Posted by JR Olson | Posted in Other - Home & Garden | Posted on 28-11-2013
If you or someone you know is a serious coffee lover, then you understand that great coffee does not stop at quality beans; it includes the right coffee maker that can brew, drip or press your favorite coffee grounds. Below is a list of the best coffee makers for serious coffee lovers.
If you have never used a French press, you are missing out on the full flavor profile of your favorite coffees. A French press is a device that has a glass cylinder with a rod that extends down the center, attached to a metal filter at the bottom. The process of pressing your coffee allows the grinds to steep to fully infuse your water with its distinct flavor. While you want to use fresh ground coffee with your French press, they should also be coarse so they won’t easily slip through the filter when you press your coffee.
The top pick among French presses is the Bodum Kenya press, because it makes up to 34 ounces per press, and it has an easy-to-hold plastic lid, handle and frame. The reusable filter on this press is superb and does an excellent job of capturing all coarse grounds.
If automatic drip is your coffee maker of choice, then the Zojirushi EC-BD15 is your best pick. Not only does this luxury coffee maker brew up to 1.5 liters of coffee, but it brews into a stainless steel carafe designed to keep your coffee warm for up to 10 hours. It is perfect for households with multiple coffee drinkers or for the person who likes to brew coffee in the morning and sip it throughout the day. The stainless steel of the pot keeps your coffee from burning like it would in a glass pot, and the coffee maker has built-in sensors that allow you to remove the pot to pour coffee, even as the pot is still brewing.
Grind and Brew
If you prefer the flavor profile of freshly ground coffee but don’t have the time or motivation to grind your coffee first thing in the morning, invest in a coffee maker that does both, like the Krups KM7000. This coffee maker grinds and brews up to 10 cups of coffee at a time. For a truly custom cup of morning Joe, this gadget gives you the choice of five different grind levels and three different strengths of coffee.
For an easy, breezy percolated cup of coffee, you can turn to the Dualit Cordless percolator. This small pot will brew up to 12 cups of coffee in a matter of minutes with its rapid boil feature. If you are not familiar with percolators, they are an appliance in which you add your desired amount of water into a container with a basket that holds your coffee grinds. When you turn on the percolator, the water will heat and boil the grinds, as opposed to most coffee makers that add already hot water directly to your grinds. When the coffee is done, you pull out the basket and enjoy your flavor-infused roast. As with a French press, it is best to use coarse grains with a percolator.
The above coffee makers are perfect for fresh-ground coffee beans in your favorite aromatic blend. If you prefer flavored coffees that rival popular coffee chains, opt for a single-serving coffee maker that makes coffee with designated coffee packs.
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