Drip Coffee Makers – What You Need to Know to Brew Coffee Right

Eidolonai January 12, 2018
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If you love coffee and want to drink it at home regularly, you simply have to investigate drip coffee makers. Drip coffee makers provide a simple yet effective way to create a delicious pot of coffee in the comfort of your home. But what should you consider when evaluating different types of drip coffee makers?

These drip coffee makers operate by slowly dripping hot water through ground coffee collected in a filter. There the hot water collects and brews, with only the hot flavored liquid dripping through the filter into a cup or pot or carafe.

There are different kinds of filters, but the filters don’t change the process. They do, however, change the flavor. For example, a gold mesh filter allows some of the oils and sediment to flow through into the pot, providing a more bold flavored coffee. A paper filter arguably makes a more crisp cup of coffee, but it is up to debate whether it is healthful or not.

Some argue the oils removed by paper filters make the coffee healthier because those oils contain unnecessary fats. Others claim the amount of fat is minuscule and that some of these oils are actually high in antioxidants. My opinion is that it doesn’t make much of a difference and that is more a matter of personal taste.

The other variant you control with a drip coffee maker is the speed of the brew. How fast does it brew? Again, there are two fields of thought on this matter. Some believe a fast brew with some pressure to the water (to help force it through the grounds and through the filter) keeps the flavor more fresh.

Others believe a coffee machine which allows the water collect and sit in the filter among the grounds enables the water to collect more flavor from the grounds before seeping into the pot. I personally believe the slower brew provides a more rich and full-bodied flavor.

I hope this provides you with some useful information to consider when contemplating the right drip coffee makers for your particular circumstance.

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