Now what you drinkI have met a couple of people who talk about the bad experience they have had purchasing, before you buy. Before committing to you latest coffee gadget, decide what you want it for. We all tend to make quick purchases without thinking, those you cannot avoid. The most important thing is research the product before committing. Look at the following before you purchase:
- What is you preferred brew, espresso, Americano or mug off coffee
- How much milk do you add, hot or frothed
- Do you add sugar
- What types of cups do you use
Look for featuresOnce armed with the answers look for some answers, does the coffee maker heat the cups, if yu like hot coffee, if it does how long does it take. All the Jura coffee machines come with a hot water spout that you can heat your cups with, just fill with 30mls of hot water and the temperature of the cup will mean that even if you have a mug of coffee the temperature will be great.
For other machines like filter machines or the Aeropress which the people in the know say only brew at a shade over 80 degrees make sure the cup is well warmed, adding some boiling water into the cup while you prepare the Aeropress is a good way to do that.
If looking at coffee grinders, make sure you match the the coffee you like, aero press, filter, plunger etc to the type of grind the grinder can produce. A blade grinder will save money, but is only really applicable to plunger base coffee.
And for a home coffee roaster, make sure you match the quantity you drink to the amount that can be roasted, remember that you loose 20% on average in weight on the coffee.
Budge and advice
Try not to over extend yourself. Coffee goodies can save you money in the long run, but you do not need to sacrifice the food on your table in order to save a buck.
Always ask for advice so many people in the industry are there to help, fire the same question to a few people, and soon a common thread will appear, and stick to that, then you cannot go wrong.