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Coffee

Choosing Your Brewer

Brewer What's your
morning like?
What features do
you need?
How many people
are you serving?
Single-Serve rushed & hectic automatic start, water reservoir, easy clean-up one
Multi-Cup busy automatic start, water reservoir, easy clean-up, built-in bean grinder up to 12
Espresso busy espresso pot or automatic maker, milk steamer attachment one or two
French Press relaxed glass or plastic carafe, metal or plastic handle, mesh and metal plunger up to 8
Percolator moderately busy porcelain or stainless steel construction, warming plate up to 8
Moka Pot moderately busy electric or manual, aluminum or stainless steel construction one or two
Teakettle relaxed electric or manual, whistle notification up to 10

Brewing

Single-Serve

Single-Serve

Why they're great:
Make one cup at a time without the fuss of grinding, using filters or cleaning a pot.

How they work:
Insert a sealed cup, pod or disc of grounds into the machine, add water to the reservoir, press a button and wait about a minute for brewing. Water is heated and moves through the grounds and directly into a cup.

Multi-Cup

Multi-Cup

Why they're great:
Brew up to 12 cups and enjoy a range of features – such as built-in grinders – to customize your experience.

How they work:
Add water to the reservoir and grounds to the filter basket. Water is heated and forced through the filter and into the pot below.

Espresso

Espresso

Why they're great:
Bring cafe luxury to your home with automatic, super-automatic or commercial-grade machines.

How they work:
Fill the reservoir with water and the filter basket with finely ground espresso. Water is heated just below the boiling point and is pressure-forced through the grounds, then through spouts into cups. Consult the user's manual for detailed instructions as machine functionality varies.

French Press

French Press

Why they're great:
Keep it simple with a French press that travels anywhere.

How they work:
Add coarsely ground coffee to the pot and pour in hot water, letting it completely and evenly saturate the grounds. Cover the pot and let it stand for four minutes. Then slowly push down on the press to work the grounds to the bottom.

Percolator

Percolator

Why they're great:
Go classic with this tried-and-true brewing method.

How they work:
Pour water into the water chamber and add coarsely ground coffee to the top chamber. After water boils, it is forced up through a tube into the coffee chamber, where it moves through the grounds. Water then drops back into a lower water chamber and the process repeats.

Moka Pot

Moka Pot

Why they're great:
Extract caffeine and flavors from the grounds for a strong brew with this stovetop option.

How they work:
Fill the boiler with water and insert the funnel-shaped metal filter. Add finely ground coffee to the filter and bring water to a boil. Once the steam from the boiling water reaches its pressure point, it forces water up the funnel, through the coffee grounds and into the upper chamber where the coffee collects.

Tea Pot

Tea Pot

Why they're great:
Heat water thoroughly, evenly and quickly on the stove or in an electric kettle.

How they work:
Add water to the kettle, heat the water and pour into your French press or your mug.