August 19, 2014 by James
There is nothing that can brighten your morning like the seductive aroma of freshly brewed coffee. The anticipation of that first delectable sip is enough to shake out the cobwebs and send you off smiling.
Coffee remains one of the most controversial drinks even after hundreds of years have passed since they were first invented.
Despite attempts to highlight the down side of drinking coffee by numerous studies, coffee remains as the most consumed beverages among both the older and younger generations.
I personally love going to Starbucks but I recently found that I enjoy the process of brewing my own coffee as much as I enjoy drinking them. It starts with bean selection followed by grinding and brewing. Every step is important but eventually, the quality of the coffee that goes into your cup is determined by whether you have the best coffee maker to extract the most out of the beans that you have.
The best coffee maker depends on each person; how often will you use it and how many people you have in your house. Ask yourself what is your favorite type of brew and how many cups do you usually require for each brew. There are single serve coffee makers, two-cup coffee makers and if you are brewing for large group at a company, then 4-cup coffee makers might be a good option.
If you have the extra dollars to spend, you may consider getting a coffee maker with a grinder. The best coffee maker tends to come with grinder that allows you to grind the beans just before you need to brew it. This means that you are going to get the freshest coffee that you possibly can. Unless you are going to use it regularly, this kind of coffee machine does not come cheap and they usually require quite a significant amount of maintenance. A cheaper alternative will be to get a coffee grinder separately from the espresso machine.
Whether you are a coffee connoisseur or someone who just needs plenty of hot java and needs it fast, there is a coffee maker on the market for you.