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The Ultimate Coffee Maker Buying Guide

Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Joe. When it comes to coffee makers there are plenty to choose from. Shopping online or walking the aisles can be intimidating, but if you know what you’re looking for it’s less of a daunting task. This guide should help you narrow down your choices and steer you in the right direction when picking out the coffeemaker that perfectly fits your needs.

Automatic drip coffee makers usually make between 10-12 cups but you can find units that make a little as 4 cups and as many as 14 cups. They are your best bet if you drink multiple cups in the morning.

Single cup coffee makers are steadily growing in popularity. These one-cup wonders are perfect for those who drink a single cup in the morning or prefer to take their joe on the road. The Single-Serve FlexBrew® also allows you to use either a single-serve pack or grounds for maximum brewing flexibility.

The BrewStation is unique in that it doesn’t have a carafe like most automatic drip coffee makers. The BrewStation brews multiple cups of coffee into an insulated tank. A gentle heater keeps the coffee warm while the unit allows for you to dispense a cup at a time.
The 2-Way FlexBrew® Coffee Maker offers more brewing options than most coffee makers. You can use the single-serve side to brew into a standard-size cup or brew up to a 14 oz. travel mug. On mornings when you want to enjoy cup after cup, the carafe side makes a full 12-cup pot. You can also brew with a single-serve pack or your favorite grounds for maximum brewing flexibility.
Making coffee with in a French press is a hands-on brewing method. To brew coffee, place grounds at the bottom of the pitcher and pour hot water over the grounds. Cover the coffee and allow it to brew, then push the plunger down when the coffee is filtered to the strength of your liking and is ready to be served.

Espresso makers are perfect for those who want something other than drip coffee in the morning. You generally see espresso makers at coffee shops, but you can buy one for your home and save big bucks by making cappuccinos and lattes at home.
Some like their cup of joe ice cold instead of steaming hot. Our Iced Tea/Iced Coffee Maker brews hot coffee on top of an ice-filled carafe and leaves you with ready-to-serve iced coffee.
Quickly boil your water in an electric kettle before making your coffee or tea. Kettles are great for heating water to use when using a French press or when making pour-over coffee.
Percolator FlexBrew Campaign Graphic
Percolators brew coffee by continually circulating boiling or near boiling water over the grounds until it reaches the strength you desire. Some percolators can be placed directly on your stovetop while some come equipped with their own heat source. If you prefer a strong, robust cup, a percolator belongs in your morning routine.

Coffee Urns are a great option is you are serving coffee to a crowd. Urns are great to have at family functions, business events, or other large gatherings. The coffee brews inside the urn and you can easily dispense it from a nozzle into a single cup or a carafe for serving.

Whether you prefer boiling your own water to pour over your favorite fresh-ground coffee or waking up to a pot of coffee from a pre-programmed automatic drip coffee maker, Hamilton Beach has a product for your kitchen. Visit our website to shop our entire line of coffeemakers and leave a comment below to let us know which coffee maker is right for you. Also be sure to pin the below image to your pinterest boards top share this handy reference to the ultimate coffee maker buying guide.

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