Thursday, February 25, 2010

How To Choose Coffee Makers!

Want to know how to choose a coffee maker?
When you go to buy a coffee maker there are
so many choices it's hard to know which one
to pick.

To end up with a coffee maker that is perfect
for you, you need to consider not only basic
features, but a few other features you may
not have thought about.

First, you need to decide what type of filter
you want. Drip coffee makers offer two types
of filters, a basket type filter or a cone shaped

The most popular basket type filters are ones
like the Mr. Coffee brand coffee makers are
famous for. These basket type filters swing
out to put coffee in or take grounds out.

With cone type filters you fill the coffee and take
grounds out from the top of the coffee maker.
Each has their own advantages but cone type f
ilters are a little less prone to spillage.

You may also want to consider a gold tone filter
instead of paper filters to give your coffee a richer
taste. These fine mesh gold screen filters allow
more flavorful coffee oils in your cup but they do
require regular cleaning. So decide if the extra
maintenance is worth it.

Another important consideration for how to choose
a coffee maker is how convenient is the coffee pot to
clean. Coffee pots that have a long and slender
neck will be harder to clean than one with a wider
opening at the top. That's because it's hard to get
your hand inside the pot.

If your hand can easily fit inside the coffee pot, it
will make cleaning very easy. But if it's hard to clean
with a small opening, you will probably clean it less
often. That will affect the taste of your coffee over
time due to the build up of oils and residue. So look
at how the pot is shaped for cleaning.

Another good tip for how to choose a coffee maker,
is look for the temperature your coffee will reach
when brewing. The water temperature needs to be
between 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit.

Usually, the less expensive coffee makers do not
reach these temperatures but the better brand names
will advertise this. If you are looking for the best coffee
maker for your money, this should be a consideration.
After all, you want your coffee maker to make great
tasting coffee.

With all the different choices and different models of
coffee makers, it's easy to get confused. But if you
want to get the best model that fits your lifestyle,
remember these tips for how to choose a coffee
maker so you'll end up with the perfect choice.

Article Source: Tony Carrera
"Anytime Is Coffee Time!"

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