10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Coffee Maker

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Coffee Maker

The list of options for buying a new coffee maker is practically indefinite. There are so many options ranging though the price brackets, brands, features, type of coffee maker and more.

It can be pretty daunting deciding which machine to buy. A good way to narrow down your options is to consider exactly what you want from your coffee machine.

Here are ten things to think about before you start looking at the options available:

1. Brand Preference

Have you had a coffee machine before that you’ve particularly loved? If so, then you might choose to stay within that brand. Alternatively, you might have had a machine that you didn’t like so much and then you may want to steer clear of that brand.

Having an idea of the brand(s) you are willing to consider can greatly narrow down your search.

2. The Type of Machine You Want

Again, there are many options. You might prefer a drip coffee maker, a barista style espresso machine or a pod machine.

Each of these styles of machine will come with their own advantages and disadvantages and all of them work very differently, so it’s important to decide which type of machine is the best suited to your needs.

3. Your Ability as a Barista

Are you an experienced barista who understands how to make a perfect cup of coffee with little guidance? If so, then you can choose pretty much any machine that lets you customize your coffee. If you are less confident, and want something simple and easy, then a drip coffee maker, or a pod machine, would be better options as they are easy to use with little to no experience of brewing good coffee.

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Coffee Maker

4. The Time You Have Available

Again, choosing a barista style machine will mean you need a little bit more time to effectively prepare your coffee when you consider grinding the beans, measuring the grinds etc. A pod machine is by far the fastest option – simply insert a pod and brew.

5. The Capacity

If you regularly entertain, or you have a large family of coffee lovers, a machine which allows you to brew a full carafe is a good option. If you just want to use the machine for the odd cup of coffee here and there, then a single serve machine would work best for you.

6. Your Budget

You can purchase a coffee machine for as little as $10 and as much as $2000. It’s important that you decide how much you can afford to spend a machine and then look at the machines available in that price range.

Don’t be down hearted if your budget isn’t huge. There are some great budget options available.

7. The Features of the Machine

Do you want a machine that can:

  • Be customized to your own personal taste?
  • Be pre-programmed to start brewing when you’re still asleep?

These are just some of the things coffee machines can potentially do. If these features are important to you, it can help to narrow your search to not include models that don’t offer these features.

8. The Environment

If going green is important to you, you might want to consider staying away from pod machines and machines that require paper filters.

9. The Coffee

Some machines are only compatible with certain coffee brands – always check you like the brand you’ll have to use!

10. The Aesthetics

If style is important to you, another consideration is the range of styles and colors available with the model.

We hope this article has helped you to narrow down your search a little! Happy shopping!

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