How to Choose The Right Coffee Equipment?

Like everything else in the world technology has come to coffee equipment. Coffee used to be cooked in a pot over an open fire or brewed in simple brewers that boiled water through the grounds. The problem was the coffee ended up full of grounds.

This problem still happens today with inexpensive drip coffee makers. Getting a mouthful of grounds is a really unpleasant experience. Using the coffee makers of today it has become one problem you can stop worrying about.


When you begin reading about coffee equipment it may seem as if you need a degree in engineering to understand some of the specifications. When using descriptions like “slow burr grinding” and “charcoal water filtration system”, it becomes apparent that buying coffee makers is not nearly as simple as it used to be.

You have to decide what features you would like to have and then search for the equipment that meets at your minimum requirements. Many of us just want some assurance that when we walk into the kitchen first thing in the morning, a pot of brewed coffee will be waiting.

Cost vs Features

Like everything else, you get what you pay for. If you buy cheap coffee equipment, don’t be surprised if it doesn’t keep your coffee hot for very long or breaks within a few months of using it. There are many kinds of coffee makers on the market and there is a good quality machine that will fit your budget. The more features on a coffee maker, the more you can expect to pay.

Coffee makers can range in price from $10 to over a $1,000. You may not be able to afford the top of the line, but with some careful shopping you can afford a full-featured coffee maker. Somewhere in between lies coffee equipment to suit your needs.

Types of Brewing

Coffee makers are designed to make coffee in three primary ways: drip, espresso or French press. From that point on, the possibilities are endless. The features range from on/off buttons to coffee makers called ‘bean to cup’. The ‘bean to cup’ equipment will grind just enough beans to make a pot of coffee.

There are also a variety of materials used in coffee equipment. How easy it is to clean your coffee equipment should be of prime concern when you are checking out features. Chemicals in the water can make it very difficult to keep your coffee maker from corroding when you cannot clean it properly.

How to Choose The Right Coffee Equipment?


Coffee equipment is available to make any kind of coffee you want at home. There are coffee makers available that will make either brewed coffee or espresso. Espresso used to be only available at coffee shops. Now you can brew it right in your own kitchen.

Spend the time researching.. By making the right choice your coffee maker will last a long time and you will be able to enjoy many, many freshly brewed cups of coffee.