If you believe that all coffee is made in the same way then you may be surprised to learn that there are in fact a great many different types of machines which can be used. Each coffee maker uses a different process to make the coffee and each one has specialities in making certain types of coffee.
It is for this reason that we wanted to write a quick piece to help you learn that the more is more to coffee than a simple coffee maker with grinder, an awful lot more in fact, let’s take a look and the selection and the pros and cons of each.
Drip Coffee Maker
The one coffee maker which you will probably be familiar with is the drip coffee machine. These machines are cheap and easy to use, all you need too do is place water in the back of the machine, coffee in the main section and the water will then mix with the coffee and slowly drip into the jug below.
An electric espresso machine is quite a piece of kit and they do not come cheap. Having said this for the espresso-lover they are an essential gadget to have in the home, and they do make some of the best tasting espressos. Despite the espresso being small, machines must be because of the high heat level that they need to achieve, as well as the fact that most have a frothed milk function.
Another coffee maker which you are likely to have seen a lot is a French press, a small jug with a manual plunger. Using a mesh metal filter you can press the plunger down through the coffee which will ensure that the grains disappear but the high quality flavor doesn’t. These are low cost coffee makers which are easy to use and easy to clean, although they can be fragile.
The Aeropress resembles a rather large syringe, but they are known for making some of the best espressos on the go. The aeropress is slightly limited in that only one cup can be produced at a time, but they are ideal as a travel coffee maker, lightweight and easy to store.
The Moka pot is another which is used for espressos and it is a manual approach to doing so. This is a two piece metallic pot which is used by placing it on top of a stove and as the coffee heats up the grains and the liquid are separated to produce a silky smooth and tasty espresso. This is the lowest cost espresso maker and is consistently good.
Siphon or vacuum pot coffee makers look great and produce outstanding coffee. They use a series of chambers and tubes which filter the coffee time and time again. This is a little more expensive than some of the other options but they look absolutely great and are well worth the investment.
These are just a handful of the many coffee makers which you’ll find on the market.