Drip coffee maker - choice of lazy gourmets
Start the morning with a cup of invigorating, fragrant, natural coffee - what could be better? And if you do not have to stand by the stove and watch the process, it's just a dream. It may well become a reality, if you do not regret some cash and buy such a device as a drip coffee maker. Let's understand the principle of its operation, additional functions and advantages of this product.
First, it should be noted the democratic value of electric coffee machines of this type, which can not but please a potential buyer. Secondly, the principle of the drip coffee maker is simple enough, so you do not need to be a brilliant specialist with a higher education to make yourself a cup of a fragrant drink.
The drip coffee maker consists of several functional parts, including a water tank, a flowing water heater, a conical holder for a coffee pot and a filter. In more expensive apparatuses, the coffee pot is replaced with a thermos bottle that keeps the temperature of the cooked coffee high. For example, they have models of Siemens TC-91100 or Philips HD-7546.
How does a drip coffee machine work?
Pure and cold water is poured into a container, a filter is placed in the conical holder with ground coffee poured into it. Then you should press the button, after which the water arrives at the heater, reaches a certain temperature (from 85 to 95 degrees) and drips onto the coffee powder. Having absorbed all the aromatic and flavoring qualities of ground grains, it falls directly into the coffee pot.
When do I replace the filter?
The service life of the filter depends on its type. Drip coffee machines use 3 types of filters: nylon, paper and gold. The shortest are the paper ones. They require replacement immediately after use. Nylon filters have an average duration of validity. Brewing coffee with their help can be 60 times (however, some people do not rush to replace it at this point). Titanium nitride, applied to nylon filters (which are then called gold), increases their service life and price.
What other features have a drip coffee maker?
In a device with a glass or metal coffee pot, the drink turns out to be more delicious than in its plastic counterpart.
A drip coffee maker with a small capacity (up to 1000 W) produces coffee with a greater strength, since the water in it heats up longer than in high-power appliances. For example, coffee, cooked in a VITEK VT-1512 (600 W), will have a very strong and rich taste.
A real coffee maker is equipped with an anti-drip mechanism, which allows you to remove the coffee pot, without waiting for the preparation of the entire volume of the drink.
The taste of coffee depends largely on the right proportions. With the help of an external water level indicator and a nearby scale of conformity, it is possible to fill up as much ground coffee as is necessary to obtain the ideal taste of the drink. The MOULINEX BCA1L4 has such an indicator, so it's easy to make with it the most invigorating coffee.
The choice of a coffee maker for a home is a strictly individual process. It should be based on the taste preferences and the amount that you are willing to pay for the product. The more expensive the coffee maker, the more extra features it has.