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Coffee brewer guide

Brewer Guide

Learn about the variety of coffee brewing systems available.

Single Serve

Brewing Method

One-touch brewing for an individual cup for everyone’s unique taste. Depending on the brewer style you select, simply load machine with a pod, K-Cup® or capsule, fill reservoir with water and press the Brew button. Remember all coffee cartridges are not interchangeable. Refer to your brewer's user guide for details.

Benefits

Single serve brewers range from light usage for small offices to heavy-duty usage for large offices. Only brews enough for a single cup. No need for grinding, using a filter or cleaning a pot. Use one machine for your favorite beverages — coffee, tea, cocoa or iced drinks.

Brewer Requirements

Capacity: 1 cup. Requires electrical outlet. Frequent cleaning recommended. No filter needed.

Multi-Cup

Brewing Method

After adding water to reservoir and ground coffee to filter basket, machine forces hot water over grounds and pours fresh-brewed coffee into carafe or pot.

Benefits

Brews a pot of coffee at a time. Choose a programmable model for a hot cup any time of the day. Some models can grind beans just before brewing. Available with single or multiple carafes.

Brewer Requirements

Capacity: up to 12 cups. Requires electrical outlet. Daily cleaning recommended. Filter may be needed - depending on model.

Espresso Machine

Brewing Method

After adding water to reservoir and ground espresso to filter basket, machine forces near-boiling water over grounds and pours fresh-brewed coffee into individual cups.

Benefits

Affordable and convenient way to brew an upscale cup of coffee in the office. Brews enough for 1 or 2 cups.

Brewer Requirements

Capacity: up to 2 cups. Requires electrical outlet. Daily cleaning recommended. Built-in filter.

French Press

French Press

Brewing Method

Traditional french-press coffeemakers steep coffee grounds and hot water in a beaker, then use a manual plunger equipped with a filter to trap the grounds at the bottom before pouring.

Benefits

You control the taste of your coffee because you regulate the temperature of the water as well as the steeping time. The process allows more essential oils in the final coffee product, resulting in a fuller, more complex flavor.

Brewer Requirements

Capacity: up to 4 cups. Requires a stovetop, heating plate or microwave to pre-heat water. Cleaning after each use recommended. Built-in filter.

Percolator

Percolator

Brewing Method

Boiling water is pushed to top of the pot and pours over grounds placed in a perforated basket. Process is repeated until coffee is ready. Electric and stovetop versions are available.

Benefits

Perfect for large groups of people. Design allows for easy serving.

Brewer Requirements

Capacity: varies. Requires electrical outlet. Built-in filter.

Moka Pot

Moka Pot (Classic espresso maker)

Brewing Method

Brews fine grounds in a cone-shaped metal filter. Steam forces water through the cone into an upper chamber where coffee is collected.

Benefits

Strong flavor and high caffeine content. An affordable way to brew espresso without the hassles of a big machine. Can be transported with ease.

Brewer Requirements

Capacity: up to 2 cups. Requires a stovetop, heating plate or electrical outlet to heat water. Daily cleaning recommended. Built-in filter.

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