I had no idea there are so many types of coffee makers. There are multi-, double-, and single-cup brewers, machines, grinders, carafes, decanters, and press pots, too!
What I’m looking for is a good cup of hot coffee that is ready for my husband at 6 a.m. and an equally good cup (or two, or three) for me at 8 a.m. Carafes are out: My coffee was always lukewarm at best. Grinders and press pots seem like too much fuss, and you even get to pay extra for the inconvenience. As you can tell, we are more into the economical, easy-to-clean maker versus all the bells and whistles.
But bells and whistles aren’t always bad. My parents (plus two brothers and at least one niece) select from at least a dozen types of coffee and tea brewed directly into their small, medium, or large cup each morning. On a recent visit, I opted for piping hot cups of butter toffee and Swiss chocolate almond coffee and chai tea. Easy-to-clean? Yes, but we’re back to that money thing.
So what’s your favorite coffee maker/brewer/machine, and why?
And what coffee or tea do you brew at home? (Our current pick is Eight O’Clock Coffee, 100% Colombian, ground.)