Making Espresso at home without an Espresso Machine

For all espresso lovers out there, it is a dream come true to brew your own espresso. Brewing your own espresso means you can adjust the strength and volume of your brew and also save a whole lot of money by saving all those trips to the local Cafes and Baristas.

Rancilio SILVIA Espresso MachineEspresso machines are expensive. I would say that you should save up and buy one. I would recommend you to buy Rancilio Silvia espresso machine. It’s still one of the best espresso machines you can currently buy. An espresso machine is a one-time investment and it pays off well. But in case you want to make your espresso right now without spending a bomb, here are a few options to do so.

But before that here is a disclaimer. Espresso is made by making hot water pass through ground coffee under pressure from some source. The quality of the espresso and the cream like thing on its top, it all depends on the amount of pressure put on the water to make it flow through the ground coffee beans. None of the following methods will be able to brew a perfect espresso if you compare it to machine espresso. But if you are good with a shot of strong coffee, these methods will definitely satisfy your thirst.

Moka Pot

Moka PotI think this one can actually make what is closest to espresso without an espresso machine. That is why it is actually called a stove top espresso maker. This small kettle-like thing is made of metal. There is a filter where you have to put the ground coffee and a chamber underneath it which is to be filled with water. As you heat the whole pot, the hot water is channeled through the ground coffee and is collected in another empty chamber on top. The resultant espresso is smooth and strong. But again, do not expect the same quality as a proper espresso machine.

French Press

French PressThis may not make amazing espresso, but it does make a satisfying shot of strong black coffee. The French press looks just like a small jar with a lid. You put your freshly ground coffee in the jar and then pour a little water into it. Just a little and wait for thirty seconds. Then pour the rest of the water and put the lid on it. Let it rest for a good four minutes. Now press down the knob like thing on the lid and keep it there. Do not pull it up. Pour out your coffee in small espresso cups.

Both these methods will work very well to brew coffee for other espresso based drinks like latte or cappuccino. Also, as I mentioned before, they will definitely produce good quality black coffee, provided your use freshly ground good quality beans. So go ahead and enjoy your little shots of sleeplessness using these extremely cute looking pieces of equipment.

Bought a small Rice Cooker as a birthday gift

My mother’s birthday is on this weekend and I have bought something very good for her. She is a fantastic cook and I am going to gift her Zojirushi rice cooker so that she can use it to prepare sumptuous meals with less effort. Numerous brands of the rice cookers are available in the market and one can purchase the rice cooker of his choice and according to the price. Among the several rice cookers, Zojirushi rice cookers are one of the best brands and are considered as the best rice cookers available.

Zojirushi fuzzy logic rice cooker

Zojirushi rice cookers come with the controls using the microprocessors and software which specifically monitor humidity and heat to deliver the ideal rice consistently with the perfect taste. It is the rice cooker which operates on the concept of Fuzzy logic and the most stylish cookware currently in the market. It assures you that you will get the extremely tasty rice with the best look. Zojirushi rice cooker never overcooks or burn the rice. Advanced fuzzy logic technology Zojirushi rice cooker has the ability to self – adjust the temperature as per requirement of the rice. This function helps to prevent the rice from getting burnt. The inner plate of Zojirushi rice cooker is made up of platinum and stainless steel. The rice cooker of this brand is available at extremely affordable prices that you can buy it anytime when you wish to.

Zojirushi NP – NVC10 Rice Cooker

Zojirushi np nvc10Zojirushi NP – NVC10 is extremely stylish and the best quality rice cooker. It works on the principle of fuzzy logic which further use artificial intelligence concept. Its cooking pan is nonstick and the material of which is made is stainless steel and platinum. Zojirushi NP – NVC10 is best suited for all varieties of the rice.

Zojirushi NP – NVC10 is not only the rice cooker but also the warmer. This function of warmer automatically starts working after the preparation of rice. This function helps to keep the rice ready to eat for exactly up to 12 hours. It also keeps the rice in a fresh look. As Zojirushi NP – NVC10 is based on advanced fuzzy logic technology so it always adjusts temperature and heat as per required by that particular variety of rice. This feature of Zojirushi NP – NVC10 rice cooker assures you that your rice will never burn at any cost because the heat and temperature are adjusted by the rice cooker.

Zojirushi rice cookers are best in the market. It’s interesting and amazing features make it the best brand to use. The price on which you can buy the Zojirushi NP – NVC10 is really affordable. Remember that it is neither cheap nor so costly. It has intermediate prices. The price of these rice cookers is directly based on the features they offered.

There is a big difference in the kitchen product that does a lot with you and does a lot for you. Rice cooker is one the product which does a lot for you. So, you can buy any Rice Cooker and offer it as a gift to your loved ones.