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10 Best Coffee Makers that Make Amazing Coffee Anywhere at Any Time

10 Best Coffee Makers that Make Amazing Coffee Anywhere at Any Time

When you want a cup of great coffee, you’re likely to go to the coffee shop. After all, it’s easier to let others make a good one for you (and maybe even add a design on top) than to do it yourself. It’s also convenient and leaves you with nothing to clean up.

Even if you like to make your own coffee, time doesn’t allow for it. When you’re rushing out the door already running behind, a quick stop at a cafe is quicker than going through the steps in your own kitchen.

Having your own good coffee maker at home is ideal, but it can be difficult to choose the right one or get the right amount of use.

This list of coffee makers is handpicked by the coffee lovers of the Lifehack team, and will solve every problem you have thought about making your own good coffee at home (and anywhere you want). With these coffee makers, you can make good coffee portable.

1. GINO Pour-Over Collection

    Pour-over coffee is as delicious as it is beautiful to watch. This GINO Pour-Over set offers the experience without a bulky setup.

    Ideal for: Coffee connoisseurs who love the taste and process of pour-over coffee and would like a setup they can easily pack for a weekend trip.

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    Set includes One GINO server, One GINO dripper, One box of 100 GINO paper filters.

    GINO Pour-Over Collection – $74.95

    2. Osaka Pour-Over Coffee Dripper with Wood Stand

      This attractive setup comes with looks and functionality. The glass carafe is made from borosilicate glass, ensuring your coffee never tastes stale.

      Ideal For: The coffee drinker who wants the look of a professional setup at an amateur price.

      Osaka Pour-Over Coffee Dripper with Wooden Stand $33.01

      3. CUB 15-Minute Cold Brew Coffee System

        While this Kickstarter project didn’t meet its funding goal, it’s still on the list for wishful thinking! Cold brew coffee, really good cold brew coffee, is delicious and ideal for summer days. But have you ever made it yourself? It takes forever!

        This nifty invention makes highly caffeinated, less acidic, smooth tasting cold brew in just 15 minutes.

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        Ideal for: The cold brew lover who doesn’t have time to wait.

        Support this 15 minute cold brew system on Kickstarter.

        4. Cold Brew Coffee Pitcher System

          Unlike cold press coffee which can leave a bitter taste and acidic feel, this coffee pitcher system provides great flavor by extracting all the natural flavor of coffee or tea.

          Ideal for: The sharing coffee maker. This set makes up to six cups at a time, making it the perfect set for entertaining caffeine loving guests.It can also be used for iced coffee, and cold brew loose leaf tea.

          Cold Brew Coffee Pitcher System – $19.95

          5. Hario Small Coffee Grinder

            Coffee lovers know that no matter how you make your coffee, if you’re using low-grade coffee grounds, it just isn’t as delicious as you want it to be. This compact grinder allows you to grind your favorite high-quality beans to use with whatever method you prefer.

            Ideal for: The picky coffee drinker who likes to incorporate the process into kitchen decor.

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            Hario Small Coffee Grinder – $29.98

            6. MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker

              This adorable espresso maker is practically pocket sized. A must for every espresso addict.

              Ideal for: Espresso enthusiasts who want the ability to make espresso from anywhere.

              MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker – $52

              7. Cafflano Kompact Coffee Press

                This multi-tasking coffee press makes hot coffee, cold brew and even tea using loose leaves. It’s compact, portable and super light.

                Ideal For: The traveler who never wants to be without their favorite beverage.

                Cafflano Compact Coffee Press – $64.94

                8. Willow & Everett Electric Gooseneck Kettle for Pour Over Coffee

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                  Electric kettles are nothing new, but this one is a game-changer. It’s specially designed to provide slow, controlled flow of water. This is ideal in extracting the most flavor when you brew coffee or tea using the pour-over method.

                  It heats up quickly and independently, allowing you to walk away while it works. As a safety measure, it has an automatic shut-off feature to power down.

                  Ideal for: The coffee drinker who likes to multitask. Tend to household chores while this kettle heats up, and don’t worry about getting hurt; the spill-free lid ensures your hands are safely away from the hot water.

                  Willow and Everett Electric Gooseneck Kettle – $44.99

                  9. Tripresso Portable Coffee Machine

                    This handheld 2 in 1 extraction system uses Barsetto capsules and ground coffee. With a weight of 1/5 a household coffee machine, it can conveniently be used anywhere.

                    Ideal for: The caffeiated traveler. This machine only requires 80ml of hot water and 7g coffee powder or coffee capsule. You can use it just about anywhere!

                    Barsetto Portable Espresso Coffee Machine – $74.90

                    10. KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker

                      This cold brew coffee maker looks great in your kitchen, and it’s super simple to use. Fill it with coffee and cold water and wait for the steeping to complete.

                      Ideal for: The cold brew aficionado who likes to stay well stocked. It makes up to 14 servings without taking up much counter space, and the 28oz of coffee concentrate can stay fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks.

                      KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker – $99.99

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                      Published on October 12, 2018

                      15 Flavorful and Healthy Family Meals That are Perfect for Picky Eaters

                      15 Flavorful and Healthy Family Meals That are Perfect for Picky Eaters

                      I think you’ll agree with me when I say that finding one meal that everyone in the family likes is a challenge!

                      But as busy parents we also don’t want to have to make separate meals for the kids either. The good news is there are some amazing healthy family meals out there that are:

                      • Healthy
                      • Cost-effective
                      • Easy top prepare
                      • Great tasting
                      • Sure to please kids and parents alike

                      There are a lot of food and recipe sites out there, but we’ve whittled down the thousands of recipes to these top 15.

                      These healthy family meals are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters and will make a great addition to your dinner table. More importantly, these winning recipes meet the challenge of today’s busy families.

                      Let’s review the best healthy family meals for your picky eaters!

                      1. Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers

                        This recipe, courtesy of Melissa d’Arabian of The Food Network is delicious, healthy and surprisingly easy to prepare. It’s no wonder it has over 100 reviews and rates 5 stars!

                        Melissa is the host of Ten Dollar Dinners and The Picky Eater’s Project. She’s also a mother of four and recent first-time cookbook author.

                        This amazing recipe features:

                        • Store-bought puff pastry saves a lot of time
                        • Only 20 minutes prep time
                        • Kids will love the “hot pocket-style” but the flavor of a traditional chicken pot pie

                        ~ Check out the recipe here!

                        2. Mini Meat Loaf

                          This healthy family meal, courtesy of Susie Cover’s book The Supper Club: Kid-Friendly Meals the Whole Family Will Love and published on Parenting.com is a healthy option in that it can be prepared with either ground beef or turkey.

                          Kids will love that these fun-sized mini meatloaves are easy to dip in ketchup. They are also perfect for packing for a school lunch or picnic.

                          Susie has over 15 years as a professional chef, cookbook author, and founder of a series of prepared food companies.

                          This future family staple:

                          • Tastes great warm or at room temp
                          • Can be formed to any size – no wasted food!
                          • Can easily be made gluten-free by using gluten-free panko breadcrumbs

                          ~ Check out the recipe here!

                          3. Cheesy Cauliflower Pasta

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                            This delicious and healthy mac ‘n cheese alternative comes to us from Hillary Smith over at Bon Appétit.

                            Hillary is the associate marketing director at Bon Appétit, but clearly knows her way around the kitchen too. Here, Hillary does the unthinkable and gets picky eaters come back for seconds on cauliflower!

                            This new family favorite:

                            • Is easy to make
                            • Features delicious parmesan and pine nuts
                            • Roasts the cauliflower to get it tender with a deeper flavor

                            ~ Check out the recipe here!

                            4. Barbecued Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

                              This 5 star recipe is from Rachael Ray, courtesy of The Food Network’s 30 Minute Meals.

                              This amazingly flavorful dish:

                              • Can be made in 25 minutes
                              • Is so delicious kids won’t even question eating lettuce
                              • Is packed with veggies

                              ~ Check out the recipe here!

                              5. Eggplant Parmigiana in a Pasta Sauce

                              This amazing recipe re-do comes from Ole & Shaina Olmanson and Babble is a much healthier, but just as tasty a version of traditional eggplant parmesan.

                              This fantastic dinner option:

                              • Cuts the fried eggplant and lengthy prep stages
                              • Calls for ground beef but could easily be made vegetarian
                              • Tastes even better the next day!

                              ~ Check out the recipe here!

                              6. Po-tacos!

                                This creative reinvention of the classic taco comes from Weelicious founder Catherine and her friend Joanna. The idea is to use a baked potato split down the middle as the “shell” for your taco.

                                Of course a baked potato is healthier than a fried taco shell or fat-laden tortilla. But she also gets incredibly creative with the topping options, going far beyond a typical taco.

                                This new classic:

                                • Has endless filling possibilities from pesto veggies to pulled pork
                                • Could easily be made with sweet potatoes instead
                                • Only take a whopping 10 minutes prep time!

                                ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                7. Crispy Chicken, Ham, and Swiss Roll-Ups

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                                  This tasty addition to our healthy family meals comes from Jiselle Basile over at Cooking Light. Jiselle has taken the classic ham and cheese sandwich and reinvented it as a roll-up.

                                  This “meaty, cheesy, moist and crunchy” treat gets healthy by going in the oven instead of into a frying pan.

                                  This amazing recipe:

                                  • Is only 351 calories per serving
                                  • Uses all white meat chicken and ham
                                  • Is low in sugar and saturated fat

                                  ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                  8. Easy 30 Minute Orange Chicken with Rice

                                    This amazing redo of everyone’s favorite Chinese takeout comes from Kristen over at A Mind “Full” Mom.

                                    Kristen has crafted a recipe that is not too spicy or sweet. That makes the kids happy. But it’s has enough complex flavors to have the adults coming back for seconds.

                                    Healthy family meals never tasted so good!

                                    This fantastic recipe:

                                    • Is ready in under 30 minutes!
                                    • Uses fresh orange juice
                                    • Skips the fryer and the unnecessary calories

                                    ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                    9. Noodle Pudding

                                    This creative recipe, courtesy of Barbara Wener and Country Living is a great way to get kids to eat cottage cheese and cut the fat from traditional baked pasta dishes.

                                    Country Living features the best food and drink recipes that are delicious and easy to prepare. The recipe was handed down to Barbara from her mother and remains a family favorite.

                                    This tasty treat:

                                    • Has under 400 calories per serving
                                    • Will have kids gobbling it up like mac n’ cheese

                                    ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                    10. One Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Garlic Parmesan Spinach Cream Sauce

                                      The key to truly healthy family meals is getting picky eaters to eat their vegetables.

                                      This fantastic recipe, courtesy of Christina Cherrier, editor at Eatwell101, does just that.

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                                      Christina has crafty a yummy cream sauce that packs a flavor punch of garlic, tomato, spinach, and cheese. Even the pickiest of eaters will be back for more.

                                      This amazing dish:

                                      • Lightens the fat with half and half instead of cream
                                      • Gets kids to eat their spinach
                                      • Saves on clean up by using just 1 pan

                                      ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                      11. Super Easy Skinny Veggie Crockpot Lasagna

                                        This no-hassle lasagna recipe, comes to us from Lindsay over at Pinch of Yum.

                                        Lindsay and her husband Bjork run both Pinch of Yum and Food Blogger Pro and are here to save us a boatload of time, cutting calories in the process.

                                        This amazing dish:

                                        • Is all done in the crockpot
                                        • Is loaded with veggies
                                        • Calls for uncooked lasagna noodles

                                        ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                        12. Crispy Baked Parmesan Chicken Strips

                                          All kids love chicken strips. Thankfully this classic recipe redo skips the fryer and still delivers a delicious healthy family meal.

                                          Amy Roskelley, of Super Healthy Kids, walks us through the simple steps to get extra crispy chicken without the deep fryer. Amy is mom of 3 and has a background in health and nutrition and in shows!

                                          This amazing dish:

                                          • Skips the salt, fast & preservatives of fast food chicken nuggets
                                          • Are amazingly crispy
                                          • Packs 36 grams of protein per serving

                                          ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                          13. Sausage, Brocolli & Rice One Skillet Meal

                                            This delicious weeknight staple comes to us from Kasey Schwartz over at All Things Mamma.

                                            With a hungry husband who helps parent their 3 kids, Kasey knows a thing or two about healthy family meals. Her recipes are designed for busy parents looking for quick, easy and healthy meals during the school week.

                                            This tasty mealtime option:

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                                            • Is ready in under 30 minutes
                                            • Is a great way to get kids to eat their broccoli
                                            • Can be made with turkey or chicken sausage to cut the fat

                                            ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                            14. Baked Chicken Chimichangas

                                              This simple, yet tasty Mexican-themed dinner staple comes from Christy Denney over at The Girl Who Ate Everything.

                                              Christy makes healthy family meals for her husband and their 5 kids. And with 5 kids, you can bet Christy knows how to please even the pickiest of eaters.

                                              This awesome dinnertime staple:

                                              • Are oven baked instead of fried
                                              • Can be prepared in under 15 minutes
                                              • Goes great with guac and low-fat sour cream

                                              ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                              15. Baked Gnocchi with Sausage, Kale, and Pesto

                                                This delicious baked pasta dish comes from Maria & Josh over at Two Peas and Their Pod.

                                                Maria & Josh love cooking, entertaining and creating healthy family meals that are simple, fresh, and kid-friendly. We think you’ll agree!

                                                This delicious dish:

                                                • Is a great way to sneak kale into kid’s diets
                                                • Can be prepared in under 15 minutes
                                                • Cut even more fat with lower fat sausage and cheeses

                                                ~ Check out the recipe here!

                                                Did you find some new favorite healthy family meals here?

                                                In this post, we looked at the challenge all parents face in creating healthy family meals that everyone in the family will actually eat.

                                                Finding ways to overcome picky eating habits with our kids can be a challenge.

                                                To help, we researched and found 15 amazing recipes that even the pickiest eaters will love and want more of. So if you’re getting resistance at the dinner table and aren’t sure where to turn, the recipes above will quickly get you what you need.

                                                All the winning recipes linked above were hand-selected.

                                                They are the answer to your dinner-time problems and will help all parents by removing a little bit of that stress at the end of a long day.

                                                Make sure and bookmark your favorites as you’ll assuredly be back for more.

                                                Featured photo credit: Annie Spratt via unsplash.com

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