Every morning my alarm goes off and I have to muster the energy to get out of bed to turn it off. They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But I feel like I’m getting weaker each time that happens. That feeling does start to dissolve into the ether once I’ve prised my eyelids open with a shot of hot, comforting coffee. I mean, I drink some coffee. I’m not responsible if eyelid coffee shots become a thing. You bunch of illiterate baboons. Sorry, grouchy, need coffee.
While I’m not a morning person, I like to linger on that first cup of coffee. The heady aroma of brewing coffee acts as a good middle-ground between the depths of sleep and the disappointment of daily life. I do often wonder if I’m experiencing that morning ritual at its absolute peak. So I thought to myself, you know what, I want to find out how to make the absolute best cup of coffee. So I went through five popular options to figure out which of them would win the crown of best coffee maker.
I’d buy anything that George Clooney likes. Thankfully, I didn’t have to actually purchase this devilish little machine. In fact, there’s a Nespresso in the kitchens at RiseFeed HQ. I’ve been using it for a few months, and for the most part it’s a really efficient machine. You simply choose a pod from a scale of strengths and origins and plant it in the machine. In the one we have you just press a button and out comes the brown gold. Wow, brown gold isn’t a good way to phrase that. But the coffee is pretty good. Not great, but pretty good. Get in my mouth, arpeggio. You delicious little pod, you.