Coffee Makers for Coffee Aficionados

Dec 3 09:55 2010 Winslow Sandy Print This Article


Coffee makers have made it possible for coffee lovers to sip a cup of piping hot coffee with the same rich quality and flavor offered by professional cafes,Guest Posting any time, from the comforts of their home. Portable coffee machines grant you the same enjoyment while on the go. Many precious happy moments can be spent with family and friends sharing a pot of delectable steaming coffee made by your personal coffee maker. Whipped cream, ice or vanilla essence is often added to coffee to make other beverages like iced coffee and frosty blends.

Coffee maker prices range from $20-$265 depending on their features, capacity and brand. However, investment in even a costly high-tech coffee maker is a prudent decision in the scenario of global food inflation and coffee price hikes by cafes.

Coffee machines are designed for exacting an excellent brewing performance; they proffer rich coffee flavors by ensuring the water is heated to the right temperature. When buying a coffee maker, prefer one with a convenient detachable reservoir that can be filled at the kitchen sink to avoid spillage. Look for coffee makers with a removable drip tray or anti-drip technology to reduce mess. 1-cup pod coffee machines or 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12-cup capacity coffee machines can be purchased depending on user needs.

User-friendly drip coffee machines drip coffee into a glass carafe; those with a conical coffee filter and charcoal water filter extract maximum coffee ground flavor. Thermal coffee machines teemed with thermal carafes instead of glass carafes will help keep your coffee steaming hot for almost 24 hours. Coffee machines without carafes often have a cup warmer tray.

Some high-tech coffee machines offer voice command recognition; some allow you to select coffee strength. Pre programmable coffee machines let you set the start time almost 24 hours in advance so that you can wake up in the morning to a delicious cup of coffee, drink away your morning blues and be energized for your day. 

A single high end Espresso coffee machine can make you many coffee styles such as frothy Espresso and more concentrated Cappuccino and Lattes. Steam driven and manual espresso maker models are inexpensive, but passé; semi automatic machines give you control over the quality of coffee made.

Automatic electronic Espresso coffee makers can be programmed to stop the brew cycle short for Ristretto style coffee or engage in a longer brew cycle for Lungo style coffee. Super automatic Espresso machines have an integrated grinder so you get yummy espresso made from freshly grounded coffee when you add whole beans in the machine and turn it on. The French press coffee machine provides coffee connoisseurs the ideal cup of gourmet coffee with full coffee oils essence.

Filter coffee machines with high speed minute brewing abilities are available. Electronic or manual percolators are cheap and suitable for large families as they can make almost 12 cups of aromatic coffee at a time. Versatile hot drink machines produce spiced or flavored coffees and cocoa besides various coffee styles.

The best coffee makers come from Bunn, Black and Decker, Kalorik, Saeco, Hamilton Beach, Summit Ultra, Cuisinart Crew Central and Philips.

Clean the coffee machine every fortnight with boiling water and vinegar in 1:2 ratios to remove mineral deposits, stray coffee grounds and coffee oil remains. This helps maintain correct brewing pressure and ensures that your drink is fresh, full bodied and flavorful. No matter what coffeemaker you buy, the quality of your brew is only as good as the quality of your coffee grounds or beans. Use fresh coffee beans or grounds stored in airtight containers for best results from coffee makers.

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Winslow Sandy
Winslow Sandy

Sandy Winslow is a writer on many topics, including cooking and baking. The market today offers various types of coffee makers for enjoying that perfect cup of Joe anytime of the day.

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