Which Coffee Beans for the Fully Automatic Machine?

Which Coffee Beans for the Fully Automatic Machine?

The fully automatic coffee machine produces quality thanks to excellent coffee beans:

The fully automatic machine automatically prepares delicious coffee at the push of a button. However, the technical achievement places special demands on coffee beans for fully automatic machines. High quality, medium to strong degrees of roasting and know-how in everything to do with brewing create a taste experience that can withstand even critical tastes. We’ll show you how to find the ideal beans for your home.

Find the right coffee beans

First of all: not every coffee bean is suitable for the fully automatic machine. This is due to two parameters, the technique and the taste. The coffee aroma is permanently impaired by the degree of roasting and grinding as well as the brewing time. Although modern machines allow many parameters to be set manually, the possibilities are limited. You can regulate the brewing time, for example, but it is often only a few seconds. Although this meets the still popular “fast food” desire, it takes some time for the essential oils of the ground bean to dissolve in hot water.

You should therefore choose particularly aromatic types of coffee that tolerate a short brewing time. Very light roasts like “Cinnamon” or “New England” are therefore not the right ones. From the “American” to the “Italian” roast, all beans are suitable.

The strength of the coffee can also be influenced by the degree of grinding. The finer this is, the more aromas can be dissolved in the shortest possible time. However, the fully automatic machine generates a technical problem. The built-in grinder cannot grind extremely fine. This carries the risk of clogging the brew group, a component of the machine. Since this leads to costly maintenance work, an ideal coffee should take these restrictions into account. The water temperature also plays an important role. While Robusta forgives water that is too hot, Arabica becomes bitter and loses its complexity. That is why most coffees for fully automatic machines are blends made from Arabica and Robusta in order to guarantee an appealing result.

No-Gos for the fully automatic machine

Caramelized beans are one of the absolute no-gos for fully automatic coffee machines. The “torrefacto” or “Spanish” roasting uses sugar, which reduces the tartness and counteracts excessive acidity. In the inaccessible grinder, however, the resinous, caramelized bean can stick together and impair its functionality. The same applies to extremely oily beans and flavor additives are not recommended. In addition, the note “suitable for fully automatic coffee machines” is noted in the description of the individual coffees. The useful category also enables laypeople to create exquisite coffee enjoyment and can also meet special requests.

Our recommendations: The finest coffee

Three selected mixtures, Gorilla Superbar Crema , Drago Mocambo Brasilia and “Speicherstadt II Gusto Espresso Mixture Bio” , show the diversity of taste experiences as they are created by a fully automatic coffee machine. Correct, darkened storage preserves the aromas and water that is not too hard dissolves them gently, so that every cup becomes an experience.

The Gorilla Superbar Crema is not too strong, thanks to the 80% sodium Arabica beans share and average roasting and full-bodied flavor.
The deep nutty, earthy and woody notes from the tropical regions of the American continent create a coffee full of character. The crema, which comes into its own thanks to the high water pressure of the fully automatic machine, is chocolate brown and has a creamy consistency.

The organic coffee Speicherstadt II Gusto espresso blend is a blend of 40% Indian Robusta and 60% mild Arabica beans from Brazil and the sun-kissed Dominican Republic.
The fruity, sweet main note of cocoa nibs and dried fruit is accompanied by cedar wood and unleashes a bitter chocolate aroma in the finish, which convinces with contrasting sour cherry nuances. The firm crema flatters the low-acid, intense coffee and completes the overall picture.

The Drago Mocambo Brasilia is characterized by an extremely strong espresso roast. Its 40% Robusta content intensifies the power of the arabica beans and forms a harmonious ensemble. Intense in taste, gently roasted and with wonderfully gentle caramel tones that round off the aroma experience.

The diversity of coffee beans

Although there is a large number of varieties that is difficult to survey, the world of coffee is predominantly dominated by two types: the robusta and the arabica. Only a few other varieties, Liberica, Excelsa, Maragogype and the luxury product, Kopi Luwak, are even known in this country. However, the diversity of coffee beans is not only classified by genetic makeup. Processing methods such as decaffeination, dry and wet processing, roasting and grinding degrees, as well as flavoring and sugar additives change the characteristics of the bean.

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Worth knowing: the invention of the fully automatic machine

The first fully automatic coffee machine came onto the market in 1964. But there was one thing missing from the invention for creating perfect coffee enjoyment: water pressure. The brewing water was not pressed through the coffee powder with sufficient pressure, so the resulting long brewing time often led to undesirable bitter nuances. Nevertheless, the functionality was convincing in itself, so that an improved variant came onto the market by 1985. The basic functional principle is still unchanged today.

A fully automatic coffee machine makes it possible to prepare a cup of freshly ground and brewed coffee in a few seconds. You can choose from a variety of different preparation methods at the push of a button. In the meantime, consumers can freely choose from various degrees of grinding, water hardness, pressure, amount and temperature, brewing time and amount of coffee per cup with the sophisticated fully automatic machines. You can also find high-quality fully automatic coffee machines in our shop.

Contrary to the persistent belief that fully automatic machines only produce inferior coffee, the most important thing is to have the right beans and settings on the machine to ensure an excellent result.

Conclusion: the most important in brief

Whole coffee beans contain the full power of the aromas and produce excellent coffees in the fully automatic machine. The following applies:

  • medium to dark roasts are ideal
  • Avoid caramelized, “Spanish”, “torrefacto” or “torrefatto” roasts, beans and flavors containing oil
  • The joy of experimenting with coffee beans and setting options open up the wealth of taste