It happened again this week, the demise of another coffeemaker. Perhaps the demands of a daily pot of coffee were more than this machine could handle. This past week the first cup was fine, the second cup tasted burnt. We have a problem! So I did the normal things, cleaned the coffee maker again, checked on the Internet for a solution etc., and nothing seemed to help. My beloved coffee maker was done, kaput, finished, over and dead.
There were options; we could make 2 cups of coffee at a time, which was inconvenient. There was the option of making a pot as usual, turning the machine off and warming up the coffee a cup at the time in the microwave. That option was quickly cast aside, the burnt coffee had a better taste than coffee warmed in the microwave. It was now time to consider the purchase of a new machine.
There are a variety of coffee makers on the market and a variety of prices as well. There are machines that can be programmed to start your coffee for you and admittedly Kevin and I both find this option attractive. Unfortunately for me it would require that the instruction manual be read. Daddy always called them destruction manuals. My ADD kicked in and I began to ponder why my family seems to be unable to read instruction manuals, now back to reality. I could just get Kevin to read the manual and program the machine for me, but what if he forgets? There would be no coffee in the morning!
There are as many decisions to make when attempting to purchase a coffee maker as there are opinions. There is cowboy coffee, made in a percolator over an open fire, not an option for me! There are various types of machines, and percolators, stove top and electric, and a French Press. There is cold brewed coffee, iced coffee and instant coffee. There are choices for the type of coffee, dark roast, medium roast, gourmet etc, and the type of water used. such as spring, tap, distilled etc.. What is blonde coffee and why would anyone drink it?
My head was beginning to ache with the options available. We had to make a decision, so we chose to pull out our French Press, for now anyway. It offers a deliciously smooth cup of coffee and there are no filters to buy. Cleaning is simple, it fits in the dishwasher. There is also the benefit of less counter top clutter. I will exercise my right to change my mind. My feelings will be different one cold winter morning when I need coffee quickly.