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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every coffee maker on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 1,840 coffee makers, 9,290 reviews and 3,350 prices. Last updated 17 October 2017.

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#1 Melitta Look Therm

Look Therm
An amazingly highly rated and affordable drip coffee maker, with very good features
97
Reviews
14 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Overall Score
Excellent
Drip
White
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
12 cups
Feb 2015
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#2 Krups Citiz

Citiz
A top-rated and bargain price espresso coffee maker, with very good features
92
Reviews
7 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
Espresso
Red
Capsule / Pod
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Oct 2016
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#3 TASSIMO VIVY

VIVY
A bargain price and excellently reviewed pod coffee maker, with great features
95
Reviews
945 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
Pod
Pink
Capsule / Pod
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
2 cups
Dec 2015
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#4 Bialetti Fiammetta

Fiammetta
An excellently reviewed and low cost drip coffee maker, with great features
95
Reviews
27 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent
Drip
Blue
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Apr 2017
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#5 Bialetti Fiammetta

Fiammetta
An affordable and highly rated drip coffee maker, with great features
95
Reviews
27 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent
Drip
Red
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Apr 2017
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$72.80

#6 Krups Expert

Expert
Pocket Lint - Hot Product
An award winning and cheap pod coffee maker, with very good features and a recent release date
96
Reviews
1 Award
95
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent
Pod
Black
Capsule / Pod
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Sep 2017
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#7 Bodum Brazil

Brazil
The highest scoring coffee maker under $50, with good features and marvellous user reviews
92
Reviews
66 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
85
Overall Score
Excellent
French Press
Black
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Apr 2015
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#8 Bialetti Fiammetta

Fiammetta
A low cost and excellently reviewed drip coffee maker, with good features
94
Reviews
27 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
84
Overall Score
Excellent
Drip
Lime
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Apr 2017
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#9 Bialetti Fiammetta

Fiammetta
A very highly rated and low cost drip coffee maker, with good features
94
Reviews
27 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
84
Overall Score
Excellent
Drip
15,755,693
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Apr 2017
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#10 Bodum Kenya

Kenya
A top-rated and affordable French press coffee maker, with good features
90
Reviews
52 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
83
Overall Score
Excellent
French Press
Black
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
4 cups
Oct 2015
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Coffee Maker Brands

Find out how coffee maker brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their coffee makers. Click on a link to compare all coffee makers made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Coffee Makers Price Range Average Rating
DeLonghi logo DeLonghi Coffee Makers 25 $99 - $2,953 83%
Other brands Other Coffee Maker Brands 171 $13 - $4,600

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Choosing a Coffee Maker

Coffee makers work by percolating hot water slowly through ground coffee beans, picking up the flavour of the beans and turning the water into delicious coffee! There are numerous different types of coffee machines on the market, running the gamut from simple pots and mechanical presses to fully automatic electronic machines that not only brew coffee, but also froth milk to create lattes and cappuccinos. Below is an outline of the major different types of coffee makers:

Espresso Coffee Makers

These are the quintessential Italian coffee machines. They work by pushing hot water through finely ground coffee at extremely high pressure, creating a small amount of extremely strong, powerful coffee - an espresso shot. This can be drunk by itself, or can be mixed with hot water (an Americano), hot milk (a cafe au lait), or hot frothed milk (a latte) . Espresso machines can be expensive and temperamental, but the coffee they create is perfect for a serious coffee addict.

Automatic ("bean-to-cup") Coffee Makers

These machines automate the entire coffee-making procedure, from grinding the beans and brewing the coffee to frothing the milk and adding it to the coffee. While they are some of the most expensive coffee makers on the market, they are also the most fully-featured, allowing consumers to create most different types of coffee shop-style drinks at the press of a button.

Filter Coffee Makers

Drip, or filter, coffee makers are far simpler machines than the expensive expresso machines. Coffee grounds are placed into top of the machine, then hot water is poured over the top. The water filters through the beans, extracting the coffee from the grounds as it does. The resulting liquid is usually collected in a heated pot, which can then be served whenever needed. Filter coffee machines are usually significantly cheaper than espresso machines, but are limited in the amount of coffee they can make - espresso-based drinks (lattes, cappuccinos, etc) can’t be made in these machines. These machines are good for serving coffee to lots of people at once, or to a steady stream of people over the course of a day.

Stovetop Coffee Pots

Stovetop coffee pots cover several different types, from moka pots to turkish coffee pots. Coffee grounds and water are added to the pot, then this is placed on a stove or hot plate. As the water heats up it is forced through the grounds and the coffee is brewed. Because they don’t require any electricity, they are perfect for camping or travelling. Most stovetop coffee pots have a smaller capacity - enough for 1 or 2 people - so may be better for single people or for holidays.

Cafetières (French Press)

These are glass cylinders with a plunger on the top. Coffee grounds are loaded into the bottom of the cylinder, then hot water is poured in. This is left for 3-4 minutes to brew, then the plunger pushed down to compress the grounds, extracting the remainder of the coffee from the grounds and preventing them from escaping when pouring. French presses are much cheaper than espresso makers, since they require no electricity, and come in a variety of sizes, from small one person cylinders to giant presses for 10 people. The coffee produced is closer to filter coffee than expresso.

Pod Coffee Makers

Finally, pod coffee makers are the newest type of coffee maker on the market. Instead of measuring out the coffee grinds and loading them into the machine, the coffee grounds come pre-packaged in single-serving ‘pods’. These pods are inserted into a specialist machine, and at a button press it pushes water through the pod and crafts your coffee for you. Pod coffee makers such as Nespresso have become extremely popular in the last few years, and are extremely easy to use for making high-quality coffee quickly and easily. However the machines themselves aren’t as cheap as other single-cup coffee machines, and some machines are only compatible with certain brands of pods - so double check the compatibility before you buy a 64-pack of pods! There are also environmental issues with pod coffee makers, since the pods generate a lot of waste.

Capacity

All different types of coffee machine have a cup capacity, which is the amount of coffee they can dispense at once. Many espresso machines only brew and serve a single cup at a time, while a filter coffee machine or French press can have the capacity to brew 3,6 or even 12 cups of coffee at once. Generally speaking your choice will be dictated by how much coffee you consume in your household in once sitting.

Extras

Some more advanced coffee machines - especially the automatic bean-to-cup machines, may have alternate modes for making other hot drinks. These can include hot chocolate, cold milk, or dispensing hot water for making tea. While not the prime function of a coffee maker, there are a nice extra to have built in to the machine.

Finally, certain brands of coffee makers may have extra functions to aid coffee making. These can include built-in grinders so the beans are always freshly ground, or a milk frother (also known as a steam pipe) to allow you to froth milk for cappuccinos and macchiatos. Finally, some coffee makers have timers, so that you can program your coffee to start brewing for a specific time. These are often found in filter coffee machines - these can be set to start percolating early in the morning, so that coffee is ready for when you wake up!

Coffee Maker Retailers, Prices and Features

Coffee Maker Prices

In total we found 201 coffee makers ranging from $13 to $4,600. A new coffee maker costs on average $762 and 80% of coffee makers are priced between $29 and $1,774. The Bodum Brazil is the cheapest coffee maker at only $13, and Jura Z8 is the most expensive at $4,600.

Coffee Maker Brands - Price Range

Miele coffee makers range in price from $1,264 to $3,799, and the average price of Miele coffee makers is $2,140 which is the highest average price of all coffee maker brands.

The average price of Jura coffee makers is $1,890 which is the second highest average price of all coffee maker brands. Jura coffee makers range in price from $799 to $4,600.

AEG coffee makers range in price from $1,734 to $1,734, and the third highest average coffee maker price out of all brands is AEG coffee makers with an average price of $1,734.

Coffee Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 111 expert reviews and 9,958 user reviews for coffee makers and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of coffee maker. The top three coffee maker brands are Smeg, Krups and Magimix. Smeg has an average rating of 94%, Krups has an average rating of 92% and Magimix has an average rating of 92%.

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

We found 151 current offers for coffee makers from eBay making it the biggest coffee maker retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 133 current offers for coffee makers. The third biggest retailer is Focus Camera with 27 current coffee maker offers.

When Are Most New Coffee Makers Released?

April to May is the most common period for new coffee makers to be released in. If you wait until April 2018 then you might be able to get better features on your coffee maker. Also the price of the current coffee makers may drop off just before the latest models are released in April. In 2016 most new coffee makers were released in April, with 77 new coffee makers released that month. The biggest month in 2015 for new coffee maker releases was August, with 102 new coffee makers released that month. In May 2014 231 new coffee makers were released making it the biggest month that year for new coffee maker releases.

How Fast Do Coffee Maker Prices Drop After Release?

New coffee makers drop in price by an average of 1% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical coffee maker costing $758 you could save on average $8 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Types

We found 284 coffee makers that are espresso coffee makers, which makes this the most common type amongst new coffee makers. We found 283 coffee makers that are drip coffee makers, making this the second most frequently found type amongst new coffee makers.

Colours

Amongst new coffee makers, the most frequently found colour is Black. We found 549 coffee makers that are coffee makers that have a Black coloured. We found 238 coffee makers that are coffee makers that have a Stainless steel coloured, making this the second most popular colour amongst new coffee makers.

Coffee Input Types

The type of coffee e.g. coffee beans, ground coffee, coffee pods that is placed into the product in order to produce a cup of coffee.

We found 556 coffee makers that are Ground coffee coffee makers, which makes this the most common coffee input type amongst new coffee makers. We found 265 coffee makers that are Capsule / Pod coffee makers, making this the second most popular coffee input type amongst new coffee makers.

Output

This denotes how much coffee the machine is capable of brewing and delivering at once, measured in cups.

Comparing all coffee makers, the output range from 1 cups to 400 cups. The output of most coffee makers range from 1 cups to 2.8 cups. The la PavoniPDH has the most output. This coffee maker is a 16 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker and can be purchased for $1,057.89. The coffee maker with the least output is the la PavoniPDH, which is a 1 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker and currently retails for $1,013.95.

A larger output means that the coffee maker can produce more coffee at once.

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

We found 151 current offers for coffee makers from eBay making it the biggest coffee maker retailer. That is slightly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 133 current offers for coffee makers. The third biggest retailer is Focus Camera with 27 current coffee maker offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Coffee Makers?

The cheapest retailer by number of coffee maker for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 137 coffee makers.

Proportion of Coffee Makers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

With the cheapest price on 90.7% of its coffee makers, eBay is most frequently the cheapest coffee maker store.

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