A coffee maker is a kitchen implement or appliance used to brew coffee. There are numerous methods for brewing coffee, some dating back hundreds of years. Some of these coffee machines include coffee presses, vacuum brewers, percolators and drip coffee makers. The percolator and drip coffee maker are electric appliances while the coffee press requires mechanical pressure and the vacuum brewer relies on vacuum action resulting from heating water.
Most American homes employ a drip coffee maker. The first drip coffee maker for home use was made by Mr. Coffee and became available in 1972, however the first commercially available drip coffee maker was manufactured by Bunn in 1963.
Specialized coffee makers for brewing espresso and steaming milk for coffee drinks such as cappuccino and latte are also available for home use.
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