Consumer Reports Best Rated Coffee Makers 2014

Bonavita BV1800
Bonavita BV1800
8-Cup Coffee Maker

So what makes a good drip coffee makers. And what do you get for you money if you spend more on a drip coffee maker. Well even the low priced models will be able to make you a reasonable cup of coffee. But sometime good enough just isnt good enough.

If you are serious about your coffee and want a really great cup of coffee everytime then you will have to spend a little bit more on your coffee machine. Also the cheaper models will come with very few convenience features. If you want the extra features that make an automatic coffee machine super easy to use then you will have to spend a bit more too.

One advantage of drip coffee makers that they have over a lot of other types is that they can make a lot of coffee. If you have guests over frequently you dont want to have to spend all your time in the kitchen making coffee after coffee. With a 10 or 14 cup drip coffee maker you can make plenty of coffee for friends and family without having to spend long periods of time standing over a coffee machine.

Consumers Report Best Coffee Makers 2014


Melitta 10-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker
Melitta 10-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker


Zojirushi EC-BD15BA Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
Zojirushi EC-BD15BA Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker


Cuisinart DTC-975BKN Thermal 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
Cuisinart DTC-975BKN Thermal 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker


Encore Coffee Grinder
Encore Coffee Grinder


Breville Smart Grinder Coffee Machine
Breville Smart Grinder Coffee Machine


Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder
Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Coffee Grinder

How Do I Improve My Coffee?

Why Do You Need A Coffee Grinder?

When you make coffee, the soluble parts of the coffee dissolve into the hot water. These parts of coffee are known as soluble solids or dissolvable solids. If you filter your coffee then only the coffee that has dissolved into the hot water will pass through the filter. The rest of the coffee grounds will remain in the filter because they have not dissolved in the hot water.

Its important to know this as it gives an indication of why we need a coffee grinder. A coffee grinder makes your coffee taste better because it allows you to grind your coffee to the right size that is appropriate for the type of coffee you are making. It also lets you do a really important thing for getting good coffee flavour and that is to grind your coffee beans just before use. The freshness and flavours of coffee starts to go as soon it is ground, so the sooner you can use it after grinding the better.

Whatever method you are using to make your coffee, make sure your water is as close to boiling point as possible. Coffee dissolves in water much better when the water is at or near boiling point. For most machine method, the machine should ensure the water reaches the ideal temperature, and if you are having problems getting good coffee its always worth checking the temperature of the water at the point the coffee is made if possible.

For any type of manual method, ensure the water has just boiled when you start using it. So for French press coffee, then use freshly boiled water just after it has boiled.

The other simple tips to improve the flavour of your coffee are really basic steps. Ensure that all your equipment is clean, as old coffee flavors can come through if you haven’t kept your machine clean. Use a brand or type of coffee that you are happy with, which might take a while to fine. Taste is very different between different people so what might be right for you other may not like.

Also different ways of brewing coffee can emphasise aspects of a particular coffee. Really it’s a case of trial an error in matching a type of coffee to your brewing method and also to your taste. Always make sure you are using fresh water when making your coffee. Try and avoid distilled water and just use fresh tap water where possible.

Best Rated Automatic Coffee Makers 2014

Highest Rated Coffee Maker

When you really need one it can be hard to beat a good cup of coffee. Or when you have had a stressful meeting at work theres nothing better to calm you down. Automatic drip coffee makers make it easy to get a good cup of coffee quickly and easily. They are great when you know you need coffee for a few people or you want to drink more than one cup of coffee as many of use do.

Of course if you live with one or two then you might not need a large capacity coffee maker, so a model that hold less or a single serve coffee machine might suit you much better. Then you need to consider the features that you need from your automatic drip coffee machine. Many coffee machines come with glass carafes that are heated by a hot plate, but the constant heating can affect the taste of the coffee and make it bitter. So these days many coffee machines come with a thermal carafe that keeps the coffee warms for hours without any additional heating, meaning that the coffee also maintains its flavours without getting stewed.

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