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After water, coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world. The drink’s popularity is largely attributed to its taste, smell, and pleasurable side effects. Caffeinated coffee can make one more alert, more productive, and increase one’s energy. Aside from this, coffee has a rich history, and coffeehouses and cafes are still popular social outlets. While numerous coffeemakers and coffee preparation methods exist, some of the easiest machines to operate are automatic drip coffee brewers.

Although they are user-friendly, most automatic drip coffeemakers do not brew at high enough temperatures or for the appropriate amount of time. Regardless, these machines have gained popularity, and can be found in households worldwide. In the 1970s, the first electric drip coffeemakers for home use were introduced on the market. After their inception and growing appeal, automatic drip coffeemakers nearly made in-home percolators obsolete.

Automatic drip coffeemakers are also referred to as electric drip coffeemakers or dripolator coffeemakers. Drip brew, referred to as filtered coffee, is the method used by automatic drip coffeemakers. In this technique, coffee beans are contained in a filter. Then, hot water is poured over the beans, where water seeps through the coffee. This allows the water to retain the coffee ground’s essential oils. Through only gravity, the water then passes through the filter. Used coffee grounds remain in the filter, while the dripping brew is collected in a pot or carafe.

In 1908, Melitta Bentz invented the first paper filters in Germany. Today, most automatic drip coffee brewers still use paper filters. Paper filters are popular because they reduce cleanup. For instance, after brewing, the filter and the spent coffee grounds can be thrown away. Because paper filters are disposable and designed for one-time use, they are convenient and do not require cleaning. However, numerous other filter types are available for automatic drip coffee brewers. For one, metal filters are commonly used around the world, especially in places where individual paper filters cannot be easily located. These metal sheets retain coffee grounds but allow drip coffee to filter. In addition, some automatic coffee machines now boast permanent plastic filters. These filters are a fine mesh material, and reduce waste because they are permanent fixtures of the coffeemakers. However, coffee machines with mesh filters require more maintenance and cleanup.

Automatic drip coffee brewers are widely popular, especially in North America because of the numerous domestic models available. However, manual variations of automatic drip coffee machines are also available, which offer the user more control. These machines boast innovations like stopper valves, which allow the user to manually control the brewing time and coffee to water ratio. Single serve drip brewers also exist, which are portable. These machines contain a filter and a single coffee cup instead of a coffee pot. Here, hot water is introduced into the machine, and the water drips directly into the cup.

Because automatic drip coffeemakers use paper filters, the resulting brew is light, although it lacks some of coffee’s essential oils, which might impact the brew’s taste.

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