The Best Coffee Makers

Every morning, you start your day with a cup of coffee, and the most important item in your kitchen at that moment, is the coffee maker.

Retail stores don’t help you on your selection of a good coffee maker, so here you can explore the goods and the flaws of the most popular models.

The Best Drip Coffee Maker

Cuisinart DCC-3200

This 14 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker can give you hotter coffee without sacrificing taste, allowing you to set the brew-time up to 24 hours ahead. You can brew as little as 1-4 cups or up to 14 cups.

Super easy to set, this coffee machine has some improvements over other models, like the BOLD setting on the display panel than will really get you a great full coffee flavor . Also, the heating element is a great quality allowing  you to get a truly hot cup of coffee.

This machine also has an easy changeable charcoal water filter in it and a Clean Button that will indicate when is time for you to decalcify it.

What’s no so good about it:  It’s difficult to pour water into the tank and some people complained the carafe was dripping when filling.

The Best Coffeemaker with Thermal Carafe

If you are tired of breaking glass carafes (I personally went trough 3 glass carafes on 6 months), it makes sense to switch to a coffeemaker with a thermal stainless steel carafe.

The Black+Decker CM2035B 12-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker  is a great choice to stop breaking carafes and get you fresh, hot coffee for hours.

The 12-Cup Thermal Carafe is double-walled and vacuum-sealed to keep your coffee at optimal drinking temperature for hours.

Features like the brew strength selector and the option for small-batch (1-4 cup) brewing  to maintain all the flavor of a full brew are favorites among coffee lovers.

The carafe is designed with a wide opening for fast, easy cleanup.

What’s no so good: Some users complained about grounds getting inside the coffee pot when trying to use the coffee maker at full capacity (12 cups).

The Best Espresso Maker

Breville BES870XL Barista Express Espresso Machine

If you are looking for a top of the line espresso maker,you’ll love this Espresso Machine.

The Barista Express allows you to grind the beans right before extraction, dosing between 19 and 22 g of ground coffee to achieve that full, rich taste of coffee.

It also uses digital temperature control (PID) technology to ensure the temperature is kept at its optimum range every time and uses low pressure, pre-infusion to evenly soak and expand the ground coffee, delivering a sweet and creamy extraction.

And the automatic steam wand for the Barista Express, turns your milk into a silky smooth micro-foam, essential for latte art.

What’s no so good about it: the worst complaint is related to Breville’s customer service when clients try to reach them.

The Best Stove top Espresso Maker

Bialetti 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker

If you are a fan of the original  way to make authentic espresso coffee in your home, this is the coffee maker for you.

This model makes 6, 2-ounce cups of delicious and strong coffee.

With more than 80 years in the market, Bialetti  has become iconic and has allowed millions of consumers to enjoy great Italian coffee.

The Moka produces a rich, authentic espresso in just minutes. The aluminum pot features Bialetti’s distinctive eight-sided shape that allows it to diffuse heat perfectly to enhance the aroma of your coffee.

What’s no so good about it: there were  minimum reports of corrosion issues.

The best single serve coffee maker

Keurig K55/K-Classic Coffee Maker, K-Cup Pod

This basic model of Keurig will cover all of your requirements on a coffee machine. When you drink only one cup of coffee every day, or do you want fresh brew coffee trough the day, or even if you drink coffee and somebody else wants tea or hot chocolate, the Keurig K55/K delivers.

You can brew multiple K-Cup pod sizes (6, 8, 10 oz.) to achieve your own taste: the 6oz brew size gives the strongest brew, and the 10oz the weakest.

It’s large, removable 48 oz. water reservoir allows you to brew 6+ cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine.

It has simple control buttons and you can go for the re-usable cups compatible with Keurig instead of the originals, saving a few dollars.

What’s no so good about it: there are reported issues with the inside pump.