Automatic switch-off: cuts the energy to the machine after a few minutes (generally 30 or 40) of inactivity. It is a guarantee of greater safety, also helping to cut consumption, and consequently, the costs in the bill. Anti-drip System: blocks coffee delivery when the carafe is removed, thus preventing the coffee from falling on the heated plate. Alternatively it can also be activated by pressing a button to temporarily suspend the delivery.
Timer: useful for programming the American coffee machine up to 24 in advance. In this way you can have the pleasure of a hot and ready coffee at the right time, such as when you get up. It is undoubtedly one of the most common functions that can be found on an American coffee machine. Heated plate: used to keep the coffee hot for extended periods of time.
It allows you to adjust the intensity and aroma of the coffee obtained by adjusting the infusion times. It is generally present only on the most expensive machines. Automatic cleaning: it is used to descale the tank and the various internal pipes so as to extend the life of the machine and improve the flavor of the coffee obtained.
Mix function: thanks to the small pallets placed on the base of the carafe, the coffee is automatically mixed in order to uniform the intensity. It is not very common except on the most Commercial Distilling Equipment.
The ease of use could be a decisive factor when buying an American coffee machine. Some models are in fact started at the touch of a button, while others require more configurations, especially if they are models that are rich in terms of functions.
The design certainly does not affect the quality of the coffee (but it affects the practicality), but the high-end machines generally have more pleasant and quality lines of quality. It is basically a personal preference on Commercial Distilling Equipment.
Among the other accessories that can be present on an American coffee machine we find premium glass jugs instead of plastic, or even coffee grinders incorporated on some high-end models to ensure that the coffee used is always fresh.
As for the variety of coffee to use, you can rely on your personal preferences. Generally, mixtures composed entirely of Arabica lend themselves well to this type of drink, given their less bitter taste and reduced caffeine content compared to robust. This last variety is in fact often added only to obtain the famous cream and makes our espresso stronger.
In terms of grinding when using an American coffee machine it is generally wiser to focus on medium or coarse mixtures and avoid the finer ones through which water, dispensed without pressure, would struggle to pass.