We need a perfect cup of coffee every morning. For this, we fire up our coffee makers, add water and coffee to it and obtain the required morning beverage. The process is pretty simple as there are hardly any elaborate steps involved on the part of the use. However, there is a lot that goes inside the coffee maker. Like everything else, the working of a drip coffee maker is best explained by science, it obviously is a product of science. A perfect cup of morning coffee has to go through a series of phenomena to finally land up in your cup. Those phenomena will be discussed in detail in the forthcoming discussion. Here we go!
What is inside a Drip Coffee Maker
The drip coffee maker has been capable of reaching almost every household in this nation. The advent of this device has resulted in far easier methods of coffee making. It is pertinent to study the components involved in the device in order to understand its working.
A drip coffee maker has the following components:
- A drip area
- Aluminum tube that transports water to the reservoir
- One more tube that runs to heating element of the device form reservoir
- A heating element
- A reservoir of water
The heating filament we mentioned in the list above is the same as the one that can be found in our regular light bulbs or toasters. The wiring and electrical complexities of the device are situated at the bottom.
The Process of Brewing
Major study is vested under this heading. For a user, the only thing to do is to add coffee and water but the machine does the larger part of the job when the ingredients are loaded. That part of the job is what we are now going to discuss as under:
- When you load the machine with water, it trickles down through the aluminium tube which is heated up by the aforementioned heating element.
- When the machine is switched on, heating element is given power and moved into activity. This results in boiling of the water trickling through the tube.
- Because the water boils over, bubbles rise into another tube that sends the water upward with the help of the bubbles arisen.
- This water boiling over is thus sent to the drip region. Here, it is evenly dripped on the medium ground coffee.
- The boiling water flowing through the coffee grounds leads to the formation of the coffee we drink daily.
This procedure sums up the magic associated with the drip coffee maker. Further modifications in this basic process allow for features such as larger quantity of coffee output and making coffee ahead of time. The machine can be set up in such a way that it works overnight to give you your perfect cup in a few seconds.
Now that you are aware of the process that goes on within the coffee maker, you will enjoy brewing more than ever. Happy brewing!