A coffee machine helps you out on those groggy mornings when all you want to do is just get back in your bed and sleep like a baby. But as tempting as that sounds, we all have jobs to do and offices to reach. So having a coffee every day has become a necessity for us to function well in our office and get our work done on times.
So how many types of coffee machines are out there? Well, there are numerous types of coffee machines depending on the capacity and requirements but mainly there are five types of coffee makers:
One of the simplest and most used coffee machines in the 19th century, this apparatus is constructed for your safety and convenience. It has a simple design with two sections, one section is filled with water and the other section contains coarsely ground coffee. This device can brew around 4-12 cups of coffee with ease at a time. All you need to do is boil the water using a heat source and the water will slowly start passing through the channel and drip back down passing through the ground coffee presenting you with a coffee of desired aroma and taste.
- French Presses
For strong coffee, French presses are the best device as they are quick and simple to use. All you have to do is pour some hot water into it with coarsely ground coffee and then plunge the plunger which is fixed with the wire mesh to filter the residue. A small sediment will get collected as it does not use a paper filter but you would get a delicious, dark coffee in just a matter of minutes.
- Drip Coffee Machines
One of the simplest machines to use, Drip coffee machines are great for those people who are fond of filter coffee. This coffee machine consists of a filter which can either be a paper filter or a metal/plastic filter. Paper filter tends to remove all the extra oils from coffee giving you a rich taste in your coffee but the same cannot be said for metal or plastic filters. In paper filter, you will need to replace it with a new filter after every brew whereas, in the case of metal or plastic filter, you will just need to clean it every time you brew.
Drip Coffee machines further come in two types: Automatic and Manual. Automatic drip coffee machines spray hot water over the filter which contains coarsely ground coffee whereas in a manual coffee machine, you can take as long as to pour water over the ground coffee to give it the desired taste.
- Single Cup Makers
As the name suggest, this type of coffee machine is great for making one cup of coffee at a time and is great for those households where there aren’t many regular coffee drinkers. It uses prepackaged pods or cups which can be fit inside any type of machine. The pod contains the ground coffee and a small filter and when hot water is poured into the pod, it passes through the filter providing you with a fresh cup of a coffee with the push of a button.
- Espresso Coffee Machines
Although Espresso Coffee Machines sound a little intimidating, these provide you with the best type of coffees and beverages like Cappucino and Latte. It provides you with a rich coffee taste and is worth the extra effort required for using it. It comes in three types: Semi-Automatic, Automatic and Fully Automatic depending on the pump method and pressure method.
The semi-Automatic machine uses pump technique whereas Automatic machines use pressure technique, they force boiling water through finely ground coffee directly into the small cup giving you with a richly smelling espresso.