There is no denying the fact that coffee makes mornings more bearable for most people. Whether it’s a cappuccino, macchiato, espresso, or flat white, some people simply cannot start their day until they’ve had their morning coffee and who can blame them? Coffee has been an integral part of our culture for hundreds of years and it’s very unlikely that our dependency on it will change anytime soon.
Now, the best way to go about it is to get yourself a coffee making machine. These machines are relatively inexpensive and offer great value for the money overall. To save you the trouble of having to browse through what the market has to offer yourself, we put together a list of the ten best coffee makers money can buy.
10Black & Decker CM2035B 12-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker
This 12-cup thermal coffeemaker from Black & Decker uses a quick touch programming feature to put you in full control over its coffee-making capabilities. It also has a sneak-a-cup feature for when you’re in a rush but the coffee is still in the making. Not only that but it also features an auto brew system with an auto shut-off feature and an auto clean system that makes the device easier to maintain.
9Nespresso VertuoLine Coffee and Espresso Maker
With this coffee maker, you don’t just get a standard coffee making machine but an Aeroccino Plus milk frother that allows you to make hot or cold milk froth with just the push of a button. At the same time, this device uses a Centrifusion technology designed to gently brew both coffee and espresso with a single touch, along with capsule recognition and code reading technologies for a more blend-specific parametric brewing process.
8Black & Decker DCM600B 5-Cup Coffeemaker
Despite its compact design, this particular machine can make five cups of coffee at a time, which is more than enough outside a work environment. It also comes equipped with a Duralife glass carafe with coffee and water markings to give you a good idea of how the brewing process goes. On a related note, this coffeemaker features a crystal-clear water window, a removable filter basket with 1-4 cup basket style filters, and a cord storage system for good measure.
7Black & Decker DLX1050B 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
It is important for any coffee maker to be versatile and accommodating, which is what makes this particular machine stand out. You see, this machine has a programmable clock/timer with an auto-brew option, a brew-pause function, a nonstick warming plate, a 2-hour auto shut-off, and a few other interesting features. For instance, it has a water-level indicator, a glass carafe, and a removable filter basket to make the machine easier to maintain.
6Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
This interesting coffee making machine may only brew four cups at a time, but given how fast the brewing process gets done, four cups is more than enough. At the same time, it comes with a removable filter basket that can be lifted out very quickly along with an on/off indicator that lets you know when the machine is working or not. Also worth mentioning is that it has a brewing “pause ‘n serve” feature that lets you pour a cup of coffee while the brewing process is still running.
5Mr. Coffee Optimal Brew 10-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker
As you would expect from such a large device, this coffeemaker has a removable water reservoir that can easily be taken from the machine when in need of a refill. On a similar note, this machine has a Just-Brewed thermal carafe designed to hold both the temperature and the flavor of the coffee intact at all times. It also has a freshness timer that allows you to keep track of the coffee’s freshness at any given point.
4Hamilton Beach 10-Cup Coffee Maker
This particular machine can brew up to 10 cups at a time in a timely fashion, which makes it perfect for any office environment. At the same time, it comes with a gentle warming heater which maintains the coffee’s temperature constant at all times. Furthermore, it has no carafe to speak of, which minimizes the risk of spilling, breaking, or burning the coffee before, during, or after the brewing process.
3Cuisinart DCC-3200 Perfect Temp Programmable Coffeemaker
With this programmable coffeemaker, you get the ability to set the exact strength of the coffee flavor you’re looking to brew. It also has a fully automatic, 24-hour programmability function with a self-clean function. Interestingly enough, it also comes with a commercial style permanent filter that doesn’t require regular changing like most coffee makers out there, which is definitely a big plus.
2Hamilton Beach 49980A Single Serve Coffee Brewer
This state of the art coffee brewer is equipped with a pod holder designed to snap into a single-serve brew basket to hold soft pods firmly in place. At the same time, it has a Carafe-side water reservoir with measurement markings and a brew basket that comes with a mesh filter to hold ground coffee or any type of pre-packaged soft pods you might use. What’s interesting is that it can be set to brew on a single-cup basis or through a 12-cup glass carafe depending on your needs.
1Keurig K55 K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker
There is perhaps no better coffee making machine out there than Keurig’s K55 K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, a device equipped with a simple, user-friendly interface to control a high-standard brewing system. This ingenious machine allows you to select from three convenient 6, 8, and 10-ounce brew sizes for any brew you want it to make including coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or any other hot drink. As you would expect, it also features a removable drip tray for easy maintenance, a spacious water reservoir, and the type of construction that will last you for a very long time, even when used intensely on a regular basis.