Which coffee maker is right for me?

There are so many different types of coffee making equipment on the market, it can be difficult deciding which one […]

There are so many different types of coffee making equipment on the market, it can be difficult deciding which one is right for you.

Budget, space, taste preferences all come in to play, as does the time and effort you want to spend once you’ve taken it home.

Here’s our little guide to help you pick the coffeemaker that’s perfect for you, your home and your lifestyle.

Espresso machine
Photo :The Espresso Machine

The classic espresso machine is ideal for the coffee aficionado who wants café style coffee at home.
It’s for you if:

  • You love traditional espresso coffees like short blacks, lattes or cappuccinos
  • You’re willing to make an investment and you have the space in your kitchen to set up, preferably with a grinder to match
  • You’ve got a little bit of barista envy and have always wanted to learn the craft
Photo :The Plunger

An all time classic, plunger coffee is easy, quick and hassle free.
It’s for you if:

  • You want to be able to prepare coffee for a group without having to make each cup individually
  • You’re not up for dealing with anything that comes with a manual in the morning
  • You want to have options of drinking it black, with a dash of milk or with sugar
Photo :The Chemex

The only coffee maker to have a place in the Museum of Modern art, the Chemex brews a clean, crisp cup of coffee.

It’s for you if:

  • You appreciate beautiful design and want a coffee maker that doubles as a sculptural piece
  • You enjoy the ritual of coffee making and set aside time to brew the perfect cup and you don’t mind investing in a kettle to go with it
  • You always read the notes that come with your coffee and love picking out the flavours
Photo :The Aeropress

A brilliant little brewing device that makes a clean, quick and easy cup of coffee with lots of body and sweetness.

It’s for you if:

  • You travel often and want to be able to brew on the road – the Aeropress is lightweight and unbreakable – or you’re just a bit klutzy
  • You want something that’s user friendly and allows you to modify your brew to suit you
  • You don’t want to spend too much time cleaning up and value eco friendliness – the aeropress filters can be rinsed and reused or you can invest in a metal filter
Photo :The V60

This well designed porcelain brewer makes one perfect cup at a time.

It’s for you if:

  • You’re strapped for kitchen space – this cute little device takes up the same amount of room as a large mug
  • You’re making coffee just for one and want the convenience of brewing straight into your cup
  • You want the clean, crisp and distinct flavours of pourover coffee, but don’t want to spend too much time on it
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