Brains and Beans: High-Tech Espresso Makers for Your Home – Mansion Global
For some, coffee isn’t just an essential morning elixir—it’s a way of life.
For the bean-obsessed, it makes sense to invest in a machine befitting their beloved beverage, and, fortunately, technology has reached a point where java lovers can create cafe-quality coffee drinks—without barista training—in their own home.
Below are some high-tech espresso machines that will have you loving every cup you make.
Miele CM 7750 CoffeeSelect
Offering 20 drink specialities at the tap of a button, including single and double-shot espressos and espresso macchiatos, the Miele CM 7750 CoffeeSelect is a masterpiece of modern coffee-making technology that sits on your countertop.
In addition to offering on-demand espressos (and cappuccinos and americanos, etc.), the CM 7750 puts a premium on quality with three separate bean containers (ensuring that whatever you order will be prepared with the proper bean); an innovative grinder system that grinds the beans fresh for each order; and a descaling process that automatically prevents the build of limescale in your machine. All that and Miele’s [email protected] technology that allows owners to operate and monitor their machine remotely from their smartphone.
The Miele CM 7750 CoffeeSelect is available for $5,499.
JURA GIGA 6
This Swiss-made wonder is a tale of twos. Equipped with two heating systems, two pumps and two electronically adjustable, precision ceramic disc grinders, the JURA GIGA 6 is capable of producing two separate coffee drinks at the same time. But the real magic with the GIG6 happens when these dual systems work in conjunction—heating and frothing your milk perfectly while simultaneously brewing your coffee—for an optimally prepared cafe-quality drink, of which you’ll have many choices. The GIGA 6 can create 28 specialty drinks, using three different brewing processes. But its ample brains don’t stop there. The GIGA 6’s artificial intelligence system uses a self-learning algorithm to discover a user’s preferences and then tailors the touchscreen to highlight preferred drinks and brewing methods.
The JURA GIGA 6 is available for $5,999.
Breville Oracle Touch Espresso Machine
Espresso lovers who want to focus solely on their drink of choice would do well to invest in the Oracle Touch Espresso Machine from Breville. The Oracle only brews five types of specialty drinks (espresso, americano, latte, flat white and cappuccino), but it handles every step of the process. Oracle owners need only tap a button and the machine will grind, dose and tamp coffee, extract at the ideal water temperature and pressure, and texture milk to your taste, to prepare your ideal bean-based beverage. The Breville’s awesome automation doesn’t prevent users from having input, however. Oracle owners can easily adjust coffee strength, milk texture and temperature, shot size and choose from 45 different grind settings.
The Breville Oracle Touch Espresso Machine is available for $2,699.
Philips Saeco Xelsis
For coffee fans who want to play the part of barista—but, you know, without all the hard work—the Philips Saeco Xelsis is a solid choice. The Xelsis is capable of preparing 15 different espresso and coffee drinks, but here’s the beauty—users can exercise complete control over the process (easily) thanks to the Coffee Equalizer system. Providing total personalization, the Coffee Equalizer system is a touchscreen that allows users to adjust every aspect of the beverage until they find the mix that is ideal specifically for them. The Xelsis will even save up to six user profiles so that everyone in the home can have their drink preferences preserved. And in keeping with Xelsis’ “be the barista without the work” philosophy, the device will automatically clean and descale itself.
The Philips Saeco Xelsis is available for $1,999.
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