This request answered by the Jig Fairy!
Jeff MacIntyre wonders what type of coffee maker to buy. Durability is very important to him, as is taste.
He’s not the only one looking for coffee recommendations on Jig. Josh is looking for a coffee maker that won’t break the bank. Larry wants recommendations for a professional coffee maker for his business. Jeremy is looking for an espresso machine, as is Peter, Daniel and Jimmy. Ragavan wants a good french press.
And the discussions don’t just stay focused on the machines. Daniel wonders why you choose to buy fair trade beans and Rick wants suggestions on good, dark coffee. Clearly coffee is a hot topic on Jig, no pun intended.
Taste is personal. What matters to each person is personal. Take our recommendations for what they’re worth, and if you have suggestions or criticisms, please let us know in the comments.
The french press is also known around the world by its other names, press pot, coffee press, coffee plunger, cafetiere (UK) or сafetière à piston. According to Wikipedia, it’s been around since 1929 and originated in Italy.
It’s very simple to use and quite fast. Add coffee grounds to the jar, pour in hot water, and wait about 4 minutes. It’s often used in coffee shops if you order a plain coffee and nothing is premade. It makes a delicious cup of coffee and could not be simpler to use.
Recommendation: Bodum French Press
Traditional Filter Coffee Makers
You may be more familiar with this type of coffee maker. From the hand made and individually tested Technivorm, at right, to the Presto 2811 that’s easy to use and durable, there are a variety of great ones to choose from. We have identified four that deserve a look.
Technivorm (pictured) – Copper heating element maintains temperature throughout the brewing cycle resulting in great tasting coffee.
Keurig Vue - Easy to use, makes great tasting coffee and has great variety
Do you have recommendations on coffee makers? Let us know in the comments.