Coffee: It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the population enjoys this empowering brew in their home, at work or at the millions of coffee shops across the world. The right cup of coffee can make all the difference to your day. Getting the right coffee machine for your favorite cup of coffee begins with understanding the options of coffee makers available on the market.
So, let’s take a look at the various options available.
1.Drip Coffee Makers
Practical, efficient and affordable, the standard drip coffee maker is one of the most common types of coffee maker found in homes and offices. It is easy to use and makes exactly the amount of coffee you need. Plus, it can keep your coffee piping hot as you enjoy cup after cup, but sitting on that hot plate for more than an hour can “cook” your coffee and this can be unpleasant.
2.Thermal Coffee Makers
A thermal coffee maker will function a lot like the drip coffee maker, but has the advantage of keeping coffee warm without “cooking” the brew. This option is slightly more costly than a drip maker, but well worth the cost if you drink a lot of coffee.
An electric espresso machine will be a bit more costly than other types of coffee makers and produces a much more potent brew. This is the perfect option for those that have very specific tastes as it makes a delicious shot of coffee just like you can get from a coffee shop. The downside to these is that they are not as user-friendly as some of the other options so it is good to have a clear understanding of how they work to make the coffee you like.
Percolators are another popular way of making coffee and especially perfect for making larger amounts of coffee to satisfy the needs of several drinkers. The coffee produced is hearty and delicious and the perfect option for empowering an office full of workers. But there are many parts involved and they are certainly not as simplistic as the average drip coffee maker.
5.Siphon Coffee Makers
Also called “vacuum pot” coffee makers, these attractive little orbs look like something that belongs in an alchemist’s lab. They produce an unusually excellent cup of coffee and are the perfect little device for entertaining guests. The biggest downside is that they are not as practical and they are easily broken. Replacement parts may not be easy to find depending on the type of pot you choose.
6.French Press Coffee Makers
Also called the “plunger pot,” the French press is a simplistic way to get the coffee you need right at your desk. In addition to being very attractive, the French press is easy to use, easy to clean and can be packed up and taken with you everywhere you go. Unlike other coffee makers, the metal mesh that filters out coffee grinds will allow the flavorful oils to pass into the brew making the final product especially enjoyable.
Unconventional and super-modernistic, this type of coffee machine looks a bit like a giant syringe and can produce an especially flavorful and powerful hot coffee much like an espresso. Furthermore, they are pretty durable, easy to use and can be packed in a backpack and taken with you anywhere, even on hiking adventures.
8.Cold Brew Coffee Makers
If you are not in a hurry and prefer cool beverages to hot ones, this may be a good option for you. The cold brew coffee maker will create a smooth and pleasant brew that is much less acidic than any other type of coffee-preparation method available. Many people find this to be the number one selling point for the cold brew coffee maker. But patience is important as it can take up to 12 hours to make the desired brew.
9.Vietnamese Coffee Makers
If you like your coffee sweet as an evening kiss, cold as a winter night and strong as a bull, the Vietnamese option is perfect. Served over ice and with a generous helping of condensed milk and sugar, the Vietnamese coffee is easy to prepare and terrific to enjoy.
10.Moka Pot Coffee Makers
A favorite among campers and those who travel a lot, there is nothing more simplistic and potent than a coffee from a stove top Moka pot. Done just right, this coffee will even feature that delightful crème along the surface. A perfect brew for creams and steamed milk, this coffee pot can be used on an electric stove, gas burner or even an open fire.