Without coffee, no life!

It is impossible to imagine life without coffee. But the requirements for a cup of coffee are getting higher and higher. A good cup of coffee is the standard! But can this be achieved with an automatic coffee machine?

The answer is: YES, OF COURSE! And it is not difficult at all, if you know what to look for. Let's have a look at an automatic coffee machine that uses coffee beans. In the Animo range, you could think of an OptiBean or OptiMe. Which aspects are important for a good cup of coffee? The following 4 factors play an important role.

Types of coffee beans

First of all, it starts with the type of coffee bean. This can be roughly divided into Arabica and Robusta, which can originate from different countries. Arabica is seen as a bean of better quality, but a blend of Arabica and Robusta is also often used to create the ultimate cup. The roast of the beans also influences the final result in your cup.

Quality of water

Another aspect of importance is the water. Coffee consists mainly of water. The quality of the water therefore defines the taste of your coffee. Animo always recommends the use of a water filter. This way you will have a constant quality cup of coffee, but it will also preserve your machine. The water temperature is also important when making a cup of coffee. This certainly influences the quality.

Grinding the coffee beans

The coffee beans are being grinded in an automatic coffee machine. The degree of grinding (fineness of the ground coffee) largely influences the final result of your coffee. It should be noted that not every bean reacts the same. This means that if you use different coffee beans, you may need a different degree of grind.

Naturally, the amount of coffee you use per cup also influences your cup of coffee. The quantity is determined by the recipe you choose, for example, espresso, cappuccino, but also the size of the cup. 

Taste of the coffee

The final result is judged on appearance, but especially on taste. When you make a cup of coffee, you can look at the crème-layer; is there a nice solid crème-layer? For example, blow the crème-layer. You can also judge the color of the cream-layer. The most important thing is of course: how does the coffee taste? So many people, so many different tastes. Do you like the coffee? Then you have the perfect cup of coffee!


With an Animo OptiBean or OptiMe, you can easily adjust the recipes to achieve your optimal coffee experience.

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