830 Modern Coffee & Tea

Caffeine — what would we do without it? Whether you're a coffee drinker or a tea drinker (or both!), your coffee machine or tea kettle plays an incremental role in your workweek routine. Even though brewing your beverage of choice might seem straightforward, it's not: There are so many options to choose from, including coffee grinders, espresso machines, cappuccino makers, electric kettles and tea kettles. More 
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Here are some tips to help you rethink your favorite machine — and your morning beverage.

What size coffee machine works best for me?


The first step is to think about size. If you enjoy only one cup o’ jo, a personal percolator, Keurig or espresso machine will be the best way to get your single serving while saving time and dishes. If you live in a household where multiple people need their morning caffeine fix, then an automated coffee maker that can brew eight to 12 cups at a time might be a good investment. That way you can wake up to a warm cup that will immediately give you that much-needed jolt.

What kind of tea kettle should I buy?


Brewing tea is a different matter. The best way to brew your tea depends mostly on whether you prefer to use bags or loose leaf tea. There are some great tea kettles with a loose leaf tea bin built right in, which allows you to brew your cup to perfection. For many, convenience is key. An electric kettle is fast and requires just a flip of a switch or the push of a button, though they are often more expensive than standard kettles. Stovetop kettles are more affordable and look great on your stove, but they take a little more time to heat up.

How much should I expect to spend on coffee machines?


Prices vary quite substantially, depending on what you want to get out of them. A high-end espresso machine can cost upwards of $2,000, while a simple tea kettle or French press can be less than $50. Before setting down a few grand for the most expensive model, think about your preferred beverage and whether or not your prospective machine makes it to the style and quality you desire.

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