Automatic Drip Coffee Makers are by far the most recognized type of coffee maker and most people alive today grew up with one of these in the house. The models listed below should look quite familiar to most of us.
How Automatic Drip Coffee Makers Work
Drip Coffee Makers produce coffee by heating water in a reservoir. The water then travels up a tube and drips into a coffee bin holding a filter with the coffee grounds.
The hot water then steeps slowly through the coffee and the filter in the bin. From there it drips into an awaiting pot or carafe below.
Automatic Drip Coffee Makers usually have a heating element. This keeps the freshly brewed coffee reasonably hot until the coffee is gone or it’s time to brew another pot.
Some models come with a thermal style carafe. This allows the coffee drinker to brew a pot of coffee right into the carafe for coffee on the go.
Most Widely Used in America
Automatic Drip Coffee Makers are the most widely used coffee makers by the American consumer. This type of coffee maker also has the versatility to make from one to usually ten or twelve cups of coffee at a time.
While there are some expensive models, low price models can be had for the cost of just a few Starbucks coffees.
Convenient and Easy to Use
Making coffee in an Automatic Drip Coffee Maker could not be easier. First you fill the tank with water from the pot. Automatic Drip Coffee Makers normally use disposable filters, unlike the percolator style coffee makers. Just pop in a filter, fill it with an amount of coffee matching the amount of water you added and when it done, cleanup is quick and easy.
There are also specialized one cup coffee makers which make use of the automatic drip method.