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Choosing coffee equipment can be as challenging as deciding on any other kitchen appliance.
Do you live alone? You might want a single-cup machine. Have a family of coffee drinkers? You probably need a multi-cup brewer that makes 10 to 12 cups. Can't live without cappuccino or espresso? You can have your own automatic machine right on your countertop? For a throwback a more glamorous era, there is the French press.
Don't forget about the type of coffee you drink. If whole beans are your passion, you'll need a good grinder, one sized appropriately for your coffee drinking and serving habits.