As this blog is about what makes your house a home, I could not write something about coffee. Simply put, I adore a great cup of coffee in the morning. I’m not talking about instant coffee in a mug. I am talking about the real deal. Brewed correctly, from ground beans, giving off that beautiful aroma. Because of this, I think a coffee maker in your kitchen, is an essential part of turning my house into a home.
Today when shopping, you have a massive choice. Not only in the models from different brands of coffee makers, but the types of coffee maker. You have one cup brew makers, espresso makers, drip makers and french press makers just to name a few. It all depends on what your preferences you have, to what machine you choose.
I personally have two machines for different needs. In the mornings, I am normally in a rush, apart from weekends, so I have a single serve coffee maker. When I have more time, in the evenings and at weekends, I have an espresso maker to play with. Both make a fantastic mug of coffee.
My single serve coffee maker, is a Keurig machine. It is the K65 model and I love it to bits. Make sure water is in the reservoir, pop in your K cup and press the button. The machine takes care of everything. It might not quite have the taste of a freshly ground espresso but it is very good. As good as many coffee shops I have been to. I chose this particular maker because of its programming capabilities. I can load the machine and set a timer the night before. I awake to a freshly brewed coffee. Quite often it is the aroma that forces me out of bed.
When I have time to play and prepare a freshly ground espresso, I have a Gaggia 14101. This is an expensive machine, and for many people, I understand wouldn’t pay this much. But it is awesome, and looks fantastic. Quite often it is the first thing people comment on when visiting. It is made with heavy duty components, I cannot see this every breaking. It is easy to clean, and with its frothing wand, I can make a pretty mean latte.
There are many other choices out there, I recommend taking a look.