Choosing the Perfect Coffee Maker – 5 Things to Consider

It takes a long time to make perfect coffee. So if you want your homemade espresso to have a barista-style warmth and aroma, this is what you have to know. 

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1. The Correct Amount 

Some people stress over how much coffee they have to put into the coffee maker to make the ideal cup. Usually each machine provides the industry standard amount of coffee as a decent startpoint for beginners. So in case you’re using ground coffee for either drip or auto-drip coffee makers, figuring out how much coffee you need is fundamental. There are other factors you should consider while picking a coffee maker: first, how many persons are going to be using the coffee maker and how many cups of coffee you want to brew at a time.

2. Prices 

There are a lot of options available on the market. Your choice may depend on the price you’re willing to pay for a coffee maker. Whether you are buying your first coffee maker or the one you have needs replacing, it’s an ideal opportunity to buy a machine that is both efficient and ideal for you. Coffee maker prices may vary considerably. In the less-than-$100 range, you can find espresso makers, coffee makers, single-serve machines, and French press machines. Basic coffee makers are cheap and come in various sizes. One of the advantages of affordable coffee makers is that using them is as simple as click and serve. You don’t need to figure out any complex settings or features. Their durability is another key feature. There are other affordable coffee makers,  such as pod capsules machines or coffee filter baskets. 

3. Brewing Features 

There are many ways to brew with a coffee maker. Depending on the type of machine you have, you’ll be able to brew different types of coffee. If you know how you like your coffee and how you need it to brew it, you will get to know your coffee drinking habit. Some people drink more than 2-3 cups of coffee on daily basis. However, excess is ever a good thing. So being able to control your caffeine intake with a standard brew strength feature in your coffee machine is essential. Nowadays, coffee makers come with multi-function settings to make either stronger or softer coffee. So knowing which coffee makers have this feature can help you pick the right machine at the best price. 

4. Automatic Shut-Off 

Finding an auto shut-off coffee maker isn’t as troublesome as you may think. Most coffee makers come with auto shut-off features. This will help you reduce energy bills and increase the lifespan of your coffee machine. If you have ever had a coffee maker at home, you surely have, at least once in your life, forgotten to turn off the coffee maker before leaving the house. With an auto shut-off feature, you don’t need to worry over leaving your coffee maker on for a whole day. An automatic shut-off feature isn’t just about energy costs. It’s about comfort as well. Certain machines can be programmed to start at a specific time, so you can have a freshly brewed cup of joe as soon as you wake up. A dream true! Their main disadvantage is the additional cost. These machines don’t come cheap if you compare them to manual coffee makers. On the other hand, auto shut-off coffee makers are eco-friendly, helping you reduce your energy consumption!

5. Types Of Coffee Makers 

Drip coffee maker: A drip coffee maker is the most common type of coffee maker. It’s also the easiest one to use. It comes with a simple coffee filter basket and a water chamber. You only need to put ground coffee into the bin, add water to the chamber and wait for the water to get heated and filter through the coffee basket and into the carafe. 

Single-serve coffee maker: This type of coffee maker is designed to brew a single mug of coffee at a time. It comes with a “pod” that functions as a tea bag you can load with ground coffee. A single-serve coffee maker allows you to blend different coffee flavors. 

French press coffee maker: You just put ground coffee inside, add heated water, and shut the cover tight. It uses the espresso machine method, covering the coffee with the boiling water. French press coffee makers are more affordable than drip or single-serve coffee makers. 

Espresso maker: If you go to any coffee shop or barista bistro, you’ll probably see they have an espresso coffee maker. It is the most expensive coffee maker on our list, but it is suited for heavy use. This machine can brew stronger and more aromatic cups of coffee. It’s the perfect match for those coffee lovers who enjoy drinking more than one serving of strong coffee.

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