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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 1,810 coffee makers, 9,300 reviews and 3,360 prices. Last updated 19 September 2017.

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#1 Bialetti Fiammetta

Fiammetta
The best scoring coffee maker under $50, with a recent release date and very good features
96
Reviews
27 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Overall Score
Excellent
Drip
Blue
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Apr 2017
Output
Release Date
eBay $25.00
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61% Off
$27.99
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#2 La Cafetiere Classic

Classic
The best scoring coffee maker under $100, with very good features
95
Reviews
13 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Overall Score
Excellent
French Press
Chrome
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Sep 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $27.99
Amazon US $61.99
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$60.25

#3 La Cafetiere Classic

Classic
A top-value and remarkably highly rated French press coffee maker, with very good features
95
Reviews
13 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Overall Score
Excellent
French Press
Chrome
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
4 cups
Oct 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $60.25
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$13.48

#4 Bodum Brazil

Brazil
A best selling and bargain price French press coffee maker, with terrific user reviews and very good features
94
Reviews
66 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
83
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Overall Score
Excellent
French Press
Black
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Apr 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $13.48
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Amazon US $20.00
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$64.51
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#5 Krups Dolce Gusto

Dolce Gusto
A positively reviewed and low cost pod coffee maker, with great features
96
Reviews
969 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent
Pod
Grey
Capsule / Pod
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Oct 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $64.51
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$14.99

#6 Bodum Kenya

Kenya
A positively reviewed and stunningly cheap French press coffee maker, with very good features
92
Reviews
52 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Overall Score
Excellent
French Press
Black
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
4 cups
Oct 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $14.99
Amazon US $59.99
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$99.00

#7 DeLonghi EDG305

EDG305
A top-value and amazingly highly rated pod coffee maker, with very good features
96
Reviews
708 Reviews
93
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent
Pod
Black
Capsule / Pod
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Jul 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $99.00
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$150.00

#8 Russell Hobbs Legacy

Legacy
A bargain price and positively reviewed drip coffee maker, with good features
92
Reviews
557 Reviews
88
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Drip
Black
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
10 cups
Apr 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $150.00
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$180.00
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#9 DeLonghi Lattissima Touch

Lattissima Touch
The best scoring coffee maker under $500, with good features
90
Reviews
5 Reviews
90
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
82
Overall Score
Excellent
Pod
Grey
Capsule / Pod
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
10 cups
Aug 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $180.00
Focus Camera $499.95
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$143.00
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#10 Melitta ENJOY

ENJOY
An affordable and highly rated drip coffee maker, with good features
86
Reviews
25 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
82
Overall Score
Excellent
Drip
White
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
10 cups
Jun 2016
Output
Release Date
eBay $143.00
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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 22 $52 - $2,953 77%
Other brands Other Coffee Maker Brands 165 $13 - $4,600

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

The price range of coffee makers is from $13 to $4,600 and in total we found prices for 182 coffee makers. On average, a new coffee maker costs $802 and 80% of coffee makers are priced between $37 and $1,936. The Jura Z8 is the most expensive coffee maker that we found at $4,600, and the Brentwood TS112 is the cheapest at only $14.

Coffee Maker Brands - Price Range

The highest average coffee maker price out of all brands is Miele coffee makers with an average price of $2,432. Miele coffee makers range in price from $1,499 to $3,799.

Siemens coffee makers range in price from $1,172 to $3,320, and the second highest average coffee maker price out of all brands is Siemens coffee makers with an average price of $2,230.

Jura coffee makers start at $799 and the most expensive Jura coffee maker costs $4,600. The average price of Jura coffee makers is $2,036 which is the third highest average price of all coffee maker brands.

Coffee Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 98 expert reviews and 8,869 user reviews for coffee makers written online and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of coffee maker. Krups is the top rated coffee maker brand with an average rating of 92%. Magimix is the second best brand with 92% and Bugatti is the third best brand with 89%.

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

We found 137 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 129 current offers for coffee makers. The third biggest retailer is Focus Camera with 28 current coffee maker offers.

When Are Most New Coffee Makers Released?

Most new coffee makers tend to be released between April and May. 70 new coffee makers were released in April 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new coffee maker releases. The biggest month in 2015 for new coffee maker releases was August, with 105 new coffee makers released that month. May was the biggest month in 2014 for new coffee makers, with 231 new coffee makers released that month.

How Fast Do Coffee Maker Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, coffee makers drop in price by 6%. That means a saving of $47 on a typical $798 new coffee maker if you wait 6 months before buying.

Types

We found 270 coffee makers that are drip coffee makers, which makes drip the most frequently found type amongst new coffee makers. Espresso is the second most popular type amongst new coffee makers. We found 253 coffee makers that are espresso coffee makers.

Colours

The most common colour amongst new coffee makers is Black. We found 507 coffee makers that are coffee makers that have a Black coloured. The second most popular colour amongst new coffee makers is Stainless steel. We found 224 coffee makers that are coffee makers that have a Stainless steel coloured.

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 507 coffee makers that are Ground coffee coffee makers, which makes this the most popular coffee input type amongst new coffee makers. The second most frequently found coffee input type amongst new coffee makers is Capsule / Pod. We found 244 coffee makers that are Capsule / Pod coffee makers.

Output

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

The output of coffee makers range from 1 cups to 400 cups. The output of most coffee makers range from 1 cups to 2.8 cups. The JuraE8 has the most output. This coffee maker is a 16 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker and sells for $1,897.00. The JuraE8, which sells for $429.98, has the least output and is a 1 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker.

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

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

We found 137 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 129 current offers for coffee makers. The third biggest retailer is Focus Camera with 28 current coffee maker offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Coffee Makers?

The cheapest store by number of coffee maker for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 121 coffee makers.

Proportion of Coffee Makers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest coffee maker prices (found to be cheapest for 88.3% of its coffee makers).

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