Best Coffee Makers Without Filters in 2020

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Most coffee lovers are used to brewers that use coffee filters to brew great-tasting coffee. Very few are aware there are coffee makers that don’t use paper filters. 

I must also admit that I have used filter coffee makers and are good at what they do as long as you follow the right procedure. The only issue with filter brewers is the environmental impact they have, specifically bleached paper filters. Permanent filters have a minimal environmental impact as they last longer compared to paper filters. In fact, most coffee lovers prefer permanent filters because they last longer. 

However, if looking to reduce your environmental footprint, you are better off with filterless coffee makers. Considering the number of filters trashed every day across the globe, you will be contributing a lot to the environment by using a filterless brewer. Other advantages of using a filterless coffee maker include:

  • Saves money
  • Reduce waste
  • More rich coffee taste
  • Save resources 

With that in mind, here are five filterless coffee makers we urge you to consider. While each is unique, non will disappoint you. 

5 Filterless coffee makers

Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central Programmable Coffeemaker

Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central Programmable Coffeemaker

Classic brushed metal design with a 12-Cup carafe with ergonomic handle for comfortable, dripless pouring. BPA free

Key specifications

  • Programmable
  • 12 cups
  • Gold-tone filter

Cuisinart coffee maker is a common brewer in most kitchen. It features a programmable start & auto shutdown, heat plate, brew pause, and everything else you need to make your brew seamlessly. Its brew start timer makes sure your java is always ready, just on time.

It is also fitted with a charcoal filter that purifies the water to ensure your brew taste as you wish. You will need to replace this filter every few months. 

Besides, prepare for a somewhat rough experience with the support. Many people have lamented about poor support, especially when it comes to replacement.

Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer Coffee Maker

Brew two ways: Enjoy either a single-serve cup (travel mug not included) or full pot of coffee with the 12-cup carafe.

Key specifications

  • Programmable
  • 12 cups
  • Steel mesh filter

Just like the Cuisinart coffee maker, the Hamilton Beach coffee maker is also programable and very versatile in meeting daily coffee needs. You can program it to prepare coffee when you want it ready and can brew coffee into the carafe, directly into a cup or mug. Bonus! Its cup rest can be adjusted to hold all cup sizes plus you can also adjust the strength of the brew.

It is easy to clean and can also fit small spaces hence ideal if you have a crowded kitchen. The only notable problem with this unit is that the plastic taste may leak into your java either from the start or after several months of using it.

Key specifications:

  • Non-programmable
  • 10 cups
  • Gold-tone filter

This brewer is for you is looking for a unit that will take less space. Though it is tiny, it is designed to yield that coffee that leaves your taste buds thankful. 

It comes with a Gold Tone filter that is made of surgical grade stainless steel mesh and has a pause feature that allows you to enjoy the first cup as you wait for the brewing to be complete. 

However, it is worth noting that some people have found it challenging to clean the reusable coffee filter. There is also the issue of the brew getting watered-down when making smaller amounts.

Overall, most buyers are happy using this unit without paper filters. 

Ninja 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

Ninja 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Classic and Rich Brews

Wake upto hot coffee 24 hour programmable delay brew allows you to prepare your brew upto a day in advance

Key specifications:

  • Steel mesh filter
  • 12 cups
  • Programmable

Prefer brewers that use the traditional methods of pouring coffee into a carafe? Then you won’t go wrong with this one. Through a straw, the liquid goes directly to the bottom of the pot, allowing continuous mixing to keep the temperature and brew taste even.

It is also programmable, ensuring you enjoy your brew when you want it ready plus it gives you total control over the amount you can brew at a time. 

However, you need to be very careful as the glass carafe is very fragile. There are even people who have reported reside forming on the filter, leakage, and other technical glitches. 

Black+Decker 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Black+Decker 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Sneak-a-Cup – This feature temporarily stops the flow of coffee so you can pour your first cup before brewing ends without making a mess.

Key specification

  • Steel mesh filter
  • 12 cups
  • Programmable

Just like most models we have reviewed, the Black+Decker coffee maker is also programmable with just a few touches. It features a heater plate for keeping the pot hot for long, a shutdown option, and a pause option for sneaking a cup whenever you crave. It is low enough to fit under most kitchen cabinets.

When it comes to taste, this unit never disappoints. It yields the much-desired brew plus it never spills or drips. Generally, you won’t regret owning this brewer unless it stops working or malfunctioning after a few months as some buyers have stated.

The bottom line

It is fun to use a filterless coffee maker and especially if you hate the idea of cleaning or trashing coffee filters after use. The above are some of the best brewers without filters we enjoin your to try. Which one would you like to try first, and why? Let us know in the comment.

Best Coffee Makers Without Filters

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Self-proclaimed coffee drinker. I would, on a typical day, start my day by grinding my coffee with a manual grinder and use a French Press as a starter (2 cups), then a pour-over in the afternoon (4 cups). I had my fair share as a barista but I prefer to drink it, not serve it.