Friday, May 27, 2011

Covering the topic of Drip Coffee Makers

Some of the most commonly used coffee makers in the US could be the drip coffee makers. At least one of the reasons is that often they are low-priced and easy to use. Drip coffee makers are available in a number of of styles, colors and sizes, so there's a drip coffee maker to suit any kitchen.

Two first-class examples to look at is the Hamilton Beach Brew Station and the Cuisinart DCC 1200 12 CupBrew Central Coffee Maker. It is a fact that drip coffee makers are the coffee makers the majority most people purchase. It is one of the most well known small kitchen appliances out there, tens of millions are purchased each and every year!

The Hamilton Beach Brew Station is considered one of the popular automatic drip coffee makers. Other well-known coffee maker companies include Black and Decker, Braun, Cuisinart, and Proctor-Silex.

Automatic drip coffee makers are utilized in lots of homes and businesses. They work by dripping water through a filter containing ground coffee. Two types of filters are available for these machines: paper and permanent.

Paper filters can change coffee taste as can some plastic permanent filters. Plastic filters do not last as long as metal filters. Metal filters may require that coffee beans be ground a bit coarser than is wanted for paper filters.

Automatic drip coffee makers feature a lot of special features. From basic machines to high end models that complete the whole lot from grinding the beans to brewing it at a pre-set time. Basic automatic drip coffee makers feature a water reservoir, a filter basket, and warming plate to keep carafe warm. The majority feature filter baskets that swing out or lift out and simple on/off control.

Extra features can consist of indicator lights, a brew-pause selection, digital display and /or digital control panel, clocks, timers, permanent filters an automatic shut off. Top end options include water filtration, flavor settings, and a built in grinder. Single cup machines are sold, as are machines making anywhere from 4 cups to 12 cups.

Drip Coffee Maker Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I clean my coffee maker?

Coffee makers have to be cleaned no less than once a week. Some pros advocate using dish detergent and water. Other experts often recommend running one fourth part vinegar and three fourths part water through the brewing cycle a time or two followed by running plain water through the cycle. This gets rid of hard water deposits and other buildup.

2. What affects the quality of a cup of coffee?

Several things have an affect on the quality of brewed coffee. The cleanliness of the brewing machines, the quality of the coffee beans, how long it has been since the beans were roasted, how long it has been since the beans were ground and the quality of the water used in brewing.

3. What is the best temperature for brewing coffee?

Most gurus agree that 200 degrees is the right temperature for brewing coffee. Many restaurants do not allow the temperature to get that high mainly because of liability issues should a customer spill coffee and get burned.
4. Can Espresso beans be used in drip coffee makers?


5. Where did the term 'cup of joe' come from?

Quite a few think that Admiral Josephus (Joe) Daniels once outlawed alcohol on ships, rendering coffee the most used beverage, ergo the 'cup of joe.' Others say that the saying comes from 'Joe' as 19th cent, slang for coffee.

Automatic drip coffee makers allow coffee lovers to indulge their senses whenever they please.

Okay, so coffee makers are an essential part of our daily lives. This makes it vital to spend some time to check several of them out before you make your choice. Coffee is not simply a drink, but a culture worthy of time and care.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Getting Your Coffee Fix In A Jiffy

I am a Coffeeholic, no doubt about it. I cannot start the day without at least two cups of coffee. So, getting my coffee in a jiffy in the morning is very important to me.

Now I have owned many coffeemakers in my life and I have looked at even more. The problem with most of them is that you have to wait for your coffee as it has to finish brewing before you can drink it.

The other problem is that if you have to keep it hot for quite a while you normally end up with burned coffee that tastes like vinegar. What a waste of good coffee! So, to me, that is just not good enough.

Now I am wondering if there are more people out there that feel the same about coffeemakers. Do you have a coffeemaker that you are simply not happy with?

So, if you are considering a new coffeemaker there are a few things to think about when you look for a coffeemaker. You have to make sure you get one that is suitable for your needs.

I think, a coffeemaker that is programmable is a very good idea. This way you can program you coffeemaker to have the coffee ready when you get up in the morning. It will than also be possible to have the coffee ready when you get home after a long day.

Another thing to keep in mind is the capacity of your coffeemaker. A good idea is if it can make one to twelve cups of coffee. You want to be able to make coffee just for yourself or you may want to make coffee for a crowd. So being able to make as many cups as you require is a big help.

Two of the coffeemakers I have been looking at are the Hamilton Beach Brew Station Deluxe and the Cuisinart DCC 1200 12 Cup Brew Central Coffeemaker. They are completely different, but they have very good benefits that differ from each other and will influence your choice. To be honest with you, I am leaning towards the Hamilton Beach Brew Station, but you may prefer something a little more traditional.

I think the choice of a coffeemaker is very personal. It is not only the great cup of coffee you want, but it is also how it looks in your kitchen, whether you want to be able to pour it from a jug at table and more.

So, when you are considering a coffeemaker, do your homework and get the one that is right for you.