Almost 90% of Italians cannot live without their daily coffee.
It’s a gastronomic habit that affects people of all ages, both at home with a cappuccino machine and at a bar.
To prepare a great cappuccino, you’ll need a good milk frothing machine.
But which cappuccino machine is the best?
Did you know that you can also make cappuccino with our lever machine?
Let’s start with the basics: a cappuccino is just an espresso coffee served in a large cup with hot frothed milk.
Its key feature is the deep and delightful foam, which has made this Italian drink famous across the world.
Consider that the most expensive cappuccino in the world is not consumed in Italy, but in Denmark.
To make a professional cappuccino, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Espresso coffee;
- a professional cappuccino machine.
As a result, finding everything you need for cappuccino is a breeze.
The coffee machine must include a spout that allow you to froth the milk at the appropriate temperature.
In fact, the spear and the skilled hands of the bartender who manages to give the drink just the proper amount of air are the secrets of cappuccino.
Let’s see how cappuccino is prepared with our lever machine and what are the secrets that make it unique.
The lever-operated cappuccino machine the best?
A lever coffee machine that can also make cappuccino is a valuable item.
It enables you to extract a high-quality espresso and enjoy it on its own, as well as prepare any other coffee-based beverage.
Making a cappuccino is simple because to the integrated lance, often known as a spout. After you’ve figured out how the lever coffee machine works, all you have to do now is play around with the steam pressure and the amount of foam you pour in.
The spout attached to our coffee machines is entirely made of stainless steel, unlike commercial machines in which it is made of plastic.
The quality of the espresso is essential in ensuring that the taste of the cappuccino is enjoyable at any time of day.
And the coffee from the lever coffee machine can only be full-bodied, powerful, and one-of-a-kind.
The lever, in fact, lets you better control the release by giving each extraction distinct aromatic qualities.
Another advantage of lever machines is that the temperature of the water in the boiler is always optimal for releasing steam, which makes all the difference when frothing the milk.
So, we can conclude that cappuccinos made using lever coffee machines do indeed have an extra gear!
How to recognize a good and a bad cappuccino
Flavour, proportions, consistency, and foam: these are the characteristics that must be assessed in order to identify a good cappuccino from a bad one.
Before anything else, a high-quality espresso coffee is required to make a cappuccino with a strong flavour.
A bitter, burnt coffee with an overly strong or watery taste affects the flavour of the cappuccino in a catastrophic way, spoiling the pleasure moment from the first sip.
Let’s look at the proportions now.
Cappuccino is a beverage with a volume of 150 to 180 millilitres. The amount of coffee is approximately 25 millilitres, with the rest consisting entirely of foam and milk.
Each of these two elements has a 50 percent proportion.
If the cappuccino is too milky or, on the other hand, too foamy, the issue is that the proper amounts of milk and foam were not used.
The real secret of cappuccino, however, is in the foam consistency.
The latter must be prepared using the coffee machine’s built-in spout, paying close attention to how to froth the milk.
The density is given by the pressure of the steam that incorporates the air into the milk, generating micro bubbles.
When bubbles are too big or the froth is too thin, the problem is in the milk frothing, which is done incorrectly or with the wrong machine.
Another factor to consider when tasting cappuccino is the coffee’s temperature. Again, the importance of foam cannot be overstated.
In fact, the foam layer should keep the coffee and milk heated by isolating them.
If the cappuccino cools down too quickly, it means that the foam was not dense enough.
Why cappuccino machines do not reach the results of professional ones
Cappuccino can be made with a variety of instruments, ranging from industrial coffee machines to cappuccino machines. The electric whisk and the glass with the plunger are also among the home treatments.
However, the results are not all the same.
While the desire to brew cappuccino at home may necessitate some ingenuity, the taste differs depending on the tool employed.
Among the advanced devices, the cappuccinatore and the professional coffee machine for home use with a lance are the most frequent. However, even in this case, the cappuccino’s consistency is not the same, and a true cappuccino lover will only notice this after the first sip.
The cappuccino machine is a useful option since it allows you to get a steaming cup of coffee ready to drink in a single stroke by immediately adding milk to the coffee. The cappuccino machine is also less expensive on an economic level.
What about the result?
The result is a drink that looks like a cappuccino but has a different consistency, similar to a latte.
The foam is less thick and compact, disintegrates rapidly, and the coffee lacks the intensity of a bar espresso.
The espresso coffee machine has a different operation.
First, the coffee is extracted, which comes in three various grades: regular, double, and restricted.
The second step is the preparation of the milk which is done manually.
Although it may appear more time-consuming, it is at this point that the cappuccino develops the distinct consistency that has made it famous around the world.
You can froth the milk individually using the inbuilt foam wand, regulating the amount of steam in the most efficient way.
When the foam is added to the espresso, the result is a true professional cappuccino with the espresso’s organoleptic properties preserved and, the froth is deep and consistent.
Our lever machines for making cappuccino
For more than two decades, our company has been producing espresso coffee machines. Each product is designed with people’s wants and desires in mind, allowing them to make the perfect drink at home or for their clients.
And the cappuccino is one of them!
All our models of professional coffee machines – Export, Luxury I, Luxury II Two-groups – are equipped with a steam wand, which is essential for making a high-quality cappuccino.
Let’s have a look at the characteristics of our lever machines and how they differ.
The Export model coffee machine features a straight and narrow design, making it excellent for those who don’t have a lot of area to work with.
It contains a single brew group, a control lamp, a removable cup warmer, and a safety valve.
The operation is entirely mechanical, the only electrical element is used to heat the water inside the boiler.
It has an integrated cappuccino wand that can be used to heat milk or prepare other drinks.
Design lovers can choose between different colour variations: white, gold, stainless steel, black, red and tobacco.
It comes with everything you need to make coffee-based drinks including: a one-cup filter, a two-cup filter, a pod filter, a coffee measuring cup, a tamper, and a funnel.
Luxury I coffee machines are mechanical appliances that can brew up to two cups of coffee simultaneously. They have two spears: one for heating the milk and the other for instant hot water.
The steam wand allows you to froth the milk as desired in order to make a cappuccino at any time of day.
The machine is equipped with a water and steam tap to control the outflow of both hot water and steam.
With the one-group Lusso model, you can drink cappuccino quickly, without having to wait for the water to heat up.
The group can, in fact, maintain a constant temperature thanks to the boiler’s continual water circulation.
The Lusso I coffee machine is available in five colour variants: white, stainless steel, black, tobacco and red.
The lever coffee machines of the Lusso model with two groups allow you to prepare up to four coffees at the same time, due to the two brewing groups.
They are suitable for small hospitality businesses such as bed & breakfasts, hotels and restaurants that want to offer a high-quality product to their customers.
They are mechanically operated and have a control mechanism that heats the boiler and brings the water to the proper temperature.
The machine can be left on without risk because an automated system stops the boiler from heating if there isn’t enough water.
The tank can contain up to 3 litres of water, allowing you to be as self-sufficient as possible when preparing drinks. It features two arms on the front, one for the release of hot water and the other for the generation of steam.
With the steam arm, you can quickly froth milk and make superb cappuccinos for your clients.
What is the cost of our lever machines that you can use to prepare cappuccino
The cost of our cappuccino coffee machines ranges from 990.00 euros for the Export model to 1399.00 euros for the 2-group Luxury model.
All available models are equipped with a steam arm for dispensing steam, an indispensable tool for preparing cappuccino.
Along with the appliance, the machines come with some accessories supplied, including coffee filters and pod filters, as well as the essential tamper.
The cappuccino that is obtained with lever machines is of the highest quality, thanks to the excellent espresso and the expertly whipped foam.
The lever, in fact, allows you to better manage all the extraction steps, and the result is a product with excellent organoleptic qualities.
Furthermore, with the steam arm, the temperature of the milk can be controlled at will, so that the froth is fine and free of large bubbles.
Pontevecchio has been manufacturing lever coffee machines since 1999, although the company has a much older and more rooted tradition.
All production is carried out in an artisanal way, by a specialized staff.
They are made of high-quality and resistant materials, chosen to ensure durability in use and stress.
We’re talking about brass, stainless steel, and aluminium, which set our items apart from the competition.
Choosing a lever coffee machine for cappuccino preparation is not a one-time cost, but a long-term pleasure and quality investment.
Please contact us for more information on Pontevecchio professional coffee machines.