What goes into selecting the best coffee maker brands on the market? Price, for starters, but that’s not everything. You want to enjoy your cup of coffee with your morning danish and newspaper, so you want a coffeemaker that delivers consistently good coffee. That combination of quality and price is what I looked to serve you with this list of the top 10 coffee maker brands.
- 10. Black & Decker 5-Cup Coffeemaker
- 9. Takeya 1-Quart Iced coffeemaker
- 8. Farberware Yosemite 8-Cup Coffee Percolator
- 7. Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
- 6. Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Programmable Brewstation
- 5. KONA French Press Coffee, Tea, and Espresso Maker
- 4. SterlingPro 8-Cup French Coffee Press
- 3. Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot coffeemaker
- 2. Keurig K55 Coffeemaker
- 1. Cuisinart 14-Cup DCC-3200 Programmable Coffeemaker
10. Black & Decker 5-Cup Coffeemaker
Yes, I know this ranks higher on Amazon’s best-seller list, but I’m a bit of a coffee snob, and I also like having a few bells and whistles on my coffeemaker. You know, things like auto shutoff and detecting when I’ve removed the carafe to pour my first cup. However, if you’re looking for a machine that all it does is make coffee, and you’re on a limited budget, living in tight quarters, look no further than this $14.34 model. Its compact design and cord storage make it perfect for apartments and dorm rooms.
9. Takeya 1-Quart Iced coffeemaker
Admittedly, I’m not a big fan of iced coffee, but I have a number of friends who drink iced coffee, and for those of you who do, this $24.95 machine does the trick. It’s actually Amazon’s No. 1 seller among iced tea pitchers, but it also can handle your coffee grinds as well as tea bags. Because the maker doubles as the pitcher, you can cold brew your coffee, then put the pitcher in the refrigerator to let your drink cool to the perfect temperature.
8. Farberware Yosemite 8-Cup Coffee Percolator
OK, now we’re talking old-school coffeemaker. This stovetop percolator is Amazon’s top seller in this category, and at just $19, it’s a great value if you have the time to wait for your coffee to be made. Some people swear by percolators just because they take longer to brew, making the coffee have a richer flavor. I just like that it’s made of stainless steel and has a permanent filter, so it should last longer and I don’t have to spend money every few weeks on paper filters.
7. Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
This is the next step up from the Black & Decker model ranked No. 10. Mr. Coffee is known for making quality coffeemakers, and at just $21.96, you won’t go wrong with this basic model. I’m not a morning person, so being able to program my coffeemaker to have coffee ready for me when I wake up is a nice feature. And if I forget to set it the night before, it will pause brewing when I need that first cup right away.
6. Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Programmable Brewstation
You know you drink a lot of coffee throughout the morning, but you don’t want your coffee just sitting in a pot, either getting scorched on the hot plate or getting cold because you turned off your machine. Enter this $36.99 brewstation. It dispenses your coffee one cup at a time, but unlike a single-use Keurig, it stores several cups of coffee that it keeps warm until you touch a button and voila! another cup is ready to serve. If you’re looking for a coffeemaker for your small business, this is the perfect solution.
5. KONA French Press Coffee, Tea, and Espresso Maker
We’re getting into the fancy coffeemakers now. This beauty, priced at just $21.97, is Amazon’s top seller in the Espresso Machine & Coffeemaker Combo category. If you like French Press coffee but live in an apartment or condo, this small but mighty coffeemaker is for you—that’s why it’s also Amazon’s No. 1 seller for camping coffee pots. The teapot is made of borosilicate glass, which makes it resistant to thermal shock—in other words, it’s not likely to break when it quickly goes from hot to cold.
4. SterlingPro 8-Cup French Coffee Press
This beauty also is Amazon’s top seller in two different categories—French Press coffeemakers and tabletop coffee servers. It costs just $27.96, but it’s well worth every penny. One thing I hate when I drink coffee is finding coffee grounds at the bottom of my cup. It spoils those last few sips. This press is the only one on the market with a double screen filtering system, and with your purchase, you get two bonus replacement screens. It’s not as portable as the French Press maker at No. 5 on the list, but for everyday use around the house, it’s the better deal.
3. Hamilton Beach Single Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot coffeemaker
Hamilton Beach produces a lot of inexpensive, basic small kitchen appliances. That’s not a knock on the company, either. But this is definitely one of its higher-end models, and it delivers versatility and convenience for just $53.29, making it worthy of its status as Amazon’s top seller among single-serve brewers. It has two sides—one for single servings into your travel mug or coffee cup, and the other for a 12-cup carafe. The only downside is that you can’t use K-Cups with it, although it does have a soft pod holder for other brands of single-serve coffees.
2. Keurig K55 Coffeemaker
Keurig revolutionized the home coffeemaker industry with its single-serve brews, and this top-of-the-line model is Amazon’s No. 1 seller among all coffeemakers at just $91.17. This is Keurig’s classic signature coffeemaker. It comes with a 48-ounce water reservoir, so several members of the family can make their own distinct cup of coffee before heading out the door. And because it’s a Keurig, every major coffee brand makes its version of the K-Cup, so you can try any one of more than 500 different flavors every morning.
1. Cuisinart 14-Cup DCC-3200 Programmable Coffeemaker
Cuisinart bills itself as “the most trusted name in the kitchen,” and it’s earned the distinction fairly and squarely, so you know any coffeemaker Cuisinart makes is going to be high-quality. This one has all the bells and whistles that you’d expect from a Cuisinart—charcoal water filter, thermal carafe with a drip-free pour spout, fully automatic, self-cleaning, brew pause—but you won’t break your budget with the $79.99 price tag. It’s No. 2 on Amazon’s best-seller list, but it’ll be No. 1 in your kitchen.