ATTENTION ALL YOU COFFEE DRINKERS!
In this edition of the Laura Report I help you discover how you can customize full-bodied coffees, espressos, lattes and cappuccinos to your preference in your own home. I will cover the top brands and features available when it comes to built-in coffee makers.
Thermador’s Fully Automatic Built-In Coffee Machine is the ultimate luxury to start or end the day, preparing up to 10 different beverages. Home entertainers or large families will appreciate the storage of up to 8 unique beverage creations, as well as dual spouts to brew two identical beverages at once. The easy to read control panel has a color LCD display that gives complete digital information for every setting. You can fit different an array cup sizes with the adjustable coffee dispenser. The removable water tank holds up to 10 cups and there is a 1 pound bean container and a separate container for ground coffee. A great benefit of in-home coffee is that it grinds the beans right before brewing which makes the best tasting coffee.
The Miele Coffee System is one of the coffee maker we see requested the most because it is the only plumbed built-in coffee makers currently available on the market. Plumbed machines plug directly into a water line where unplumbed machines require a water tank. The Comfort Door provides convenient access to the bean container, water container, waste container and drip tray. Miele’s OneTouch offers extra programs for making one or two cups at a time. The Easy Click milk system simply clicks into place at the front and is just as easily removed. The machine also has automatic rinsing and cleaning programs that help you keep your machine clean. The Cup Sensor recognizes the cup rim and alters the position of the central spout accordingly. And when you place your cup on the unit their soft LED lighting creates a pleasant atmosphere.
The Wolf Coffee System lets you craft a cup precisely to your taste, from real coffee beans, with just the touch of a button. The wolf coffee system is engineered to monitor when minerals from water start to build up in the system and will notify you when it’s time to descale the system. This machine has 13 grind settings that let you customize your whole bean coffee just the way you like it. The removable milk carafe plugs into the machine to make milk drinks, then goes right into the refrigerator to keep the milk fresh. This system is also great because it doesn’t run the milk through the whole machine which makes cleaning much easier. This machine can be installed anywhere in your home with no plumbing required, I’ve seen coffee machines put in master bathrooms or closets and even in a garage.
The Jenn-Air Built-In Coffee System, which is one of my favorites, has touch activated controls and adjustable coffee strength. The whole bean grinder can be found on the back of the unit and can be adjusted to one of 13 levels for grinding. Like the Wolf machine the milk container is easy to insert on the front of the machine and has an easy to use frothing system. The two boilers help ensure an ideal coffee and espresso temperature by offering three levels. The built-in LED lighting also provides clear visibility and a refined appearance.