People love coffee and there is more than one type to drink. A lot of households have coffee brewers and each one differs from the rest due to the various features it offers.

One of the most important features for a coffee maker is versatility. Flexibility is also important as you’ll never know when you will need a rushed cup of coffee.

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So because of that, in this article, we are going to touch on the most important features that you need in your new coffee brewer.

Temperature

Coffee enthusiasts and lovers understand the fact that a coffee brewer must be able to maintain a temperature between 195 F and 205 F. If a coffee maker can be as close to 205 F, then the better the coffee. Going higher towards the boiling points risks the coffee ending up burned and tasting bitter and we certainly don’t want that. Whenever you’re applying the water, make sure that the water is hot. Otherwise, you will not be extracting the coffee from the ground beans properly. If you follow everything to the latter, your coffee will end up just fine. Mixing with the temperature is not forbidden, as we all have different tastes.

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Speed

Everyone needs coffee in the morning, and everyone needs it fast. For some people, the entire coffee making process takes too much, so we’ve added this feature on our list. From grinding the beans to steaming the milk to pressing the coffee, to cleaning the coffee maker, the entire process can take a lot of time. According to greatcoffeebrewers.com, a lot of coffee brewers can take a good amount of time before they finish up your coffee. Some are faster than others, and those are the brewers to look for.

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Easy Controls

There can be dozens of controls on your coffee maker, and you can even get lost in the morning while trying to brew a nice cup of coffee. But for the most parts, it’s about finding the right option and sticking with it. We’re not the kind of people who experiment with their coffee. But a lot of people drink different kinds, and coffee makers can make it really hard for users to get the right settings. It’s because of this that a lot of people prefer makers with easy controls and easy navigation. The more complex the coffee maker, the more difficult to master the settings and options, and that overall adds to the price as well.

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But there are a few settings and controls that are crucial for our list.

  • A 24-hour brew start timer so that you can set the timer beforehand and brew as soon as you wake up
  • A self-cleaning option that will save you a lot of time
  • A ¼ cup setting for all the times we don’t need a whole cup
  • An automatic shut down option so that you can leave the house knowing that the coffee brewer will burn down the house.

Brew Strength

The brew strength can be regarded as a “control” setting, rather than a feature on its own. But none the less, we’ve added it as a separate feature because it’s far more important than any other control. Depending on the day, you might want to drink a stronger cup of coffee or a lighter one. This setting controls the intensity of the coffee flavor, and a lot of people prefer eighter regular or bold, or both.