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Finding Freshness On Demand With A Coffee Maker With Grinder

Lifting the heavy, plastic container, you sigh a little. Opening the flat lid, you hope to catch the smell of fresh coffee grounds, but all you get is a stale imitation. Buying pre-ground coffee or even storing it after you’ve had it ground at the store compromises the freshness of the product and the flavor of your drink. If you’re a regular coffee drinker, then you know firsthand that fresh ground is a must.

The best way to bring this superior taste into your own kitchen is to purchase a coffee maker with grinder built right in. Far from a restaurant-only device, these can be purchased at your local home goods store. While coffee grinders have been sold separately for over a century, advancements in engineering (and electricity) have made it possible to put a compact, electric grinder directly into coffee brewers. They are not too large, nor is the noise horrendous. Plus, this combination allows for more convenience and cuts down on the mess while it provides the taste and sensations of your favorite local coffee shop.

If this sounds like something you need in your home, then you’ll want to take a few moments to consider the coffee makers with grinder options available on the market. There may be more than you think. First, establish what price you want to pay. Coffee makers with grinders range from economical (like the $40 Sanyo SACMST6) to outrageous (like the Jura-Capresso 13332 Impressa J5 which sells for almost $2000). Most makers range from $150 to $280, though there are those at both extremes of price.

But you don’t need to spend a grand to get good coffee. Invest enough to get a quality system, but anything over three hundred may not be worth the additional cost. What makes the entire purchase worthwhile are the features of the machines which add to your life. Consider the Cuisinart Grind & Brew which easily makes twelve cups and may save those with large families from waiting for another pot to brew. And then there’s the Krups KM7000 which allows you to serve mid-brew without any mess which may be a necessary benefit for those who are forced to rush out of the house at a moment’s notice.

There are even makers that come in your favorite colors! Other fun features include electronic controls, auto power settings, and Senseo’s interesting pod system which delivers flavors and eliminates loose grounds and the mess they cause. Any of these may be an asset in your kitchen. Though it may appear a superfluous purchase during a time of economic slowing, buying one item for yourself may be just what you need for motivation.

Finding the best coffee maker with grinder is not about finding the most expensive. Rather, it is about finding the coffee maker that fits your schedule and needs. Don’t get distracted by big brands or flashy signs; imagine the maker on your own kitchen cabinet. Does it fit there? Then maybe it’s the one for you.

Convenience Coffee Pods: Senseo Coffee Machine’s Success

You come home late from a tough day at the office: the boss was on your case, your co-workers were enraged at the latest memo, and the speakers kept repeating the same seventies easy listening hit, that was on the radio the night your first boyfriend dumped you. All you want is a soothing cup of coffee to chase away the fatigue. Tipping up the carafe, you watch the stale, black liquid splash into your cup. As you head to the microwave, you wish that there was a way to have fresh, flavored coffee on demand.

With a Senseo coffee machine, it’s easy to have just that, with no wait and no waste, and most importantly, no stale coffee. By adding a Philips Senseo coffee machine to your kitchen arsenal, you can make a cup of coffee in about a minute. And, because the serving size is just a cup, there is nothing left to get old or create a mess to clean up later. The serving size is even adjustable, letting you fill a petite cup for after dinner conversation or your large ten ounce mug for the long ride to work.

For those hard working people who may be too busy to go online and order their coffees, Senseo offers a subscription service where your favorite flavors are delivered to your door at regular intervals, so you will always have exactly what you need and never have to run out to the store when all you want to do is relax. But this convenience does not mean a sacrifice of quality. The Senseo coffee pod machine works with revolutionary pods that seem almost futuristic.

For added convenience, these can be stored in specialized containers (purchasable under the accessories section of the web page) that promote freshness and keep them readily available. These load easily into the machine and produce fresh, tasty coffee. Since each pod comes prepared with high quality ingredients and contains the flavors a user wants, there’s not need to purchase costly syrups or favoring. The wide range of pod flavors includes dark blends, refreshing blends, international blends, and even a sweet Godiva Chocolate Crème.

You may use these to create versions of coffee store treats, but now you don’t have to try so hard (or worse, give up and spend five dollars on a bought cup). In a great imitation of the local coffee shop, and with a little help from specialized pod holders, Senseo coffee machines can serve up coffee, tea, or even a cappuccino with that great layer of light foam. While the initial purchase of the Senseo machine is a bit costly (about eight times that of the economical Hamilton Beach coffee maker), the rewards of the system are worth the expense.

If you’re a loyal coffee drinker who spends money regularly at the chain coffee shops, you may find yourself actually saving money. And if you get tired of one flavor, simply pop in another pod and you’ve got an original drink right at your fingertips.