I drink coffee.
I like coffee.
And after almost 5 years, my current coffee maker is not working very well. I think it’s time for a new one. My current machine is one of those single serve coffee makers where you need to use pre-packaged, plastic, individual sized cups.
When I bought the machine I didn’t do the math. The cups can be expensive versus buying coffee in bulk. I used coupons and bought the cups on sale, but the price still doesn’t compare to buying the same brand of coffee in bulk.
I also did not realize that the plastic cups are not recyclable. After I bought the machine, I actually called the company to inquire about the plastic when I realized it was not the form of plastic that I can recycle. Their issue was finding a plastic that met guidelines for consumption, the heat of brewing, and was recyclable.
The company suggested their reusable cup and I have used it ever since, but some coffee brands do not work well with single use machines. The grounds are too course and the coffee drips at a snails pace and doesn’t brew completely.
Recently, I bought a french press on Amazon and while I like the taste of the coffee, my french press is only a 12 oz size and that is just not enough coffee for me in the mornings.
So I’m in the market for a new coffee machine. I don’t need a large machine, because I am the only coffee drinker in the house, but I want my new machine to make me an awesome cup of coffee in the morning. I also don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, but I want a quality machine that will last for years.
I need your help, I need your recommendations. What is your coffee machine that makes an excellent cup of coffee?