Coffee and Expresso Makers
Today we live in what many would term a “coffee culture”.
According to Wikipedia, the term “coffee culture” is used to describe a social atmosphere that depends heavily upon coffee shops, and espresso in particular, to act as a social stimulus. While this social condition is somewhat new to North American culture, Europeans have been sharing conversation and laughter in small cafes for years.
From the Kitchen to the Table can help you bring the coffee culture into your own home with a broad selection of coffee, espresso and cappuccino makers to suit your individual needs and requirements. A good cup of coffee is a true pleasure, but in order to make a good cup of coffee several factors must be considered including the quality of the beans, the roasting process, the coffee making machine, and even the water and the cup in which the coffee is served.
Talea Espresso Makers from Saeco
The Talea line of espresso makers from Saeco allow you to make cafe quality espresso coffee in your own kitchen. The sleek, contemporary styling, space saving design and ease of operation takes all the work out of brewing a perfect cup of espresso. The adjustable serving options allow you to pick the type of beverage you want to brew (coffee, espresso, long coffee), the intensity of the coffee, your preferred cup size, the fineness of the coffee grind, the temperature, and even the height of the drip tray (to accommodate mugs of various sizes).
The steam function and frothing wand dispense the perfect supply of steam through the swiveling spout -- great for preparing cappuccinos, lattes and other milk based beverages, or press the hot water button and the wand dispenses heated water for tea and other hot beverages.
Saeco Talea Espresso Makers -- from $1400.00 each
Nescafe Dolce Gusto from Krups
It has never been easier to produce a high-quality, coffeehouse calibre drink experience in the convenience of your own home. No muss, no fuss -- everything you need to make hot or cold drinks are contained in the easy-to-use capsules.
Featuring the exclusive Krups Thermoblock technology that heats the water fresh every time, in less than one minute.
Nescafe Dolce Gusto - $199.99
Keurig One Cup Coffee Brewer
The Keurig one-cup coffee brewer allows you to brew a fresh cup of your favourite hot beverage, one cup at a time, in less than one minute.
No grinding, no measuring, and no mess! With the push of a button you can enjoy a wide variety of Timothy's coffees and teas (including herbal and chai teas) any time of the day or night.
Keurig B60 Brewer - $159.99
Enjoy your favourite beverage - one cup at a time!
The Keurig single-cup brewing system uses a special package for coffee, tea and hot cocoa called K-Cup portion packs. Each KCup is an airtight, mini-brewer that locks out oxygen, light, moisture and humidity while locking in freshness and flavour. From the Kitchen to the Table carries a full line of K-Cup varieties at competitive prices.
Boxes of 24 K-Cups starting at $16.49/box
Saeco Coffee and Expresso Makers
Saeco is world renowned for producing high quality coffee and espresso makers. With the simple push of a button Saeco’s super automatic espresso coffee machines grind whole beans, dose the perfect amount of ground coffee, tamp, brew and discard the used grounds into an internal dregdrawer. Saeco’s patented removable brew group ensures that each coffee is brewed perfectly every time you push the button. We are proud to carry Saeco’s Easy Line and Incanto coffee makers priced starting at $850.
Cuisinart Stainless Steel Percolator
Cuisinart brings its coffee-making expertise to the 12-cup model of the classic stainless steel percolator. Piping hot water percolates through the grounds, and pulses up into the transparent knob on top, to create the familiar perk-perk sound that coffee lovers wait to hear. A detachable cord and stay-cool bottom lets this percolator go anywhere to serve, and it only needs to be plugged in to keep it hot.
Keurig One-Cup Coffee Brewer
The Keurig one-cup coffee brewer allows you to brew a fresh cup of your favourite hot beverage, one cup at a time, in less than one minute. No grinding, no measuring and no mess. With the push of a button you can enjoy a wide variety of Timothy’s coffees and teas (including herbal and chai tea) any time of the day or night. The new B60 model features three brew sizes (5.25, 7.25 and 9.25 oz cup sizes), adjustable brew temperature and backlit LCD display and reservoir.
The Bodum French press has become an iconic coffee maker due to the strong aromatic coffee it produces, and for its ease of brewing. The secret is hot water right off the boil that fully surrounds the coarsely ground coffee beans. It’s as simple as using fresh coffee beans, grinding them coarsely, adding just boiled hot water, letting brew for 4 minutes, pressing down the plunger and voila — great coffee!
A Guide to Coffee Lingo
Cappuccino consists of equal parts espresso, steamed milk and milk froth. Can be garnished with spices or powdered cocoa.
Dry Cappuccino is a cappuccino with a small amount of milk and no steamed milk. Cafe Latte is a single shot of espresso with steamed milk (there is no frothed milk in a cafe latte). Traditional ration is 3 parts milk to 1 part coffee.
Cafe au Lait is similar to a Cafe Latte except it is made with brewed coffee instead of espresso, generally in a ratio of 1 part milk to 1 part coffee.
Mocha is a latte with chocolate syrup added (also called Cafe Mocha).
Americano is a single shot of espresso with 6-8 ounces of hot water added. Cafe Macchiato is a shot of espresso topped with steamed milk, of a velvety smooth texture. Ratio is approximately 80/20.
Espresso is a highly concentrated coffee that is brewed by forcing very hot (but not boiling) water under high pressure through a coffee that has been ground to a very fine consistency. Because of the high concentration of coffee, espresso is usually measured out in small shots, rather than large cups.
Try some of our favourite baked goods -- perfect with your next cup of coffee!
Did you know… ?
Almost 50% of adults in North America drink coffee on a daily basis, and another 25% drink it occasionally.
The first Starbucks opened in Seattle in 1971; there are now over 10,800 Starbucks locations worldwide.
Tim Hortons is the largest coffee and donut chain in Canada; it currently has 2638 locations in Canada, 305 in the United States, and one location in Kandahar, Afghanistan, serving the Canadian troops.
Consider hosting a dessert party instead of a formal dinner party.
Dessert parties are fun and casual, and give you a
chance to showcase your holiday favourites (or
those from your neighbourhood bakery). Complement
the desserts with a selection of specialty coffees
or teas, and you’re set to go.
Tips on hosting a dessert party.