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The Nespresso Tip That Ensures Better Tasting Coffee
Nespresso machines can bring barista-quality coffee right into your kitchen. If you want an even better cup from your machine, don't forget to preheat it.
When a Nespresso machine is preheated, the water reaches a temperature between 195 and 205 degrees F, which is ideal for extracting optimal flavors and aromas.
This is especially important for capsule machines, which typically have a relatively short brewing time, meaning the water may not be hot enough when brewing starts.
To preheat your machine, run a cycle of water through it (if it requires a capsule to start, put in a used one). When it stops brewing, discard it and make your coffee as usual.