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3 tips from Sage to make the most of International Coffee Day

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On October 1, the International Coffee Day, a drink of choice in Portugal. Taking advantage of the occasion, Sage Appliances joins the event, reinforcing the promotion and democratization of specialty coffee.

The bet of the brand? A premium coffee that is distinguished by fair trade, traceability and superior quality.

So, to celebrate the culture around coffee, the brand shares traditional coffee recipes from favorite Portuguese destinations.

A coffee with milk, please, the most common coffee in Spain

Spain is, above all, the preferred destination of the Portuguese when they travel abroad. This country is known for its gastronomy, architecture and the vibrant energy that is reflected in its streets.

What better way to feel at home in Madrid’s Plaza del Callao than with a good coffee Milky?

This typical Spanish coffee is an espresso extracted in a tall glass and mixed with textured milk.

Sage The Barista Express Impress Coffee Maker

The ratio for a perfect latte is half coffee and half textured milk. To do so, just follow these steps:

  1. Clean the machine: run hot water through the portafilter. This will help you get a more flavorful espresso, thanks to an optimized temperature of the pre-heated portafilter.
  2. Add the coffee beans to the bean dispenser and let them the barista express impress grind and press the ideal amount of coffee (18-22 gr).
  3. Place the portafilter in the group and turn it until it fits correctly.
  4. Press the button and extract a simple and smooth espresso, thanks to the ideal extraction pressure of 9 bar, for a cup of 150-200 ml.
  5. Pour cold milk into the milk jug.
  6. Place the steam wand just below the surface of the milk.
  7. Heat the milk until it boils. Recommendation: depending on which milk and/or alternatives to milk are used, heat the coffee with milk to a maximum of 65°C, ensuring the characteristic micro-foam structure.
  8. After heating, gently tap the worktop to homogenize it and give it a shiny appearance.
  9. Pour over the previously prepared coffee, with the cup tilted and letting the milk fall to a height of 5-10 cm, so that it penetrates the coffee.
  10. Once full 2/3, right the glass and finish pouring the milk.

Un Noisette, s’il vous plaît, the trend in France

Paris is the second favorite holiday destination of the Portuguese. This French city is known worldwide for its art, culture and gastronomy.

For this reason, the best way to take you there is through its most typical coffee, the Noisette, an espresso that is prepared in a small cup with a small amount of hot milk foam, so that the coffee acquires a hazelnut color.

To prepare it, just follow the simple steps recommended by baristas:

  1. Clean the machine: run hot water through the portafilter. This will help you get a more flavorful espresso, thanks to an optimized temperature of the pre-heated portafilter.
  2. Add the coffee beans to the bean dispenser and let Barista Express Impress grind and press the ideal amount of coffee (18-22g).
  3. Place the portafilter in the group and turn it until it fits correctly.
  4. Press the button and extract a simple and smooth espresso, thanks to the ideal extraction pressure of 9 bar.
  5. Texturize the milk: as soon as you extract the coffee, add milk to the jug. Insert the steam tube and open the valve. The microfoam layer required is enough to give the coffee a hazelnut hue.

An espresso caffè, per favore, the classic from Italy

Rome is among the top 3 destinations, internationally recognized for its historic art, architecture and Italian cuisine.

One of the great contributions of Italians to gastronomy is espresso, since they were the first importers of coffee, being considered the birthplace of the best espresso.

The best accompaniment for a classic Vespa tour to explore Rome? A safe espresso. Doing so may seem simple, but achieving the perfect espresso is more difficult than it seems. Here are some tips to get the best result:

  1. Buy a good specialty coffee, the quality of the coffee will determine the flavor and quality of the espresso.
  2. Pay attention to grinding. With Barista Express Impress, the ideal dose (18-22 g of ground coffee) is processed automatically.
  3. Press the button and let the combination of optimal pressure (9 bar) and exact temperature (93°C) result in a perfectly balanced espresso. Greeting!

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