What are the Different Types of Coffee Makers?

For coffee lovers, it is impossible to start their day without a cup of coffee. Whether you are looking for a quick and convenient way to make coffee or looking to try new ways, this is the right place for you. A cup of coffee has that power and aroma that wakes a person up right away. However, now coffee is not just about its strength to wake us up. People have started to focus more on the taste, and many drink coffee for that purpose only. Every method and device gives its unique taste. The richness and smoothness depend on the device you are using.

Different Types of Coffee Makers

People have devised a variety of methods for brewing their ideal cup of coffee! The following are some different types of coffee makers:

1. Pour-Over Machine

pour-over coffee method. 

One of the coffee makers is the pour-over machine. A pour-over requires a cone-like mug with a paper filter on top that you pour water over. The water funnels through the filter containing coffee into a container underneath the cone. There are several coffee brewers out there. 

A Chemex also gets used for the pour-over method. The difference between a Chemex and the traditional pour-over machine, that it is a single piece of equipment. It is like a funnel on top and a container at the bottom. It is way harder to clean out. The pour-over allows you to have control over your work. It extracts a high-quality brew from the beans. However, it is challenging to get used to its functions. It is not easy to get a perfect cup of coffee. 

2. French Press Machines

A french press machine

The French press machines are a classic way to make a cup of coffee. It is a tool shaped like a mug that has a presser. It is simple to use!

All you need to do is add your coffee grounds and hot water in and let it sit for a while. Proceed to push down the presser. It acts as a mesh as it pushes the sands to the bottom of the device. 

It is easy to do. However, it requires patience. It is also environmentally friendly as it does not require paper filters like pour-overs. The French press is only competent for rich coffee instead of light ones. Using a french press machine, you can produce coffee anywhere because it does not need electricity. 

3. The Espresso Machine

espresso machine 

Do you know that espresso machines get commonly used in cafes? It is very versatile but hard to use due to how much equipment it has. The espresso machines allow you to make drinks containing milk. Espresso drinks are concentrated and highly rich. It provides you with a unique espresso just like the one from a cafe. Its price is just as high as its pros. It is costly, and the extra accessories add to that price. After all the hassle of making a coffee from an espresso, you only get a single cup at a time. 

4. Traditional Turkish Pot 

Turkish pot and coffee.

The Turkish pot coffee consists of a tiny pot of water and coffee. The coffee gets cooked over a big skillet pan filled with sand. It is because sand is a great conductor of heat that cooks up the coffee. The Turkish pot technique might get practiced without sand. However, it won’t give the same taste!

5. Drip Machines

The drip machine is one of the easiest ways to make a cup of coffee. It is all automated. When using one, all you have to do is add water and coffee to make a cup of coffee for yourself.

 The downside of a drip machine is that it does its own thing. You can not set it up according to your likings. It consists of a big mug which is good to make coffee for family or guests. However,  if you live by yourself, it might not be the best choice for you.

It is fast and convenient if you do not have the time in the morning to work on your coffee. You can make a large batch of coffee in one go for your entire family. 

6. The AeroPress

Aeropress is a unique device. People that do not endow in the world of coffee have not heard of this before. However, coffee lovers love to have a cup of coffee out of this. It is rich, smooth and delicious! It’s simple to use; all you have to do is put a paper filter in the bottom and press down to squeeze the coffee into a mug underneath when it gets brewed. Such a simple device also allows you to make a variety of drinks and recipes. 

Aeropress is a small device that makes it highly portable. It does not require additional equipment. You can only produce one coffee at a time. However, it only takes 2 minutes to make one, so it is not a problem. 

7. The Moka Pot

A Moka pot Close-up

If you are in love with espresso but do not have the funds to own an espresso machine, Moka pot is the way to go. It is a small kettle-shaped device that gives you rich espresso-like coffee. It has a spinning rod coming out of it which makes the coffee more rich and smooth. It is wonderful for making milk drinks like latte or macchiato. The pot is not electronic. However, it does require a gas stove or an open flame to sit on. Boiling water is not enough!

8. The Clever Dripper

A clever dripper is a combination of a French press and a pour-over. Your coffee goes on top of a paper filter that sits at the bottom of the cone. Allow for as much time as you like the coffee to steep in the water. When you set the cone on top of a cup, it immediately begins to drip. The clever dripper is a simpler version of a pour-over. The ease of the device gets traded for the quality of the coffee. It does not have a crisp production like the pour-over. 

9. The Siphon Brewer

Siphon brewer is a device that many people tend to ignore.  It looks complicated and confusing. However, it produces the cleanest, purest, smoothest, and delicious coffee you can find. You have to be very hands-on with the device as it is not easy to get in right.  If you like science and love to experiment, the siphon brewer is for you. 

10. The Pod Espresso

One of the biggest trends in the world of coffee today is a pod-based espresso. It is the quickest, easiest, and most convenient way to get coffee!

However, it does not give you a good quality brew. It is not fresh and compromises the environmental protection aspect. It is a machine that got a space to insert a pod filled with ingredients such as milk and coffee. When the pod goes in, the machine punches to get the products out and releases the water.  The mixture is then poured into your cup automatically. It sounds fun and easy, which it is. Many people despise pod-based machines due to a lack of freshness. The milk and coffee stay in a pod until it gets used.

Bottom Line

There are different types of coffee makers out there, and it is hard to choose one! However, this article will help you to get the most accessible and convenient devices out there.  

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