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					You often see them in countless homes, offices, coffee shops and so many
other places where people convene to sip good coffee. You guessed right!
It is the old and trustworthy coffeemaker. What is the process involved
in concocting those wonderful brews?A coffeemaker is an electric
appliance that makes brewed coffee automatically, consisting of a
hotplate, a glass coffee pot, filter basket, and water reservoir. It is a
low-maintenance, simple- to-operate and yet efficient piece of equipment.


The hotplate at the bottom of the coffeemaker is heated in a circular
motion. The heating element is a hollow aluminum tube. Upon adding water
on the reservoir, a small hole in the container's bottom feeds a plastic
hose attached to one end of the aluminum tube. When the coffeemaker is
turned on, the heating element quickly gets hot. The heat sensors make
sure that the temperature is kept at 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit (90-96
Celsius). This causes the water in the aluminum tube to boil, creating
bubbles that go up the other side of the tube and travel upward to the
exit hose so more water can enter the heating element.Hot water inside
these bubbles lifts a small stream of boiling water to the coffeemaker's
top, while the exit hose ends up on the drip plate, which in turn places
the boiling water in an even amount. The water then exits to the coffee
grounds below in the filter basket. The drip coffeemaker then fills the
carafe with freshly-brewed coffee.When buying whole coffee beans, you may
use a coffee grinder for preparation prior to actual boiling. For coffee
to taste better, it is advisable to grind the beans before brewing them.
Finely ground coffee results in a refreshing espresso, which is made with
an espresso machine and cannot be brewed in a coffeemaker.A lot of
coffeemakers allow for an automatic start through built-in timers. If you
want freshly brewed coffee in the morning, you may turn on the timer at
night. Coffee connoisseurs, however, frown on this practice since they do
not want coffee beans to be ground in advance as they tend to lose
freshness in the process. They believe that immediately after brewing,
the coffeemaker should be detached from its hot plate since prolonged
exposure to heat will make the coffee bitter.A number of coffeemakers use
either steel or paper filters. Steel filters allow more oils to pass
through, creating a coffee that is headier and with more body. On the
other hand, paper filters result in a lighter and cleaner coffee.There
are many ways to brew your coffee using the ever-reliable
coffeemaker.Coffee Makers provides detailed information on Coffee, Coffee
Makers, Gourmet Coffee, Coffee Shops and more. Coffee Makers is
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