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How To Get Your Caffeine Fix At Home Without Compromising On Taste


Gone are the days when you needed to visit your local café to enjoy a great coffee. With exceptional quality coffee machines available from some of the world’s leading brands, you can enjoy your coffee hit, just how you like it and in the comfort of your own home.

WHY MAKE YOUR OWN?

It’s said to have a balanced life everyone needs a morning routine. For coffee-lovers this can begin with the simple act of brewing a great up of coffee to start your day. Creating this new routine will not only save you time waiting in line at your local café every morning, it’ll also save you money and means less coffee cups ending up in landfill.

One of the frustrations of many coffee drinker is that it’s hard to find a café that makes coffee consistently to your exact liking. Whether you like your coffee expresso, milky or very strong- knowing that you’re the one in control makes all the difference.

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER

When it comes to making the perfect brew, you are spoilt for choice with a variety of options available on the market. There are three main types of coffee machines: the traditional drip coffee machines, pump espresso machines and coffee capsule machines. In addition to this, you can choose either a built-in coffee machine model or a benchtop one. To make your decision easier, you should factor in the following key considerations to limit your search.

Budget

Prices for coffee machines do vary depending on the type of machine, convenience and ease of use. Some models allow you more control over how your coffee is made with functionality to allow you to adjust pre-brew temperatures and the amount of coffee used to match your preferences.

Size Does Matter

The size of your kitchen should be factored in when selecting a coffee machine. If you live in an apartment or unit and lead a more transient lifestyle then a compact machine is a safe bet.

On the other hand, if you have a spacious kitchen, a coffee machine which allows you to experiment with different quality roasts will ensure a fresh brew. Some models have an instant hot water function which you can use for tea too!

With the trend of many modern households opting for a gourmet kitchen, it is becoming popular to choose a built-in coffee machine rather than a benchtop unit, not only as they look chic, but they also help keep a minimal look by keeping the countertop space clean. The standard size for the built-in model is around 60cm wide 45cm high although there are a range of sizes to suit most kitchens.

Built-in models also come with more impressive features – like the OneTouch for Two function that comes with all fresh bean Miele built in models, ideal if there is more than one coffee drinker at home. Not only does the model generate two cups of coffees at the same time, it also comes with a CupSensor function so you can minimise any spillages by altering the position of the central sprout accordingly.

Aesthetic To Suit Your Kitchen

Smell and taste are not the only senses you should be accommodating for when selecting a coffee machine for your home. Selecting a model that blends with the aesthetics and design of your kitchen as well as styles well with your other appliances is a must for creating a seamless look.

GRIND YOUR OWN BEANS OR PODS?

You may still be undecided between a pod machine or a fresh bean model. While pod machines are typically easier to clean, they are limiting to the type of capsule or pod sold by your machine manufacturer. There are fresh bean models that have sophisticated technology to make cleaning easier like Miele’s in-built range that contains an automatic rinsing function so after making a coffee with milk, all components that carry milk are thoroughly cleaned, ensuring greater hygiene.

ONE LAST TIP

If you’ve decided on grinding your own beans then storing the coffee beans appropriately guarantees a better tasting coffee. According to mycuppa.com.au, you should avoid keeping your coffee in the fridge or freezer as thawing will compromise its fresh flavour. Instead- invest in opaque and air-tight containers, storing them in a dark and cool location so that the light does not adversely affect its taste.

Appliance Gallery knows that the perfect cup of coffee makes the Canberra Winter weather easier to bear. Come in today to our Fyshwick warehouse to get an early preview of some of the latest built-in models from Miele.