As time continues, new technology and innovative appliances make it into our kitchens. From mixers, to new refrigerators with screens, and the popular "pod" coffee brewers that are quick and convenient.
Have you ever thought, how many kilowatts per hour (kWh) it can take to power a cup of Joe in the morning?
According to Keurig®, "Home brewers use the most power during their initial startup. When heating for the first time after being off, peak usage is 1,500 watts." That converts to 1.5 kWh. Of course, no two coffee pots are the same. In fact, each coffee maker on the market may have a specific amount of energy it uses.
Now the big question is, what type of coffee brewers use "X" amount of energy? Below is a short list of a variety of brewers and their estimated usage.
Drip Coffee Pots
Many of the drip coffee brewers can keep your pot of coffee warm for hours, especially in offices where coffee is constantly being brewed. Coffee pot brewers may consume an average of 0.75 kWh to 1.25 kWh.
Single-Serve "Pod" Coffee Makers
Single-serve coffee makers are more common these days. They're a quick and easy coffee machine that helps get you out the door on time during the morning rush. According to Keurig®, "If the power is kept on, the brewer will keep the internal tank up to temperature using between 200-400 watts when heating. While idle and not maintaining heat, the brewer will use the average electricity of a 60-watt light bulb."
If you are a coffee aficionado, there is a good chance that you have an espresso machine in your home. The unique brewing style of the espresso machine may have serious energy implications. On average most espresso machines on the market could use between 1000 to 1500 watts (1-1.5 kWh) to work. An espresso machine will require about 1.25 kWh to brew a cup of coffee.
So before you head to the store and update your coffee maker, be on the lookout for their energy consumption.
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