The Best Coffee Machines for Whipped (Dalgona) Coffee

Channeling your inner barista more and more these days? Perhaps this is the case after the time spent in lockdown, where many people had to forfeit the idea of heading to their favourite coffee spot and grabbing a hot drink before starting their work day. Life is starting to return to some semblance of normalcy, and with social gatherings increasing thanks to the widespread vaccine rollout, you may want to invite some friends over to show them your newly acquired coffee making skills. If Dalgona coffee isn’t on your list yet, it should be. Here’s what it is, some tips to perfect the art, as well as which coffee machines you need to pull it off every time.

What is Dalgona Coffee?

Dalgona coffee is similar to a regular cup of coffee, albeit somewhat more refined. The idea is to whip equal parts of coffee powder, hot water and sugar to get it to a creamy texture upfront. Once you’ve achieved this, you can add hot or cold milk based on whichever you prefer in your morning brew. It’s not uncommon for it to be topped with honey, crumbled biscuits or something that you may see at a professional cafe. It’s also common for it to be referred to as “whipped” coffee, for reasons that don’t need much explaining once you’ve made your first one. 

The Best Coffee Machine Types For The Job

If you’re wondering whether you need a special coffee machine to pull off Dalgona coffee at home, you’ll be happy to know that it doesn’t require a special kind of machine to make. All you need is a trusty, bankable one that won’t let you down when you have a table full of guests in your lounge or dining area. Two qualities you will however need is a bit of arm strength (for the whipping process) as long as paying close attention to the texture of the drink, in order to get it just right. Trial and error is the name of the game, ideally before your guests arrive, so you won’t be stressing about getting it 100% right with a few sets of eyes on you. 

A whipped coffee made with an industrial coffee machine

Practice Makes Perfect

Once you’ve gotten the hang of your first few whipped coffee cuppas, the key is to continue making them and perfecting the art based on your preferences. You’ll not only be learning as you go, but you will be motivated to try different things and to explore new ways of making coffee along the way. Learning anything new will always take some time, so remember that it is a marathon and not a sprint. You’ll be offering different types of Dalgona coffees to your loved ones in no time at all, will have learned a new skill along the way, and will essentially be solidifying your barista status among the people who matter most to you in the world. 

Buying or Renting a Coffee Machine for Whipped Coffee

If you’re starting to work on different coffee options at home for the first time, there are a few machines that make life easier. Jura’s range is perfect for anybody getting started with the process, especially because of the fact that they offer ready-made drinks that any budding barista can learn from and try to mimic on their own. The E6, E8 or the WE8 machines are perfect for getting started. Aquaspresso offers these for purchase or rental, catering to budgets of all sizes, and helping people to enjoy delicious coffee in homes and offices across the country.