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How to choose the best coffee maker for you

With so many different types of coffee makers on the Market it can be hard to know what the differences in them are and which coffee appliance would best suit you.

Here are the main types of coffee makers currently on the market:-

Cafetières – this is probably the most inexpensive way to make fresh coffee, the ground coffee is put in a glass jug with boiling water and the lid is then plunged down to allow the coffee to be poured out leaving the coffee grounds behind. This is quick and easy but quite messy when you have to wash it out.

Percolator- this is a machine where you add coffee grounds to a section in the top and the machine then boils the water and slowly passes it through the grounds to collect in a jug below. These are great for numerous cups through the day as the coffee jug sits on a warming plate keeping the coffee hot for hours.

Coffee pod machine – there are a number of these types of machines on the market at the moment and they tend to be popular as they are very easy and convenient to use. The machine boils water and then passes it through your chosen coffee pod. You can buy a whole range of flavoured coffees as well as hot chocolates and even ice coffee blends. The pod can be quite expensive though so its worth factoring that in before you make a purchase.

Bean to cup coffee machines – these work out much cheaper per cup of coffee however the machines themselves tend to be quite expensive as they are much more sophisticated. You add coffee beans to the top of the machine and it selects and grinds out the correct amount of coffee, boiling the water to make the perfect amount for your cup. You can then use the attached milk frother to create barista style coffees such as a latte or cappuccino.  

It’s really a case of personal preference but certainly do some research and check out reviews before you buy to avoid getting the wrong product.