They both refer to coffee made by pouring hot water over fresh coffee grounds in a filter. The solubles in the ground coffee are dissolved and strained through the filter into the vessel below. You can do this with the pour-over method. Or use a filter coffee machine to do it for you through our gold-tone permanent filter. As temperature and timing are critical to the flavour, the filter coffee machine is an easy way to achieve the perfect cup without the trial and error.
Want your filter coffee machine to look stylish too? Of course. The KitchenAid drip coffee makers are curvy and sleek, in a choice of Onyx Black, Charcoal Grey, Almond Cream or Empire Red (for the Drip Coffee Maker 1.7L) and Onyx Black or White (for the Drip Coffee Maker 1.7L - Classic). Shiny and sturdy, these drip-coffee machines are made to be admired and enjoyed for many years to come. With two brew buttons in different places, you can position it forwards or sideways. The spout on the jug prevents drips and spills.
Our filter coffee machines come with all sorts of clever features and functions that will make mornings that little bit easier.
A programmable timer so your coffee is ready when you need, or the 'pause and pour' for when you just can't wait until the end of brewing. You can select your brew strength with just the push of a button and keep your coffee warm with the warming plate. We've literally thought of everything so you don't have to.
|DRIP COFFEE MAKER 1.7L 5KCM1209||DRIP COFFEE MAKER 1.7L - CLASSIC 5KCM1208|
|£ 119.00||£ 99.00|
|SHOP NOW||SHOP NOW|
|Brew strength||Regular or bold||Regular or bold|
|Colours||Onyx Black, Charcoal Grey, Almond Cream, Empire Red||Onyx Black, White|
|Brew basket aesthetic||Stainless steel||Standard|
|Carafe capacity||1.7 L (12 cups)||1.7 L (12 cups)|
|Warming plate||High or low in 10-min increments||Keeps warm for 40 mins|
|24 hr programming||2 programmes available||1 programme|
|Filter||Gold-tone permanent||Gold-tone permanent|
Our drip coffee makers have a unique 29-hole spiral shower head design. This is inspired by the spiral action of the barista, who spirals around with the water to steadily soak the coffee grounds. The grounds are evenly saturated by the shower head for optimum extraction, taking just the right amount of time to give you a full-bodied cup.
For a finely balanced cup of coffee, you need exactly the right combination of water, coffee and brew time, so it's not too weak or strong.
To help you get it just right, there’s a handy dosage ladder on our gold-tone filter, level markings on the water tank and a dosage chart for adding the water. That means consistent results and no more guessing.
Everyone's different, so choice is important. As well as choosing your favourite coffee, you can also select regular or bold on the brew strength selector. The filter coffee machine then adjusts the brew to deliver the flavour that makes you go 'mmmmm'. Once you've found the sweet spot, you can make it again and again at the touch of a button. If only everything in life was this reliable.
Take a sip and how does your coffee taste? Gold star? The filter affects the quality of your cup of coffee. Paper filters that remove all those lovely natural bean oils can make the drink taste flat. The gold-tone permanent filter on our filter coffee machines is reusable and designed for optimum filtration. It's long-lasting, economical and replaces the standard size-4 filter paper cones. There's even a helpful dosage ladder, to make sure you add just the right amount of ground coffee.
Do you want your coffee at 07:30 on the dot? Or for a 15:30 sofa break? Thanks to the clever 24/7 programming function, all you need to do is set the timer for when suits you and your fresh, hot coffee will be ready. There's intuitive one-touch control with an LCD display and no confusing menus to scroll through. With the latest model, you can even set one cycle for weekdays and another for weekends. It's the ideal way to end your week and turn life down a gear.
Can't wait for your coffee? We've all been there. That's why there is a 'pause and pour' feature on the filter coffee machine. This stops it dripping if you pick up the glass carafe while the coffee is brewing. Pour a quick cup and return it to the plate to finish dripping through. Shhhh! We won't tell anyone.
If you love your coffee, size matters. If you have a small capacity coffee machine, it can be pretty annoying if you keep running out.
The 1.7L capacity of our filter coffee machines means you can make up to 12 cups of coffee. Perfect for a family of coffee drinkers, or for when you've got friends over.
A cup of coffee is nearly 99% water - and water contains minerals, like calcium and magnesium, which pass through your coffee machine and leave limescale.
So if you use your machine a lot, it will need regular cleaning. But thanks to our coffee machines' clever cleaning cycle, you don't need to worry. Just push a button and it's done. And you can relax.
A huge variety of flavours and strengths are available from around the world that all work really well when prepared with a filter coffee machine. But, most agree that lighter roasts work best for maximum flavour, due to the longer brew time – compared to the espresso. And whether you’re buying ground coffee, or grinding at home, go for a medium grind.
Arabica beans are far and away the most popular type of coffee bean, and the best for filter coffee and espresso. These beans are known for their smooth, soft taste, with hints of chocolate, caramel, nuts fruit and berries. Coffee aficionados say coffee made with Arabica beans is best drunk black (or with the smallest splash of milk).
The smell of freshly ground coffee is famously irresistible. But that’s not the only benefit to grinding your own beans:
With 70 grind sizes, our coffee grinder gives you perfect precision for the fullest flavoured cup.
Your daily cup may be good for you. Freshly ground beans are packed with antioxidants that have health benefits and reduce the risk of certain diseases.
Coffee is also known for improving certain aspects of brain function - including memory, mood, vigilance and energy levels. Just watch those caffeine levels though; everything in moderation.
Loved for its potency, espresso is thicker and more intense than other types of coffee. Espresso is either served in single or double shots, or used to make lots of delicious drinks – such as latte, cappuccino or macchiato.SHOP ESPRESSO MACHINE