Coffee has been one of the most popular beverages in the world for centuries now, but it seems like we are still exploring this wonder bean and still discovering new things about it. Much like other condiments, spices or herbs, the coffee bean and its derivatives have passed through various perceptions in our society. So while in the last few decades it was believed that drinking it in excess could ruin your health, new studies have come to show quite the opposite. This doesn’t mean that excess of any kind isn’t wrong, but as long as you consume quality beans and prepare them properly, you shouldn’t have any worries, except maybe in finding a good coffeemaker.
One of the reasons coffee is so appreciated is because it is so versatile; as a beverage, it can be prepared in a variety of ways, starting with the classical coffee pot, to the more intricate drip machine, espresso machine, French press, single cup coffee makers or tablet coffee makers. Thus, in order to drink good coffee, you need both quality product and a reliable maker; choosing it is entirely up to you, but here are some tips that might steer you in the right direction.
If you are a gourmet coffee lover, and like to experiment with types and flavors, then don’t waste your beans with a poor coffee maker. By and large, the best type of coffee maker is considered to be the espresso machine, but this is also the most expensive, and a bit difficult to use at first. Furthermore, you should choose a coffee maker based on how you like to drink your coffee; in some parts of the world, they still prefer the basic method of boiling it in a coffee pot, and they enjoy the flavors left by the presence of coffee grains in their cup; a similar method, but without the grains, is obtained with the French press. Both these methods are the cheapest, but if you enjoy gourmet coffee, flavors may be lost with this method.
While you decide what type of coffee maker is suitable for you, it may be worth it to look for some reviews as well, or check out websites which review the best products on the market and discuss each of their advantages and disadvantages of usage. However, if you like coffee moderately, and are a consumer mainly because it helps you work, then we don’t recommend overspending on a coffee maker; most drip machines are quite reliable nowadays, they make pretty good coffee, and with the proper reviews you’ll surely find something to match your needs.