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Sure, you could visit your favorite coffee shop every day of the week to get your caffeine fix. But the truth is that there’s never been a better time to brew a cup of coffee at home, thanks to a range of new, high-tech coffee makers.
Coffee Maker Buying Guide
From the coffee maker’s brewing method to its other features, here are a few of the main details to watch for when shopping.
Brewing Method and Capacity: First, decide if you prefer brewing coffee from coffee grounds or pods. Pods are quick, convenient, and easy to clean up, but they also limit you to one-serving brews. If you’re the type of person who has multiple cups in one sitting or you plan on brewing coffee for the whole family, pay close attention to how many cups your pot will brew at a time.
Settings: Want to program your coffee to brew first thing in the morning? You’ll want to be able to schedule your maker, but not every coffee maker has one. Some coffee makers take it another step further, letting you choose settings for coffee drinks, or allowing you to choose the strength of your brew. While these types of machines will be more expensive, they are a worthy investment for coffee lovers.
What Are the Best Coffee Makers on Amazon?
We’ve rounded up some of the best coffee makers available now on Amazon that will meet your preferences, no matter how specific they are.
1. Mr. Coffee Digital Coffee Maker
This Mr. Coffee coffee maker is a simple machine that gets the job done. With the tap of a button, you can brew coffee immediately, or you can program the coffee to be brewed at a later time. This coffeemaker stands out because of its built-in water filtration system, which helps to make your cup that much tastier. The machine itself is the perfect size for most countertops, and it features an automatic cleaning cycle for easy maintenance.
2. Keurig K-Duo Coffee Maker
If your household is divided between classic brewers and coffee pod lovers, then the Keurig K-Duo is the best coffee maker for you. The left side of the machine lets you brew ground coffee into a carafe, while the other side of the machine uses pods. You can make a cup of coffee, or you can fill up a travel mug. It has a large, 60-ounce water reservoir. Plus, the reservoir is removable to make refilling it super easy.
3. Ninja Espresso and Coffee Barista System
Specialty drinks aren’t only available in your local coffee shop. The Ninja Espresso and Coffee Barista System can make lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, three styles of espresso, along with iced coffee drinks. It uses grounds or capsules, and has a user-friendly control center with clear labels and buttons that help you select the settings for the exact drink you’d like to make. We especially love this coffee maker for its included milk frother you can use for both hot and cold milk.
4. Cuisinart Single Serve Coffee Maker + Coffee Grinder
For those who enjoy grinding their own coffee beans at home, this coffee maker from Cuisinart was made for you. The built-in conical burr grinder automatically grinds whole beans, but the grinding feature can also be turned off for times when you do have pre-ground beans to use with the reusable filter cup. There’s a setting that also lets you pause the brewing cycle, or to set it to automatically shut off after a certain amount of hours. In addition to making sure you get the most flavor out of your coffee beans, this machine also uses a charcoal water filter.