drip coffee makers

The face of coffee in most homes, the drip maker
brews anywhere from 4 to 12 cups and is popular for convenience, ease and programmability.

drip coffee makers
cool beans:

Choosing a coffee maker with a built-in grinder lets you prep beans right before you brew, which means a fresher flavor and richer roast.

how it brews:

Water from the reservoir passes through a heating tube, saturates the grinds in the brew basket and drips into the carafe.

Look for programmable features that
match your morning routine and lifestyle.

Not a morning person?
With 24-hour programmability, the coffee maker will rise early, so you can have a cup in hand first thing.

Too busy to stick around for the entire brew?
Pause features let you grab a cup mid-brew.

Craving a stronger flavor or aroma?
Strength selectors cater every cup to your taste.

Wondering when that pot was brewed?
Freshness timers keep tabs on that.

Turning off the coffee maker not the first thing on your mind?
Auto shutoff is a must-have.

for a richer pour:

Keep it clean—coffee oils cling and interfere with flavor. For fresh taste, wash out the pot and filter basket with every new pot, clean the coffee maker once a week and descale once a month.

Be generous—dish out more beans! A weak blend doesn't mean a bad coffee maker. For a better brew, use one full tablespoon of ground coffee for every 8 ounces (about 227 grams) of water.

Get fresh—crisp, cold water translates into great taste. Distilled water may be good for the machine, but it falls flat in flavor. For a bold brew, rely on tap water, a water filter or spring water.

Cool off—take the pot off the warmer plate when it is done brewing. Left on the warmer plate, coffee continues to cook and quickly turns bitter. For lasting freshness, pour leftover coffee into a thermal pot.

Wait a minute—if you have the time, resist the urge to hit the brew pause. The first cup of coffee carries the most flavor & strength. For a balanced blend, wait for entire pot to brew.

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espresso makers

Your go-to for a quick pick-me-up! Brewing fast and under high pressure, espresso makers extract even more flavor and aroma than most other methods. Check out an espresso machine with a coffeemaker built in-you can have your espresso & coffee, too!

for a richer pour:

Make it hot—opinion may vary between coffee aficionados but for optimal extraction, coffee should generally be brewed with water that is between 190° and 205°F.

Time it—brew time is an indicator of espresso quality. Calculated from the moment the pump switch is activated until it is turned off, brew time for a master blend should take 25 to 30 seconds.

the hot shots

Pump Espresso Maker:

Using Thermo-Block system coils to flash heat water to precise, unique temperatures for both brewing and steaming, the pump espresso maker is perfect for achieving crema & providing continuous steam for cappuccinos and lattes.

before you brew:

Factor in a small lag time caused by the different temperatures required for brewing, steaming and frothing.

cool beans:

There's no need to wait for the machine to cool before opening the stopper, so you can keep steaming and brewing. Plus, brewing and steaming are two separate processes that use two separate temperatures, so espresso will never get overcooked and ruined.

Fully Super Automatic Espresso Maker:

One touch is all it takes! At the press of a button, this versatile machine grinds, doses, tamps and brews.

cool beans:

Consistent, repeated extractions mean more balanced blend, intensity and flavor. Most machines also have a built-in wand for frothing, steaming and topping off your favorite lattes and cappuccinos.

espresso makers
 
Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker:

Keeping tabs on the perfect brewing temperature, a semi-automatic machine automatically turns off the heat when the boiler temperature changes. Plus, an automated pump maintains and regulates pressure for a more consistent blend.

before you brew: Remember most semi-automatic machines are do-it-yourself and don't have an auto-on or auto-off time, so make time in the mornng to turn it on & don't forget to shut it off!

cool beans: Top off every drink! Most machines have wands to add the finishing touches-steam or froth-to every café-quality drink.

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single-serve brewers

An instant favorite! A single-serve brewer creates gourmet coffee, tea, hot chocolate and more by the cup, so every drink is made personal. Simply pop in a pod and in nearly an instant, your morning is made.

single-serve brewers
cool beans:

Teatime in no time at all-skip the teapot & get boiling water on demand by simply omitting the pod. Plus, some brewers have filter accessories that make it easy to brew your favorite grinds as well. And with endless flavors, you can explore the world of coffee & tea, all in the comfort of your home.

how it brews:

Grounds or brews are prepared in a single serve pod. Once the machine has warmed up, insert the pod, ready your mug, press brew and have a full cup in no time at all.

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percolators

Stemming from the verb percolate, which means "to filter," percolators are either electric or made for the stovetop. By continuously filtering and reheating the brew through grounds, percolators extract even more oils to produce a robust flavor and an irresistible aroma.

before you brew:

If it is a stovetop percolator then remove it from the heat source once it is finished brewing, so it doesn't over-boil, become bitter and mask distinct flavors. Electric percolators automatically switch to warming mode when the brew is completed, so a consistent blend is a given.

how it brews:

Boiling water is sent upwards to the top of a perforated basket, where it rains down over coffee grounds. This process is then repeated. From prep to presentation, the unique design of the percolator makes it tabletop ready, so serving is a cinch.

percolators
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french press

The easiest of all brewing systems, the french press combines coarsely ground beans and fresh boiling water and keeps essential oils in the brew for the purest flavor.

french press
before you brew:

Are you getting fresh? For the purest, strongest and freshest flavor, grind your own beans at home right before you start the French press process.

how it brews:

Boiling water and coarse grinds sit together in the carafe and after four minutes, the plunger is pushed slowly down, trapping the grinds at the bottom. When you pour a cup, the brew is sent through a mesh filter (versus a paper filter) that lets more of the coffee's flavor and essential oils pass through.

for a richer pour:

Watch the hot stuff–bring water to an optimal temperature between 195° and 205°F, so the essential oils in beans can develop a full flavor profile in just four minutes.

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