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Coffee Makers Guide - How to Choose the Best Espresso Maker
There are many types of coffee mugs out there, but if you want to get the best coffee from your favorite mug, you will need a coffee maker that uses a French press. These French presses sit right on the stove top, and they make the best hot coffee possible. There are four main benefits to having a French press coffee maker. They include:
Espresso vs. drip: This one may seem kind of silly, but the key difference between drip and French presses is basically taste. Traditional pour-over coffee makers such as the Hario V60 and the Kalita Wave are made to sit directly over your coffee cup, which forces hot water over hot coffee grounds which sit in a paper filter. Although both methods produce great coffee, there is a definite difference in the taste. Espresso is much smoother and richer, while French presses often have that burnt or bitter taste. If you enjoy the rich flavor of espresso, but don't care for the bitter taste of paper filters, French presses are definitely the way to go!
Cuisinart Coffee Makers: The Cuisinart brewing system produces coffee that's consistently bold, delicious, and full-bodied. There are tons of different models available for the Cuisinart brewer, including several specialty series. You can even buy coffee makers with steamers, frothers, and grinders. These brewers often come with a whisker and attachment for making mochas or chocolate drinks. A popular model is the French Press 60ml AutoPress Coffee Maker.
Coffee Makers Withespender: These are essentially larger than normal coffee makers, and they are perfect for making espressos. Espresso is a form of brewing hot water through pressure, and it is much more pure than American or Italian style coffee. In this case, the hot water is forced through a paper pot. This pot is then inserted into the appliance's basket. Once inserted, the basket is filled with water, and gravity is used to continue brewing.
Blenders: Blenders are one of the most versatile types of coffee makers. You can easily change the type of beans you wish to use or simply brew stronger or lighter versions of your favorite blend. You can make delicious espresso, cappuccino, or latte, all with just a few extra spoons of beans in the blender. For those who wish to have a higher control over the end result, there are also electric drip coffee makers.
Two Popular Types of Espresso Coffee Makers Today is either built in units or as high-end vacuum brewers. Built in units are usually a bit more expensive, but they are usually well worth the money spent. They provide a much cleaner brewing experience, allowing you to choose your exact taste of a cup of Joe. There are two main categories of built-in coffee makers, including the French Press and Overhead Espresso Maker.
Espresso Makers With a Built in Brew Pot These machines are designed for only brewing one cup at a time and do not offer a consistent cup of coffee. The drip coffee method is popular because it provides a consistent, flavorful shot of espresso. The downside to these is that the constant hot water may cause the grounds to clog the machine's filter, which could result in less-than-flavored shots. For an easy consistency, consider investing in a French Press or Overhead Espresso Machine. These machines offer the same benefits as the built in models, except they feature a removable water reservoir that allows you to add water as needed without having to replace the grounds.
Overhead Espresso Maker - These machines sit on top of your kitchen counter, and are perfect for those quick moments when you need a hot drink. They use a chamber with a built in water reservoir. You simply place ground coffee and water into the Keurig brewer, add any liquid coffee concentrate, turn on the power and brew your favorite blend! These units are relatively inexpensive, but some have limited options such as limited water capacity and a lack of options for water temperature. If you enjoy drinking coffee on the go, a small Keurig electric espresso maker may be your best bet.