulates modern coffee, and placing this relatively small machine in your kitchen will look very nice.
On top of that, it has an innovative brewing system which means that every single drop of espresso and coffee that comes out of it is just as good as anything a skilled barista can make.
With its affordable price tag of SGD 338, the Nespresso Vertuo Plus has become a crowd favourite among coffee lovers.
- Simple to use
- Easy to clean
- Brews coffee that tastes amazing
- Modern and aesthetic design
- Budget friendly
- Needs to use Nespresso’s pod system