Coffee Over Cardio | Coffee Maker Comparison: Keurig, French Press, Drip Coffee

Coffee Over Cardio | Coffee Maker Comparison: Keurig, French Press, Drip Coffee

Coffee Over Cardio | Coffee Maker Comparison: Keurig, French Press, Drip Coffee


The way a person likes their cup of joe is as unique as their fingerprint. From flavor profile to convenience, we are able to control virtually every step of the process. However, this seemingly endless array of options can be intimidating - that’s where this guide comes in! Here you’ll find an in-depth comparison of the three most popular coffee makers: a Keurig, a French press, and a drip coffeemaker. Spoiler alert, there is no “best option.” It depends entirely on how much coffee you need, and the variables you want to control. 


User-friendly?

K: Fill a reusable K-cup or grab a single-use K-cup and place in the chamber, press to start.

F: Place coarsely-ground coffee in press, then fill with hot water until the grounds are fully covered. Wait 30 seconds to steep, then fill the rest of the press with water and wait another 4 minutes. Slowly push the plunger down and serve.

D: Place a filter in the chamber, fill it with grounds, add water to the tank, and press to start.


Brew time

K: 2 minutes

F: 5 minutes 

D: 5-10 minutes


Capacity

K: Single-serve.

F: 2-4 cups.

D: Varies; typically yields up to 12 cups per brew.


Convenience

K: Coffee is made as-needed (one cup at a time).

F: Coffee is made as-needed (one or multiple cups at a time); must be consumed immediately.

D: Coffee can be made in large quantities and kept warm for a prolonged period of time.


Flavor

K: Varies based on the grounds - you can also adjust the strength by the amount of grounds added to the reusable K-cup. The result is consistent.

F: Rich, full-bodied flavor because the coffee oils are present. The result varies with each brew, because each step of the process is controlled. 

D: Depends on the machine - typically a lighter flavor, but it can be adjusted based on the amount of grounds used. The result is consistent.


Hopefully, these factors help you narrow down the ideal device for you. Want something quick and easy? A Keurig or drip machine is likely your best bet. But, if crafting your cup is your favorite part of the day, you may prefer the hands-on method of the French press. 


What do you prefer? Let us know in the comments! 

 

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My Skincare Essentials

My Skincare Essentials

My skin has never been “perfect.” I’ve dealt with acne and texture since middle school, and I’ve tried countless products ranging from over-the-counter to drugstore. However, I used to give up on a product after testing it out for only a couple of weeks (and not taking care of my skin properly in the meantime), until this past year. I finally put forth true commitment to a regular, twice-daily skincare routine and focused on leaving my skin alone throughout the day.

 

Compared to twelve months ago, my texture has greatly improved and my acne flare-ups are minimal. In addition to what I noted above, I believe there are two key reasons for my corrected complexion: a cleaner diet, and quality skincare products. While diet affects everyone differently, I notice less breakouts when I reduce dairy products and focus on nutrient-dense meals. As far as products go, I put my money where my mouth is and invest in most of my daily necessities but still include fun, budget-friendly masks on occasion.

 

Here are my skincare faves:

 

Tatcha The Rice Polish Foaming Enzyme Powder

Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser

Thayers Alcohol Free Unscented Toner

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial

 

It’s important to note that you don’t have to break the piggy bank to find skincare that works for you. My stubborn skin happens to respond best to higher-quality ingredients, which often relates to a higher price tag. Many of my friends have holy-grail drugstore items – skincare is SO individualized, and it’s all about trial and error.

 

Tell me your favorite products – especially eye creams and lip balms – below. I need to incorporate those into my routine ASAP!