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The $33 Drip Coffee Maker I’ve Been Using (and Loving!) Multiple Times a Day for 5 Years

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Espresso is my love language and an absolute must-have all through my day. However, as essential as espresso is to me, I merely is not going to spend a ton of time or cash on my espresso. As a result of I can’t justify it or afford it. I by no means use my pour-over or French press. And whereas I attempted a Keurig, the pods simply weren’t for me and I ended up giving mine away after a few years of little-to-no-use.

My coronary heart and the sensible facet of my mind will all the time and endlessly be with the standard drip coffee maker. It makes an excellent quantity of espresso in minutes and is straightforward to make use of. And whereas I’ve owned method too many manufacturers all through the years to rely (wanting the Technivorm, which I’d nonetheless like to strive sometime!), my favourite espresso maker is one which I scooped up for about $30.

Sure, you learn that proper: $30! It’s a Mr. Coffee model that, whereas barebones, has all the things I need and nothing I don’t. I couldn’t care much less about having a “brew later” operate or any particular settings. It does one factor properly: It makes good espresso shortly. It’s additionally not fussy to make use of and has a single on-and-off change.

Actually, the design of this machine couldn’t be easier. You simply add water, put within the basket filter loaded with the grounds, flip the drip arm over the basket, shut the lid, and flip the change on. In lower than seven minutes, you’ve obtained a full pot of espresso. Whereas the machine has a 12-cup most capability, I usually solely make six cups at a time (which makes two very, very massive mugs of espresso) and the machine retains the espresso scorching for so long as I must drink the entire pot, which is about 45 minutes. You can say consuming plenty of espresso shortly is one in all my finest expertise!

Don’t query this machine’s longevity both. I’ve had it for 5 years and never as soon as has it ever give up on me. Positive, it’s important to clean it regularly, however that’s the case with any machine. And for about $30, it delivers numerous happiness for me every day, which truly makes it kinda priceless.

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Heather McClees


Heather McClees is a nutritionist and freelance author from SC who covers well being, meals, and way of life matters for quite a lot of on-line publications. She has a B.S. in Vitamin Science and Dietetics and a background in communications and information journalism.

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