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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 1,690 coffee makers, 6,210 reviews and 3,220 prices. Last updated 22 August 2017.

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#1 Bialetti Fiammetta

Fiammetta
The highest scoring coffee maker under $50, with great features and a recent release date
96
Reviews
27 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
86
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
Amazon US $48.77
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$35.19
Save $60.50 (63%)

#2 Krups Dolce Gusto

Dolce Gusto
An extremely highly rated and affordable pod coffee maker, with great features
97
Reviews
972 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
86
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Overall Score
Excellent
Pod
Grey
Capsule / Pod
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Oct 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $35.19
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$12.88
Save $1.83 (12%)

#2 Bodum Brazil

Brazil
A bargain price and very highly rated French press coffee maker, with great features
94
Reviews
66 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
84
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 $12.88
Amazon US $17.00
Best Buy $19.99
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$27.99
Save $41.49 (60%)

#3 La Cafetiere Classic

Classic
The top scoring coffee maker under $100, with great features
94
Reviews
9 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
87
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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$47.00
Save $23.96 (34%)

#5 La Cafetiere Classic

Classic
A top-rated and top-value French press coffee maker, with very good features
93
Reviews
9 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent
French Press
Chrome
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
4 cups
Oct 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $47.00
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$14.99
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#5 Bodum Kenya

Kenya
An excellently reviewed and affordable French press coffee maker, with great features
93
Reviews
52 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
83
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

#6 DeLonghi EDG305

EDG305
A top-value and excellently reviewed pod coffee maker, with great features
96
Reviews
708 Reviews
93
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
84
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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$28.00

#7 DeLonghi EC680

EC680
The best rated coffee maker under $500, with great features and a very affordable price
94
Reviews
267 Reviews
92
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Combi
Black
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Jul 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $28.00
Best Buy $235.99
Overstock $299.95
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$229.99
Save $170.00 (43%)

#8 Nespresso Lattissima Touch

Lattissima Touch
A very highly rated and bargain price pod coffee maker, with very good features
92
Reviews
10 Reviews
94
Value for Money
Excellent
80
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Overall Score
Excellent
Pod
Black
Capsule / Pod
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Jul 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $229.99
Best Buy $336.99
Overstock $499.99
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$12.99
Save $3.21 (20%)

#9 Black & Decker DCM18S

DCM18S
A phenomenally cheap and critically acclaimed drip coffee maker, with good features
86
Reviews
2 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
82
Overall Score
Excellent
Drip
Black
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
Apr 2016
Release Date
eBay $12.99
Appliances Connection $27.99
Overstock $33.99
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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 $28 - $2,953 78%
Other brands Other Coffee Maker Brands 138 $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 $4,999 and in total we found prices for 158 coffee makers. The average price of a new coffee maker is $847 and the 80% of coffee makers are priced between $36 and $2,129. The Jura Z8 is the most expensive coffee maker that we found at $4,999, and the American 6006 is the cheapest at only $13.

Coffee Maker Brands - Price Range

The average price of Miele coffee makers is $2,437 which is the highest average price of all coffee maker brands. Miele coffee makers start at $1,499 and the most expensive Miele coffee maker costs $3,799.

Jura coffee makers start at $799 and the most expensive Jura coffee maker costs $4,999. The average price of Jura coffee makers is $2,307 which is the second highest average price of all coffee maker brands.

The average price of Siemens coffee makers is $2,252 which is the third highest average price of all coffee maker brands. Siemens coffee makers range in price from $1,172 to $3,000.

Coffee Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 91 expert reviews and 6,868 user reviews for coffee makers written online and used this data to determine the average rating for each brand of coffee maker. The top rated coffee maker brand is Krups with an average rating of 92%. The second best brand is Magimix with 92% and the third best brand is Bugatti with 89%.

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

We found 116 current offers for coffee makers from eBay making it the biggest coffee maker retailer. That is more than twice as big as the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 53 current offers for coffee makers. The third biggest retailer is Focus Camera with 23 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. 73 new coffee makers were released in April 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new coffee maker releases. In 2015 most new coffee makers were released in August, with 105 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?

On average coffee makers drop in price by 0% in the first 6 months after release. On a typical new coffee maker costing $847, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $4.

Types

We found 249 coffee makers that are drip coffee makers, which makes drip the most popular type amongst new coffee makers. We found 231 coffee makers that are espresso coffee makers, making this the second most popular type amongst new coffee makers.

Colours

We found 453 coffee makers that are coffee makers that have a Black coloured, which makes Black the most frequently found colour amongst new coffee makers. Stainless steel is the second most common colour amongst new coffee makers. We found 202 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.

Ground coffee is the most popular coffee input type amongst new coffee makers. We found 465 coffee makers that are Ground coffee coffee makers. Capsule / Pod is the second most popular coffee input type amongst new coffee makers. We found 229 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.

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 JuraZ6 Aluminium has the most output. This coffee maker is a 20 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker and is on sale for $3,699.00. The coffee maker with the least output is the JuraZ6 Aluminium, which is a 1 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker and sells for $350.00.

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

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

The biggest coffee maker retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 116 current coffee maker offers from eBay. The second biggest coffee maker retailer is Amazon US with 53 offers. That means eBay is more than twice as big as Amazon US when it comes to coffee makers. Focus Camera is the third biggest retailer with 23 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Coffee Makers?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest coffee maker prices (found to be cheapest for 108 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 93.1% of its coffee makers).

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