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The 10 Best Coffee Makers - July 2017

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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 1,640 coffee makers, 6,630 reviews and 2,820 prices. Last updated 18 July 2017.

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#1
Brazil

Bodum Brazil

An affordable Black French press coffee maker with great features and excellent user reviews
Reviews
94
66 Reviews
Value for Money
99
Excellent
Features
84
Fully-Featured
Age
69
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
88
Excellent
Black
French Press
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Apr 2015
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#2
Kenya

Bodum Kenya

A top-value Black French press coffee maker with terrific user reviews and very good features
Reviews
93
52 Reviews
Value for Money
99
Excellent
Features
83
Fully-Featured
Age
67
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
86
Excellent
Black
French Press
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
4 cups
Oct 2015
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Release Date
#3
Classic

La Cafetiere Classic

A low cost Chrome French press coffee maker with great features and terrific user reviews
Reviews
90
9 Reviews
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
81
Fully-Featured
Age
63
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
84
Excellent
Chrome
French Press
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Sep 2015
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Release Date
  • $22.00
    Save $41.97 (66%)
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#4
EC680

DeLonghi EC680

The top rated coffee maker under $500
Reviews
94
267 Reviews
Value for Money
91
Excellent
Features
79
Good Features
Age
59
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
82
Excellent
Red
Coffee Maker
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Jul 2015
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Release Date
#5
DCM18S

Black & Decker DCM18S

A very good value for money Black Coffee maker coffee maker with not bad features and terrific expert reviews
Reviews
86
2 Reviews
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
79
Good Features
Age
59
1 Year Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
82
Excellent
Black
Coffee Maker
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
Apr 2016
Release Date
#6
Inissia C40

Nespresso Inissia C40

A great value for money Blue Pod coffee machine coffee maker with good features and great user reviews
Reviews
86
3 Reviews
Value for Money
94
Excellent
Features
77
Good Features
Age
55
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
79
Very Good
Blue
Pod Coffee Machine
Capsule / Pod
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
1 cups
Mar 2015
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Release Date
#7
Moka Express

Bialetti Moka Express

A bargain buy Black Coffee maker coffee maker with not bad features and a recent release date
Reviews
0
1 Review
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
74
Good Features
Age
49
4 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
75
Very Good
Black
Coffee Maker
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
6 cups
Apr 2017
Output
Release Date
  • $14.00
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#8
DRX5-NP

Mr. Coffee DRX5‑NP

A low cost Black Coffee maker coffee maker with not bad features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
74
Good Features
Age
48
1 Year Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
75
Very Good
Black
Coffee Maker
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
4 cups
Apr 2016
Output
Release Date
  • $18.99
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#9
BEAN SET

Bodum BEAN SET

A low cost Black French press coffee maker with not bad features
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
98
Excellent
Features
74
Good Features
Age
48
11 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
75
Very Good
Red
French Press
Coffee Beans
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
8 cups
Aug 2016
Output
Release Date
  • $20.64
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#10
Kitty

Bialetti Kitty

An impressive value for money Black Coffee maker coffee maker with good features and a recent release date
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
97
Excellent
Features
74
Good Features
Age
48
4 Months Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
75
Very Good
Black
Coffee Maker
Ground Coffee
Colours
Product Type
Coffee Input Types
6 cups
Apr 2017
Output
Release Date
  • $37.50
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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

We currently list 127 coffee makers ranging from $12 to $4,999. The average price of a new coffee maker is $666 and the 80% of coffee makers are priced between $25 and $1,703. The most expensive coffee maker that we found is the Jura Z8 at $4,999, and the cheapest is the Black & Decker DCM18S at only $13.

Coffee Maker Brands - Price Range

Jura coffee makers start at $1,399 and the most expensive Jura coffee maker costs $4,999. The average price of Jura coffee makers is $2,476 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. The second highest average coffee maker price out of all brands is Miele coffee makers with an average price of $2,432.

Siemens coffee makers start at $698 and the most expensive Siemens coffee maker costs $2,990. The third highest average coffee maker price out of all brands is Siemens coffee makers with an average price of $1,932.

Coffee Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 70 expert reviews and 5,402 user reviews for coffee makers from across the internet and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of coffee maker. The top three coffee maker brands are Magimix, Krups and Bugatti. Magimix has an average rating of 92%, Krups has an average rating of 92% and Bugatti has an average rating of 89%.

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

We found 107 current offers for coffee makers from eBay making it the biggest coffee maker retailer. That is over 4 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Focus Camera for whom we found 22 current offers for coffee makers. The third biggest retailer is Best Buy with 15 current coffee maker offers.

When Are Most New Coffee Makers Released?

Most new coffee makers tend to be released between April and May. That means that most of the latest coffee maker technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In 2016 most new coffee makers were released in April, with 73 new coffee makers released that month. Also the biggest month in 2015 for new coffee maker releases was April, with 101 new coffee makers released that month. In May 2014 230 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 13% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical coffee maker costing $666 you could save on average $84 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Capacity in Cups

The number of cups of liquid that the product can contain.

The capacity in cups of coffee makers range from 1 cups to 60 cups. The capacity in cups of the majority of coffee makers range from 1 cups to 2.8 cups. The JuraZ6 Aluminium has the most capacity in cups. This coffee maker is a 20 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker and sells for $3,699.00. The JuraZ6 Aluminium, which is priced at $331.18, has the least capacity in cups and is a 1 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker.

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

We found 107 current offers for coffee makers from eBay making it the biggest coffee maker retailer. That is over 4 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Focus Camera for whom we found 22 current offers for coffee makers. The third biggest retailer is Best Buy with 15 current coffee maker offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Coffee Makers?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest coffee maker prices (found to be cheapest for 96 coffee makers).

Proportion of Coffee Makers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest store by number of coffee maker for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 89.7% of its coffee makers.

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