coffee maker What do you look forward to every morning? For so many of us, coffee is the beverage of choice to wake up with every morning. That’s because coffee is both delicious, versatile, and easy to brew in your favourite coffee maker.

Brew your coffee in a French Press

french pressA French Press is one of the most portable, easy methods of brewing coffee, but it’s also one of the most delicious.

How does a French Press work?

To use a French Press you need to grind your own coffee beans before you brew. Once you’ve ground your beans you place them in the bottom of the French Press and ‘wet’ the beans with a small amount of hot water. Wait about 30 to 45 seconds, stir, and fill the entire French Press up with hot water.

When it’s full, set your timer for 6 to 8 minutes. Once your time is up you can use the plunger and plunge down slowly from the top to the bottom.

French Press brands you can choose

There are several different types and styles of French press you can choose from. Bodum makes several different styles including stylish stainless steel and glass or portable plastic. Frieling French presses are also popular, and they look just as amazing when they are in your cupboard as they do when serving.

Make the perfect cup of drip coffee

drip coffee makerThe tried and true drip coffee maker shows no signs of slowing down in popularity, and now that there are new features and technology built into these easy to use small appliances, they’re hitting the countertops of homes in record numbers.

How do drip coffee makers work?

To use a drip brewer you’ll need to add coffee grinds to the filter and add water. If that sounds easy, it is. You just need to be careful that you add the correct ratio of coffee to water.

Features you can find in drip brewers

Most of the latest drip options have a built-in timer so you can schedule when your appliance turns on. Some models of drip brewer also have built-in grinders, capacity up to 12 cups, and pot warmers so your pot of coffee is kept warm for hours. There’s also coffee makers with carafes to keep your coffee hot, right in the pot.

Choose your favourite brand of drip coffee maker

If you have a favourite brand, chances are they have a model or two of drip coffee maker. Some of the biggest drip coffee brand include Breville, Cuisinart, Kitchenaid, Sunbeam, and Oster.

Brew up a big cup with single serve coffee makers

Single serve Keurig coffee makerA single serve coffee maker brews up the perfect cup of coffee in under a minute. Because they use coffee pods, you always have the right ratio of grinds to water.

Features you can find in a single serve brewer

Not all single-serve models are created equal. Some will simply have you add a pod, pour in some water, and they brew up a cup of coffee. Others have hot chocolate and iced coffee settings, strength indicators, different cup sizes, and extra large water reservoirs so you don’t have to add water every time you want to brew up a cup.

Different models of single serve coffee maker

There are quite a few different models of single serve coffee maker including Keurig, Tassimo, Nespresso, and Ninja.

The ultimate way to make coffee: the espresso machine

Anyone who loves coffee is eventually going to become interested in their own espresso maker. It’s hard not to want to bring one home when you realize it can brew up Americano, Lattes, Mochas, and the perfect espresso shots.

Features you can find on an espresso machine

espresso machine buying guideThe sky’s the limit when it comes to espresso machines, and the latest machines will have built-in grinders, LCD screens, and are available in manual, automatic, or super automatic models so you can either program them to create the perfect hot beverage or tweak your shot yourself.

Most espresso machines also offer hot water and a steam wand so you can steam your milk for lattes or tap into instant hot water for Americanos.

Brands of espresso machine

These sleek, gorgeous machines come to you from trusted coffee maker brands including Breville, De’Longhi, Saeco, Philips, Nespresso, and Cuisinart.

Which coffee maker is the right one for you? Take a look at all of the coffee makers available on Best Buy, and choose one or more for your coffee bar.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag


  1. I always used to drink my coffee from a vending machine. But now that I know a better way to enjoy my cup of Joe, I plan to liven up my mornings.

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