Who doesn’t enjoy waking up to the rich aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee? For some of us coffee is so essential that the mere thought of going without is unthinkable.
Coffee is woven into the fabric of many cultures, worldwide. In fact, coffee is the second most traded commodity on a global scale, after oil. The specialty coffee industry has been in evolution barely over two decades and has become a worldwide movement, with over 2 billion cups of coffee consumed daily around the world.
The rituals, conventions and methods of preparation for coffee differ and so do coffee makers. My personal, all around favorite coffee maker is the traditional stove top moka, with the characteristic sputtering sounds it makes, which is a sign that the coffee is ready to be enjoyed.
The automatic drip coffee maker is probably one of the most used coffee makers to this day, although many people have now discovered the joys of preparing homemade cappuccinos, caffe lattes and espressos at home, Let’s have a look at the three most popular types of coffee machines.
- Fully Automatic Coffee Machines
- Pump Espresso Coffee Machines
- Drip Coffee Machines
Fully Automatic Coffee Machines
If you are considering purchasing a fully automatic coffee machine, be sure to get one with an integrated coffee bean grinder, so you can enjoy the fresh ground roast experience in the comfort of your own home. The main contenders, when it comes to fully automatic coffee machines are Phillips and DeLonghi, Some of these coffee machines have adaptive grinding technology. This technology allows you to adjust the grinding according to your personal taste and the coffee blend you wish to prepare. These coffee machines do more than simply make coffee. By integrating existing features with technology, they can produce a dense creamy froth or a silky smooth texture, anything from a hot chocolate to a frothy, creamy latte, cold drinks, cappuccinos and espressos.
Pump Espresso Coffee Machines
Some of the new Pump Espresso Coffee machines allow you to prepare your Espresso with ground coffee or with pods, your choice. I personally like the Dedica White coffee machine, there is a Red version named Dedica Red. This slick designer Pump Espresso Coffee Machine, by DeLonghi, brews a wide range of milk based beverages, with its adjustable Cappuccino System. It’s small, compact and lightweight but it packs a punch. It produces a rich frothy creamy brew and has a removable drip tray which allows you to use mugs up to 12cm high.
Drip Coffee Machines
Drip coffee machines have come a long way. These coffee makers are now integrated with technology to deliver optimal results. Some of these drip coffee makers, such as the Clessidra Filter Coffee Maker, are engineered to automate pulse pouring and have built in infusion time control, as well as a precision temperature control gage, It makes up to 10 cups of rich, full flavored coffee.
Coffee has conquered the world. This dark rich fragrant brew has become one of the simple pleasures of daily life, which brings us together.