In our fast paced society, Americans are constantly looking for quick fixes and instant gratifications. So, for some of us the typical morning cup of coffee of previous generations just does not have enough humph to kick start our morning. Many who need that little something extra have found it in a concentrated caffeinated drink called espresso. And thanks to manufacturing companies both here and abroad, every home in America can have an espresso coffee machine if they so desire. The international influences that we have invading our culture on a daily basis, coupled with the gourmet coffee houses popping up on almost every street corner have brought Americans a variety of ways to consume coffee. Therefore, it is only natural that we would want to bring the coffee house into our own home, and add an espresso coffee maker to our growing number of kitchen appliances needed to make our lives easier and more convenient.
Espresso coffee makers come in a variety of makes and models. From the very simple machine that makes a single cup of espresso to the high priced imported machines that resemble those used in coffee houses. If one is interested in capturing the old world coffee house feel, they can purchase a piston operated machine. Or, there are the more technically advanced models for people with busy lifestyles that will do everything, including cleaning, with just the touch of a button.
Considering most people fall into the later category, the super automatic espresso maker is quickly taking over the market place and saving consumers a considerable amount of time. This is definitely not your father's coffee maker. The automatic espresso coffee maker is on the cutting edge of technology by simplifying the process of producing a quality product.
It can grind and tamp the beans; brew the coffee and froth the milk, then dump the leftover coffee grounds when finished. All of this can be done by simply pressing a button. This model of the espresso coffee maker is rapidly becoming more popular than the others worldwide.
They are easy to use, time saving and offer quality espresso. However, all of this comes with a hefty price tag, as these super machines can cost several thousand dollars. However, it is not necessary to go into debt to purchase a quality espresso coffee maker in order to achieve the eye opener this particular brew can bring.
There are quite a few models on the market that can provide a great cup of espresso, latte or cappuccino for much less. These machines range in prices to fit within every espresso enthusiast's budget and are guaranteed to bring the enjoyment of the coffee house experience into the home for years to come.
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as Kona coffee at http://www.gourmetespressoandcoffee.com