The Hottest Coffee Machines

Posted by 7Villages 01 Nov 2015 No Comments »

 

If you love coffee, finding the right coffee machine can be a real challenge, especially if you are picky about your style of coffee. It can also be challenging if you are currently on a budget and do not have a lot of money to spend on coffee makers. The good news is there are a number of different coffee makers on the market that do not cost a lot of money and produce high quality coffee. Here are some of those coffee makers.

Gaggia Espresso Machine

The Gaggia Classic is a machine you may have met before. It has been around for years, and has only lasted so long because it has proved very popular: seen in kitchens across the land. It’s a mostly-metal design, with a stainless steel outer part that makes it feel a lot higher-end than something like the Krups XP5620, a handy and serviceable machine but one that still uses a lot of plastic.

At this point, though, the Gaggia Classic 2015 comes across more as slightly industrial than purely stylish. There are obvious seams along its top – not visible from the front in photos you may see, but pretty obvious in person – and plenty of the metal edges are very severe.

The Gaggia Classic’s drip tray is not held firmly in place from the front, and can simply be pulled out, letting you rest a mug on the bare metal frame underneath. It works just fine, but in truth feels like a bit of a hack. This drip tray area is one part of the machine that could have benefited from a few tweaks in this 2015 edition. It feels a bit too much like what it is: a light plastic tray that doesn’t have a properly molded seat to sit in.
KRUPS Espressaria Machine

The KRUPS Espressaria Machine grinds fresh coffee beans seconds before your brew to retain the freshness of the java with a generous capacity of 9.7 oz. The three different settings allow you to choose from fine to coarse to meet your different brewing methods from espresso to French press.

As usual, if using oily beans, the chute doesn’t have a slanted angle for the beans to flow easily. To solve the problem, Krups devised an extra cover to be inserted into the bean hopper to keep the beans from being stuck. The downside of this solution is that it reduces the bean hopper capacity. So you win some and lose some. The cover of the hopper is also sealed with a rubber gasket to make it more airtight to prolong the freshness of the coffee beans. A good practice is that you only grind enough for the immediate consumption, be it for the morning or the day.

The Hottest Coffee Machines Credit Picture License: Dale’s gift to the MAKE offices via photopin cc

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