Coffee Maker Buying Guide | Consumer Reports

Coffee Maker Buying Guide | Consumer Reports 1

What is the best coffee machine for your lifestyle? It all depends on how many cups you drink and what features you can’t live without. You can grab a hot cup to go or take the time to grind your own beans, one cup at a time. Consumer Reports can help you find the right coffee maker.

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00:00 – Introduction
00:10 – Types of coffee makers
00:21 – Automatic drip coffee makers
01:02 – How we test coffee makers
01:20 – Self-serve coffee makers
01:33 – Grind and brew coffee makers
01:54 – Single-serve pod coffee makers
02:31 – Combination coffee makers


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9 Comments on "Coffee Maker Buying Guide | Consumer Reports"

  1. Other than a French press the grind and brew method works wonderfully. Freshly ground and no aroma escapes the chamber until it’s brewed.

  2. The problem with most of these machines is that they don’t get the water hot enough to make a proper cup of coffee. i got a French press which allows me to boil the water to the recommended temp.

  3. I use a Keurig single serve coffee maker. It’s convenient, but after watching this video the Keurig may not be the end all in single serve coffee makers for me. I think I’ll be investigating some of these other possibilities. Thanks for posting this video.

  4. This video is a waste of time.

  5. CR left out percolator coffee makers. After buying more drip coffee makers than we care to remember we bought a stove top model. With our stove top percolator WE control the brew time and by adjusting the burner flame also the water temperature. With a little experimentation it makes great coffee. Also a stove top model has no moving parts. So there is nothing to wear out or break. If you buy a good quality one it should last a lifetime. Which is why they are hard to find in stores. Stores like repeat customers!

  6. I don’t like plastic, especially heated plastic, touching what I eat and drink. I know it’s impossible to completely avoid when daily consuming various things but after trial and error with coffee, I landed on pour over coffee. The cover to my grinder is plastic but the beans don’t come into contact with it. Unfortunately it’s a blade grinder as an electric burr grinder sans plastic is either unavailable or unaffordable. The rest of the equipment I use is stainless steel, ceramic, glass, and hemp.

  7. What about French Press coffee makers?

  8. Haha AND OF COURSE their rates are locked behind a pay wall.

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