With automatic-drip machines, the most popular type, you fill a chamber with water, load coffee into a filter basket, and flip a switch to heat the water and run it through the grounds and typically into the pot.. . .
These force water through a small packet, either a hard-shelled capsule or a soft pod resembling a tea bag. Some accept an adapter that takes your favorite loose grounds.. . .
These machines brew differently from the standard drip method. Some mimic traditional French presses, suspending the coffee grounds in hot water for a period of time before filtering.. . .
Our espresso maker ratings include scores for taste, frothing ability, weight, and convenience. We evaluate convenience by looking at what is involved to set up and brew a cup of espresso, the noise and vibration of the espresso maker, how easy it is to clean, and more.. . .
These machines use cold or room-temperature water and brew a concentrated coffee that you then dilute with cold water and/or ice (or with hot water for hot coffee).. . .
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