When you are a new home owner, and you don’t know what the heck to buy for your home, you turn to the internet. Recently, I asked my friends on Facebook what coffee maker should I buy for the new house. Here’s the thing: we’ve never owned a coffee maker. I know, I know. We’re new to this adulting thing. I did what any smart millennial would do: I asked real and online friends what I should buy. Here are the top suggested coffee makers from my crew:
I knew this one would be on the list. Actually, my Mother-In-Law gifted us a keurig for the new house because she said “it’s the best.” The Keurig does seem like it’s the best choice for newbie coffee maker owners. It’s simple to set up, easy to use, and it’s a fast way to make a cup of coffee. My friend Amber said, “KEURIG. It changed my life. No waiting. No mess. It’s my happy place.” Amber also mentioned that she doesn’t use K-cups in her Keurig. I didn’t know that was an option!
I have to admit, the French Press option scares me a little. It looks complex, even though it’s not. Every friend that suggested the French Press mentioned how simple it was, and how they is practically no mess. Sounds like the same thing the Keurig team proclaimed. The French Press method speaks to me because of the small space it will take up in my new kitchen. I’m trying not to clutter up our space in each room, and the French Press will fit so well into that plan.
My dear friend Andrea says that they use their French Press for “fancy mornings, but her family loves their Hamilton Beach coffee maker for every day. I love that this is programmable, so I can wake up to the smell of coffee.
My friend Amy also suggested a Hamilton Beach coffee maker, and she is VERY serious about her coffee. She also sent me a link to a cool looking coffee grinder. I need that too?
Sigh. Why am I constantly sleeping on the awesome Hamilton Beach items out there? I recently talked to a representative of Hamilton Beach at a conference, and he suggested that we get their single cup coffee maker, since it will just be my husband and I drinking coffee. I love that idea.
OK. Now this coffee maker is for LEGIT coffee enthusiasts. It’s got all the bells and whistles, and the price tag to boot. But, my friend Lizz gives a convincing argument as to why we should give this one a try:
“I know you’re frugal, but hear me out. Jamie did a ton of research when we were looking recently, after our last one died. We ended up with a Technivorm Moccamaster USA, which America’s Test Kitchen called the best home brewer on the market.
It makes a SPECTACULAR cup of coffee, and only takes about 6 minutes for a whole pot. It doesn’t do any fancy stuff like a Ninja Coffee Bar or whatever, but it seriously makes the best coffee coffee I’ve ever had in my life.
The price seems steep, but we haven’t regretted it for one second, and figure that at like a 5 year lifespan (but really, it should last longer!) we’re talking about 30¢ a day or something. I love it so much. I never thought I’d be this passionate about a basic coffee maker.”
With a write-up like that, I have to at least listen to Lizz. This might have to be a housewarming present, or Christmas present, or Anniversary present, or a combination of all 3. The price IS pretty steep, even if the cup of coffee is phenomenal.
My friend Jess (who is a YouTube star, by the way) says she’s all about the coffee pot, so the Cuisinart is her brew weapon of choice. I feel like as newbies, we should give the classic coffee pot at try. The reviews on Amazon for this coffee maker are pretty great, too.
My friend Ashleigh is a coffee connoisseur, and she loves this coffee maker. Confession: THIS is the coffee maker I want the most. Why? Because we are Starbucks addicts, and I think this might be the best way to make those fancy drinks at home. Since the first time I saw it, I dreamed about having it. My husband agrees, but since we are newbies, we’re wondering if it would be wise to start off with this. But, we do want it. The question is: will we actually use it?
This is our original choice for a coffee maker. Why? Because it’s the “classic” way to make coffee, and it’s under 20 dollars. I’ve never seen anyone complain about their Mr. Coffee machine, except to say that it was “too plain.” Plain is good when you’re on a budget, though. I loved that the price was so low, yet we could still program the coffee maker.
Dresden, Whit and Jessica said we need to go the Chemex route. If I bought a coffee maker based on how cool it looks, the Chemex would be at the top of the list. It’s streamlined, uses the pour-over method, and oh, it LOOKS COOL. Jess also has a Technivorm. I should just go live with her.
All The Things
My friend Adrianna appreciates coffee so much, that she decided to buy all things coffee. “We have a Keurig and a Nespresso. Because you can never have too much coffee. And a french press. And a pour over. And…and….<passes out>.”
I just love her. Maybe one day we’ll be that dedicated.
Sound off: what coffee maker should I buy? Which coffee maker do YOU have?
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