You really do not want a Keurig Coffee Maker. Is making coffee really that hard? I don’t think so. If you are considering buying a Keurig Coffee Maker, please read this article. I have faith in you and I think you can handle a coffee brewing method that is both simple and one that will yield a much better tasting cup of coffee.
Coffee brewing in a nutshell is about putting hot water over coffee grounds. The size of the grounds varies as does the amount of contact the hot water has with the beans. It really isn’t that much harder than slipping a pod into a Keurig. The big difference is when you take control of brewing your own coffee, you control the bean.
3 Coffee Brewing Alternatives to Using a Keurig Coffee Maker
1: A single cup ceramic filter
Put coffee into a paper filter. Set the filter in the ceramic holder over a mug. Pour hot water and wait. Very simple and much smaller footprint than the Keurig. And at less than $20, it is also much cheaper.
Cilio Porcelain No. 2 Filter Holder (AMAZON.COM)
2: The Aeropress
The Aeropress makes a great cup of coffee. Penny for penny it may be the best coffee brewer one can buy. For step by step guidance, read The Upside Down Aeropress Coffee Brewing Tutorial.
AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker (AMAZON.COM)
Making coffee isn’t rocket science. There is no need to buy an expensive pod machine that promises ease and delivers mediocre coffee. Get one of the three alternate brewing methods listed in this article and take control of your own coffee brewing. You’ll save money and your coffee will taste much better.
3: The Clever Coffee Dripper
If you would like the rich taste of a French Press, but don’t want to deal with the cleanup, a Clever might be for you. Like a French Press, you control the steeping time, but unlike a French Press it has a filter which makes for easy cleanup. For more information see our Clever Coffee Dripper article.
Clever Coffee Dripper (AMAZON. COM)
In 2007, Michael moved to America's coffee capitol Seattle, Washington. He has visited close to three hundred different coffee places in Seattle, Portland,Vancouver and San Francisco and met many of the top roasters and baristas in the country. Since 2009, Michael has been the Organizer of the Coffee Club of Seattle, which is a Meetup group of over 800 coffee enthusiasts. Besides the social aspect of the group, the Coffee Club of Seattle partners with local coffee professionals for educational events such as coffee cuppings, brewing demonstrations and roasting tours.
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