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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 1,800 coffee makers, 9,240 reviews and 3,310 prices. Last updated 19 September 2017.

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#1 Bialetti Fiammetta

Fiammetta
An affordable and sensationally highly rated drip coffee maker, with very good features and a recent release date
96
Reviews
27 Reviews
98
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
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$85.59

#2 TASSIMO VIVY

VIVY
An excellently reviewed and good spec pod coffee maker
91
Reviews
946 Reviews
63
Features
Good Features
57
Overall Score
Average
Pod
Pink
Capsule / Pod
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
2 cups
Dec 2015
Output
Release Date
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$29.99
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#3 La Cafetiere Classic

Classic
The best scoring coffee maker under $100, with great features
95
Reviews
11 Reviews
99
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Overall Score
Excellent
French Press
Chrome
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
3 cups
Sep 2015
Output
Release Date
eBay $29.99
Amazon US $61.99
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$422.99
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$13.48

#4 Bodum Brazil

Brazil
The highest rated coffee maker under $50, with brilliant 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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$65.30
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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 $65.30
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$14.99

#6 Bodum Kenya

Kenya
A very highly rated and low cost French press coffee maker, with great features
92
Reviews
52 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent
French Press
Black
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
4 cups
Oct 2015
Output
Release Date
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Amazon US $59.99
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$27.99
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#7 La Cafetiere Classic

Classic
A bargain price and positively reviewed French press coffee maker, with very good features
94
Reviews
11 Reviews
95
Value for Money
Excellent
81
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Overall Score
Excellent
French Press
Chrome
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
4 cups
Oct 2015
Output
Release Date
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$99.00

#8 DeLonghi EDG305

EDG305
An extremely highly rated and low cost pod coffee maker, with great features
96
Reviews
708 Reviews
92
Value for Money
Excellent
80
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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$13.99
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#9 Black & Decker DCM18S

DCM18S
A very popular and bargain price drip coffee maker, with excellent expert reviews and good features
85
Reviews
2 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
77
Features
Good Features
82
Overall Score
Excellent
Drip
Black
Ground Coffee
Type
Colours
Coffee Input Types
Apr 2016
Release Date
eBay $13.99
Overstock $33.99
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$180.00
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#11 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
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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 $53 - $2,953 78%
Other brands Other Coffee Maker Brands 173 $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 190 coffee makers ranging from $13 to $4,600. A new coffee maker costs on average $781 and 80% of coffee makers are priced between $36 and $1,808. The most expensive coffee maker that we found is the Jura Z8 at $4,600, and the cheapest is the Bodum Brazil at only $13.

Coffee Maker Brands - Price Range

Miele coffee makers start at $1,499 and the most expensive Miele coffee maker costs $3,799. The average price of Miele coffee makers is $2,432 which is the highest average price of all coffee maker brands.

Jura coffee makers start at $799 and the most expensive Jura coffee maker costs $4,600. The second highest average coffee maker price out of all brands is Jura coffee makers with an average price of $1,957.

The average price of Siemens coffee makers is $1,911 which is the third highest average price of all coffee maker brands. Siemens coffee makers start at $45 and the most expensive Siemens coffee maker costs $3,320.

Coffee Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 99 expert reviews and 9,861 user reviews for coffee makers written online and used this information to evaluate 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 TASSIMO is the third best brand with 92%.

Biggest Coffee Maker Retailers

We found 141 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 29 current coffee maker offers.

When Are Most New Coffee Makers Released?

Most new coffee makers tend to be released between April and May. Last year most new coffee makers were released in April, with 70 new coffee makers released that month. The biggest month in 2015 for new coffee maker releases was August, with 104 new coffee makers released that month. 231 new coffee makers were released in May 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new coffee maker releases.

How Fast Do Coffee Maker Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, coffee makers drop in price by 1%. That means that on a typical coffee maker costing $777 you could save on average $10 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Types

We found 278 coffee makers that are drip coffee makers, which makes drip the most popular type amongst new coffee makers. Espresso is the second most popular type amongst new coffee makers. We found 264 coffee makers that are espresso coffee makers.

Colours

We found 521 coffee makers that are coffee makers that have a Black coloured, which makes this the most frequently found colour amongst new coffee makers. We found 231 coffee makers that are coffee makers that have a Stainless steel coloured, making Stainless steel 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 539 coffee makers that are Ground coffee coffee makers, which makes Ground coffee the most popular coffee input type amongst new coffee makers. We found 254 coffee makers that are Capsule / Pod coffee makers, making Capsule / Pod the second most common 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.

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 la PavoniEXP, which is on sale for $1,027.22, has the most output and is a 16 cups dispensing capacity coffee maker. The la PavoniEXP, which is available at $199.99, 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 141 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 29 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 125 coffee makers.

Proportion of Coffee Makers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest retailer by number of coffee maker for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 88.7% of its coffee makers.

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