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Guide To Buying The Best Coffee Maker

 Feb 05, 2018  0  French Press, Drip Coffee, Single Serve, Espresso Maker, Coffee Maker, Coffee Machine  Kaffeine Coffee School

The best part of brewing coffee at home is being able to experiment with different coffee making techniques. But did you know that having the right equipment to brew coffee is as important as buying the right type of beans?

What types of Coffee Machines are there?

French Press

The French Press is an absolute favorite for experts and amateurs alike. It has a simple build, is easy to use and clean, and makes a fantastic cup of coffee.

Instead of passing hot water through the coffee beans, French press machines let it soak in for a while. This allows the coffee to retain its natural oils in the drink, which makes up for a better taste.

Drip coffee maker

With a drip coffee maker, all you have to do is fill the water reservoir, set the filter paper, add coffee grounds, plug it in, and let the machine brew coffee. It does this by boiling the water and letting it pass through the coffee grounds, which is then collected in the coffee pot.

The major drawback with this type of machine is not being able to adjust the temperature and amount of water passing through the coffee grounds.

Single serve coffee maker

Ever feel like you want to drink coffee but feel too lazy to brew one? Or feel like it’s too much of a hassle to go out for one?

You can get that delicious coffee, any time you want with a single serve coffee maker!

As the name explains, a single serve coffee maker brews enough coffee for just a single cup. Just load it up with your favorite coffee beans, push the button, and tada, your coffee is ready!

Espresso maker

An espresso maker brews espresso - simple as that!

This machine brews espresso by passing pressurized water through coffee grounds and is perfect for anyone who loves espresso shots or other milky coffee delights like latte or cappuccino.

Espresso makers are also smaller in size and cost less. You can even get a ‘camping’ size espresso maker which is small enough to carry wherever you go.

What to consider when buying

You don’t assume you can go into a store and just bring any type of coffee maker back home, or do you?

Buying a coffee maker is an investment. There are a lot of factors you should consider before you actually buy the coffee maker. After all, you want to wake up to nice coffee everyday, don't you?

The quantity of coffee you can make

What kind of coffee maker you should buy primarily depends on the quantity of coffee you want to make at a time. For e.g. if you have to brew a lot of coffee in the morning, then buying single serve coffee maker is clearly the wrong choice.

Features available

There are a lot of options in the market and a lot of features to choose from. If you are going to spend your hard-earned money on a coffee maker, you should make sure that you buy the one which has all the features you want.

Some of the features to look out for can be:

  • A programmable clock for a daily start time, to get your morning coffee right on time

  • Water level indicator, so you don't have to bother about water

  • Auto clean, because we don’t have time to clean the machine, right?

  • Auto shut off feature, so you don't lose your sanity over whether you turned the switch off or not

The type of coffee you want

As explained above, some coffee machines brew only certain types of coffee. Some brew plain coffee while some are specialty coffee makers which let you brew a cup of cappuccino, latte, or espresso.

Counter space

No, we’re not joking!

If you have a small counter, then you definitely don't want a large machine which will take up the entire space. After all, you do need some space to store your coffee grounds or sugar and other essentials!

Why should you buy a coffee maker?

It saves money and time

Sure, coffee makers are on the expensive side but in the long run, it will save you a lot of money and time because you can now have great quality coffee in the comfort of your own home! Making coffee at home will also cost you much less than paying hundreds on the same coffee in a cafe.

You can brew fresh coffee any time you want

Aren’t you tired of pouring water over instant coffee powder and sipping poorly flavored coffee? Is that what you want to do all through the day?

Why would you let yourself go through the horror when you can get a cup of freshly brewed coffee any time you want?

It is easy to clean and operate

Most coffee makers are easy to clean and operate. Since most of the machines today are automatic, there’s no hassle in brewing coffee each time you want the caffeine dose. You can’t skip out on adding the coffee grounds and water though.

On a serious note, coffee makers make life easy for coffee lovers! We can't think of one reason why you may not agree to this.

Do you want to make better coffee?

The best equipment in the world will still not stop you from making bad coffee. Come join Kaffeine Coffee School’s basic barista training program with experienced and qualified instructors and say goodbye to bad coffee forever!

Interested? Give us a call at 977-1-4413425 and lets learn how to make great coffee!


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