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  1. 8 Coffee Tools Every Home Barista Needs To Have

    8 Coffee Tools Every Home Barista Needs To Have

    Just like how every baker needs bakeware and every artisan needs tools, every home barista needs certain accessories to pull that perfect cup of espresso in a smooth, mess-free and stress-free workflow. Whether you’re a budding barista or a coffee enthusiast learning to brew your own cafe-quality espresso at home, here are eight coffee tools that we recommend getting to help you understand the techniques of coffee-making and perfect your skills.

    1. Burr Grinder

    [caption id="attachment_20966" align="aligncenter" width="1005"]De'Longhi Burr Grinder Opt for a Burr grinder over a blade grinder for your coffee beans if you're ready to upgrade your coffee-making game. Photo by De’Longhi.[/caption] A burr grinder crushes beans between a moving grinder wheel and a stationary plate. The wheel typically has serrated edges while the plate has jagged edges—both work together to give you a consistent and uniform sized ground coffee. In contrast, a blade grinder looks more like a blender. While they’re cheaper, the grind size is typically not consistent. A coffee connoisseur may be able to spot the inconsistent flavour in your espresso from the different tastes produced by finely and coarsely ground coffee. The De’Longhi Burr Grinder lets you enjoy precise control of your brewing process when you get to choose from 16 grind settings. It comes with a user-friendly soft-touch interface, making grinding almost effortless. Shop the De’Longhi Burr Coffee Grinder at SGD 99 or
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  2. Milk Frother vs Steam Wand: Which is Better?

    Milk Frother vs Steam Wand: Which is Better?

    Enjoy a dense creamy froth for all your milk-based beverages with a fully automatic coffee machine. Featuring the De’Longhi Dinamica Plus. Photo from De’Longhi.[/caption] Can’t decide between a steam wand and a milk frother? You can still get your milk-based coffee creations easily. Just pick from De'Longhi's fully automatic coffee machines selection, such as the Magnifica S Smart, the Dinamica Plus, the PrimaDonna Elite, and the Maestosa. You get perfectly frothed milk each time, no skills required and completely fuss-free. Ready to shop for an espresso machine? Enjoy 5% off the De'Longhi eShop when you sign up for De'Longhi Rewards today.

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  3. 5 Coffee Machines for Every Modern Home

    5 Coffee Machines for Every Modern Home

    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"]a coffee machine placed on a kitchen countertop 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.
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  4. 4 Useful Tips for Maintaining Your Coffee Machine

    4 Useful Tips for Maintaining Your Coffee Machine

    A coffee machine is one of the best investments a coffee lover can make. With proper care and maintenance, your coffee machine can continue to perform at its peak to give you quality coffee each time. Here are four tips on how to maximise the lifespan of your coffee machine.

    1. Set Up Your Machine Properly and Study It

    The first step to ensuring your coffee machine lasts is to start right. Setting up your coffee machine properly can help make sure you won’t get caught in a tight spot later. While some coffee machines are plug and play devices, others may require a bit more fine-tuning. It also helps to know how to operate your coffee machine correctly. You can do this by reading the manual, or if you prefer a more hands-on approach, by engaging the help of De’Longhi’s live coffee advisor who will guide you through the set-up and functions of your coffee machine via live video conferencing. Requesting assistance from the De’Longhi live coffee expert is easy — simply book your time slot, indicate your machine model, and wait for your session. During your session, the coffee advisor will not only answer all your questions on setting up and the various functions, but also give you tips on how to get the best out of your coffee machine. The video below shows what you can expect from your session.

    2. Clean Your Milk Carafe Regularly

    [caption id="attachment_14112" align="alignnone" width="2560"]a person steaming milk using an espresso machine
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  5. 4 Myths about Using Coffee Machines

    4 Myths about Using Coffee Machines

    Your daily caffeine fix can add up to be an expensive habit, especially if you’ve been getting yours from your favourite café. Perhaps you’ve considered getting a coffee machine at home but are still on the fence about it. We bust four common myths about owning and using a coffee machine.

    Myth 1: A Coffee Machine Is More Expensive than Buying Coffee

    [caption id="attachment_11919" align="alignnone" width="1920"]a cup of latte Your daily coffee run costs can add up before you know it. Photo from Ben Yang.[/caption] Truth: Some automatic coffee machines may come with heavy price tags but have you ever thought about how much you are really spending per year if you’ve been buying your daily coffee from a café? On average, a regular cup of coffee from your favourite joint can cost you around SGD$4.50/RM10. Multiply that by two coffees a day for every day of the year and you would have spent SGD$3,285/RM7300 on just coffee alone! If cost is a concern, you’ll be happy to know that there are options for every type of budget. More importantly, price isn’t a measure of performance and quality. On top of that, a good quality machine should last you about five to eight years. If you add up the cost of the machine (and how long it will last), coffee beans, milk (if you drink yours white), and maintenance per year, it will still be less than buying your coffee from a café daily.

    Myth 2: It Will Be Too Complicated to Operate

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  6. 5 Reasons Why Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machines are the Best Home Investment

    5 Reasons Why Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machines are the Best Home Investment

    Bean-to-cup coffee machines are one of the best investments coffee lovers can make. There’s truly nothing better, fresher, or smoother than a cup of coffee made from one of these easy-to-use machines. Need more convincing? Here are five reasons why you should own one.

    1. Simple — No Training Required

    [caption id="attachment_11538" align="alignnone" width="970"]pressing a button on a coffee machine A bean-to-cup coffee machine is an all-in-one machine that's easy to operate. Featuring the De’Longhi PrimaDonna S Evo. Photo from De’Longhi.[/caption] What sets a bean-to-cup coffee machine apart from a traditional espresso machine is that it’s a fully automated machine. It functions like a conventional coffee machine and it also does what a barista would normally do manually. All the pro tasks are done for you at the touch of a button, such as putting the beans through the grinder, pressing them down the portafilter, operating the espresso machine, and if you prefer your coffee with milk, steaming and frothing the milk. With a bean-to-cup coffee machine, you won’t have to go for intensive training to learn all these steps. You also won’t need to own multiple devices because functions such as grinding, extraction, and even milk-steaming are all built into just one machine. Still weighing your options? Here are the
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  7. Making The Perfect Cup of Coffee with a Drip Coffee Maker

    Making The Perfect Cup of Coffee with a Drip Coffee Maker

    From the trusty automatic coffee machine to hands-on methods such as the French press, there are many trendy ways to brew coffee at home. But coffee drinkers know that a drip coffee maker is a classic when it comes to coffee brewing: it produces robust, flavour-intensive coffee in large quantities. If instant coffee is not your go-to beverage, but you don’t want to be tamping and frothing, a drip coffee maker is a simple and affordable option. Let’s dive deeper into what a drip coffee maker is and how to perfect that cup of coffee.

    What is a Drip Coffee Maker and Why You Should Get It

    Drip brewing lends itself well to highlighting the flavour complexity of a coffee. As it relies on gravity to extract coffee from the coffee grounds, the hot water extracts coffee oils and solubles that accentuate delicate taste notes and aromas. Many confuse pour-overs with drip coffee as they share the same mechanics. However, with drip coffee makers, you don’t have to dedicate time attending to your brew. Plus, you get to enjoy the convenience and proficiency of a drip coffee maker’s technology that enhances the taste of your coffee. Making coffee with a drip coffee maker is a rewarding experience without the hassle. Just pour water into the reservoir, fill up the coffee grounds, press a button, then let the machine work its magic. The end result? A delicious cup (or rather, cups) of coffee that starts your day on a perfect note.

    Use Fresh Coffee Grounds

    [caption id="attachment_10773" align="alignnone" width="1999"]pouring ground coffee into a a drip coffee maker Use freshly-ground beans to ensure a more flavourful and aromatic b
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  8. The New Maestosa Machine: Power, Precision and Perfection Meet Coffee

    The New Maestosa Machine: Power, Precision and Perfection Meet Coffee

    Whether you feel like having a delectable espresso or a velvety cappuccino, the Maestosa Machine has been designed to make it all about your coffee. But what makes it a true Italian masterpiece? Read on for the secret to the excellence of this fully automatic coffee machine. Find out what you will get with your Maestosa Machine:

    Two Separate Bean Containers

    [caption id="attachment_8659" align="alignnone" width="2000"]Pouring coffee beans into two separate bean hoppers of the De'Longhi Maestosa Coffee Machine With the Maestosa Machine’s dual bean containers, you can enjoy the flexibility of having two different types of coffee beans.[/caption] Does your family have different preferences in coffee beans? Problem solved. The Maestosa comes with two bean containers so you can fill up your machine with different beans. Moreover, an electronic bean sensor will remind you before your beans run out so you won’t have to go a day without your favourite cup of coffee. Need a constant supply of coffee beans? Here’s a list of coffee subscriptions to ease your worries.

    Adaptive Grinding Technology

    [caption id="attachment_8662" align="alignnone" width="2000"]a top view of the De'Longhi Maestosa Coffee Machine and its bean hoppers The Maestosa Machine’s smart technology provides fuss-free convenience to the coffee-making process.[/caption] Coffee grinding is a science but the Maestosa’
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  9. Which Type of Coffee Maker Is Best for Me?

    Which Type of Coffee Maker Is Best for Me?

    Choosing which coffee maker to buy is not a walk in the park. There are countless coffee makers available in retail stores and online, that we sometimes stumble and ask ourselves, “which should I buy?” Whether you are a coffee aficionado that needs a good cup of coffee even when on a hike, or a corporate individual that runs on caffeine adrenaline, this guide will help you find the best coffee maker for your needs.

    A Cup That Packs a Caffeine Punch

    [caption id="attachment_9741" align="alignnone" width="1920"]a top view of a french press filled with coffee A cup of coffee made with the French Press contains 80-100 milligrams of caffeine; the highest amongst common coffee makers. Photo from sawangthongdee.[/caption] If you prefer a jitter-inducing cup of coffee every morning, a French Press does that job best. Due to the constant infusion of coffee grounds in hot water, this coffee maker produces the highest caffeine content amongst others. Find out how your brewing method affects caffeine extraction here. Moreover, if brewed correctly, you will get to enjoy the full flavours out of your coffee grounds as its flavour notes and oils are released completely into the brew.

    If You Are Always on the Move

    [caption id="attachment_9742" align="alignnone" width="2048"]an aeropress and portable coffee grinder held in a hand
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  10. Top 6 Useful Coffee Accessories You Need

    Top 6 Useful Coffee Accessories You Need

    With more people bringing the coffee brewing experience into their homes nowadays, there’s been an influx of coffee accessories in the market. While some of these trendy gadgets are really attractive and tempting to buy, they aren’t particularly useful nor necessary. The result? A kitchen cupboard filled with unwanted brewing equipment and accessories we never use. But there are some innovative items that have proven their worth. Here are 6 accessories that aren’t only useful for every coffee drinker, but also transform the way we enjoy our coffee.

    Airtight Coffee Bean Canister

    [caption id="attachment_8443" align="alignnone" width="934"]a coffee canister with a calendar wheel on the lid Maximise the freshness of your coffee beans with the Coffee Gator Stainless Steel Coffee Canister. Photo from Coffee Gator.[/caption] A coffee bean’s greatest enemy is oxidation, moisture, heat, and light. We’ve stressed the importance of storing your coffee beans in a vacuum-sealed or airtight container to prevent them from going stale. One of our favourite airtight containers is the Coffee Gator Stainless Steel Coffee Canister. Its innovative freshness valves release carbon dioxide emitted from the roasted beans while locking out oxygen from entering the container. Moreover, the calendar wheel that sits on the lid allows you to log the bean’s roasting date so that you won’t be drinking coffee that has passed its shelf life.
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