The Bitterness Eliminating Coffee Maker makes it OK to skip the sugar

The Bitterness Eliminating Coffee Maker heats water to a consistent temperature. Pouring evenly heated very hot water over coffee grounds can help to reduce coffee's bitter taste.

The Bitterness Eliminating Coffee Maker holds water in a reservoir until it reaches a specific temperature.
The Bitterness Eliminating Coffee Maker holds water in a reservoir until it reaches a specific temperature. Hammacher Schlemmer

The fact that coffee can have a bitter taste to some is a reality that requires an obvious solution: take out the bitter. Naturally, there are a lot of solutions that seem to be out there. For one, adding a spoonful of sugar (at least) seems to do the trick for many; sweeteners of all types always seem to be nearby a pot of coffee. Then, of course, there is the solution that goes straight to the source: let the coffee maker take out the bitterness.

The Bitterness Eliminating Coffee Maker ($199.95) offers the opportunity to make bitterness-free coffee at home without the need for sweeteners. This two-chamber coffee maker consists of a water reservoir that holds water until it reaches a desired temperature. Then, the evenly heated hot water is sent to be distributed over the grounds, a process that is designed to extract more flavor out of the grounds and reduce the bitter taste.

With an endless amount of methods to coax a cup of coffee out of the humble coffee bean, there are naturally equally uncountable ways to enjoy it. Here, a take on the traditional drip coffee maker offers users the chance to explore another method. Indeed, several bitterness-reducing coffee makers have come to market -- Bodum and Cloer offer models with similar attributes -- which is sweet news for any fan of coffee, no matter how many sugars they take.

About the author

    Brian is the author of the culinary based novel Stealing Food Road. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.


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