Everybody loves a great cup of coffee in the morning, which is why an excellent coffee machine is so important.
For a lot of people, that’s where the thought ends. They don’t take the time to consider that this machine is going to be living on their countertop, front and center, in the kitchen on display every single day. You could make a coffee bar and have a full feature of your coffee routine.
When style matters, it’s important to take the time to consider the aesthetic of your coffee machine before you buy or upgrade your current setup.
While of course not compromising on getting a good cup of coffee. Luckily, if a coffee machine brand cares about its design, it generally means they care about the whole process. Including the function.
So, let’s dive into the 3 key aspects you should consider.
Manual vs Automatic
This is your first consideration. Most people want an automatic coffee maker. Coffee grounds and water go in the top and out pours a cup of coffee at the bottom.
But if you were interested in putting a little work into your coffee, then there are some really beautiful manual coffee makers out there. Like the Chemex for instance, it’s the only coffee maker ever to have been included in the Museum of Modern Art.
And if it’s good enough for an art museum then it could look wonderful in your kitchen. Especially if you’re going for a more minimalist design.
Material Of The Body
It’s of course personal preference but I’ve always appreciated the look of metal over plastic. And with cheap coffee makers, there is usually a lot of plastic involved. Which also shortens the life span by making the machine itself flimsier.
If you get a slick looking stainless steel all-metal body coffee maker it’s a thing of beauty. Sleek, modern, and oh so practical.
Breville is a key player if you’re looking for a stainless steel coffee maker.
And if you’re interested in espresso these tend to be all metal coffee makers because they need to heat up to work properly. Plus espresso machines look fantastic in any home and really add a touch of class.
Color and a Rustic Feel
Now if you’re looking to get a coffee maker you’ve usually got a choice of black or metallic silver. If you’re going for a more rustic feel to your kitchen isn’t the right way to go at all.
But what choice do you have?
Well, there aren’t a ton of options when it comes to adding color. But the Technivorm Moccamaster has a huge range of colors to choose from and is even considered to be one of the best coffee machines available in terms of coffee quality too.
You get a really unusual shape, there’s an almost C-shaped appearance to the whole machine which is very different from the straight up and down design of most coffee makers. While pretty much everyone is used to seeing a coffee maker out on the countertop, the Moccamaster is much more eye-catching.
Plus you’ll find one in almost every house across Iceland and Sweden so it’s got a really Scandinavian feel to it.
So just as you should think about your mattress because you spend 8 hours there every day, so you should think about the look of your coffee machine because you’re going to look at it first thing every morning. And you want it to look exquisite.