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Coffee Maker Wattage

Coffee Geek Lab / Coffee Maker Wattage
Yurii Brown

Certified Barista

May 28, 2021

Coffee maker wattage

The minute you wake up from the sleep, you rush towards your coffee machine for an active start of the day. Most people feel lost and confused until they have a shot of coffee. No wonder why the US has the 25.56 million 60-kg bags consumption of coffee in the recent year [1]. The instant caffeine rush allows you to tackle daily tasks faster than you would typically do. Have you ever thought about coffee maker wattage and how much energy it consumes? We bet most coffee addicts do not give this subject much thought. 

Most people think that small appliances such as coffee makers do not consume that much electricity. However, that’s not the case; a coffee maker’s electricity consumption depends on its wattage. Do not get us wrong; we are not asking you to quit coffee and save energy. Well, it would be phenomenal if you decide to do that. However, we are trying to bring your attention to the matter which is usually neglected. 

This article aims to unveil all the secret tips that can help you utilize a coffee maker better and save some bucks on your electricity bill. Before we get to the nitty-gritty of the article, you must understand the basic wattage equation. One volt into one ampere makes one watt, so now have that out of the way. Let’s dive into the article!

How many watts does a coffee maker use? 

The coffee maker wattage and a user’s coffee consumption determine the watts it uses. If you are a coffee addict, we are sure you must know how much watts a coffee maker uses. A coffee maker uses the most energy in heating water. One thing common in most coffee makers is that they heat water from 50-degrees to 200-degrees.  

To heat the water, coffee makers use 100 watts on average. If you use the formula and do your math, you will notice most coffee makers use 0.083 (kWh) energy per use. You can calculate the energy spent every day by estimating your average coffee intake. Different types of coffee makers consume varying amounts of energy. Hence, do your research before buying one to save money and lead a sustainable lifestyle.

The wattage requirements for varying coffee pots:

If you are an avid coffee consumer, you must have tried a variety of coffees and coffee makers. The energy consumption is different for each coffee maker. Hence, you must look at the wattage specification before making your purchase. Let’s have a look at some coffee maker’s wattage: 

Coffee maker with grinder 

If you are someone who despises packaged coffee and likes to make your own roast, you must own a coffee maker with grinder. These coffee makers are pretty straightforward, you add coffee beans to the upper cup, grind them and brew fresh coffee for you. Generally, premium-quality coffee makers with grinder are of 300 watts. You can also find a 150-watt coffee maker that performs well also. 

Drip coffee maker 

Drip coffee is the latest trend and most people are loving its rich and authentic taste. It has a special heat plate within the coffee maker to keep it warm for a few hours. You will mostly find this coffee machine in restaurants, offices and now they are a common kitchen appliance. It consumes 720-1250 watts on average

Coffee makers with water line 

A coffee maker with water line has an internal reservoir due to which a user does not have to do a lot while making coffee. However, people say that they consume a lot of wattage because they are constantly heating water. On average, coffee makers with water lines consume 200 to 400-watts. However, when they are in a full-brew mode, they can consume 1500-watts maximum which is a lot. Want to buy one? Get your coffee maker with water line!  

Espresso coffee maker 

Espresso is the classic, all-time favorite coffee of many people across the world. People commonly go for espresso coffee makers due to their rich taste and creamy texture. The average espresso wattage is between 1000 to 1500 watts. Espresso machines need a minimum of 1.25 KW to make one cup of coffee.

Which coffee machine provides better wattage?

The coffee machine you choose has a lot to do with the type you prefer. However, not all coffee provides better energy use. Here are some coffee makers with less wattage:

  • Espresso machine;
  • Classic Keurig coffee maker;
  • French-press coffee maker;
  • Single-cup coffee brewer.

 

How to save energy when using a coffee maker? 

You may have a high-wattage coffee maker, but you can still save electricity with conscious efforts. Here is how: 

1. Cleanliness

The excess residue in the coffee machine’s water tank can cause it to use more energy. To avoid such scenarios, clean its water tank often. Rinse the washable parts every day and wipe them before putting them back in place.

2. Turn-off 

Most people leave their coffee makers open and do not make a conscious effort to take off the plug. Even if you are not using the coffee machine, it still consumes energy if you do not switch off the power supply. 

3. Cold-brew 

The main reason why coffee machines consume a lot of energy is to heat the water. While it is nice to have a hot brew every day, you can try to have a cold brew. The coffee maker uses significantly less energy when it does not have to heat water.

4. Energy-efficient

If you can invest a little more in coffee machines, always opt for energy-efficient ones. They have energy conservation properties and have an automatic shut-off sensor.

FAQ

How many watts does a Mr. coffee maker use? 

Mr. Coffee maker uses around 600 to 1200 watts when brewing a cup of coffee.

How many watts does a Keurig coffee maker use? 

Keurig coffee machines use a 200 to 400 watts minimum and 1500 watts maximum when in full brewing mode.

How many watts does a small coffee maker use? 

A small coffee maker uses 500 watts minimum and 1000 watts maximum.

Conclusion

Coffee maker wattage is one thing that most caffeine addicts do not even consider when buying. However, you can save a lot of money by using small incorporation habits in your routine to lower coffee maker’s energy consumption. Please let us know in the comments below if you found the article helpful and if you are going to use these tips.

Are you sensitive to caffeine? How many cups of coffee per day do you drink? Share your answers below!

Additional Resources:

  1. https://www.statista.com/statistics/804271/domestic-coffee-consumption-in-the-us/

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