Senin, 21 Maret 2011
How to Buy a Coffee Maker
How to buy a coffee maker? Coffee machines that are available now, can make the job of preparing coffee quite easy. You don't have to spend a lot of time and money to enjoy a good cup of java by going to those pricey cafes when you can replicate the exact same taste at home.
Apart from choosing the right ground coffee or beans, you need to have the right machine. Using the right coffee maker can make the difference between regular coffee and the mind blowing variety. Especially when entertaining guests, you can take all the credit for the good comments about your great tasting coffee, without mentioning the real cook.
Depending on your requirement, you can either chose a single cup for your personal use, or a 4 cup coffee maker. If you need to have a constant supply of coffee ready, a 10 cup or a 12 cup coffee maker would be quite handy. The 10 cup and 12 cup coffee machines can be ideal for entertaining guests too.
Among other things, you can check about what kind of filters it requires, is the appliance price inclusive of filters, do you have to buy a carafe separately, is it easy to clean and maintain and you can also inquire if free shipping is provided.
Do you use ground coffee or beans? This is another point to consider when choosing a machine. If you use ground coffee, a brewer would be your choice. But some people use beans as they need their java extremely fresh.
Don't you just love the smell of freshly ground coffee? If you use beans, you will have to decide if you need a coffee maker which has a built-in grinder or a buy the brewer and grinder separately. When grinding beans, they release oils and other compounds which should be captured to get the special flavor by brewing immediately. A coffee maker with a built-in grinder can do that job perfectly.
Initially you will have to learn to get the right flavor from your machine. You will have to test and tweak the amount of water and grounds or beans you use to get that cafe flavor coffee. After you get that right, you will have the exact great tasting coffee every single time.
Many new coffee makers are programmable. You can set it at night so that as soon as you wake up, a steaming cup of Java is ready for a morning pick-me-up. There is usually a loud beep when the coffee is ready and that could even be your wake up call.
If you want the coffee maker to blend in with your other appliances, there are some colors that you can chose from. Mostly you will get the choice of Black or Silver colors. But there are some that come in white, pink, red and some other colors
Finally, always go for a trusted brand. They might be a little pricey, but they are well worth it in the end. Most good brands give you a three year guarantee, and have good customer service. If you do encounter any problem they will attend to it without delay and send you any replacement part necessary without any cost or shipping charges.