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Quick tips On Coffee Makers

Posted Jul 31 2009 11:53am
I think everyone in the world has had to deal with a faulty coffee maker. One that either leaks, the coffee doesn't brew hot enough, grinds always make it into your mug, or it just tastes nasty. I am here today to give you some quick tips on some of the coffee makers I have had to deal with.

The first coffee maker is just a plain jane 12 cup coffee maker from Wal-Mart. It used to be my Mom's, and when she got a new one she gave this one to us. I would say we have had this one for 6 months or so and guess what? IT SUCKS! All the things I listed in the first paragraph, this one does. I couldn't even drink a cup of coffee in the morning because by the time I put in the creamer, it tasted like it had been sitting in the fridge for a couple of hours. So, we set out to find a new coffee maker.

The one my Mom got was on sale at Bed Bath and Beyond. It is a Cuisinart, and I really like this brand. I have never used a product of theirs and been disappointed, until this coffee maker.

The coffee comes out hot, but it also tastes burnt sometimes. Possibly the water gets too hot and ends up burning the coffee grinds. It also leaks, so they always have to leave a towel underneath.

About a week ago my Mom comes home from work carrying a box with a coffee maker inside. I got so filled with excitement, because I will now be able to have a nice cup of coffee in the morning. This is one I have never seen before, let alone heard of. The brand is called Keurig and this is what it says on their homepage:

" The Keurig brewing system offers gourmet coffee drinkers a top quality, coffee house cup of coffee with the convenience of brewing immediately in your own kitchen. The Keurig brewer makes a fine cup of coffee in under a minute and takes away all the guesswork from brewing a consistently great cup of coffee."

They are absolutely 100% correct. We were always guessing as to how much coffee we needed to put in the filter for different occasions.

We got the Keurig Elite Brewing System.

"The Elite offers two cup sizes for brewing options with the programmable feature of Auto Off. The 48 oz. removable water reservoir holds up to 8 cups before refilling and for the removable drip tray allows for easy cleaning and the use of travel mugs." - Keurig Website

You can choose from 2 different brew sizes, 8 oz. and 10 oz. It has a water reservoir on the side that automatically pulls the water up, heats the water and than proceeds to brew your cup of coffee in a matter of 15 seconds. It also features K-cups. K-cups are one time use coffee cups you insert at the top of the coffee maker, makes for very easy clean-up. They have hundreds of varieties of coffee, tea, and hot cocoa.

So far, Shannon and I have had no problems with this coffee maker. Only hot, delicious cups of coffee. Give it a try :)
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