logo.jpg (10651 bytes)

KITCHEN

HOME - GarageWorkshopOfficeLibraryBathroomLivingNurserySpare
UtilityKitchenGamesMusic - Garden -   Kennel - SEARCH SITE

 

All about Coffee and Coffee makers

Summary 

Coffee makers will approach the task of brewing your coffee in very different methods and you will want to make sure that you figure out what way you prefer before you purchase a machine.

How Many Ways Can You Brew Coffee? 

Coffee is a favourite drink of people from all over the world. It's a great way to start the day and it's an enjoyable method to relaxing with friends after a meal. People go out for coffee on dates and they will use it to either reward or inspire themselves with a project. It can be expensive to keep buying this drink from a coffeehouse, however, which is why you should look into bringing a coffee maker into your home. 

You may be hesitant to this idea, however, because you may think that once you get a coffee machine, you are going to be locked into always making one type of coffee. If you like getting a different brew every time that you visit a coffee house, the idea of drinking one type of coffee for long into the future may not be an appealing idea. You don't have to fear, however, because even though you are buying a home coffee maker, you won't be stuck into making one type of coffee for long periods of time. 

How Can You Brew Different Coffees With One Machine? 

The typical, basic example of a coffee machine is one that you put coffee grounds, a filter, and water into. The machine will then heat your water, brew it through the coffee grounds, and deliver a pot of steaming coffee. This is the basic function of any coffee maker and while you will certainly be able to make large quantities of coffee this way, it does not mean that you are going to be forced into making the same type of coffee forever. 

You could easily buy different types of coffee grounds and experimenting with these blends, find that there is a great potential to enjoy various types of coffee. Some of the best coffee maker models will actually provide functions that help you brew different beverages as well, including a steamer to help you foam up the brew. Knowing what type of beverages you like can help you as you start looking for the coffee maker to include in your home. 

You can also cater to different types of coffee by looking for a pod coffee maker. One of these machines will brew coffee on a cup by cup basis, giving you the ability to try vastly different types of coffee throughout the day. These coffee pods are pre-packaged servings of coffee which are often sold in variety packs. When you are looking to enjoy coffee and want to have a very expansive selection, stopping to consider a coffee pod machine could have its benefits. 

Making The Most Of Your Machine 

There are many different factors that go into making sure that you are getting the most from your coffee maker. Between having the ability to make different types of coffee, you will have to consider both the amount of coffee that you are making and the brewing method which is being used. Each of these can have a very influential role in the subsequent satisfaction of the brewed coffee. 

How Much Coffee To Brew? 

While coffee pod makers will brew single servings at a time, often directly into a travel mug, other coffee makers will brew more than this at one time. The traditional coffee machine is built to brew between 4 and 12 cups of coffee, although you may be able to find coffee pots which can cater to even more than this. You should also be able to find mini coffee pots which can brew between 2 and 4 cups at a time. 

This is an important factor to consider because you always need to brew the minimum amount of coffee to ensure that your pot is going to be brewed correctly. If you own a traditional coffee maker, you will need to make at least 4 cups of coffee at a time. This is too much for some people and they will invariably end up wasting coffee. By the same token, smaller coffee pots may not be able to provide enough coffee at once and this can also be rather unsatisfactory. Knowing how much coffee you will typically consume can help you make sure that you have the right machine. 

What Type of Percolation Is Being Used? 

The way the coffee is percolating can also be very important in getting the coffee you desire. The standard coffee cycle will have hot water being dripped into the coffee grounds, which will then drip into a coffee pot. While this can provide a reliable pot of coffee, it is not always the best method toward providing a uniform and delicious cup. The water may be distributed unevenly, which may result in some coffee grounds being over-saturated and others being under-saturated. 
Some coffee makers will include a shower-head nozzle to distribute the water, which can give you a more uniform displacement of the hot water into the brewing cycle. This usually results in a more even cup of coffee that can be enjoyed, although some levels of coffee may still be stronger than others. If you notice that your coffee isn't as enjoyable as you expect, you may wish to look for a shower head nozzle. 

A French press coffee maker is another option you could turn to and many people enjoy this coffee maker for a few reasons. Not only will it run without electricity, but it gives you a more hands-on approach to brewing and enjoying coffee. This machine will use properly heated coffee in combination with a glass carafe, coffee grounds, and a plunging tube. By soaking the grounds in hot water and immediately squeezing them, you will have a strong, hot, fresh cup of coffee that is sure to be delightful. 

Finding The Right One For You 

Everyone who enjoys coffee will take it in a different manner. Some want an immediate boost to their day and they will be looking for instant gratification. Others view coffee as a more leisurely experience and they want to savour everything about the experience. Whichever type of person you are, make sure that you take the time to look for the coffee maker which is going to cater directly to your desires. 

 


 

 

Copyright 2000-2017 Hints and Things

All Rights Reserved.

No portion of this site may be reproduced or redistributed without prior written permission from Hints and Things. All trademarks & copyrights throughout Hints and Things remain the property of their respective owners.

Hints and Things cannot be held responsible for any information given on this site nor do they necessarily agree with, or endorse, the views given by third parties.

 

Kitchen Index - Search - Contents - Contact Us - Home
GarageWorkshopOfficeLibraryBathroomLivingNurserySpare
UtilityKitchenGamesMusic - Garden -   Kennel