As the majority of people settle in for some more working at home it is important to have the tools to make it through the workday. For many people, coffee is the lifeblood that helps them get through it all. So to make sure you are best equipped for the job we have compiled a list of the best coffee makers on the market today. And if your looking for other coffee related products check out our list for best tumblers and coffee warmers!


“Objective” Overall Best Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer Coffee Maker, Single-Serve and 12-Cup Pot, Stainless Steel (49980A), Carafe

Price: $134.99

Rating: 9/10 based on 18,300+ reviews

Pros

  • Fully programmable: Wake up to hot coffee.
  • Warming plate.
  • Brew strength selector.
  • 2-way brewing allows both pots and single servings to be made.

Cons

  • Mesh filter does not catch all the grains so the bottom of your coffee tends to be “dirty”.
  • Water fill is on the back side of the machine so if it is up against a wall you either have to pull it out or risk a mess while refilling.

Best Budget Coffee Maker

Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Black

Price: $28.09

Rating: 9/10 based on 15,700+ reviews

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Pause feature lets you fill up a cup mid-brew.
  • Easy to use.
  • Warming plate.

Cons

  • No auto shut off.
  • Just a simple fill and brew coffee maker.

Best Coffee Tea Combo

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System, Auto-iQ Tea and Coffee Maker with 6 Brew Sizes, 5 Brew Styles, Frother, Coffee & Tea Baskets with Glass Carafe (CP301)

Price: $239.98

Rating: 9.2/10 based on 2,600+ reviews

Pros

  • Brews coffee and tea in predesignated filters so there is no cross-contamination in taste.
  • Easy to clean filter.
  • A tone of sizes and settings to get the exact kind of coffee you want.
  • Built-in frother.
  • Hot plate.
  • Timer and clock.

Cons

  • The water reservoir is only big enough for one pot so if you tend to drink more you will be refilling it often.
  • The water reservoir is prone to leaking when taken out.
  • The coffee brew basket is prone to leaking.
  • Mesh filter does not catch all the grains so the bottom of your coffee tends to be “dirty” (can use a paper filter to solve this issue).

Best Grind and Brew Combo

Cuisinart Next-Generation Burr Grind & Brew 12-cup DGB-800

Price: $365.00

Rating: 8.2/10 based on 6,900+ reviews

Pros

  • Perfect if you like to use fresh ground coffee beans in your brew.
  • Auto rinse to make sure all coffee grounds enter the brew basket.
  • Bean hopper seals to keep beans fresh.
  • Grind-off still lets you use pre-ground coffee.

Cons

  • The grinder is loud which can be an issue if you make coffee while other members of your house are asleep.
  • Does not have a system of measuring the amount of beans needed for the pot so the user has to do that every time a pot is brewed.
  • The water tank is not removable.

Best K-cup Model

Cuisinart Premium Single-Serve Brewer SS-10

Price: $129.95

Rating: 8.6/10 based on 6,700+ reviews

Pros

  • Large water reservoir.
  • Removable drip tray for easy cleaning.
  • K-cups are a quick and easy way of making coffee.
  • Includes refillable filter cup so you don’t necessarily have to buy K-cups.

Cons

  • Coffee can sometimes splash out of the mug while brewing.
  • Noisy.

Best Nespresso Maker

Nespresso  Pixie Espresso Maker in Aluminum EN125S

Price: $219.00

Rating: 9.2/10 based on 900+ reviews

Pros

  • High power coffee maker that allows for a barista-style result.
  • Low-energy consumption.
  • Easy to use.
  • Nespresso has a wide range of flavors and strengths for their pods.

Cons

  • Re-usable metal pods don’t tend to work with the machine meaning you are restricted to only making nespressos with this machine.
  • Makes a small amount of coffee and gets pricy if you use 2 pods per cup.
  • Noisy.

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