They’re touted as space savers, efficient, three-in-one – combination coffee brewers. But are they worth it? We turn to coffee expert Liz Clayton, who penned an article early this month on 5 Coffee Splurges That Aren’t Worth The Money:
I hate to burst your cappuccino bubble, buddy, but just like people, machines can spread themselves too thin. Try to do too much at once, and you’ll likely find that even if you manage to finish, your work won’t be nearly as good as if you’d specialized and focused. Same with these dual-purpose brewers—considering that don’t they regulate temperature or brewing time well enough to make a truly stunning pot of brewed coffee, can you really expect them to handle the pressure and heat requirements asked of a delicious shot of espresso? It’s like trying to make a soufflé in an Easy Bake Oven, people.
We’re with you Liz, and we’d like to take a look at five of the most ridiculous coffee combination brewers available on the market today.
I don’t want radioactive micro-waves anywhere near my brew! Take it back, puh-lease!
We know toast like we know our coffee – we want the best for both, and two-in-one just won’t do.
Ah, gah! It’s looks like a toy you’d find at a flea market. We wouldn’t recommend putting eggs, bagels, or coffee anywhere near this pretty-in-pink monstrosity.
Want to play a game of horse while brewing some sound ground? Taken care of. The hoop can also double as extra turbulence for a more refined brew.
Brew a cuppa while getting your steps up? Now we’ve seen everything. Oh, brother!
Let’s find out what Liz’s advice is for anyone even considering these combo-bombs: