Purchasing a coffee machine for your home might just be as big of an investment as the home itself (no seriously), especially when it could make or break how you start your day.
The five following machines are what we consider to be the best drip coffee makers on the market, all based on the quality of coffee the machine is known to make and the uniqueness of the features of each coffee maker.
Bella Ultimate Elite Collection 12-Cup Coffee Maker
Bringing you bold, strong drip coffee in a sleek looking machine. A personal favorite feature is that it comes with a reusable coffee filter—meaning you can reduce waste and save money at the same time! This is becoming more and more popular among drip coffee makers, which is evident in most of the best drip coffee makers to follow.
You’ll have to keep track of how much coffee you have left (is there ever enough?), but no need to worry about having a filter! It shuts off automatically two hours after brewing, while also keeping tabs on when the most recent brew was.
Never try to figure out if this is your first or second carafe of the day again—and don’t wait for the drip to finish because you can pause it mid-brew to pour a cup if you really need it NOW. They designed it to make it easy for you, and they succeeded!
It is full of features to customize what you look for in a cup of coffee so that each morning starts how you need it to—so maybe set it to be a bit stronger if it’s a Monday.
While it does not have a button to self-clean like a lot of machines today, it does remind you to clean it when it needs it. This title at one of the top coffee makers is supported by Consumer Report, as well as thousands (if not millions) of quickly brewed drip coffees.
It is a small machine, but it’s mighty with a lot of potential to help you start your day right.
A staple brand in any kitchen, Cuisinart maintains the quality that its brand is known for with this coffee maker. Compared to the 1200, Cuisinart learned from past mistakes with the newer DCC-3200 model that makes more quality coffee overall. The older models had overflow issues, so this new model goes above and beyond with it all.
This drip coffee maker offers a temperature control option (from low to medium to high), which is helpful depending on how you take your coffee. It’s a great way to enjoy cooler black coffee without having to wait for it to cool, or to have hotter coffee prior to adding cold creamer.
Knowing your preferences is also helpful when it comes to the “bold” option on this coffee maker, because you’ve got to be honest with yourself about whether you can handle it stronger or not.
Another sleek looking drip coffee maker means it’s a great option to sit out on your counter with pride, all while prompting guests to ask for their own good cup of coffee.
The charcoal water filter saves you from having to put straight tap water in your coffee, because that can really ruin any good cup of coffee depending on what type tap water you’re dealing with. The filters can cost a pretty penny if you get them from Cuisinart but Amazon seems to have some good deals. As another drip coffee maker offering a reusable coffee filter, this time with a 14 cup carafe, it’s one of the best on the market that won’t break the bank either!
Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System
From a classic hot drip to a homemade cold brew, this machine offers you possibly the most variety coming from a single machine. This drip coffee maker offers Classic, Rich, Over Ice, Cold Brew, or Specialty—so each week day can start with a different selection.
On top of that, 6 brew options from single to the full carafe make for more combinations that you even really need. Use the small options most of the time but them heighten the stakes with the full carafe with the family is in town for any special occasions—everyone is going to need it.
Still, the best part might just be the milk frother. It is tucked in to the side of the machine for easy access without ruining the aesthetic of the machine. Go full barista mode in your own kitchen! Ninja might just be your gateway to buying your own espresso machine.
Ninja did not give up quality for quantity because with the way this machine works, it’s always making top-notch drinks. If you’re using a drip coffee maker instead of a french press or a Chemex, you want a nice combination of quality and convenience. Here we have it. From cold brew to hot drip to tea, no sacrifices were made.
While some machines may also be able to make all of these drinks, it’s nice that Ninja gives you two separate baskets for tea and coffee. The flavors won’t get mixed so there are no surprises. If you’re especially prone to switching things up, invest in a Ninja!
Braun BrewSense Drip Coffee Maker
Stroll downstairs to a fresh cup of coffee waiting for you—talk about dreams coming true! On top of the 24-hour timer that will save you every early morning, the “regular” and “bold” options give you just enough variety to make this machine notable.
Braun has worked to ensure that flavor is maintained throughout at the coffee that fills the large 12-cup carafe, which is almost as big as the coffee makers at professional coffee shops. Host yourself a nice party and finish the night off with a coffee night cap.
According to Braun, nuance and balance are essential for coffee flavor, so they made sure that this coffee maker knew was is expected of it. It does a good job of meeting these expectations!
The warm plate adjusts in order to keep coffee warm for hours, so you can take your time without ruining the rest of the coffee that is left waiting for you! However, we don’t recommend doing this for HOURS if you value the flavor of coffee…
So maybe let it go after a couple hours and brew a new batch. BUT it still does its best to keep the coffee hot instead of cold when you return to it hours later!
Technivorm Moccamaster KBG Coffee Brewer
Aside from being an amazing machine, it’s also a statement piece for any kitchen with the unique look and all of the colors offered (I’ll take copper!). It might just be the prettiest drip coffee machine that I have ever seen. It is a bit on the pricier side, but it’s going to be a drip coffee maker that gives you even more quality than you expect from a home brew.
The open design of the coffee maker resembles the popular pour- over coffee making technique, but it saves you the time of pouring and waiting for the bloom. I would like to think that they’re paying tribute to the beauty of pour- over.
It meets the guidelines for a coffee maker, as set up by both the European Coffee Brewing Center and Specialty Coffee Association— plus is handmade in the Netherlands in order to ensure the quality that you expect when you purchase a coffee maker like this one!
Technivorm Moccamaster has been around for decades—and for good reason. All of their coffee makers have the same look– most likely one you do not see very often, but it is the KBG model that has the most classic look while also providing a decent amount of coffee.
It boasts for holding to high standards in regards to temperature, time, turbulence, and totally dissolved solids. These factors secure proper extraction, doing so with a full carafe brewing in 4-6 minutes. You just need to get your hands on one and the machine takes care of the rest!
With all of these amazing designs, it’s hard for us to decide which one to try!
Have you tried any of these machines in your home yet?
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