Best Coffee Makers

10 Best Coffee Makers of 2020

Coffee is probably the oldest and most popular drink in the world after tea. It is celebrated worldwide, and people have conceived hundreds of ways to cook it and make it taste differently. This is why the coffee machine was invented – it is a convenient and easy way to prepare a variety of drinks from coffee grounds.

Hamilton Beach 49976 FlexBrew Coffee Maker

  • Two Ways to Brew: Brew a full pot using your favorite grounds on the carafe side, or make a cup for yourself using a K Cup pod or grounds on the single serve side with this 2 in 1 coffee maker
  • Single-serve: Brew with K Cup Pods or without. Pod holder and single serve grounds basket are included. Features cup rest that adjusts to fit tall mugs and doubles as storage. Pod piercing needle removes for easy cleaning to prevent clogging
  • 12 cup carafe side. Features programmable timer, auto pause and serve and 2 hour auto shutoff
  • Separate water reservoirs. Each brewer has its own water reservoir that’s easy to fill and features a water window, so you always know which brewer has how much water
  • Brewing flexibility. The Hamilton beach Flexbrew 2 way coffee maker has the option to please fans of all types of coffees and quantities, making it the perfect gift for a home with multiple coffee drinkers
  • Single serve brew time: In about 3 minutes, Flexbrew makes a strong, great-tasting cup of coffee, and you save energy because rather than heating water continuously, Flexbrew only heats the water when you’re ready to brew
  • Keurig and k-cup are registered trademarks of Keurig green mountain, inc. Use of the Keurig and K-cup. Trademarks does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by Keurig green mountain
  • Material type: Plastic

You can use this machine either with a K-cup or the carafe, which is shipped with the machine. The machine can brew both with grounds and with a pod. The machine includes a holder for pods and a basket, which is supposed to hold grounds.

The cup holder here is built for tall cups too, and that solves a common problem with coffee makers. The needle for piercing pods removes easily and can be cleaned.

There are two separate containers for water, and both have glass inserts that allow you to see the level of water in each.

The machine is equipped with a timer, auto pausing mechanism and an auto-shutdown timer for two hours.

It takes the machine three minutes to cook up a full cup of strong, quality drink. The machine saves energy, because it heats water only when it is ordered to cook coffee. The machine has options for two different brew strengths.

The cup holder allows for mugs up to 8 inches tall. With ground coffee you can brew up to 14 oz, and with K-cup – 10 oz. The machine can be used with paper filters from Mellitta.

Positives
  • Fits tall cups
  • Made of quality materials

Negatives
  • The motor is very loud

Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker, Single Serve and 12-Cup Carafe Drip Coffee Brewer, Compatible with K-Cup Pods and Ground Coffee

  • What’s in the box: 12-cup glass carafe included with your brewer along with a heating plate to keep coffee hot.
  • Brew a cup and a carafe: Use both ground coffee and k-cup pods.
  • Multiple brew sizes: Brew a 6, 8, 10, or 12-cup carafe and a 6, 8, 10, or 12 ounce cup.
  • Compatible with keurig gold tone mesh filter accessory: A reusable coffee filter you can use to brew your perfect carafe (sold separately).
  • Large 60 ounce water reservoir: The 60 ounce water reservoir is shared between the single serve and carafe brewing, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
  • Strong brew: Brew a stronger, more intense single cup. 30 inch cord length
  • Programmable carafe auto-brew: Program your coffee maker to automatically brew a carafe upto 24 hours in advance.
  • Pause & pour: Automatically pauses your Coffee maker mid brew for 20 seconds, allowing the carafe to be poured
  • Smart start: Your Coffee maker heats, then brews in1 simple process. No need to wait for it to heat before selecting your cup size.

You can use this machine either with a K-cup or the carafe, which is shipped with the machine. The machine can brew both with grounds and with a pod. The machine includes a holder for pods and a basket, which is supposed to hold grounds.

The cup holder here is built for tall cups too, and that solves a common problem with coffee makers. The needle for piercing pods removes easily and can be cleaned.

There are two separate containers for water, and both have glass inserts that allow you to see the level of water in each.

The machine is equipped with a timer, auto pausing mechanism and an auto-shutdown timer for two hours.

It takes the machine three minutes to cook up a full cup of strong, quality drink. The machine saves energy, because it heats water only when it is ordered to cook coffee. The machine has options for two different brew strengths.

The cup holder allows for mugs up to 8 inches tall. With ground coffee you can brew up to 14 oz, and with K-cup – 10 oz. The machine can be used with paper filters from Mellitta.

Positives
  • Fits tall cups
  • Made of quality materials

Negatives
  • The motor is very loud

Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

  • Classic brushed metal design with a 12-Cup carafe with ergonomic handle for comfortable, dripless pouring. BPA free
  • Brew pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing has finished. Adjustable heater plate (low, medium, high) ensures that your coffee stays at the temperature you like best
  • 24-hour advance brew start, programmable auto shutoff from 0 to 4 hours plus a 1- to 4-Cup feature when making less than 5 cups
  • Includes: Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter that ensures only the freshest coffee flavor flows through. Measuring scoop. Instruction book
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards. Charcoal water filter (removes impurities) and dimension(LxWxH) is 7.75 inches x 9.00 inches x 14.00 inches

You can use this machine either with a K-cup or the carafe, which is shipped with the machine. The machine can brew both with grounds and with a pod. The machine includes a holder for pods and a basket, which is supposed to hold grounds.

The cup holder here is built for tall cups too, and that solves a common problem with coffee makers. The needle for piercing pods removes easily and can be cleaned.

There are two separate containers for water, and both have glass inserts that allow you to see the level of water in each.

The machine is equipped with a timer, auto pausing mechanism and an auto-shutdown timer for two hours.

It takes the machine three minutes to cook up a full cup of strong, quality drink. The machine saves energy, because it heats water only when it is ordered to cook coffee. The machine has options for two different brew strengths.

The cup holder allows for mugs up to 8 inches tall. With ground coffee you can brew up to 14 oz, and with K-cup – 10 oz. The machine can be used with paper filters from Mellitta.

Positives
  • Fits tall cups
  • Made of quality materials

Negatives
  • The motor is very loud

Ninja CE251 Programmable Brewer, with 12-cup Glass Carafe

  • Classic or Rich, each brew is flavorful and never bitter with custom brew strengths
  • Hotter brewing technology: Advanced boiler for a perfectly hot cup of coffee
  • Wake upto hot coffee 24-hour programmable delay brew allows you to prepare your brew upto a day in advance
  • Keep coffee fresh and flavorful upto 4 hours with the adjustable warming plate
  • Conveniently carry the 60-ounce removable water reservoir to your sink for easy filling
  • Material_type: Plastic

You can use this machine either with a K-cup or the carafe, which is shipped with the machine. The machine can brew both with grounds and with a pod. The machine includes a holder for pods and a basket, which is supposed to hold grounds.

The cup holder here is built for tall cups too, and that solves a common problem with coffee makers. The needle for piercing pods removes easily and can be cleaned.

There are two separate containers for water, and both have glass inserts that allow you to see the level of water in each.

The machine is equipped with a timer, auto pausing mechanism and an auto-shutdown timer for two hours.

It takes the machine three minutes to cook up a full cup of strong, quality drink. The machine saves energy, because it heats water only when it is ordered to cook coffee. The machine has options for two different brew strengths.

The cup holder allows for mugs up to 8 inches tall. With ground coffee you can brew up to 14 oz, and with K-cup – 10 oz. The machine can be used with paper filters from Mellitta.

Positives
  • Fits tall cups
  • Made of quality materials

Negatives
  • The motor is very loud

Keurig K-Cafe Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee

  • Coffee, lattes & cappuccinos: Use any k-cup pod to brew coffee, or make delicious lattes and cappuccinos.
  • Simple button controls: Just insert any k-cup pod and use the button controls to brew delicious coffee, or make hot or iced lattes and cappuccinos.
  • Large 60ounce water reservoir: Allows you to brew 6 cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
  • Smart start: your coffee maker heats, then brews in one simple process. No need to wait for it to heat before selecting your cup size.
  • Energy efficient: Programmable auto off feature automatically turns your brewer off 2 hours after the last brew for energy savings.
  • Travel mug friendly: Accommodates travel mugs upto 7.2” tall and is top rack dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
  • Compatible with the my k-cup universal reusable coffee filter: Brew your own ground coffee (sold separately).
  • Brewer maintenance reminder: Alerts you when it is time to descale your coffee maker. Descaling is an important process that removes built-up calcium deposits, ensuring the best-tasting brew possible.
  • High altitude setting: Ensures your coffee maker works properly at altitudes >5,000 feet

This model holds up to 60 oz of water and uses it to brew coffee, latte or cappuccino. It is controlled by simple buttons and can work from K-Cup pods. The coffee maker is able to start heating the water and brewing at the same time, so that the process is much faster. Also the reservoir easily removes, so the refilling is easy and quick.

The brewer saves electricity – after two hours of being unused it shuts down by itself. However this is programmable and if you want, you can make it stay on always.

Another great feature is the ability to work with tall mugs, up to 7.2 inches tall.

This machine was made for working with K-cups, but if you buy a reusable filter, you can make it use ground coffee too. This will work for all the features, such as cappuccino and latte making.

The coffee maker needs to be descaled occasionally, and the sensors inside it will remind you when it is time to do that. It is actually a necessary process if you want to keep the coffee tasty.

Positives
  • Has high-altitude settings
  • Reminds about descaling
  • Supports tall mugs
  • Is able to work with reusable filters.

Negatives
  • Might overload a busy circuit because it draws a lot of energy.

Nespresso by De’Longhi ENV150GY VertuoPlus Coffee and Espresso Machine by De’Longhi

  • Automatic coffee/espresso maker: Espresso VertuoPlus offers the latest innovation from espresso with an all-new design and colors to complete the perfect single-serve coffee or espresso cup experience. Designed for espresso capsules only.
  • Smart coffee maker: Brew the perfect single-serve coffee or espresso drink time after time, thanks to Nespresso’s technology using barcodes to deliver the best in-cup results including the perfect cream for large coffee cup sizes. Simply insert the capsule and enjoy freshly brewed coffee or authentic espresso.
  • Complimentary gift: Each machine includes a welcome kit with a range of Vertuo capsules with unique aroma profiles. Cable length- 29.13 inches. Power rating (in watts)- 1300 watt
  • Barista grade: Brew different single-serve coffee cup sizes at the touch of a button depending on your coffee needs – espresso (1.35 ounce), double espresso (2.7 ounce), gran lungo (5 ounce), coffee (7.7 ounce) and alto (14 ounce). Pour over ice to create your favorite iced coffee drinks.
  • Features: The VertuoPlus has a motorized head and moveable 60 ounce water tank. The water tank can swivel out or stay behind the machine based on the configuration of your counter space. The machine also has a fast heat-up time of only 20-25 seconds and has an automatic shutoff after 9 minutes. Input power (W): 1350

Nespresso shows its newest technologies in this machine by providing a revamped design and color scheme. The setback for this otherwise great device, is that it works only with capsules produced by Nespresso.

The hi-tech machine reads barcodes on the capsules and uses them to find the perfect temperature and time for brewing coffee. This works for latte and crema too. All that is required from the user is inserting the capsule, because the smart machinery does the rest of the work by itself.

The machine comes with a pleasant gift – a full package of random Nespresso pods, each with a distinct, unique taste.

The cable is fairly long – 29 inches, so the machine can be positioned in a convenient place.

You can set the amount of coffee you want to have by using the button controls. There is a wie range of standard amounts, from the smallest Espresso with 1.35 oz to the Alto with 14 oz.

The 60 oz container for water allows you to refill it very seldomly, especially if you use smaller amounts. When you refill it, simply swivel it around to add water.

Positives
  • Smart machinery that does absolutely everything for its user
  • Quality build – best materials and attention to details
  • Variety of ready Nespresso capsules shipped with the machine

Negatives
  • Only works with capsules from Nespresso

Breville the Barista Express Espresso Machine

  • Dose control grinding: Integrated conical burr grinder grinds on demand to deliver the right amount of freshly ground coffee directly into the portafilter for your preferred taste with any roast of bean
  • Precise espresso extraction: Digital temperature control (PID) delivers water at precisely the right temperature, ensuring optimal Espresso extraction
  • Micro foam milk texturing: The steam wand performance allows you to hand texture micro foam milk that enhances flavor and enables creation of latte art
  • Grind size dial: Simple and intuitive, giving you control over the grind size no matter what type of bean you’re grinding
  • Hands free operation: Innovative grinding cradle allows any at home Barista to grind directly into the espresso port filter
  • Bean Hopper Capacity: 1/2 lb.; Water Tank Capacity: 67 oz.
  • Settings: Single or double shots; Adjustable grind amount & manual over ride;
  • Power 1600 Watts; Volts 120
  • 1 Year Limited Product Warranty

This machine can also grind the coffee in order to preserve its taste fully. It uses a simple but reliable burr grinder. The grounds fall into a portafilter.

The espresso is extracted under ideal circumstances – you can adjust the temperature yourself. The water pressure is automatically generated by the machine, which fine-tunes the quality of the coffee.

The Barista also is able to produce microfoam from milk. The grind size can be adjusted by the user too. The type of bean does not matter, because the device will always select the correct size that you set. The grinding operation is hands-free and the grounds fall directly into the holder, without the user ever having to touch them.

The settings allow you to select single or double shots of coffee.

With the machine you receive a number of additional gifts such as a dose trimming tool, a port filter, a scoop and a jug for milk, made from stainless steel. Also included are some tablets for cleaning the device and a water filter.

Positives
  • High quality of generally everything – all the parts and the machine itself
  • Very high level of user control – most parameters are selectable
  • Rich assortment of additional accessories

Negatives
  • Not a simple device – will take a long time to get used to

De’Longhi EC155 15 Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

  • Use convenient pods or ground coffee with the patented dual function filter holder. It makes espresso preparation simple and fast
  • Easily prepares latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother, for perfect drinks every time. Rated voltage/Frequency (V-Hz)-120-60
  • Eliminate annoying start-up preparation with the self-priming operation. On/off switch
  • Always brew espresso at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately
  • Enjoy delicious espresso for years to come with the durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pump pressure. Note: Refer user manual before use. Maximum cup height: 66 centimeter
  • The unit has a steam dial to keep close when consumer does not want to use the frother. If dial is not fully open water will come out from the coffee spout and from the frother. Every cup to your liking 15-bar professional pressure assures quality results every time, and adjustable controls allow you to make modifications for your personal taste preferences

Usable both with ground coffee and any pods. The filter has a patented dual mechanism. The frother aids in quick production of latte and cappuccino.

The machine has a smart function for quick starting. You do not have to wait for it to get going – it will do everything by itself. Also it preheats the water when it is turned on.

There are two separate thermostats inside the machine to guarantee perfect espresso preparation. You will always have the perfect temperature that way. Water level and pressure are controlled by these thermostats.

The boiler is made from pure stainless steel. This is a great advantage, because it will assuredly not contain any toxic contaminants, unlike the plastic ones. The pump allows for pressures up to 15 bar. The maximum height for a mug to fit under this machine is 6 inches.

It is possible to turn off the frother and make regular coffee.

Positives
  • Can work with ground and podded coffee.
  • Boiler is stainless steel
  • Large pressure – 15 bar

Negatives
  • Big glasses and cups do not fit.

Mr. Coffee Espresso and Cappuccino Maker

  • Semi automatic 3 in 1 espresso maker, cappuccino maker, and latte maker
  • 15 Bar Pump System Brews Rich Tasting Espresso Coffee
  • Trouble Free Automatic Milk Frother Removes the Guesswork
  • One Touch Control Panel for Drink Selections
  • Easy Fill, Removable Water and Milk Reservoirs
  • Cord Length: 26 Inches; 1040 Watts
  • Important: It Is Important to Note, Instruction Manual Must Be Followed to Prime Unit Before Using Café Barista for First Time (Pg; 8, Steps 1 and 2); The Total Amount of Beverage Can Vary Depending on Type of Milk Used and Froth Control Knob Setting; It Is Advised That Frothing Tube Be Cleaned After Each Use Because That Can Cause a Variance in the Frothing as Well

This one makes three varieties of coffee – espresso, latte and cappuccino. It uses a 15 bar pump to extract the espresso. The milk frother is hardwired and set at the right parameters – there will be no need to tinker or guess. The drinks are selected on a touchpanel.

The reservoirs for milk and water are easy to remove for quick filling. The cord has a length of 26 inches – it does not restrict you from placing the machine in a convenient place, but also does not get in the way.

The container for water is large and holds a lot. You will not have to refill often.

It seems to be good at making all three kinds of coffee and is built from reliable materials. Even though some small parts are plastic, most is steel.

Positives
  • Works quickly and makes generally delicious drinks
  • Nice design and quality materials used.

Negatives
  • There is a flaw with the portafilter – a small screw that holds it together may work its way out and fall into the coffee.

Espresso Machine 3.5 Bar 4 Cup Espresso Maker Cappuccino Machine with Steam Milk Frother and Carafe

  • EASY TO USE – Single switch knob with indicator light for easy operation with function transform-coffee/steam selector and on/off. Also, accurate temperature control can ensure the best taste
  • COMPACT DESIGN – The stainless steel compact design of the espresso coffee machines saves lots of space, smaller and lighter. The removable, washable drip catcher collects coffee drips and keeps brew space tidy, best for home and kitchen use
  • YOUR FOAM, YOUR WAY – Coffee espresso machine with frothing arm makes creamy froth to top off your cappuccinos and lattes. Velvety smooth espresso will make mornings so much better
  • BREW LIKE A PRO – Powerful 3.5 bar pressure espresso coffee maker can make 1-4 cups (240ml) espresso coffee and rich smooth cream. Easy-pour glass cup is clearly marked to serve the perfect amount every time, delivers a truly rich espresso in just seconds
  • WHAT YOU GET: 1 x Steam Espresso Machine, 1 x Filter and Funnel, 1 x Spoon, 1 x Carafe, 1 x Manual. Tips: Screw tightly all the parts for safety using

This compact model is operated with a single knob that has in indicator LED. The knob is used to select coffee or latte. The coffee maker has fine-tuned selection of temperature, so you will always have coffee brewed at the correct pressure and heat. This is what gives the best taste.

A steel arm holds the frother, which gives creamy foam for the latte. The pressure here is subpar – only 3.5 bar, but that is actually plenty enough. The frother produces sufficient foam for 4 cups of coffee. There is a glass carafe delivered with it, that holds 12 cups of coffee. Also a filter and a funnel come with the machine.

The machine is made of stainless steel and is surprisingly compact. It will fit even in a cramped kitchen.

Positives
  • Affordable, but nonetheless sturdy and reliable
  • Quick at making coffee

Negatives
  • The coffee container that the manufacturer provides could be bigger

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