Choosing the Right Drip Coffee Makers
Although there are now many different ways in which to brew coffee, there are still many people that prefer to use drip coffeemakers instead of one of the new and expensive makers out there. There is something to be said for the sheer simplicity of an automatic drip coffeemaker, and choosing the right one can be difficult at times.
Usually, drip coffee makers work in the same general way. A basket made of plastic holds either a paper of reusable coffee filter, which is where the ground coffee goes. Then, cold water is placed into the water chamber, and the machine heats the water and causes it to drip over the grounds. Then the coffee drips into the carafe that is waiting below. Not much to it, but then again, who wants complicated when making coffee?
If you are someone that has experienced a weird taste to reusable coffee cup with an automatic drip coffee maker, it is probably because the machine needs to be cleaned, or you may be using the wrong type of filter. Paper filters are usually the best to retain the flavor and aroma of the coffee, but reusable ones work well also as long as they are kept very clean. When oils from the coffee build up on the machine or the filter, the flavor can be compromised. This can make your coffee taste awful, so keeping the machine and filter clean is of the utmost importance.
Since there are so many different types of coffeemakers out there, choosing the right one for you can be quite a task. Some of the features of a few of the most popular drip coffeemakers are:
The Braun Aromaster Coffeemaker- It costs about $40.00, and is small in size. It has a pause and serve feature, allowing you to grab a cup of Joe before the entire pot has been brewed. It has a regular on/off switch and a filter basket that swings out. It makes good coffee, and is perfect for those that don’t have a great amount of counter space, and it is a tremendous value as well.
Cuisinart Classic Coffee Bar Coffeemaker- Features a fairly small cabinet, making it good for small counters, and lets you decide how many cups you would like to brew. It is neat, since if you add too much water, it is measured out perfectly via the setting you choose. It has a filter basket that swings out, and the liner can be removed. They are also top filling, and have big water level indicators as well. They cost about $50 to $60.
Hamilton Beach Aroma Elite- Has a pause and serve feature, and up to twelve cups capacity. It also has a faster brew cycle than many coffeemakers, but there isn’t a water level indicator. It fills through the top and has a liner that can be taken out to be cleaned.
The numbers of drip coffee makers are staggering, but you should decide the right one for you based on the features you are seeking and the amount of money you can spend on a machine. It is also a great idea to use the Internet to find reviews from others, and then use your own judgment to find the best one for you.
Although there are now many different ways in which to brew coffee, there are still many people that prefer to use drip coffeemakers instead of one of the new and expensive makers out there. There is something to be said for the sheer simplicity of an automatic drip coffeemaker, and choosing the right one can…