Why endure a cafe queue every morning when you can make your own barista-quality coffee in your own kitchen? Below is a guide on the types of coffee makers and machines available, and some tips on choosing the right one for your needs. Whether you prefer a strong espresso, a milky latte, or something between, you will find it easy to buy the right coffee maker machine online.
Drip Coffee Makers
Drip coffee machines are standard dispensers. They are relatively affordable, easy to use, and reliable, which is why you will see them in most homes. Available in different sizes, drip coffee makers can make anywhere from 1 to as many as 12 cups of coffee at once. Most models are programmable and fully automatic so that you can set it up in advance.
Some models even have strength adjuster as well as coffee grinder features. If you don’t like the idea of constantly having to buy coffee filters for this coffee maker, you can choose a model with a reusable filter.
Espresso Coffee Machines
These dispensers are engineered specifically for making espresso—the bold coffee drink made popular in Italy in the 1800’s. It’s a good machine to have if you like your espresso straight up or if you want to make it a base for a variety of fancier coffee drinks. Choose a model that works with both dark and light roasts. A dual spout is also handy as it lets you make two separate shots or one double shot at the same time.
Single Cup Coffee Makers
These coffee machines are perfect for brewing one cup of coffee without the mess and the fuss. They use prepackaged coffee ‘pods’ that are essentially prepackaged grounds with a miniature filter. The pod fits into the machine. You just push a button so that hot water is filtered through the pod and in a few seconds, you get a fresh cup of Joe.