Shopping Picks in Espresso Machines & Coffee Makers
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Forget about all of those expensive coffee makers. A simple French press is all you need to create the perfect cup of coffee. This Bodum Chambord Coffee Press comes in a variety of sizes to accommodate your household and guests. It features a sturdy, chrome-plated brass frame and an easy-to-clean glass carafe. Simply pour in your freshly ground coffee, add hot water, and wait until it reaches your desired strength. And the best part... more
My dad is happiest after he's been caffeinated (I guess I know where my coffee addiction comes from). This Father's Day, I've decided to upgrade his caffeine source by buying him this Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker. Available in a variety of different styles, the espresso maker is designed for the dad on the go because it reaches its brewing temperature in just 25 seconds and features an ultra-fast thermoblock heating unit and water circuit.
Frequent readers of mySimon know that I can't go anywhere without my coffee, and the Great Outdoors is no exception. But, thankfully, I don't have to skip my fresh brew with this Handpresso Wild Portable Espresso Machine. The hand-held, portable espresso machine works using a hydraulic pump. All you have to do is pressurize the device, add hot water and an espresso pod, and you've got a fresh cup of espresso that rivals the... more
We've written about Bialetti Espresso Machines before here on mySimon, but I love mine so much that I had to mention it again. It's become my go-to wedding gift for all of my friends. If the newlyweds are sticklers about their morning brew, they'll appreciate receiving one of these Bialetti Espresso Machines as a wedding gift. The stovetop coffee maker is available in a variety of sizes, and makes delicious espresso in minutes.
Every time we visit our parents' house, we scoff at what they consider to be coffee. We're on a mission to show them what good, rich coffee is all about. That's why we’re surprising them with one of these Bialetti Moka Express 9-Cup Coffee Makers under the tree. The stovetop brewer makes nine, 2-ounce cups of gorgeous espresso in just 4 to 5 minutes. It's made of durable polished aluminum, and the flip-up top... more
The way to our dads heart is through his coffee (perhaps thats where we got our coffee addiction). We have several friends who swear by their AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker and claim that it makes the perfect cup of joe. The maker uses total immersion and pressure to produce a rich cup of coffee that also has a low acid level thanks to the lower temperature and shorter brew time.
A caffeinated mom is a happy mom. If your favorite lady is a fan of frothy cappuccinos and lattes, she'll love to make her own anytime she wants with this Ascaso Dream Espresso Machine. The machine sports a retro design and comes in a variety of colors to match any decor. It can accommodate both ground coffee and single-serving espresso pods if she's in a hurry. It offers simple controls, a temperature gauge, and... more
As much as we'd love to, we can't shell out five dollars each and every morning for a yummy cup of freshly brewed coffee. Thankfully, we don't have to with the Bodum Stainless Steel Travel Press. Simply add your favorite, freshly ground coffee to the mug, add boiling water, wait a few minutes or so for your desired flavor, and press the plunger. That's it. We especially love the silicone band that prevents us... more
Making a cup of coffee will be a breeze for mom and dad with this Keurig B70 Coffee Maker. All they have to do is insert a cup of their favorite coffee blend into the machine, press the Brew button, and the coffee is instantly brewed into their cup. But it doesn't stop there: The machine also brews tea and makes hot chocolate, which will be a hit with the grandkids.
You can probably tell we're big coffee drinkers because we tend to write about coffee a lot. But this Ariston Built-in Automatic Coffee Center takes the cake when it comes to coffeemakers. This crème de la crème of coffeemakers brews delicious cappuccinos, lattes and teas, all with the turn of a dial. Drinks can be customized to your guests' liking, and you can even prepare two drinks at a time. It's a great gift... more
Most of the time, we use our regular coffeemaker every morning, but when we have a little extra time, we like to treat ourselves to a cup of freshly pressed coffee from a French press. The press retains the beans' oils, resulting in a full-flavored cup of coffee with a beautiful crema on top. Our press of choice is the Bodum Brazil 8-Cup French Press Coffee Maker. It features a stainless steel filter, and... more
If you're not a morning person, sometimes a fresh cup of coffee is the only thing that will drag you out of bed. You also probably don't like to mess with making a pot of coffee when you first wake up in the morning. Thankfully, Cuisinart's Grind & Brew Thermal Coffeemaker does the work for you. Simply add your favorite gourmet beans into the built-in grinder, set the alarm, and you'll soon wake up... more
If you can't stand the coffee served in the office, but find your post-holiday pocketbook won't cover daily trips for freshly brewed java at the local coffee shop, a French press is an inexpensive way to get your daily dose of caffeine without sacrificing taste. You don't need filters or anything special -- just ground coffee and hot water. By the third week of brewing your own delicious cuppa, you'll have recovered the costs... more
Get hot coffee whenever you want it with the Hamilton Beach BrewStation. It brews up to 12 cups internally - no carafe to clean (or break), no coffee getting cold or burned, no waste. The one-handed dispensing function lets one hand fill your thermos as the other reaches for your keys on the way out the door. The BrewStation also has a programmable clock and timer, so you can wake up to the smell... more
The March issue of Wired magazine has a feature on 4 different espresso machines. Interestingly, the one that got the highest ratings, the Nespresso Lattissima, costs a lot less than the other 3. The Lattissima ("latte" means "milk" and "issima" means "the best") is all about the one-touch approach. One touch to have the milk get frothy. One touch to rinse out the milk receptacle. One touch to to make the perfect cappuccino. The... more
Capresso's new CoffeeTEAM Therm coffee maker has a conical burr grinder (as opposed to a grinder with blades) that creates finer, more uniform grounds and preserves more of the coffee's aroma, which yields a better cup of coffee. And the stainless steel carafe keeps it warm for hours. Other features include 4 fineness settings, a programmable timer, a GoldTone filter, and you can remove the carafe while brewing to serve a quick cup. Compare... more
Check the weather report as you pour your coffee, with the new Melitta Smart Mill & Brew. The 10-cup programmable coffeemaker has an LCD display with animated region-specific weather information, including current conditions, high/low temperatures, chance of precipitation, and National Weather Service warnings. The weather report comes from MSN Direct, through an FM signal, so there's no set-up cost or subscription fee or Internet connection required. The coffeemaker part is pretty high-tech too.
We hate cleaning the coffee carafe. Our hands won't fit in there and we can't see what we're doing when we're trying to clean it. So we're excited about Cuisinart's new carafe-less coffee maker. Its simple, revolutionary design has a "press to serve" lever that delivers hot coffee, cup by cup, from the 12-cup double-wall reservoir. (It tells you how much is left in there). Think of it as cutting out the middleman between... more
Every year people who present and perform at the Oscars get a "goody bag." It must be a big bag, since this year it included this Krups espresso machine. You're probably thinking, "Don't they just send their assistants out to Starbucks to get them their lattes?" but this machine is so ridiculously easy to use, that even the stars can make their own espresso at home. Or tell their assistants to do it for... more