Coffee is a universal drink that millions of people enjoy daily. If you’re not a coffee lover, chances are that you still enjoy a cappuccino, mocha or some other variety. Whether you have a coffee drink as a treat or have four cups to get you through the day, coffee is a very important beverage. This article outlines five different coffee makers so you can pick the best method for your tastes.
If you want a cup of coffee whipped up before heading out the door, a single serve coffee maker may be a wonderful investment. A machine like the Keurig K-Select coffee maker may be a great choice for you. It has simple button controls so you can pick the perfect brew. The coffee maker also has a large water reservoir, so you don’t have to constantly fill it with water. Aside from coffee, it can brew tea and hot chocolate.
Perhaps you need an entire pot of coffee before you can talk to someone in the morning. Alternately, maybe you live in a house full of coffee drinkers. If this is the case, a traditional coffee maker may be right for you. You can easily find one at any large retail store because they are the most popular of the coffee makers. However, if you want to snag one now, perhaps take a look at the Bella Pro Series 14-Cup coffee maker. You’ll never have to worry about turning it off or replacing filters, as it has an automatic shut-off feature and a permanent filter. It’s also programmable. Simply get the maker ready the night before, set the time you want it to start and you’ll wake up to freshly brewed coffee.
Mixing things up once in a while keeps life interesting. Maybe, instead of having your daily brew, try a macchiato instead. There are combo coffee makers, like the Ninja Specialty CM401, that can help you do exactly that. This machine can do it all: it brews hot and cold beverages including lattes, macchiatos and more! It does cost more than a coffee pot maker, but you’ll easily make your money back if you’re not running to Starbucks for $5 drinks anymore.
Even in the colder months, some people love iced coffee. If you’re one of those people, a cold brew coffee maker, like the Takeya 10310, may be for you. When the coffee is brewed with cold water, there is less acid, making for a smoother beverage. Cold brew coffee works much like making tea; the coffee grounds literally steep in the water before they are filtered out. Cold brew does take more planning that standard coffee, as the grounds need to soak for 12-36 hours.
If you enjoy rich coffee flavor, consider purchasing a pour over coffee maker. However, if you need a steaming cup right away when you wake up, pour over coffee is not for you. The coffee takes longer to brew, because you have to boil water and literally pour it over your coffee grounds. Expert level brewers will ground their own beans and pour the water slowly, producing a delicious, full flavored cup. A lot of people love pour overs because you can put the freshly brewed coffee in the refrigerator to drink cold, or even to warm up later. If you’re picky about your coffee, you can easily brew a cup for yourself at work right on your desk. Check out the Chemex Classic series.
Hopefully this post helps you decide which coffee making method is right for you. Cheers!