How Do Coffee Makers work: Have A Look


How Do Coffee Makers work: Have A Look

The caffeine lovers start the day with their best friend, and there is nobody who can separate them. Who is it? The coffee-makers without any doubt. Every morning and many times, at the rest of the day, you scoop coffee and pour water to the machine. Within seconds it flips up, and your favorite beverage is ready.

Has one question ever come to your mind, what is the working principle of this equipment? What is the technology that it is heated so quickly? How the water from the reservoir get into the filter basket? And why this gurgling noise?

We will discuss the inside thing of a typical drip coffee maker. We will know about different parts and their functions. Those who are coffee lovers and have an interest in the mechanism of the devices will hopefully find this article interesting.

How Do Coffee Makers work: Have A Look
How Do Coffee Makers work: Have A Look

A Brief On Coffee Before Going To The Coffee Makers

Let’s get a general discussion on coffee. Coffee plants are small evergreen plants (shrubs) that develop best between the tropic of Capricorn as well as the tropic of Cancer. This area is known as ‘Bean Belt.’ The coffee beans that we use are the seeds of the fruit. The fruits are commonly called coffee cherries. The farmers have been cultivating these plants since long back. Coffee Arabica (Arabica coffee) and Coffee Canephora (Robusta coffee) are the two most popular species.

Dive Inside The Coffee Maker

The modern coffee makers are quite simple to understand. If you take off the upper portion, you will find there only three things.

  1. A reservoir to pour water before the machine starts. It looks like a bucket with a hole at the bottom.
  2. A white tube is there below the reservoir to the drip area. It carries water.
  3. A shower head is also present where the water comes through the white tube and is sprayed over the grounded coffee. In some machines, there is a perforated disc. Water, after coming from the tube, passes through the holes on the coffee grounds. This pricked plastic disc is famous as the drip area.
How Do Coffee Makers work: Have A Look
How Do Coffee Makers work: Have A Look

If you have any idea about machines, you will understand that this is not a complicated one. The depression on the right side at the bottom of the reservoir bucket. The orange tube is the hot water tube. It takes cold water from the white tube. The white tube is connected to the hole of the bucket and carries water from there. The power chord is also visible here. On the left of the machine base, there is a heating element. It has two parts; one is a resistive coiled wire and a tube. The heating wire is similar to the bulb filament, and the water passes through the tube.

The power switch is for switching off and on the heating element. To prevent it from overheating, there are fuses and sensors. The aluminum coiled wire is to heat water for coffee and keep it warm. The sensor cuts off the power once the power got too hot.

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