One Cup Coffee Makers

The Perfect Day Starts with a Cup of Coffee

Everybody knows that the perfect day can only be gotten off to the right start if a cup of coffee is part of the waking up ritual. Ever since coffee became a popular drink several hundred years ago when the practice (or rather, the art) of coffee brewing and drinking was refined in the Middle East, a good cup of coffee has been synonymous with vitality and energy to get the day off to the right start. There is just no getting around it: if you want to guarantee yourself an enjoyable day with an active mind from the moment you get out of bed, there is no companion like coffee to get the job done.

Coffee brewing has developed and advanced a lot over the years, and today coffee drinkers have the luxury of using automatic one cup coffee makers (like this Keurig B40 Luxury home brewing system, on sale at Amazon) to give themselves just the right dose of Joe. Otherwise, when there is an entire household of coffee drinkers to sate, there are automatic coffee makers with much more capacity than these dinky one cup coffee makers, with models getting up well past six or eight cups in capacity.

Of course, when coffee first started making rounds across the world in the 16th and 17th centuries, brewing a cup of coffee was a much different and more elaborate procedure. Before the luxuries of our modern day and age became available, enjoying a simple cup of coffee meant performing various tasks—a genuine labor of love. First coffee berries needed to be hand-picked and then their flesh removed, leaving nothing but the coffee bean (or seed, to be technical). The bean itself remains covered in a layer of slime that is removed through a fermentation process and then ample rinsing, followed by a drying process that historically is done in shaded, well-ventilated areas.

Then comes the roasting itself, which causes caramelization to occur, giving the beans their distinctive brownish color and developing much nobler, complex flavors within the coffee beans themselves. Roasting generally takes place at about 200 degrees Celsius, though different beans (with different densities and other specifications) may require a slightly different roasting temperature. Finally, coffee beans are ground to a specific size (very coarse or very fine, depending on the manner in which the product will be prepared to drink) and then packaged—preferably in some sort of way that keeps air, light, and humidity out.

So the next time you waltz out of bed and switch on your one of those one cup coffee makers to give yourself that early morning zing, take a moment to reflect on and appreciate the long history of coffee culture and the complex process which allows you to pour yourself that irresistible, day-making cup of coffee. Also, don’t hesitate to try out new ways of enjoying coffee, as there are many different preparations that reflect the preferences of a great variety of local coffee traditions; you’ll be sure to find that one cup coffee makers here :