There's nothing better than a great cup of coffee to start your day!
Buying your favorite coffee house drink can get expensive. Purchasing a coffee machine is an economical alternative.
Step 1: Know Your Options
Drip Coffee Maker/Coffee Brewer
Produce a single cup or several cups of coffee at once
Single-Serve Coffee Maker/One Cup Coffee Maker
Brew a single cup of coffee using prefilled capsules
Examples: Keurig, Nespresso, etc.
Use boiled water and no electricity
Examples: french press, moka pot, and cold drip
Make specialty drinks such as espresso, cappuccino, and lattes
Step 2: Know Your Needs
Understanding your coffee routine and preferences will help you to pick the right option.
Quantity: The amount of coffee you drink and the number of coffee drinkers at home can help steer your choice.
Coffee Preferences: Fancy drinks may call for a fancier machine.
Counter Space: If your machine isn't easily accessible, you'll likely banish it to the small appliance graveyard.
Features and Convenience: Consider your daily routine, the types of coffee drinks you enjoy, and the time you want to spend making coffee.
Step 3: Know Your Budget
You can spend anywhere from $10 to $1000+ on a home machine. Know your budget and keep it top of mind to narrow your search.
Consider both upfront and long-term costs (filters, coffee, capsules, etc.)
Be careful when compromising to be happy with your machine long-term!
Charlie is a busy student living on his own who wants to save money. He usually grabs a coffee in the morning, enjoying different flavours. What option would you recommend?
Decide on your needs and priorities for your coffee machine, and do some research to help you to compare options and pick a machine that's best for you.
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