14
January
2014

Drip Coffee Makers Vs. Coffee Pod Machines

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When it comes to coffee makers, espresso machines are without a doubt the best choices. However, these units cost a lot of money. No matter how positive the Breville BES870XL Barista reviews are, most of us can’t convince ourselves to spend over $500 on a coffee maker. However, if your budget allows it, the Breville Barista is definitely the best choice you can make. For those of us who can’t afford such a coffee maker, we must turn to the next best thing: the drip and the pod coffee machines. To show you the convenience of these two types of coffee making devices, we made a comparison meant to help you decide which of the two is best for you.

Advantages and disadvantages of pod machines

Pod machines are the last wrinkle in terms of preparing tasty coffee in a matter of seconds. They are small and compact in size, come in a variety of shapes and colors, are very stylish-looking coffee machines and allow you to prepare a wide range of beverages. The freedom in choosing the type of coffee you want to make is their biggest advantage and what makes them so unique. If you want to drink a cup of hot coffee, a hot chocolate, a cappuccino or a latte macchiato, this is the machine you need. You can find a wide range of pods with coffee specialties that you simply insert in the pod machine, press a button, and wait for the hot water to run through it all the way to your cup. However, when it comes to the disadvantages of pod machines, the list is longer and takes from the functionality of the machine. First of all, it is more expensive than regular drip coffee makers. Second, it only works with special pods designed for the specific brand, which are also quite expensive. Next, you can only prepare one cup at a time since it can’t work with two pods simultaneously.

Advantages and disadvantages of drip coffee makers

Drip coffee makers are the oldest type of coffee machines that most people have or used to have at home. The operating mode is very simple and it’s based on hot water running through ground coffee then into your cup. The coffee sits in a filter that used to be made of paper but now it’s made of a fabric that allows you to use it infinite times without having to replace it. These machines are the cheapest and most affordable, being used by most coffee drinkers due to their ease of use and functionality. Depending on the size of the carafe, you can make plenty of coffee cups, up to 12 at the same time, thus being perfect for a large family or for a party. As for disadvantages, they are simple in design and can hardly match a modern kitchen. Plus, they can only make simple coffee as they don’t offer the versatility of pod machines in preparing a wide range of coffee specialties.

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