There are actually several variations of the perfect cup of coffee, instead of just one. While personal taste may dictate whether a latte or an espresso represents perfection, the level of quality needs to remain a constant priority. Selecting a good quality coffee machine is a prudent decision, since you will need a hardy machine if you depend on using it every morning to brew the same good coffee.
There are many different models on the market, so how should the average consumer choose between the different types, variations and models? The key is to keep a couple of things in mind, though the rest is a function of your personal preference. Oh yeah, you also need a sturdy large coffee table to place it on.
The coffee maker’s color is the initial consideration we will mention, though that is not because it is the most critical. Rather the opposite, the color is fairly unimportant, hence the quick step over it. It is unwise to choose white or light colored machines meant to brew dark colored beverages.
The machine could quickly appear to have been discarded for weeks if even a small drop of coffee should be seen on the surface of the machine. Many people would not usually attempt to clean the machine immediately after using it, and so the elegance and the minimalist quality of a white machine would be easily lost. Choosing a dark color is a good choice especially if it does not look immediately dirty after its first use.
The second thing to talk about is the water filter. If there is only one thing you can have in your coffee maker, make it that one feature. Even though the tap water in most US homes is good, still it is a little extra step to take to filter the water a bit more for the sake of a better cup of coffee. Be certain that the coffee maker you choose has one;they are found in all expensive models, but the cheaper varieties may not have one included.
If you rise at the same time each morning, then using a timer will benefit you. You can set up the coffee machine in a way that it starts making your coffee and by the time your alarm clock knocks you out of the bed, it should be ready. Fresh coffee provides a smell that makes it easier to get up to in the morning.
There are coffee machines that use Senseo coffee pads. They are plastic devices that will keep both the filter and the ground coffee fresh. All you need to do is place the pod into the coffee maker, and the rest is automatic. It can be a convenient solution, but don’t forget that there is no industry standard, so if you buy one type, you have to use their pre-packaged coffee, and the other way around. If you buy their coffee and the machine dies, you’ll have to buy the same device again.
It is not necessary to hit the nearest cafe in order to have a good cup of coffee, but you do need a high quality coffee maker. It makes sense to pay a little extra money to get a better quality machine if your current machine should fail to work properly.