Best Drip Coffee Makers 2017
Based on Consumer Reports and Amazon Ratings
1. Hamilton Beach Two Way Brewer
Pros: Excellent brew performance. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. Many users agree that it is super easy to use, while the travel mug comes very handy.
Cons: A few users say it would have been perfect if it can keep the coffee hot a little longer. Click the link on the right to read more user reviews at Amazon.
2. Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT
Pros: Easy to use and clean, fast brewing time without sacrificing the taste. Pluses include a delay brew feature, a water filter, adjustable brew strength, and a lot more features found in high end brands.
Cons: Other users noted that it may require regular cleaning, especially the water reservoir.
3. Waring Pro CMS100
Pros: A lot of users are pleased with the quality of coffee it brews. It is also very easy to clean and use.
Cons: Some users complain about the loud beep sound it makes at the end of brew cycle and the bright LED light in the panel, although this doesn’t seem to be an issue for others.
Best Pod Coffee Makers 2017
For Gourmet Coffee Enthusiasts
1. Senseo 7810 Gourmet Coffee Machine
Pros: This machine lasts very long and makes really good cup of coffee quickly. Pods are also available in most stores.
Cons: Needs regular cleaning, depending on how much mineral deposits there are in the water you use.
2. DeLonghi Dolce Gusto Circolo Coffeemaker
Pros: Easy to clean and use, makes great tasting coffee. Many users also liked its modern design.
Cons: A bit pricey just like most pod coffee machines.
3. Keurig B40 Elite Gourmet Home-Brewing System
Pros: Makes excellent flavored gourmet coffee. Very easy to clean.
Cons: Some users complain that it makes loud noises when brewing.
Types of Coffee Makers
Which one best suits your needs?
1. Conventional Type – This will brew eight to 12 cups of your favorite coffee. There aren’t any fancy programmable features but it brews fine which is what most people want.
2. Brew Station – Almost every one of these is programmable and they can automatically brew in the morning when you wake up. They cost about 100 dollars but you can get some for around 60.
A Brew Station can make a full pot of coffee inside the unit, as opposed to to-go models where you can bring the cup with you. When you want a cup, just put your cup in front of the unit and it fills the it quickly.
The coffee that’s inside the unit is kept warm so these are great for home or the office. Anyone who wants coffee can come and get some whenever they wish.
3. Coffee Maker with Grinder – In this type, you add coffee beans directly, close it up, turn it on, then it will both grind the beans and brew them. So you don’t need a separate coffee grinder for this and clean up everyday.
It’s not really easy to use as you have a few extra steps to do but it can make a good cup of coffee – certainly the freshest you can get from the beans you have.
4. To-Go Type – So aptly named as it’s got to-go cups in it. You can either brew one or two and take it on the road directly as it comes out. It’s a very simple machine and they tend to be cheaper.
Something that’s unique and interesting about coffee makers in general is when we have them in a glass carafe, they sit on a heater. If you leave the coffee there for a length of time, it gets kind of a burnt taste. A good solution is to have an external thermal carafe, and it will keep the coffee good and hot for three hours.