So you love, maybe even live for, that first cup 'o joe each morning. How do you brew it? Finding the best coffee machine can be a daunting task. There are so many on the market, it can be quite difficult to choose the one that is just right for you. These four tips will help your quest for the best machine easier and more efficient.
1. Personal Preference
Everyone has their own taste preference and usage preference so choosing the best coffee maker is really a personal endeavor. You have to evaluate what you want and need because the "best" is very subjective.
Perhaps you live in a small apartment or house where counter space is limited. In that case, an under cabinet coffee maker would probably best suit your purpose.
On the other hand, if you like to have your coffee right when you wake up, a machine with a timer may be your best bet. Whether it is an under cabinet coffee maker or a usual coffee pot, the best is the one that suits your own preferences.
2. Brand, Size and Color
Some people have certain brands that they prefer. Price really does not play into the brand because some of the best name brands do have low price models that maintain the quality that the name carries. Some people though, just prefer to keep with the same brand throughout their home. For example, they might want their home to be filled with all DeLonghi products.
Capacity is also important. If you are the only one who drinks coffee, then a single serve is the coffee machine to get. On the other hand, if you drink a lot of coffee or you have several people in your home who drinks coffee, then a larger coffee pot, like 8, 10 or even 12 cups would be the best for you.
Color is an issue for some people and other people just do not care. Many manufacturers are making their coffee makers very colorful. Now you can go into a store and are very likely to find a coffee maker that fits any décor.
3. The 4 Ps
When you are in the market for the a brewer, remember the four Ps: Price, Phew Value, Popularity and Plot. Consider the price first. Can you afford a model that is really good but carries a hefty price tag? Remember, you generally get what you pay for so that $10 may be easy on your wallet, but think of quality as well.
Next is the Phew Value. Sure, it is a great coffee maker, but is it so complicated that you can not utilize all of the features? It may be a great machine, but if you cannot use it, it is worthless.
Popularity should also be considered. It is popular for a reason, be it ease of use, great price or quality. But do not let that popularity lead you into purchasing a coffee maker that has features that you do not really need or one that does not suit your needs.
Plot is the last consideration. Think about the space that you have in your kitchen. Do you have room on your counters for a coffee maker? Would you be better served with an under cabinet coffee maker? Think about your needs and space available before you take the plunge.
4. What are the features that you cannot live without
Do you absolutely need a clock, filter basket, cord storage, adjustable water temperature, clean light, auto shut off, pause and serve or other features?
There are some pretty fancy coffee makers out there. Think about the features that you need and want, just remember that some of those fancy features carry a fancy price tag. And ultimately, the best is what suits your lifestyle...
Ebenezer Heng, the owner of On Coffee makers does the research for any machines related to coffee. As long as you are looking for a machine to better your coffee experience, chances are you can find it at http://www.oncoffeemakers.com
Learn more about how to find the best coffee machines on his site.