CONSUMER REPORTS -- Coffee. It's the love language for everyone in the 2WTK office. Like us, you go through coffee and machines. Here's a few top picks:
"One of the tests we do is measure how well coffee maker keeps water between 195 and 205 and ideally it does it for five to six minutes," says Paul Hope, Consumer Reports Home Editor.
A single serve pod maker keeps it simple and easy. Consumer Reports recommends this
Delonghi for $130.
“Pods are really convenient but the the flavor doesn’t compare to other coffee makers. Plus,
they get expensive and they’re less environmentally friendly.”
A drip coffee maker can keep costs down. This Hamilton Beach Coffeemaker is a Consumer Reports Best Buy for just $25.
If you like fancy, the $100 iCoffee is an electric version of a French press. It’s very
easy to use and clean.
And the Chemex pour-over brewer is an option. Its filters are made of heavy paper designed to regulate water flow and keep coffee grounds and
other undesirable flavors out.
Consumer Reports also tested Ethiopian coffee beans. For pod machines Green Mountain’s
Organic Ethiopian Coffee earned high scores. For drip and other coffeemaker machines Trader
Joe’s Organic Fair Trade Ethiopian coffee is a Best Buy.