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Want to enjoy barista-quality cappuccino in your own home? No problem! With Dallmayr Home Barista, anyone can become a coffee pro.

Wake up your inner home barista!

Anyone who takes the time to consciously savour their coffee will sometimes discover differences ? both visually and in terms of flavour. If you find yourself asking questions like ?Why does the crema on one espresso last longer than on the other?? or ?Why don?t the coffee and foamed milk blend together in my cappuccino??, then you?re on the right track to preparing first-class coffee in your own home. And that?s exactly why we have developed Dallmayr Home Barista.

A barista presenting a cappuccino cup with latte artA barista creating latte art in a white cappuccino cup

One espresso and two caffè crema varieties ? traded fairly and certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

Our three new coffees from sustainable farms are ideal for helping you to discover the art of making coffee and being a barista. Looking for some help? Our coffee experts from the Dallmayr Academy will show you how to prepare the perfect espresso in your own home.

The mild one

Five steps to becoming a home barista
The coffee, the machine and you.

Here?s how to make the best coffee at home.

1 Outstanding beans

Whether mild or strong ? coffee is a matter of taste. In this blog post, we explain how arabica and robusta beans actually differ in flavour and quality.

What?s the difference between Home Barista Espresso and Home Barista Caffè Crema? The caffè crema varieties use a lighter roast than the espresso. The roasting level is between that of filter coffee and espresso, and is fine-tuned to suit larger or ?longer? cups of around 120èml ? about four times the volume of an espresso.

2 The right machine

A fully automatic coffee machine, portafilter espresso machine or stovetop espresso maker ? which machine suits which kind of coffee?

Fully automatic coffee machines are genuine all-rounders, delivering fresh coffee pleasure in the cup at the touch of a button. With the portafilter espresso machine and stovetop espresso maker, a little manual work is required. Once you?ve freshly ground the beans, the portafilter espresso machine will conjure up a perfect crema in your cup. And if you prepare your coffee in a stovetop espresso maker ? also known as a moka pot ? you can look forward to pure coffee flavour.

Take a look at our coffee guides
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3 The correct settings

For a particularly pleasurable coffee experience, you should always set your machine according to the type of coffee you?re making. While a machine?s default settings will make a good coffee, these settings can be optimised for even better results! Be adventurous and experiment with different settings to discover what?s best for your personal tastes. We show you how to make the perfect espresso in your portafilter espresso machine here.

A portafilter being filled with freshly ground coffee

4 The perfect crema

The trademark of a good espresso is its crema. It should be between 1 and 3èmm thick, smooth and creamy, hazelnut-brown and slightly marbled.

Fully automatic machines can make coffee with a very good crema at the touch of a button, while portafilter espresso machines deliver truly professional results. Still, for each new type of coffee, it?s important to modify the coffee grinder?s settings. Only by setting the right grinding level will you get a really good crema in the cup. We show you how here.

With Home Barista, you have chosen just the right coffee. As long as your machine is set up correctly, the coffee beans will give you a perfect, velvety smooth crema.

The final drop of espresso falling onto the crema

5 Latte art for beginners

To succeed in the art of pouring steamed milk, having a perfect crema and preparing the milk in the right way are vital. Here, we show you the best milk to use and how to pour a latte-art heart on your cappuccino.

A latte-art motif in a black Dallmayr cupA home barista creating latte art in a grey Dallmayr cupA black Dallmayr cappuccino cup with a latte-art heart design

Practice makes perfect

Coffee and its preparation are sciences in their own right. If you want to delve even deeper into the world of the coffee bean, then sign up for one of our Dallmayr Barista courses and become a coffee pro! We look forward to meeting you at our Academy ? at one of our four locations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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