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Posted: October 27, 2021Categories: Coffee 101
Espresso powder, more commonly known as instant espresso powder, is typically used in baking to amplify other flavours, especially chocolate. Seasoned bakers often add this secret ingredient into chocolate and coffee desserts such as tiramisu, chocolate mousse, and even chocolate ganache.
While espresso powder helps elevate your baked goods, don’t sweat it if you don’t have any at home. Not only can it be substituted with other common baking ingredients, but you can also make espresso powder from scratch with the help of coffee machine accessories.
In this article, find out what espresso powder is, how you can substitute it with other ingredients, and how to make your own espresso powder at home.
What Is Espresso Powder?
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the endless choices when shopping for coffee beans. To help you navigate the coffee bean market, today we’re taking a step back to discuss the main differences between the two main types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. But first, some quick facts. Arabica beans make up about 60% of worldwide coffee bean production. They grow at higher altitudes and thrive in cooler temperatures of 15 to 24ºC. Arabica beans are primarily grown in South America and Africa. Robusta beans make up most of the remaining 40% of worldwide coffee bean cultivation. They can grow at lower altitudes and thrive in warmer temperatures of 24 to 30ºC. Robusta is mainly grown in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. So, which should you choose? Here are their top differences to help you decide which will suit your taste and lifestyle better.
TasteArabica coffee beans tend to have a smoother, sweeter taste with hints of fruits, berries, chocolate or sugar. They come in a wide range of varieties depending on where they are cultivated. Arabica beans can be sweet and soft but also sharp and tangy. The fun part is trying Arabica beans from different regions to see which you like best.
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People often say the kitchen is the heart of a home. And if you love coffee, it’s essential to choose the right coffee machine to make your kitchen an even more agreeable living space. No matter the size or style of your kitchen, we have suggestions on which statement coffee machine to pick. Conveniently enjoy access to delicious, homemade coffee, which you can share with your family and friends whenever they come over. Check out our top recommendations below based on your kitchen type.
Small Kitchen, No Problem[caption id="attachment_20045" align="alignnone" width="1999"] Compact, stylish, and functional - the Dedica Style is perfect for small kitchens, saving space for other kitchen equipments. Photo from De’Longhi.[/caption] Got a small kitchen? It doesn’t mean having to write off having a coffee machine. Your kitchen real estate is precious, so you’ll want a compact but high-performance machine. Check out the Dedica Style—it’s a pump espresso machine that is only 15cm wide, yet it packs a punch. Pump espresso machines work by using an electronic pump to drive right-temperature water through the brew chamber and into a bed of coffee. With an electronic pump, you can expect consistent 15 bar pressure that gives you an espresso with a rich aroma and nut-coloured crema on top. Perfection.