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Espresso Bella is super excited to announce our Brand New Showroom in Stouffville! In just two, busy weeks, our Bella's & Bello's came together to create a fun, fresh showroom where guests and clients can come and indulge in some of the most authentic Espresso's & Coffee Products.
Swing by to test our brand new Espresso Machines, Drop off your current machine for servicing at our new service counter, or even to take a selfie at our new showroom #FeatureWall.
Whatever your reasoning may be, we cannot wait for you all to see our new look, and to enjoy an #EspressoBella with us!
Located at: 38 Innovator Ave. Unit 8 Now, in the Downstairs Unit
Hey Everyone and Welcome to our LavAzza Espresso Point Machine Repair Tutorial! Today we will be working on a machine that has a Broken Floater Device.
When the machine does not have a properly functioning floater device in its water tank, the machine is unable to determine whether the water tank is full. The complaint with this machine was that the "Water Indicator Light" would not stop flashing- even when the tank was full of water. This issue is a super easy fix- and repair pieces can be purchased through our online store www.shop.EspressoBella.ca or at our Showroom in Stouffville.
As you can see, we tested the machine by pouring water into the tank, yet the light continued to flash indicating that the tank was empty.
Simply open the top of the Espresso Machine and remove the water tank.
This customer in particular used bottled water in their machine which caused a Calcium Build up in the water tubes. We highly recommend using tap water to avoid this issue.
As you can see in the video, the Floater Device and the cap were separated. These two pieces should always be attached and in the proper position in order for the machine to function properly. It is important that the magnet on the Floater Device is touching the bottom of the Water Tank when placed in its proper position for this magnet indicates to the machine that there is water in the tank.
Once Floater Device is properly attached to the tank, return water tank to the machine and pour water in it once more- your indicator light should stop flashing once tank is full.
For more DIY Machine Repair Tutorials, visit our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPEgQFj99A92GoCm-jwqQhAor our Online Blog! http://espressobarcatering.blogspot.ca/
Welcome to Espresso Bella's DIY Machine Repair Videos! These Educational Tutorials will give you step-by-step instructions on how to fix some common issues with your Espresso Machines without having to bring it into a repair shop!
Our experts here at Espresso Bella know the ins and outs of all the commercial brand espresso machines on the market and will do whatever it takes to help our clients and fans fix their machines efficiently and effectively!
Starting with the LavAzza Espresso Point Espresso Machine- a very popular model. The complaint with this machine was that there was no power- even when plugged in. After testing the machine, and ruling out that there was an issue with the Thermo Fuse (at the top of the machine) our experts determined that the fuses in the back were the issues at hand. This is a very easy fix that can be done in the comfort of your own home.
Side Note* If your machine needs thermos fuses replaced, you can gladly drop your machine off at our showroom and we can have a technician look at your machine and provide a repair quote.
As seen in the video, the replacement of the fuses is super simple. Once the compartment in the back is popped out- the fuse replacements can easily be slid in the slots and compartment can be reclosed. Once fuses are in place, you can proceed with plugging in your Espresso machine and power should resume.
For more information on Machine Repairs or for more Education tutorials on common issues with Espresso Machines, visit our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPEgQFj99A92GoCm-jwqQhA
or our Online Blog http://espressobarcatering.blogspot.ca/
Exfoliating Face ScrubWe all need a good exfoliator, so why not choose one with natural properties to buff all those pesky lines and dry skin? A coffee scrub will help to eliminate dead skin while working with your body’s natural renewal process to produce new skin cells, which creates the glowing effect everyone wants.
Ingredients: 3 tablespoons coffee grounds (new, if possible) 1 tablespoon natural oil of your choice: Olive, grape seed, coconut, or almond 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Directions: Mix all dry ingredients, then add oil. Based on the kind of scrub consistency you want, add more or less brown sugar. Massage onto your face in gentle, circular motions, then rinse with warm water.
Shiny Hair TreatmentThis amazing coffee hair treatment will renew your hair and bring it to a shiny, healthy state. Additionally, the disease fighting antioxidants found in coffee can work for stronger hair follicles that help with hair growth.
Ingredients: CoffeeWater Directions: Prepare strong coffee, then add a bit of water. Let it cool until the mixture is luke warm. Standing in the tub, pour the liquid onto your hair and scalp, then wrap hair with a plastic cap. Sit for 20 minutes. Wash out with warm water.
Cellulite-Eliminating Body ScrubIt’s been tried and tested, and while it’s hard to completely eliminate cellulite, this body scrub works particularly well. The properties in coffee have been found to help diminish the look of cellulite and the added benefit of coconut oil in the recipe will keep your skin moisturized and silly smooth.
Ingredients: 1 cup coffee grounds 1/2 cup white or brown sugar 1 cup coconut oil
Directions: Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly. After you’ve washed your body, massage the scrub into wet skin for about 60 seconds per area, where you’re targeting cellulite, then rinse with warm water. Pro Tip: Use a tub stopper in your shower while using this scrub, as you’ll need to remove it from your shower and get rid of the waste in a regular garbage can as opposed to your shower drain, which can become clogged.
Full Body ScrubWith only four natural ingredients, this full body scrub will make your skin look healthier after the first use. The caffeine in coffee helps to eliminate unwanted oils, making your skin look flawless. The rough texture of the coffee grounds will slough away dead skin, leaving you with amazing, smooth skin.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup ground coffee 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. If your coconut oil is solid, gently heat it until it melts, but wait for it to go back to room temperature before adding the other ingredients. This is to make sure that your exfoliants don’t dissolve in the oil! Once mixed, store your scrub in an air-tight container. Use on your entire body for great exfoliation.
Although we would probably be able to come up with a ton more reasons why everyone should enjoy an Espresso Bella everyday, here are 11 reasons that we found to be interesting and beneficial to everyone's daily routine!
1. Coffee is a great source of antioxidants! In fact, the human body seems to consume and absorb the most amount of antioxidants from coffee, opposed to fruits and veggies!
2. Simply smelling coffee can reduce your stress levels! Being exposed to coffee aromas can reduce your brain proteins linked to stress.
3. Drinking coffee can lessen the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. The beverage has been known to assist patients in controlling their movement.
4. Coffee is great for your liver - especially if you enjoy consuming alcohol. It was proven that those who consume at least one cup of coffee a day were 20% less likely to develop liver cirrhosis.
5. Coffee can make you feel happier! Individuals who consumed four or more cups of coffee a day seemed less depressed than individuals who did not.
6. Coffee consumption has been linked to lowering levels of suicide. In fact, coffee consumption lowers these levels by 50%! That's huge!!
7. For females, Coffee has been known to reduce chances of developing skin cancer.
8. Coffee can make you a better athlete. Caffeine increases the amount of fatty acids in the blood stream, which allows athletes muscles to absorb those fats for faster fuel, therefore saving the body's small reserves of carbohydrates for later on in the exercise.
9. Coffee consumption can lower the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Consumption cuts these chances by 50%.
10. Drinking Coffee can assist in keeping your brain healthier for longer. Individuals above the age of 65 developed Alzheimer's two years later that individuals who did not consume coffee.
11. Coffee may make you more intelligent. Consuming Coffee not only gives you a jolt of energy, but keeps you sharp and focused, allowing to you be more alert and attentive.
It's a common part of everyone's morning routine- a cup of coffee. Enjoyed all over the world, we have gathered unique spins on your average cup of morning jo!
Egg Coffee, Vietnam
vary, but the fundamentals are egg yolk + condensed milk + sugar + hot coffee.
The result is very rich, like a dessert.
served in Kainuu in central-east Finland, a cheese called juustoleipä is served
with coffee. The cheese is cut into small chunks and placed at the bottom of
the cup, and then coffee is poured on top. After you drink the coffee, you eat
the cheese with a spoon.
are a number of companies producing Kan Kohi (canned coffee) in Japan. It’s
available from corner shops and vending machines, served hot in the winter and
cold in the summer.
and airy, this is steamed milk and foam, with just a ‘teardrop’ of coffee.
important to Turkish culture that Unesco
included it on its 2013 Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
of Humanity. Served thick and strong.
del Olla, Mexico
prepared in a clay pot, this coffee is brewed with cinnamon and pilloncillo.
espresso with sweet condensed milk. If you want a mix of half normal milk and
half sweetened condensed milk, then it’s a ‘leche y leche’.
served with a slice of lemon. The lemon is rubbed on the rim of the cup, the
idea being that the sourness of the lemon enhances flavours in the coffee.
with rum and whipped cream! There are various legends about the origins of the name, but
basically yum yum yum.
with instant coffee, evaporated milk and ice-cold water, a frappé isn’t glam,
but it is definitely delicious.
Wherever your are around the globe, the one thing we all share in common, is our love for our coffee!
Cheers & Have a beautiful day, and an Espresso Bella!