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How to choose a capsule coffee machine

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Kávovary na kapsle jsou v dnešní době velice oblíbené přístroje v kompaktním a originálním designu. Ideální pro ty, kdo si s přípravou kávy nechtějí lámat hlavu a chtějí v co nejkratší době získat jeden z celé řady lahodných nápojů. Do nádržky stačí nalít vodu, vložit kapsli, stisknout tlačítko nebo otočit kolečkem a o nic jiného se již nemusíte starat.

Capsule coffee machines offer quick and easy preparation of a wide range of coffee beverages. Simply add water, insert the capsule, press a button, and the machine will take care of the rest!

Jak vybrat kapslový espresovač
Advantages and disadvantages
  • Delicious coffee in minutes
  • Low maintenance and easy to clean
  • Wide range of capsules available
  • Some models include a nozzle for frothing milk
  • Compact and attractive design
  • Relatively low price
  • Higher cost per cup
  • Not suitable for large numbers of people
  • Capsule choice is often limited by the manufacturer

Frequently asked questions when choosing a capsule coffee machine

How are capsule coffee machines operated?

Very simply! Just pour the right amount of water into the resevoir, insert the capsule, and start the process by pressing a button. In a few moments, the drink is ready! The procedure may vary slightly among models, but only in a minor way.

Who are capsule coffee machines designed for?

For those who want their coffee ready quickly, with little interest in how the preparation process actually works. As the cost per cup is higher than other types of coffee maker, capsule systems are more suitable for occasional coffee drinkers.

What drinks can capsule systems prepare?

It depends on the model and manufacturer. Some can only prepare espresso, whereas others provide more options. Each manufacturer offers a wide range of flavours, including drinks such as cappuccino and hot chocolate. Some capsule machines feature a nozzle for frothing milk separately. 

Where can I buy capsules?

We offer espresso capsules from all major manufacturers, with a wide range of flavours to suit all tastes and occasions.

How about compatibility between capsule machines?

Most manufacturers use their own capsule system, which limits the choice of available capsules. However, Nespresso and Dolce Gusto devices are compatible with capsules from other manufacturers.

Capsule coffee makers

  • Quick and easy coffee preparation
  • Low maintenance
  • Wide selection of different flavours
Kapslové espressovače

Important parameters

Tlak páry

Pressure

Some coffee machines have an integrated pump, whereas other use steam pressure.

For quality coffee, a coffee machine with an integrated pump is recommended. The pump should reach at least 9 bars, but for a really good quality espresso, you need a device with a pressure of at least 15 bars. Cheaper devices with lower pressure are available, but you can't rely on them to make perfect espresso.

Tryska na mléčnou pěnu

Nozzle for frothing

The nozzle is used for the production of frothed milk, which is an asbolute must for fans of cappuccino or latte. Some capsule systems come equipped with a nozzle, which replaces the need for capsules containing milk powder.

Nahřívání šálků

Space for warming cups

Hot beverage cool quickly in cold cups. Thankfully, some coffee makers come with a special space for heating cups, so your drink stays warmer for longer.

Glossary - coffee

Capsule

A small container of coffee designed specifically for use with capsule coffee machines. There is a wide range of flavours available, including cappuccino, latte macchiato and even chocolate. However, the choice of capsule is often limited by the manufacturer of the capsule coffee machine. Capsules provide one of the simplest methods of preparing coffee.

Espresso

Espresso is a 30 ml coffee beverage made at an even pressure of 9 bar. The recommended duration of extraction is 20 to 30 seconds. Espresso should be served in a 60-90 ml cup.

Crema

Crema is the thick coffee foam found at the top of a cup of espresso.

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