best coffee makerThat’s right it is already time to think about back to school. I always feel a little anxious when I see the back to school products coming into stores in July. In previous years I have ignored back to school type marketing because I just want to enjoy the summer months of fun and relaxation with my boys, but I quickly learned that when I do this, there isn’t much left to choose from when the end of August hits.

Last year I started to get more organized; when I made a back to school purchases I just tucked them away in the closet and ignored them until September rolled around. It’s a great way for me to be prepared for back to school, and take advantage of the great deals that are offered, but still enjoy my summer without feeling anxious that it’s flying by too quickly.

Whether you are a busy parent organizing kids for their day at school or a college/university student with a full day of classes, a great coffee maker can help get you started each morning. I’ve learned it can actually keep me sane, and this September I’ll be heading back to school myself, so I’m so glad I have a new Keurig to get me going in the mornings.

Best Buy customers always give excellent feedback on their favourite products. Right below many products on the Best Buy website you’ll find honest reviews from people who have actually purchased that product and returned to the site to tell everyone what they thought.  I’ve looked through the reviews of coffee makers so read on to get some tips that could help you to decide which coffee maker will make your school year a little less stressful.

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Yes people do stil make regular drip coffee!  Coffee makers have come a long way over the years and while pod style coffee makers and espresso machines have really taken off, a simple carafe brewer still comes in handy.

Actually they have evolved over the years too and have some great features. With this Cuisinart Extreme Brew 12-Cup Coffee Maker you can actually choose your brew strength, which is perfect for those days when you need a bolder cup of coffee to get you through your day. I love that this machine also offers a heat setting so you don’t have to waste that last mug of coffee down the drain because it tastes burnt.

A drip coffee maker is also perfect for a dorm room or roommate living situation. You can set the timer so coffee is ready when you wake up and it makes a pot large enough for up to 12 people (study session ready!). It’s certainly not as time consuming as each person having to brew their own single cup in the morning.

For me, my coffee is not complete without my french vanilla coconut creamer. For anyone addicted to coffee creamers I strongly suggest you try it. It has the creaminess and flavour without any additives or preservatives.

Dave from Calgary AB loves his brewer

Great product!

I’ve purchased a lot of Cuisinart products and I’ve never had a problem with them. This is an awesome coffee maker! It’s easy to set up and use and the coffee tastes delicious. Works great with a Cuisinart burr grinder too! The only thing I would like to see added is the ability to set the number of cups to make and have the machine use only the amount of water required (without using up all the water in the reservoir each time)

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I love flavoured coffee and specialty coffee drinks like lattes and mochas, so I was pretty excited when my husband got me a Tassimo for Christmas when they first came out. I loved, and by loved I mean used, my machine so much it eventually gave out on me. It is very user friendly and for all of you Tim Horton’s addicts, you can even brew your favourite Tim’s coffee with the Tassimo.

Nathalia from Toronto ON loves the selections

Great Coffee maker

This is a great coffee maker – Individual size, great selection of coffees, for a large cup in the morning I choose the Breakfast option that provides a large cup……I can have a Tim’s coffee anytime without having to leave my house. Easy to clean and easy to follow instructions…Love it!!!

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After dropping several hints and spending way too much money on coffees out, my husband caught on and got me the Keurig 2.0 for Valentine’s day and I have been loving it ever since. One of the main reasons I wanted to switch over was the varieties of drinks offered for Keurig (I love Van Houtte coffee).

Ashleigh from Chilliwack BC loves the ease of use

 

Great product

I got my Keurig a few weeks ago and love it! The best part is that I can have good coffee ‘on demand’. I don’t have to spend a lot of time preparing coffee from grounds. I also like that there is so much selection in K cups. My favorite is the French Roast. Clean up is easy as I just have to dispose of the K-Cup.

 

Since I’m also the only regular coffee drinker in the house, I love the single cup pod brewers. I’m also English, and I always say, you can take the girl out of England but you can’t take England out of the girl, my day is not complete without my cup of tea. I love that Keurig has a large variety of beverages.

If you love specialty coffees and are on a budget, especially a student budget, then single serve pod brewers might be for you. You can have your latte and save weekly by not grabbing coffee out.

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When I think of espresso makers I picture the big fancy machines you see at the local Starbucks, but you can actually buy some pretty great ones for your home.

My brother splurged on a Nespresso Citiz & Milk Espresso Machine for my parents last year and they have been raving about it since. Since I have a weakness for a vanilla latte, I have a feeling I would love this machine. Not only does it brew your espresso but it can also froth your hot or cold milk.

An espresso machine would be great for anyone who needs a strong pick me up to start their day or for those college students pulling all nighters studying for exams.

Katia from Vancouver BC loves her Nespresso

Fantastic!

Truly excellent coffee, easy to use, fast in the morning, a cinch to clean, looks great on the counter. Could not be happier!

For anyone who relies on their caffeine fix to get them through their day, your coffee maker can be one of your best friends. When I was younger I didn’t appreciate what a great cup of coffee can do for your day, but now as a busy mom my body just knows when it is coffee or tea time.

Check out Best Buy online to see their great selection of coffee makers to fit your needs.

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1 COMMENT

  1. If you’re using a Keurig, make sure to get yourself a My K-Cup so you can refill it and use your own coffee and avoid the environmental impact the individual K-Cups have as well as save yourself quite a bit of money in the long-run.  Perhaps this is a product that Best Buy could carry at some point in the future?

     

    JB

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