Best Budget Drip Coffee Makers – Cuisinart vs Kitchenaid vs Hamilton Beach

Red Drip Coffee Machine

One of the things we love, (or need), in the morning is a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Oftentimes though, we don’t have the time to fix ourselves a natural kick of caffeine. Grinding some coffee beans and boiling water doesn’t seem that complicated. Well, with a busy schedule this is just-another-thing to add to the morning chores. That’s why we have the coffee machine.

With so many coffee machines in the market, it’s a bit difficult to decide what type of coffee maker you should get. But there is definitely one factor that we always and often consider: the budget.

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How to Make Coffee with a Manual Dripper – Pour Over Infographic

Manual Drip Infographic

If you love drip coffee, but the auto-dripper you are using can’t brew a single cup, pour over coffee is one of the best options. Many people get discouraged by the technical aspect of brewing with a manual dripper. The reality is that it’s not that complicated.

This infographic shows you step by step how to use a pour over device to make a delicious coffee at home. It will be better than the coffee shop coffee.

The most important things when making coffee at home are the grind size and the brewing temperature. These two coffee brewing parameters can dramatically change the taste of your drink. Make sure you adjust these correctly. More on the subject in our manual drip brewing guide.

infographic showing how to make pour over coffee

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Pour Over Coffee Recipe

  1. Heat up water to 205 °F in a kettle.
  2. Measure on a scale 30 grams of coffee for every 12 oz of water
  3. Grind the coffee to a medium grind size
  4. Line the dripper with a paper filter and pre-wet the filter.
  5. Add the ground coffee into the filter, and gently tap the dripper to level the grinds.
  6. Start pouring water over the grounds with a circular motion starting from the center to the edges.
  7. Pour just enough to cover all the coffee, and give it a stir with a wooden spoon.
  8. Allow the coffee to bloom and release the trapped gas, and then pour the rest of the water, allowing it to slowly drip. Total dripping time should be around 1 minute up to 80 seconds.

We would like to know what is your recipe for pour over. If you tried our recipe, how did you like it?

Dutch Cold Brew Coffee – What Is it and How to Make it?

Yama Cold Brew Tower

Dutch Cold Brew Coffee on the street in Taiwan

Thanks to the innovations of baristas, the world of coffee is ever-evolving. We are always trying to find the best way to preserve and enhance the delicate flavors of coffee beans to create the perfect brew—but this isn’t new. Centuries before Starbucks, about three hundred years ago, the Dutch discovered a way to brew coffee that creates quite possibly the finest coffee taste to date, and it’s making a quick comeback. The Dutch might have forgotten the method, but the Japanese and the Koreans developed the method and transformed it into art.

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The Combination Coffee Espresso Machine – A Guide and Reviews

Combination Coffee Espresso Machine
The new hype in the home coffee brewing is the combination coffee espresso machine. If you’ve ever been mesmerized by the motions of your barista behind the counter while you waited on your latte, you’re not alone. There is a certain meditative quality to espresso drinks: brew the espresso, steam the milk, pour the espresso, pour the milk, wipe off the steam wand, flush the wand, repeat. Baristas are passionate for a reason. Coffee is a lifestyle.Combination Coffee Espresso Machine Now, you don’t have to fill out an application to your local coffee shop to experience the bliss of being a barista.… Read more

French Drip Coffee Pot

French Drip Coffee Pot

French Drip PotFrench drip coffee pot is a device traditionally used in Louisiana to brew coffee, tea, or their famous chicory coffee. The tradition of brewing in the French drip coffee pot goes a couple of centuries back, and it was borough by the French colonists from Europe. The French were at the time the innovators in the coffee brewing, and this device was a breakthrough.

The traditional pot is named grégue in French, and it wouldn’t miss from any kitchen. The smell of fresh coffee made in one of these pots is one of the fondest memories for Louisiana people.

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The Best Grind and Brew Coffee Makers

Commercial Grind and Brew Coffee Machine
Grind and Brew Coffee Maker
Cuisinart Bean to Cup Coffee Machine (photo credit – Amazon)

Grind and brew coffee makers are relatively new on the market, but the demand for them is growing because of the convenience of these machines. This type of coffee makers has a few advantages over a regular pair of separate grinder and brewing machine.

  • Grind and brew coffee machines are more compact than the pair grinder – brewer
  • In the brewing process there are less steps to do, you only put your beans and press the start button
  • They can be programmed to brew a cup 24 hours in advance, and unlike with a regular set of brewer grinder, you don’t have to grind your coffee the night before, the machine will do it at the brewing time.
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