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Knowing what to look for in a coffee maker makes all the difference between drinking good coffee and a terrible one. You may think you know every good coffee maker out there, but you still make bad choices. Therefore, it’s good to look for expert advice to have a better coffee experience. A coffee maker that suits your needs depends on the quantity of coffee you brew, how fast you want it, and whether you would like to adjust the strength or not. You can spend all the money you want on a coffee maker with unique features but still end up with average-brewed coffee. What you need to look out for when shopping for a machine is how long it takes to brew coffee, the natural fuse, and the brewing temperature.
What makes good coffee?
Some stuff happens in life that makes you lose your mind. Plans change in a matter of seconds. Some days waking up is a problem. Your mood is down. You feel less motivated. Now to counter all that, you need a cup of coffee to make you feel good. However, you can own the best machine in the market but still struggle to brew good coffee. It is, therefore, vital to pay attention to smaller details during the brewing process.
How does the CV1 Coffee maker work?
Well, most CV1 model instructions are pretty simple. They have both visual and written manual instructions. However, different CV1 models’ written guidelines exist in different parts of the machine. But it’s always good to read the user manual first. The advantage of such a device is that you can travel with it wherever you go. It fits in a travel suitcase perfectly. The first step is to pour measured water on the top of the coffee maker. You then place the disposable coffee basket in the tray of the machine. Lastly, brew your coffee by pressing the ‘brew’ button, but make sure there’s a mug at the device’s bottom.
Here is another simple and easy way to use the CV1 Coffee maker.
1 – Insert disposable brew basket and coffee filter pack into the coffee maker.
2 – Fill cup with water and pour into back of coffee maker.
3 – Place coffee cup under the CV1 brew basket.
4 – Press and release the start button. Light will go out when the brewing process is complete.
Note: The coffee basket, coffee pods, and coffee cup are usually included when you check into your hotel room. Not sure where you can actually buy the supplies for brewing at home. The main thing you would need at home would be the coffee basket. You can use other coffee pods and generic coffee cups, as long as the cup fits below the coffee basket. The replacement packs for coffee can be bought on Amazon.
Pour water in the back area (see photo) – measure using the cup you will use for the coffee.
Add the coffee tray + coffee packet (leave in the tray)
Press the button in front of the machine, at the bottom of the cup ( be sure to place the cup BEFORE pressing BREW). Different models of the CV1 will have instructions on different locations of the coffee maker. The newer model, below, has the very basic instructions inside the lid where you pour the water.
How CV1 Coffee Makers Heat Water so Fast
Coffee makers let gravity feed water into an aluminum (or copper) heating coil tube located below the water reservoir. The heating tube brings water to a boiling temperature inside the coil and the steam that forms from this process rises through the upper (usually plastic) tube as steam bubbles upward.
As the bubbles rise towards the showerhead at the top the steam then condenses back into hot water in the tube and is then carried the rest of the way to the top by the newly formed steam bubbles which are still at the bottom closer to the heating coils. The steam basically carries extremely hot water up the output tube. Thermo-expansion and steam pressure make all of this work without the use of a water pump which is why coffee makers can last so long and can cost so little. It’s mostly basic physics that cause these machines to work.
By the time the steam condenses into hot water near the top and then drips over your coffee grounds the water is no longer at boiling temperature, it’s usually about 5-10 degrees under depending on your machine… and because of altitude differences (people at sea level will have hotter water at the grind basket than people living at higher elevations) people at higher elevations may easily see water discharging from their coffee makers measuring at only 190-195 degrees.
Unless you are making coffee in a place of negative elevation relative to sea level the temperature of water dripping out of a coffee maker will always be lower than boiling temp but not by much. Cheaper coffee makers will use a plastic tube for the hot water to rise through and heat will be lost on this journey. Fancier coffee makers that use an actual pump to pump the water to the top before heating it to boiling will have a slightly hotter water output. SCAA certified coffee makers are designed to output water at the ideal temperature so the return tube may be engineered slightly differently.
No matter what however you aren’t going to get straight boiling water from any coffee maker shower you own or buy off the shelf but it will be extremely close. To get boiling water you would need an electric water kettle that could heat the water to a full boil and keep it there for use in a french press or pour-over coffee dripper.
I hope this article has been useful for you, CV1 Coffee Maker is a great machine that you can use to make coffee. If this article is meant to be a source of information for you, then you must share this article with your friends on social media platforms.