Almost everyone I know loves drinking coffee, but with so many options for preparing it out there, it can be hard to decide which of them is the right one for you. Here, I’ve made a list of coffee making options and their advantages in order to help you decide which of them is best suited for your lifestyle:
Nespresso capsules are one of the most convenient and easy coffee making options out there. They’re readily available almost everywhere, and the coffee comes together in less than a minute.
With endless flavor and intensity options to choose from, Nespresso capsules are great for people who don’t have that much time to spend on making their coffee in the morning – or any other time, for that matter. Although some people might worry that using single-use capsules is not exactly environmentally friendly, Nespresso capsules can actually be recycled if you take them to their stores.
A tradition Italian way of making coffee, moka pots are highly appreciated by most coffee enthusiasts. They render rich, creamy and strong coffee, but their main problem is that it takes quite a while to brew coffee in them. Depending on the size of the pot, it can take up to 15 minutes for your coffee to be ready.
Personally, although I love the rich aroma of moka pot coffee, I only use mine on weekends when I have more time to wait for my coffee to be ready. It’s definitely a great purchase, but I wouldn’t really recommend it for daily use unless you have a lot of free time in the morning.
Just like the Nespresso capsules, the fact that instant coffee comes together so quickly is what makes it so popular. It’s great for people who are always on the rush, and it also typically contains more caffeine than regular coffee, which can give you an extra burst of energy. What’s great about it is the fact that it can also be brewed cold, so it’s great for making frappes at home anytime you want them.
Manual espresso machine
Having gained popularity over the last couple of years, manual espresso machines are one of the fanciest – and most expensive – ways of preparing your coffee at home. It’s a relatively quick way of making coffee, and if you’re willing to invest into an elevated coffee brewing experience, I’d say go for it, but otherwise I’m not sure that it would be the best investment for the average coffee drinker.