9 Best Drip Coffee Makers Reviewed

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Some of us need a lot of coffee to function, while others can get through the day with just a single cup. Despite the common link, the best drip coffee maker is still required to complete the task. The following options, which you’ll learn about later in this article, are up to the task.

We researched and tested the best drip coffee makers to determine which ones should take pride of place on your kitchen counter. The best drip coffee makers should be simple to use (after all, it’s how you’ll likely start your day), and provide a consistently superb cup of coffee with constant flavor and temperature.

The best drip coffee maker can help you brew coffee exactly how you like it, whether you like it black or with cream and sugar. 

Pair your new drip coffee machine with the finest coffee grinder and the best milk frother for at-home lattes and cappuccinos that are better than store-bought. 

The best drip coffee makers will become a kitchen staple if you enjoy coffee as much as we do. Here are some of our personal favorites. 

1. OXO 8 cup coffee maker

OXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel
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OXO Brew 8 Cup Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel
  • Gold-standard coffee certified by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). Brew by the cup or the carafe.
  • Single-serve capability with optional brew basket accessory included optimizes flavor
  • Better Brew precision controls water temperature and brew cycles; meeting the Specialty Coffee Association's Golden Cup standard
  • Rainmaker shower head evenly distributes water over grounds
  • Double-wall, vacuum-insulated thermal carafe with brew-through, pour-through carafe lid reduces heat loss, rather than reheating coffee

OXO may not have started out as a coffee company, but with a brand ethos that focuses on making daily life easier and designs, well, better, they’ve created a terrific machine with everything you could want in a simple, attractive coffee maker. 

Although several of these brewers made our list or were considered, the OXO 8 Cup Coffee Maker is one of the few at-home coffee makers that fulfill the Specialty Coffee Association’s Golden Cup Standard.

For the best cup, the brewer must meet the association’s guidelines for water quality, coffee-to-water ratio, grind/particle size distribution, temperature between 195 and 205 degrees, and brewing time of fewer than 8 minutes. The OXO produces a full pot in just six minutes. 

Key features

OXO avoids confusing settings in favor of focusing entirely on the coffee. With only two buttons to operate, brewing is a breeze: a switch to select full-carafe or 1-4 cup brewing and power. The BetterBrew precision brewing system from OXO regulates water temperature, volume, and brewing time, all of which contributed to the Golden Cup Standard certification.

All you have to do is add the appropriate amount of coffee every time for a flawless cup. Water is uniformly distributed throughout the grounds by a rainmaker showerhead. The OXO employs a leak-proof double-wall, vacuum-insulated thermal carafe that maintains the temperature of your coffee without the use of a hot plate that could burn it.

In addition, if you only want to brew a single cup of coffee (i.e., the 1-4 cup option), the OXO brew comes with an optional single-serve adapter to enhance the flavor for one-mug brewing. 

What the coffee maker lacks is programmability and timers to fiddle with. We thought we’d miss being able to program, but if you really want the best coffee, you’ll grind new beans every morning rather than letting grounds rest overnight.

We really like how slim it is and how well it fits into tight locations. The water tank, on the other hand, is not removable and lacks a filter. 

Why you’ll love it

Amazing coffee doesn’t have to be complicated, and we sometimes believe that skipping the frills is necessary to get the good stuff. The OXO 8-Cup Coffee Maker consistently creates a fantastic cup of coffee; it’s dependable, elegant, and the ability to brew a single cup is a welcome bonus.

Specifications

Cups: 8 Dimensions: 13.5″ x 10.5″ x 7″ Warranty: 2 years

Pros

  • Make a single cup or a full carafe of coffee.
  • Better
  • Brew precise brewing satisfies the requirements of the SCA Golden Cup Standard
  • Effective use of space

Cons

  • The water tank cannot be removed
  • It is not programmable

2. Breville Precision Thermal Brewer

Breville BDC450BSS Precision Brewer Thermal, Coffee Maker, Brushed Stainless Steel
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Breville BDC450BSS Precision Brewer Thermal, Coffee Maker, Brushed Stainless Steel
  • The Breville Precision Brewer Thermal is a 60 oz drip coffee maker with thermal carafe that allows you to brew third wave specialty coffee at home, automatically; Experience your favorite coffee at its best with precise temperature and brewing time
  • AUTOMATIC PRESETS AND CUSTOMIZABLE: 6 unique brewing modes ensure you enjoy the perfect balanced coffee every time; Preset modes include Gold, Fast, Strong, Iced, Cold Brew and My Brew, all so you can experience your favorite coffee at its best
  • PRECISE & ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE: Coffee maker with precise digital temperature control (PID), 3 different flow rates to optimize contact time and Thermo Coil Heating System delivering water that is more pure than typical brewing systems that use aluminium
  • GOLD CUP STANDARD: In Gold Cup preset mode the Breville Precision Brewer Glass automatically adjusts the water temperature and brew time to meet the standards set by the SCA (197 to 204 degrees)
  • AUTO 'STEEP AND RELEASE' TECHNOLOGY: Breville's patented Steep & Release valve holds the water in contact with the coffee when small cup volumes are being brewed without the glass carafe in place automatically

Now, if you’re the type that enjoys tinkering with their coffee parameters and customize it down to the bloom time, the Breville Precision Thermal Brewer will completely revolutionize your coffee routine. 

Key features 

Strong, Gold (meets SCA requirements for a Golden Cup Standard), Fast, Over Ice, and Cold Brew are among the six pre-set brewing modes, but the true magic is that you can configure (and save) temperature, bloom speed, and flow rate settings.

Everything is precise to your specifications, and the LCD screen and control dial makes it simple to use. It’s also programmable, so you can have it start brewing before you wake up. If you do happen to sleep through the smell of freshly brewed coffee, the thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot for longer without the risk of scorching it, as a hot plate can.

There are two filter baskets available, depending on the amount of coffee you want to brew (up to 12 cups): a cone-shaped filter and a flat-bottom filter, which is recommended for brewing more than 8 cups.

Why you’ll love it

The coffee maker isn’t cheap, but it’s worth it for the high-quality materials (stainless steel parts), modern technology (Thermo Coil Heating System), and customizing options. You’ll never feel constrained in your choices.

Specifications

Cups: 12 Dimensions: 12.4” x 6.7” x 15.7” Warranty: 2 years

Pros

  • Beautiful design with a slender silhouette
  • 6 pre-programmed brewing modes
  • 2 baskets for filtering
  • 3 flow rates with temperature control
  • Display (LCD)
  • Carafe made of stainless steel

Cons

  • Pricey
  • The water tank is not detachable

3. Ninja Dualbrew Duo

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Ninja CFP301 DualBrew Pro System 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Single-Serve for Grounds & K-Cup Pod Compatible, 4 Brew Styles, Frother, 60-oz. Water Reservoir with Separate Hot Water Dispenser & Carafe, Black
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Ninja CFP301 DualBrew Pro System 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Single-Serve for Grounds & K-Cup Pod Compatible, 4 Brew Styles, Frother, 60-oz. Water Reservoir with Separate Hot Water Dispenser & Carafe, Black
  • FASTER BREWING: Brew coffee pods faster than the leading K-Cup coffee maker upon startup.
  • DUAL COFFEE MAKER: Grounds and pods coffee system with 9 grounds brew sizes (Small Cup, Cup, XL Cup, Travel Mug, XL Travel Mug, ¼ Carafe, ½ Carafe, ¾ Carafe, or Full Carafe) in addition to 4 traditional pod brew sizes (6, 8, 10, or 12 oz.).
  • 4 BREW STYLES: Select Classic, Rich, Over Ice or Specialty for your grounds or coffee pods.
  • SPECIALTY BREWS: Brew a super-rich coffee concentrate that you can use to create delicious lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, and other coffeehouse-style drinks.
  • INDEPENDENT HOT WATER SYSTEM: Reservoir has a separate hot water dispenser from the coffee dispenser. With 2 temperature settings (Hot and Boil), you can make instant soups, oatmeal, or hot cocoa.

With the Ninja DualBrew Pro, you can brew a variety of coffee combinations, including Classic, Rich, Over Ice, Specialty (kind of like a super-concentrated espresso), multiple cup sizes, a built-in milk frother, and even a hot water dispenser. The ability to switch between a k-cup compliant machine and a 12-cup coffee maker is the true selling feature. 

Key features

With multiple brewing choices and cup adjustments, the Ninja DualBrew Pro is one of the most feature-rich coffee makers we’ve seen in a long time. The Ninja Adapter Pod is a removable pod that works with K-cups and can be removed to prepare single-cup drinks up to carafe quantities.

It comes pre-installed in the filter basket, and while it took some getting used to, switching between grounds, k-cups, and the hot water dispenser becomes muscle memory once you understand how to operate the DualBrew Pro and its many capabilities. 

Why you’ll love it

With the option of using K-cups or coffee grounds, there are a lot of reasons to adore the Ninja DualBrew Pro. Lattes have never been easier thanks to the fold-away milk frother, and the built-in coffee scoop eliminates any measuring guessing.

With a digital touch screen that instantly recognizes which setting to use, the latest update feels high-tech, and we love the boxy throwback appearance. It also doesn’t take up a lot of space on your counter, however, you’ll need to find a spot to store the K-cup adapter when brewing with grounds, but that’s a little price to pay for not having to bring two coffee machines out. On your kitchen counter, the DualBrew Pro Specialty Coffee Maker is like having your own cafe. 

Specifications

Cups: 12 cups/60 oz. Dimensions: 11.39″ L X 9.13″ W X 15.54″ H Warranty: 1 year

Pros

  • Slim design
  • The touch screen has a high-end feel to it
  • To save waste, it brews a variety of sizes ranging from 2 to 55oz
  • The milk frother has a built-in measuring scoop and a whisk-style milk frother.
  • Option for hot water 
  • Utilize K-cups or brew 12-cups if you don’t want to use pods.

Cons

  • Out of the box, it’s not very straightforward to use
  • To brew a carafe, the K-Cup Adapter must be removed
  • Specialty coffee concentrate is not a true espresso and therefore necessitates cleaning in order to brew specialty-served coffees in a timely manner.

4. De’Longhi All in One Combination Coffee Maker

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De'Longhi All-in-One Combination Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine + Advanced Adjustable Milk Frother for Cappuccino & Latte + Glass Coffee Pot 10-Cup, COM532M
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De'Longhi All-in-One Combination Coffee Maker & Espresso Machine + Advanced Adjustable Milk Frother for Cappuccino & Latte + Glass Coffee Pot 10-Cup, COM532M
  • A coffee machine that knows you drink espresso, too.
  • No waiting time with Dual Heating System Allows you to brew coffee and espresso simultaneously.
  • Italian 15 BAR pressure pump Experience authentic espressos brewed at the optimal pressure for rich flavor.
  • Advanced Steam wand Choose micro-foam setting to steam milk for lattes or treat yourself to authentic cappuccinos with Cappuccino setting on the Advanced Steam Wand
  • 24 Hour programmable timer and Digital Touchscreen Enjoy intuitive and enhanced experience with Digital Touchscreen and wake up to freshly brewed coffee with the digital timer.

The DeLonghi All in One Combination Coffee Maker is ideal if you prefer to vary your coffee routine depending on the day, or even the hour of the day, for when you want a classic cup of coffee or espresso for a caffeine boost. 

Key features

The De’Longhi All in One Combination Coffee Maker eliminates the need to purchase both an espresso machine with innovative milk frothing steam wand and a drip coffee maker. It boasts a spill-proof glass carafe, a digital touchscreen interface, a Bold brew setting, an improved front-loading water tank, and a spill-proof water tank. 

It has attachments that allow you to make up to 10 cups of filter coffee, as well as a portafilter for single and double shots of espresso, and you may use both sides of the machine at once. It also works with ESE pods.

Why you’ll love it

Of course, two machines in a single footprint! The Ninja DualBrew Pro is designed for coffee lovers who wish to switch between single and numerous servings, and the DeLonghi All in One is designed for those who want coffee and espresso at home.

On the espresso side, there’s a 15-bar pressure pump for true espressos produced at the right pressure, as well as a steam wand for making your favorite lattes. It may take some practice depending on your level of familiarity with the espresso brewing process, but it’s well worth it. 

Specifications

Tank size: 32oz. Pressure: 15 bar Dimensions: 17.5in x 14in x 12.25in Warranty: 1-year

Pros

  • A wide range of coffee and espresso alternatives
  • Both the drip coffee and the espresso machine should be running at the same time
  • Excellent value
  • A timer that can be programmed for up to 24 hours

Cons

  • It’s a little bigger than a typical coffee maker.

5. Technivorm Moccamaster KBGV Select 10-Cup Coffee Maker

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Technivorm Moccamaster 53941 KBGV Select 10-Cup Coffee Maker, Polished Silver, 40 ounce, 1.25l
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Technivorm Moccamaster 53941 KBGV Select 10-Cup Coffee Maker, Polished Silver, 40 ounce, 1.25l
  • Perfect Coffee Every Time: This pump-free coffee maker heats water to the correct temperature for coffee extraction
  • Brew-Volume Selector switch for brewing half or full carafes
  • Easy to Use: The Moccamaster brews a full 40 oz pot of coffee in 4-6 minutes using one switch
  • Quiet and Safe: The Moccamaster Select quietly brews your coffee and automatically turns off after 100 minutes
  • Delicious Coffee and Peace of Mind: Moccamaster coffee brewers have a 5-year warranty

Looking to upgrade your coffee machine, or perhaps the Technivorm Moccamaster KGBV Select’s striking, boxy form has tempted you, either way, you’re in for a caffeine-fueled treat with this famous piece of equipment gracing your countertop.

Key features

The Moccamaster is another machine that meets the Specialty Coffee Association’s and the European Coffee Brewing Center’s stringent standards for brewing the perfect cup of coffee.

With its exclusive 9-hole drip arm, it most closely resembles a gourmet pour-over coffee maker experience, ensuring even extraction and a smooth flavorful cup of coffee. To maximize brewing, the KBGV Select includes the option to choose between brewing a half or full carafe.

The Moccamaster is entirely handcrafted in the Netherlands, including the unique copper heating element that keeps your coffee at a constant temperature of 196 to 206 degrees Fahrenheit for 100 minutes before shutting off, and the separate hot plate that keeps the glass carafe at 175 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit for 100 minutes before shutting off. 

Why you’ll love it

When we see a Moccamaster in someone’s kitchen, we know they’re serious about their coffee. Moccamaster coffee makers come in a variety of colors, ranging from chromatic neutrals to neons and bright primary hues, to suit any design style. 

Your purchase is also backed by a five-year warranty, and should any component fail, the machines are designed to be modular, making it simple and cost-effective to repair parts without having to replace the entire machine.

We’re particularly impressed by how quiet it is, and how quickly it can brew a 10-cup pot in as little as six minutes. The Moccamaster satisfies the requirements set out by the Specialty Coffee Association and the European Coffee Brewing Center as the ideal cup of coffee.

Specification

Filter type: Paper Water filter: Yes Warming plate: Yes Programmable: No Cups: 10 Dimensions: 6.5 x 12.75 x 14 in. Warranty: 5 years

Pros

  • There are a plethora of color possibilities available, ranging from metallics to neons.
  • The operation is quiet, and the brewing process is quick. 
  • SCA and ECBC standards are met for the perfect cup of coffee.
  • A drip coffee machine that mimics the pour-over method.

Cons

  • Expensive for only the most basic functions
  • It takes some practice to set up and install

6. Braun Brew Sense Drip Coffee Maker

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Braun KF7175 BrewSense Drip Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe, 10 Cup
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Braun KF7175 BrewSense Drip Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe, 10 Cup
  • Consistent great flavor from the first to the last drop thanks to Braun's PureFlavor technology
  • The conveniently designed Stainless Steel 10-cup thermal carafe keeps Coffee hot up to 6 hours
  • Brew strength Selector allows you to enjoy your Coffee regular or bold - just the way you like it
  • Note-the anti drip system halts flow of coffee from the filter basket when the carafe is removed so a cup can be poured before brewing is finished Carafe should be returned to the carafe stand maximum 20 seconds to prevent the filter basket from overflowing
  • Premium LCD display with 24-hour timer which enables to automatically make your Coffee right when you want it 1-4 cup button for brewing smaller quantities without compromising on taste

The sleek-looking Brew Sense Drip Coffee Maker will look beautiful on your counter, brews terrific coffee, and is regularly available for about $100.

Key features

The Braun Brew Sense offers a lot of versatility, with the ability to make as little as 11oz or a full 12-cup carafe. Braun’s pure taste technology ensures that your coffee is brewed at the proper temperature and for the proper amount of time to extract the greatest flavor and aroma.

Standard features include a brew-pause mechanism, a charcoal filter, and a cleaning option that can be adjusted to different water hardness levels. You can use the gold-tone filter that comes with it or your own paper filters. 

Why you’ll love it

For starters, it brews excellent coffee and has a design that makes it appear much more costly than it is. The Braun Brew Sense is an excellent option if you’re looking for a basic coffee machine that contains everything you need and nothing you don’t. It checks all the boxes for those searching for programmability, water filters, a permanent gold-filter option, and an auto-shutoff hot plate, which is sometimes all you need.

Specifications

Cups: 12 Dimensions: 17 x 13 x 11.25 inches Warranty: 1 year

Pros

  • They are frequently available for less than $100
  • Programmable
  • Pure flavor technology ensures that your coffee is perfect

Cons

  • There is no way to alter the strength or temperature.

7. Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker

Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
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Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind & Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker
  • 24-hour fully programmable coffeemaker with auto shutoff, brew-pause feature, and Grind off function
  • Double-wall insulated stainless steel thermal carafe with comfort grip handle holds up to 12 cups of coffee
  • Built-in automatic burr grinder and 8-ounce bean hopper holds a half pound of beans. Strength selector and grind control fine-tune intensity and volume
  • 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.Please refer the set up/ troubleshooting details provided in the video under images section and the manual under product description field for the smooth usage of the product

Freshly ground beans produce the best-tasting coffee, and the Cuisinart Grind & Brew flawlessly grinds the beans for you before delivering piping hot coffee straight to your carafe.

Key features

The hopper holds up to ½ pound of whole beans and is entirely sealed to prevent your beans from coming into contact with air. When you choose a strength option and the quantity of cups to brew, the machine doses the exact amount of beans to use with a stainless steel burr grinder.

Once brewed, it will keep hot for up to 8 hours in the thermal carafe, while a glass model with a hot plate is also available. It also has a charcoal water filter and is fully programmable. If you want to utilize pre-ground coffee, you can turn off the grinding feature.

Why you’ll love it

Grinding is a vital element of making great coffee, but it’s so much easier when a coffee machine can do it for you and save you a step and possibly another small kitchen gadget. Coffee has never tasted so fresh.

Things to note

Because this Cuisinart Grind & Brew has more intricate components than a regular coffee maker, it requires a more involved cleaning routine, and users say the grinder is extremely loud. 

Specifications

Cups: 12 Dimensions: 8.27″ x 11.61″ x 16.34″ Warranty: 3-years

Pros

  • The stainless steel burr grinder is built-in.
  • Grind size and coffee strength can both be adjusted
  • Carafes are available with either a thermal or a glass carafe.
  • A half-pound of whole beans is held in the hopper.

Cons

  • Cleaning is difficult and the interface isn’t as slick as other machines’. 
  • Its huge grinder makes a lot of noise

8. Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee & Espresso Machine By Breville

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Nespresso BNV520GRY Vertuo Next Espresso Machine by Breville, Light Grey
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Nespresso BNV520GRY Vertuo Next Espresso Machine by Breville, Light Grey
  • IMPOSSIBLY GOOD QUALITY: Exclusively compatible with Nespresso Vertuo capsules,featuring over 30 blends and producing velvety crema indicative of only the highest quality
  • A RANGE OF OPTIONS: Vertuo Next makes both coffee and espresso in a variety of sizes: 5,8, and 18oz coffees, and single and double espresso. Includes a complimentary starter set of Nespresso Vertuo capsules (capsule assortment may vary from picture)
  • SLEEK SUSTAINABLE: Only 5.5 inches wide and made of 54% recycled materials with energy-saving automatic turn off
  • EXPERTLY BREWED EVERY TIME: Revolutionary one-touch brewing system uses barcode-scanning technology to guarantee the perfect brew
  • QUALITY ROOTED IN SUSTAINABILITY: Not only does the hermetically sealed aluminum capsule protect the freshness of our coffee,but its also fully recyclable. Plus, Nespresso's recycling program makes returning and recycling your capsules easy

Nespresso’s Vertuo Next produces both great coffee and espresso at the touch of a button, making it one of the most popular pod coffee companies.

Key features

The Nespresso Vertuo Next is small enough to fit into confined spaces, measuring 5.5 inches. It’s also constructed of 54 percent recycled plasti and comes in a variety of colors. The 37-ounce water tank will last you several espressos before needing to be refilled.

The Vertuo system isn’t nearly the same as drip brewing. Instead, the machine extracts its flavor using a Centrifusion brewing technique, which results in a lovely crema coating. By reading a barcode on each capsule, Vertuo employs technology to give the best cup possible, taking into account cup size, pressure, brewing time, and temperature.

Why you’ll love it

Who doesn’t want great coffee that just pops out of a pod? With 16 standard coffee blends and hundreds of unique recipes to choose from, you’ll never be bored with the variety of flavors available. When used in conjunction with the Nespresso Aeroccinno, you can make lattes at home in minutes.

The Next, unlike other Nespresso models, can make an 18oz carafe in addition to the regular 5oz, 8oz, and 14oz options, as well as single and double espresso shots.

Specifications

Tank size: 37oz.Dimensions: 16.97in. x 5.5in. x 12.52in. Warranty: 1 year

Pros

  • Allows you to make coffee and espresso
  • Made from eco-friendly materials
  • Five distinct cup sizes are available, as well as an 18oz carafe
  • It’s available with or without a milk frother.
  • There are numerous color options available

Cons

  • Pods generate waste due to their smaller capacity

9. SMEG DCF02 Drip Filter Coffee Machine

Smeg Retro Style Coffee Maker Machine, 17.3 x 12.8 x 11.3, Cream
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Smeg Retro Style Coffee Maker Machine, 17.3 x 12.8 x 11.3, Cream
  • Updated product features!: new and improved “keep Warm” function lasting up to 60 minutes after brewing, newly added sound control function, and our classic anti-drip system to keep your machine clean and dry.
  • Design: STYLISH throwback to 1950’s era Appliances- Coffee machine comes complete with anti-slip feet, A user friendly control panel, and water level indicator. Unit also includes a sleek 10-cup capacity glass carafe.
  • Brew: multiple brewing options including a 4-cup function or full carafe for larger gatherings.
  • Unique product functions: several customizable features that help to make this programmable Coffee maker rise above its competitors including an automatic start mode to have your Coffee ready and waiting for you Every morning, an aroma intensity function to cater to your preference, and an adjustable water hardness feature to your tailor your own unique taste.
  • Eco-friendly: designed with the environment and your wallet in mind! Coffee maker features a reusable filter with a user-friendly handle that does not require paper filters, but can accommodate them if preferred.

A little kitchen appliance should contribute to the overall style of your kitchen as well as perform its purpose. Smeg’s vintage Drip Filtered Coffee Machine is a perennial favorite among the fashionable coffee drinkers, and it comes in eight colors to complement any other Smeg appliances you may have. 

Key features

Smeg’s Drip Filtered Coffee Machine, in addition to its attractive appearance, can brew up to 10 cups of coffee, is programmed, and features a glass carafe design with a hot plate that keeps coffee warm for 60 minutes. There’s also an intensity choice, as well as the ability to change the intensity based on the water hardness in your area. 

Why you’ll love it

This drip coffee maker accomplishes its goal of producing a smooth drip coffee. It’s also simple to clean and keep up with. If you’re already a Smeg devotee, it’s also a no-brainer.

Specifications

Cups: 10, Dimensions: 14.25″H x9.75″L x 10″W Warranty: 1 year

Pros

  • Makes excellent coffee
  • Exceptional filter
  • There are eight color options to choose from to match other Smeg appliances

Cons

  • ‘Small’ design with a lot of bulk 
  • It’s a little difficult to fill the water tank

Why many drinkers like drip coffee

Electric drip coffee makers gained popularity swiftly over the twentieth century as a result of their efficiency in the 9-5 working environment. After the 1970s, electric drip coffee makers nearly completely replaced the usage of percolators in many American homes.

The efficiency of an electric drip coffee maker is unquestionably the most exciting feature of the drip coffee maker is unquestionably the most exciting feature of the drip coffee brewing process. The brewer’s sole responsibility is to pour water into the reservoir and coffee grinds into the filter, and the machine does the rest.

How to choose the best drip coffee maker for you

Buying a coffee maker isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. All of the coffee makers on our list make excellent coffee, but the ideal coffee maker for you will depend on your priorities and perhaps you can discover something that meets all of your needs.

Capacity:

Most drip coffee makers can prepare up to 10 or 12 cups of coffee. Because a coffee cup is four ounces, these machines will usually have water tanks that hold up to 60 ounces. 

Single-cup brewing:

The ability to brew a single cup of coffee without having to boil an entire carafe is currently a huge trend. Many coffee machines feature settings that allow you to prepare 1-4 cups of coffee while still getting the most out of the experience, which is usually enough to fill a travel mug.

Size:

It’s fine if you don’t have room for a huge, industrial-sized coffee machine. If you’re short on room, look for a coffee maker with a smaller footprint and is designed for tiny places. Also, think about where you’ll put the coffee maker and whether any overhead cabinets will make it difficult to use.

Thermal vs Glass carafe:

There are two types of individuals in the world: those who like thermal carafe designs and those who want glass carafes with hot plates, and most coffee makers offer both options. Thermal carafes are typically more expensive, but they are more durable and keep coffee hotter for longer.

Glass carafes are more brittle than stainless steel cans, but they are less likely to interfere with the taste of your coffee, and they will come with a hot plate. Consider how long your model’s hot plate keeps coffee heated and whether it switches off automatically. If the coffee is left on a hot plate for too long, it can burn. 

Strength & temperature settings:

It’s helpful to be able to switch from moderate to robust settings, as well as modify the temperature of your brew to your own preferences, because everyone likes their coffee differently. 

Programmability:

Some coffee machines allow you to program your machine up to 24 hours ahead of time.

Water filter:

Some coffee machines work with a variety of water filters, allowing you to use tap water instead of filtered water. 

Removable water tank:

It’s normally regarded a great feature to have to make filling the machine easier, although it’s not required. 

Filter basket type:

Paper filters, which you’ll need to remember to keep (and select the proper size), or a permanent gold-tone filter are used in most coffee makers. Paper filters normally produce a smoother cup of coffee, whereas permanent filters are more likely to allow sediment to get through, resulting in a more European-style cup of coffee. Paper filters can be discarded quickly, but permanent filters must be cleaned after each use.

Special features:

A rising number of machines come with useful additions such as milk frothers or grinders built-in. They’re convenient, but they’re no substitute for the genuine thing. 

How to clean a drip coffee maker?

Cleaning a ground coffee machine is a messy, unavoidable task. Paper filters are convenient because they can be tossed into the compost with a fast rinsing of the filter basket, but gold-tone permanent filters require more thorough cleaning. 

Disposable pieces, such as the brew basket, can be cleaned with soapy water, and machines can be wiped off with a damp cloth. There may even be dishwasher-safe pieces on some machines.

When it’s tme to descale, your machine will normally notify you and explain the process in the handbook, which usually involves using a descaling solution or vinegar combined with water. 

Tip: To make filling your machine a breeze each morning, invest in a lovely coffee canister to sit alongside it on your counter. 

The best coffee beans for your drip coffee maker

The coffee brewer is only one element of the equation. While a drip coffee maker takes far less equipment than, say, an espresso machine – all you really need is a nice pair of paper filters to get started – fresh beans are still required.

Should you go for the Rwandan single-origin coffee with hints of chocolate and tangerine? Is a blend preferable? Do you need to know how high the beans were grown? Is a light roast with low acidity enough to carry you through the morning?

Whether you like it or not, you’ll be inundated with choices while purchasing coffee beans. Although not every label guarantees quality, the more a producer or roaster can tell you about the coffee, the better. 

Conclusion

Drip coffee is a time-honored method of brewing espresso. Its ability to outlast all other, more complex ways of coffee preparation demonstrates how much of a difference it can make when it comes to preparing a wonderful cup of espresso. 

The greatest drip coffee makers combine the technique with sophisticated features like multi-tasking, speed, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. You can still have your morning cup of coffee without sacrificing time or taste with it.

The entire world today consumes more great coffee than ever before. Drip coffee makers are an excellent addition to any coffee enthusiast’s kitchen appliances. However, not every drip coffee maker is created equal. Some people are better at making that wonderful cup of coffee that wakes you up in the morning.

Other may offer a slew of high-end features for a fraction of the price. To assist you in your search for the ideal drip coffee maker for your house, we’ve compiled a list of the top drip coffee makers currently available. These have been demonstrated time and time again to produce some of the best-tasting coffee you’ve ever experienced. 

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