Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Coffee Maker
There are a lot of things to consider when you buying a coffee maker but most decisions have to deal with preference, cost, and convenience.
A programmable electric coffee maker can have your coffee ready for you when you wake up. Semi-automated electric machines might require a little more consideration but still work with the push of a few buttons. Manual pour-over coffee makers, like French press brewers and stovetop espresso pots, all require your full attention for that perfect cup. While pod machines work well for households that all prefer a different type of coffee and not in large quantities.
While the size of a coffee maker won’t affect your cup of joe, if the machine doesn’t fit in the space they designate it for it, it can cause a bunch of headaches. Be sure to calculate and account for if you need to open the top of the machine to add water and grounds. For single-serve machines, consider your mug sizes. Many larger mugs won’t fit under the brewer.
If your household drinks coffee throughout the day, opt for a coffee maker that has a thermal carafe that will keep the coffee piping hot no matter the time of day. For those that just drink java in the morning, a glass brewer with a warming plate should suffice, but some people don’t like the burnt taste the warmers can cause if left on there for too long. For families that are running out the door in the morning, a pod machine can get you a quick cup with no need to worry if you left the machine on.