The Very Best Coffee Makers (So Far) of 2016
Looking for a new coffee maker? Before you plunk down a single dollar, flip through our list of the best coffee makers of 2016 – so far. No matter how you like your coffee, you’re bound to find a coffee maker that suits your needs on our round up of high quality coffee brewers that will keep you caffeinated from morning until night.
Customize Your Coffee in Style – Behmor Brazen Plus
The Brazen made a big splash as a concept sketch, and it totally delivers on its promise. This sweet machine is nothing like your conventional coffee maker, and it doesn’t look like one. Certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America for quality, the Behmor Brazen consistently meets the high standards for water temperature, extraction and flavor that SCAA certification requires. It allows you to customize every variable of your coffee-making experience, including water temperature, pre-soak time, water volume – this coffee maker will even adjust time and temperature according to the altitude you set.
Technivorm Performance at Half the Price – Bonavita BV 1900TS
The Technivorm Moccamaster has had a huge following for a very long time – but the high price tag tends to keep it out of a lot of kitchens. Enter the Bonavita BV 1900TS, an automatic drip coffee maker that matches the Moccamaster’s performance – but clocks in at less than half the price. It may not have the same sleek good looks as its Dutch counterpart, but the Bonavita more than makes it for it with its user-friendly interface and the consistent quality of the coffee it brews.
Full Pot of Coffee in a Flash at a Sweet Price – Bunn Velocity Brew BT
If you brew coffee for a crowd, but hate waiting 10 minutes for the pot, this is the coffee maker for you. It may not look like a high end coffee brewer, but it definitely delivers the goods. Yes, there’s some plastic, and no, you won’t get lots of pretty controls, but if your priority is excellent coffee delivered fast, you’ll love the Bunn Velocity which goes from push button to pour cup in just over 3 minutes.
Retro Style with Modern Convenience – KitchenAid Siphon Brewer
The KitchenAid Siphon Brewer resembles a science experiment and delivers rich, incredibly flavorful coffee every single brew. Admit it – you’ve watched those siphon coffee brewers in action and loved the coolness of that whoosh at the end of the cycle – but the mechanics of getting the heat just right is more than a little intimidating. You don’t have to worry about that with the KitchenAid Siphon Brewer – it’s delightfully simple to use, and the electric heater takes care of getting the temperature just right.
Quality Materials and Top Notch Performance – Ratio Eight
Seriously, this may be the most beautiful coffee maker you’ve ever seen. It’s not just the sleek style – which it definitely offers – it’s the amazing quality of the materials with which it’s made. We’re talking about a delectable composition of gleaming black walnut, brushed aluminum, nickel ceramic and hand-blown glass, and impeccable mechanics that precisely duplicate the motions of a world-class barista making perfect hand drip coffee. It’s the most expensive coffee maker on our list – but it’s absolutely worth every penny.
Convenient Coffee When You Want It – Hamilton Beach Brew Station
Clocking in at a much lower price than most of the others on the list, the Hamilton Beach Brew Station delivers great coffee and a heaping helping of convenience. This sweet coffee brewer brews up a pot of coffee – without a pot – and keeps it at the perfect temperature for drinking it, without scorching it, for up to four hours. Once the pot is brewed, you can just hold your mug, cup, travel mug or carafe against the brew bar and fill up with steaming, rich, delicious coffee. It uses regular coffee filters and is simple to clean, but best of all – you never have to worry about breaking your coffee carafe again.