Savoring Coffee, Saving Hearts

Auto-Drip Machines

An automatic process that is simple, low-cost, and popular way to brew coffee. The coffee maker will pump water to the coffee grounds, filters into the coffee pot, and keeps it hot.

Pros: Easy setup, control the number of cups, control brew strength, auto program to run when needed, keeps the pot of coffee warm, great for beginners, lots of options depending on the machine.

Cons: Not ideal for small brews, paper filters strain out most of the oils that can affect the flavor, longer the coffee sits on the warmer the more it can affect its taste.

Bean Grind: Medium


Well-filtered coffee that brings out the unique flavor of your coffee beans. The paper filter removes the natural oils producing a slightly less rich flavor. Get the pour-over coffee flavor and texture but produce more than one cup at a time.

Pros: Clean tasting coffee, control the number of cups, fast brew time, elegant design.

Cons: Learning curve, filters are usually more expensive, cleaning, pretty durable.

Bean Grind: Medium Coarse


A decades-old brewing method that creates a fresh and rich flavor for a strong cup of coffee. Brew directly into your coffee cup by pouring boiling water on top of the grounds in a paper filter.

Pros: Easy to make one cup, rich flavor, low cost, quick brew time.

Cons: Preparation time, requires practice, human error, paper filter consumption.

Bean Grind: Medium Fine


One of the more familiar methods of brewing and has been around for hundreds of years. Stovetop and Electric models work by moving boiling water through coarse coffee grounds. Brewing takes up to 10 minutes, depending on how strong you like your coffee.

Pros: High temperatures brings a depth of flavors, easy to keep clean, retains heat, easy to brew.

Cons: Learning curve, consistency of coffee, risk of bitter coffee, can be messy.

Bean Grind: Coarse