Having a Coffee Maker at home makes things much easier, especially if you’re someone like me who drinks more coffee than water. But the point is, you can’t exactly figure out which coffee makers are actually worth the penny and which aren’t.
Considering all of them market themselves as the “best” coffee maker regardless of their quality. So well that’s where this piece ought to help you out. I’ll just scribble down 23 of the best coffee makers which exist in the industry today, and then you can make your pick.
Top 23 Best Coffee Makers 2017
Bonavita BV1900TS 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer
In almost all my articles on coffee maker reviews, I’ve mentioned the Bonavita at the top, and nope it’s not because I’ve some special kind of contract with them, it’s just because this truly is one of the best coffee makers I’ve ever come across.
Fast brewing:-Takes less than 5 minutes to brew as many as 8 cups. So speed isn’t an issue that’s obvious. It has a glass carafe to go with the coffee maker, which makes things transparent and easy.
The carafe is “heat resistant” so you won’t be losing any heat if you’re a slow drinker. And obviously you get a choice between “glass” or “plastic” carafe to choose from.
The Bonavita has a neat water level indicator which tells you how much water is there in the maker so you can pour in fresh liquid whenever needed.
Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand Programmable Coffeemaker
The Cuisianart boasts a special (and secret) technology which makes sure your coffee stays warm to the longest possible duration.
You get to control the “coffee strength” so that it gets you the energy but doesn’t keep you awake at nights. You can even program the beast on 24-hour mode so that it does almost everything on automation.
Taking of automation, it’s only fair to mention that it features a “self-clean” technology as well. Brewing 14 cups in a single go, this can’t get any better.
It supports brew pause, as well as has an adjustable drip. And not to mention the inbuilt water filter.
Cuisinart Extreme Coffee Maker 12 Cups
Another machine from the Cuisinart family, which brews your coffee exactly 5:17 minutes! That’s well below the SCAA defined number of 8 minutes to brew the perfect coffee.
It reaches as high as 175 degrees when brewing, which again is exactly the kind of temperature you need. It’s capable of brewing 12 cups in a single go, which I’d call is enough for even a 5 member family.
You can adjust it to dispense different amounts of coffee rather than brewing a full pot every time with its adjustable carafe. It also supports brew pause so you can pull out the cup before a brew cycle is completed.
There are other advanced features like coffee strength settings as well as water filter as well.
Ninja Coffee Bar
From all the coffee makers we’ve tried in our career, this beast honestly produces one of the best coffee pots as far as “taste” is concerned. (And that’s the final goal anyway, isn’t it?)
takes 6:27 minutes to brew 8 cups of coffee, which is not only enough but impressive. Because of the brew pause feature, you can literally get your first cup in less than 1 minute and don’t have to wait for the whole cycle to be completed.
Reaches 179 degrees Fahrenheit once the brew cycle is complete which again is by the norms setup by the SCAA. It let’s you select the coffee strength as well.
The Carafe is well designed with a heater plate, and there’s a permanent or a paper filter as well. And finally, you get to choose if you need a glass Carafe, or a thermal one. (I personally prefer the thermal!)
Taking 6:55 minutes to brew 9 cups of coffee, I can’t really complain. The taste of the coffee was greatly acceptable as well, although the temperature was a bit low with only 176 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can adjust it to drip a full pot, or to different cup settings. Also the brew pause feature let’s you brew just a single cup without changing any cup settings, as when you pull the cup out the dripping would automatically stop anyway.
Although the one thing you might find missing in this one is the “Coffee strength settings”, or the water filter. But if you don’t change your coffee strength a lot or are okay with the general, default strength, this can really save you some bucks.
It has a permanent filter as well. Although again you won’t be getting the Carafe heater plate, but that you don’t get with the Bonavita as well, but that doesn’t make it a “bad coffee maker” now does it?
The Carafe is a thermal one so your coffee can withstand some serious time-challenges.
DeLonghi 14 Cup Coffee Maker 46894
After the Ninja if there’s something I would vouch my name for, it’s the DeLonghi. If I had to rate the “taste” of the coffee, I’d infact rate the Ninja 8 while DeLonghi 9 out of 10. Yeah that’s how good it is.
Although it’s a bit slow on speed, and takes nearly 8 minutes to complete the brew cycle. But that can be excused considering it’s making you 14 cups, so from the other angle it’s actually faster than most of the machines in this list which take 5+ minutes to brew just 8 cups.
The temperature isn’t as great though, it hits a highest degree of 169 degree Fahrenheit only. Although it’ll make you happy with the other features such as an adjustable cup, brew-pause and coffee strength settings.
There’s the water filter as well to ensure a hygienic brew. And you get the carafe heater plate as well as a glass carafe as well.
KRUPS Savoy EC314 Coffee Maker
Comparatively slower compared to the DeLonghi, taking 9 minutes to brew just 12 cups. Also the taste isn’t as great as the DeLonghi either, but wait there are bright sides to this little beast as well.
You get to set the coffee strength settings, and can adjust the carafe to brew fewer cups and not the whole pot. Also there’s a water filter in place.
The only thing you might find missing with this one is the “brew pause” feature, which hasn’t been included for some reasons. But anyway there’s a permanent filter and Carafe heater plate.
But again, the carafe isn’t a “thermal” one so you can’t brew and forget about it, cause then it’ll just get cold. Overall, it might not be the “best” coffee maker out there but at the price range I’d say it gives it’s rivals a cut throat competition.
Hamilton Beach 49980Z 2-Way Brewer
It might not be as perfect with other features, but taste? That I’d rate it a 10/10. Yeah honestly the taste was just flawless. There was no texture loss, no beans over solidity, basically nothing I could point out as a minus point.
Not even the most expensive coffee makers I’ve seen till date could produce coffee as good as the Hamilton. So if taste is your sheetr concern, I insist just go over and get this right now! (I know that sounds cheesy, but trust me it’s really worth it!)
It takes nearly 8 minutes to brew 12 cups of coffee, and can be adjusted for fewer cups. Although the brew-pause feature is missing which is one of the reasons why I haven’t just directly declared it as “the” best coffee makers.
It’s called “two way” for the simple fact that you can either choose to brew a single cup, or a full pot. The choice is yours. It without doubt let’s you set the coffee strength as well.
Although there’s no filter or Thermal Carafe. So bottomline? It brews “delicious” coffee as long as you drink it up quickly.
Mr. Coffee FTX 41- NP
Taste isn’t as great as the Hamilton, Bonavita or the Ninja. But there are other features out there to balance Mr. Coffee into your budget and kitchen.
It’s fast, takes just 6 minutes to brew 2 cups of coffee. That’s 2 cups/minute, 30 seconds/cup which is totally impressive.
Although all the other features are right in place, the brew-pause, adjustable cup or even a Glass carafe. You get the water filter and the Carafe heater plate as well.
The only thing missing with Mr. Coffee is the thermal carafe which shouldn’t be a big problem considering it’s quite cheap and the coffee is acceptable if not great.
Behmor Brazen Plus 5393
Not the best coffee maker, but pulls off the job under acceptable conditions. Takes 10 minutes to brew 8 cups of coffee so it’s not great, but as I said, acceptable.
The temperature goes up to 183 degrees Fahrenheit, which again is under the SCAA prescribed digits so that’s okay as well.
You get the adjustable cup as well as brew-pause feature, the only thing you don’t get is the coffee strength settings. It has a permanent filter as well, but don’t expect a carafe heater plate.
Although the Carafe is a thermal one so your coffee won’t be getting cold. There’s an audible alert and power backup as well to spice things up.
Braun BrewSense KF7170SI
Takes 7 minutes to brew 12 cups, so speed? Not an issue. Takes the temperature up to 171.Has an adjustable cup so you won’t need to brew a full cup everytime, there’s the brew pause for to your rescue as well.
You even get the coffee strength settings, and the water filter. So this one is loaded with features. You get the Carafe heater plate and the permanent filter as well. Although do not expect the thermal carafe as it hasn’t been included.
Although it’s great on saving space as it’s comparatively smaller than the others in this list. Bottomline is, it’s a balance of budget, speed and features, and hence is on this list of best coffee makers.
Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
A screen display which relays important information back to you, and lot’s of switches (which clearly mean more features!) That’s what this beast from Cuisinart is all about!
Mentionable features include a 24 hours programmable interface, which let’s you program your scheduled coffee 24 hours earlier to the delivery time!
Ofcourse you can pull your cup back before a brew cycle finishes. There’s a heater plate as well to keep your coffee from getting cold, and offers you three different settings:- High, Medium, and Low.
And finally, there’s the charcoal water filter to fill in any missing gaps!
The only problems? The water level indicator isn’t clear and it’s a bit long fort most cabinets.
Need to make more than one cups at the same time? Well this beast let’s you make as many as 12 cups simultaneously! Also you get to choose the amount of coffee to dispense.
There’s another advanced setting which let’s you choose the “aroma”, so you can choose how hard you want to extract the flavors out of the beans.
It has this option where you can program it to automatically brew a specific flavor or amount on special days, say such as weekends or weekdays!
It’s basically one of the most customizable coffee makers existing in the industry today, and the pricing is pretty pocket-friendly as well.
There’s a simple “strong” button which you can press when you need strong coffee, and there’s “auto-start” as well. Bottomline? It won’t disappoint you.
Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
This is a distant cousin of the Mr. Coffee machine we talked about earlier. The primary attraction with this one is its enlarged “showerhead” which extracts as much flavor from the beans as possible.
And well tap water can never do justice to your coffee now can it? So the water filter on top of it removes the chlorine automatically from the water for you.
There’s a “delay brew” setting as well, so you can choose to pre-schedule your brew time in advance, so that when you get up in the morning and if you can be exact, a delicious cup would be waiting for you.
They’ve innovated by adding a “freshness” meter, which tells you how fresh the coffee is which is calculated by measuring the current time with the coffee brewed time.
And obviously you get to choose the coffee strength as well.
Zojirushi EC-YGC120 Fresh Brew Plus 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Stainless Black
If you’re a slow drinker, worry not. The heater plates on the Zojirushi offer us four different heating temperatures so that your coffee doesn’t get cold anytime soon.
You can program it for a period of 24 hours which makes it advanced enough. Also there’s a “cleaning indicator” which let’s you know whenever this little friend of yours needs some cleaning.
It brews 12 cups of coffee in a single go, and reaches the highest temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit. There’s a sensor which kicks in whenever the Carafe isn’t there in the coffee maker which prevents dripping.
And there’s an automatic shut-off feature as well!
There’s an advanced iced-coffee mechanism as well which measures the weight as well water to coffee ratio before brewing your cup. So bottomline? It’s a good machine.
Keurig K575 Coffee Maker Single Serve 2.0 Brewing System
If a large container is what you’re looking for, you’re looking at the right machine. It also let’s you brew as many as 5 different sizes of coffee.
Or maybe just want to brew a Carafe? You get three different sizes for that as well. Also it comes with 6 K-Cups and 2 filters to make sure the taste doesn’t slip down, not the least bit.
You can set the temperature for the coffee yourselves, so there’s nothing like “too hot” or “too cold” with this one.
If for some reason you just need “hot water” and not coffee, there’s a hot water button at the top which let’s you do that as well! There’s a large digital touch-screen, which let’s you schedule brew time or turn off the machine.
As far as speed is concerned, it doesn’t take more than a minute to brew a single cup!
Moccamaster KBG 741 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Glass Carafe, Stone Grey
There’s a auto-drip stop mechanism in place which comes into play whenever the Glass carafe is removed from the machine. The heater plate offers you two temperature settings, and auto-turns off after a 100 minutes.
It can brew 10 large cups in under 6 minutes which makes the time-frame impressive. The temperature never crosses 205 which is acceptable according to the SCAA norms.
A special “plus action” makes sure the flavors are extracted in just the right amounts and you get the best possible coffee.
Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
It’s a fully programmable coffeemaker with auto-shutoff as well as brew-pause features. You can program it for the next 24 hours in advance and forget all about it.
The Carafe is a thermal one reinforced with double steel walls. Also has an inbuilt Burr Grinder (the kinds I like) to grind your coffee to the finest grains possible.
You obviously can select the strength of the coffee, has a charcoal water filter and a permanent gold-tone filter as well for “next to spring water” experience.
Breville BDC650BSS Grind Control
It has more coffee strength settings than any average human being would even know of. Offering you 8 different strength settings, and a 12-cup Carafe.
Supports single cup brewing as well. Also a neatly placed LCD screen relays you important information such as grind time, brew time, strength etc.
Features a Burr Grinder with 6 different settings to get you the best possible coffee powder without loosing any of its mojo. And you even get to control the temperature for yourselves.
Gaggia Classic Semi-Automatic Espresso Maker
Seriously one of the best coffee makers in the market, with “frothing” feature for milk beverages! Features a 72 oz water reservoir, and a commercial grade 58mm group head.
Instant heating when it’s powered on, and a “indicator” let’s you know when it’s ready to brew your morning beans. It can steam milk as well as extract espresso for you (although not at the same time!)
Also there isn’t a lot to be confused about, as it doesn’t feature many switches or options. If you need a simple coffee maker with a bit of advanced options, this is just the machine and that’s the end to it.
Gaggia Anima Prestige Coffee Maker
This one is not pocket friendly, but when has comfort and quality ever come cheap? And if you’re just a tad bit easy on your pocket, this might as well just make your mornings a lot better.
It has a single touch button for brewing coffee as well as frothing milk. Has different settings for Cappuccinos, macchiato and lattes! Also you get to control the temperature yourselves, with three different temp. settings.
It’s completely programmable as well, you can program it for 24 hours in advance, or for different types of coffees or dispense amounts, it’s your choice.
Obviously it features a Thermal carafe as well so that your coffee stays hot, and the brew pause feature is present as well.
Capresso 455 CoffeeTEAMTherm Stainless Coffeemaker/Burr Grinder Combination
Need a coffee maker with a grinder? This one should do it.
It let’s you program 4 different “sizes” of coffee, that’s 4,6, 8,and 10. It boasts a thermal carafe as well for keeping the coffee hot. There’s a “timer” so that the brewing time can be auto started as well as turned off.
Brew pause feature lets you steal the cup even when the brew cycle isn’t complete yet. The drip stop features makes sure there’s no dripping when the Carafe is removed and hence your kitchen stays clean.
Featuring three simple buttons and a screen, this is one of the simplest yet best coffee makers at this price.
Zojirushi EC-YSC100 Fresh Brew Plus Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
Zojirushi products never fail to impress do they?
It can brew 10 cups in less than 7 minutes, which is fine by me. The Carafe is a thermal one so your coffee doesn’t get cold. Innovative “Thumb activated pouring” makes for smooth and seamless coffee pouring without creating the usual mess.
The temperature is guaranteed (from the company) to hit above 200 degrees, which is one of the best temperature scores on this whole list.
There’s an automatic clean cycle as well integrated along with a “cleaning alert’ indicator, not to mention the brew-pause feature! Also let’s you program it for the next 24 hours in advance, and has a neatly marked water indicator.
These were the 23 best coffee makers existing in the market today. Some are cheap, others not so much. But then again those “others” get you the features the cheap ones don’t.
Although I can boldly state that the Bonavita is one of the best combinations of budget and features. Do let me know your choice once you zero in on a decision.