It took us staying in all day and working through the nights to finally idolise Coffee. For those who hadn’t yet. Now that the newbies and the seasoned coffee lovers are on the same page, here are 7 coffee makers to swear by during our home arrest.
Strictly not for tea fanatics. Please.
Variety for the game
Before we begin, let’s look at the different types of coffee makers available.
Drip – easy to use, affordable, quick and churns out good quantities of coffee.
Single Serve – for when you need all the precision and specifics for a single cup.
French Press – easy to use and clean and maintain. Can be taken out during travel as well and uses a metal filter. So that all of the elements seep right through – and not get stuck on paper filter.
Thermal Coffee Maker – the advantage here is it keeps you coffee warm. The coffee pot sits on an insulated thermal carafe (the brew may get bitter though).
Espresso – Expensive? Check. Not easy to manage? Check? Great coffee? Check! Clearly the bourgeoisie amongst coffee makers, you could get yourself mocha, latte and macchiatos from this one. But again. You could go for a more affordable piece too and avoid the Expresso. Like you’d do with the boujie these days.
There a ton of others, but for starters these will suffice. Along with this list.
Ninja Specialty Coffee Maker
Comes with a bunch of settings ranging from classic, over ice to its ‘speciality brew’ – getting you rich and jazzy cups of coffee to spoil you through the day. The Ninja has six brewing sizes, from a single cup to ten, with options of cold or hot milk.
This one comes high in aesthetics and packs a punch with the performance too. Takes up hardly any space in the kitchen (or wherever you may want to keep it). A drip coffee maker with a thermal 8 cup-carafe, sure to keep your cuppa brewing and satisfying – even more so with its process of pre-infusion.
Black + Decker BXCM1201IN Drip Coffee Maker
Keeps the coffee warm up to two hours post brewing it. The machine’s lightweight and sleek looking. And on days you need to rush to those Zoom calls and forget to switch the coffee maker off? Black and Decker’s got your back. The device automatically shuts itself down. Prepares 12 cups at a time and uses a nylon filter – though some online reviews claim the filter gets quite troublesome over time.
Oxo Brew Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Tastes like the cup you get in the office. Sorry that’s actually subjective, but we meant it the best way possible. The machine is compact, easy to place wherever and comes with a thermal carafe which promises to be drip-free. Comes along with a single cup filter basket.
Morphy Richards Fresco Espresso Coffee Maker
An Expressor type coffee maker, can dole 4 cups at a time. Comes complete with a glass carafe and a drip tray underneath – cleaning up runaway coffee is always a pain right? You could also control how strong you’d want your brew to be through its stainless steel cup filter.
Bunn Velocity Brew BT
Yet another entry for those always on the move. Even if it means moving from your bedroom to the work desk – which could well be in the bedroom itself. Anyway, our schedules haven’t gotten easier and this coffee maker is a good fit. With a thermal carafe serving large quantities of coffee (in as much as just 3 minutes, some claim), go for it for a quick and rich cup of coffee.
Philips HD7431/20 Coffee Maker
Uses different coffee blends and a detachable filter holder – to name a few amongst a ton of other features. This one also has an Aroma Swirl technology to evenly distribute the aroma. Along with a drip stop function to get the coffee brewing instantly – when you want it to, that is. At a little less than 2kgs, and a two year warranty, safe bet this one.
Well, you could go fancy with a coffee maker or simply get yourself a classic South Indian coffee filter, no? Eventually, they both offer different flavours, so go choose by your preference!