Most people need coffee to start out their days, while others simply love the taste. If you are a coffee lover, you may be interested in buying a coffee maker and adding it to your home. But with so many different coffee makers available on the market today, how do you know which one is the best coffee maker for your office? Today, I am going to help you by making this decision a little easier for you.

Looking at Price

Price is not an indicator of quality. While you can spend hundreds of dollars on a professional looking coffee maker that will certainly draw the eyes of many, good cups of coffees can be made by machines that cost less than $40.

Basic coffee makers can make decent cups of coffee. Think about whether you need more features than a simple on/off. You might want other features including a thermal carafe, different settings that pertain to brew strength, or even an automatic timer.

Quantity

How many cups do you drink? If you only need one cup, you might want a one or two cup drip coffee maker. You can also go with a single-serve pod machine. However, to be cost-efficient, a standard drip coffee maker will be good enough.

If you need more than a few cups, you want a larger machine. However, do not simply trust the capacity claims of manufacturers.

Frequency

If you need to drink coffee spaced out throughout the day, you might want to buy a coffee maker that has an insulated mug or an insulated carafe to keep your coffee warm and fresh throughout the day. If you simply use the warming plates that often come with glass pots, your coffee will taste stale and burnt after being left too long.

Alertness

How awake are you in the morning? For some people, filling the coffee machine and turning it off can be too hard in the morning. If that sounds like you, consider using a coffee maker that has an automatic “on” switch. If you often forget to turn off your coffee maker, an automatic timed “off” feature can do wonders.

Making Espresso

If you want to drink espresso, you will need a different type of coffee maker. This is because espresso needs to be made in a different way. It is made as hot water is forced through packed and finely ground coffee. Make sure you get an espresso maker if you are interested.

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