9 Top-Rated Coffee Makers Guaranteed to Get You Out of Bed
As much as we love settling into our favorite coffee shop for a couple of well-caffeinated hours, nothing beats the convenience and customizability of brewing coffee at home. (And with many shelter-in-place orders currently in effect across the country, this has become a necessity—but there are other ways to support your go-to spot without leaving home.) No matter if you favor hands-on pour overs or no-fuss machines to do all the work for you, the best coffee maker is the one that fits your kitchen, budget, and taste while delivering an excellent cup with every brew.
While drinking it is a simple joy, coffee can be complicated and incredibly personal. From beans to brewing style to what mug you sip out of, there are so many different variables to finding your perfect match. So to help you find the best coffee maker for your needs, we turned to reviews from real customers who have purchased and tried these products for themselves. What we found were nine high-quality tools so beloved, shoppers couldn't stop raving about them.
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Whether you are looking for a single-serve maker for speedy brews or are ready to invest in a high-tech machine for professional-level cappuccinos and lattes, these top-rated coffee makers all have near-perfect ratings and enthusiastic reviews describing why they're so great.
Here are the nine best coffee makers, according to customer reviews:
- Best for Drip Coffee: Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
- Best for Pour-Over: Chemex 6-Cup Pour Over Coffee Maker
- Best for French Press: Le Creuset Stoneware French Press
- Best Single-Serve: Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker
- Best for Espresso: Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker
- Best for Cappuccinos and Lattes: Breville the Barista Express
- Best for Cold Brew: KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker
- Best for Iced Coffee: De'Longhi 3-in-1 Specialty Brewer
- Best for Siphon Brewing: Bodum Santos Stovetop Glass Vacuum
Keep reading to learn more about the top-rated coffee makers and shop the tools customers love the most.
Best for Drip Coffee: Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker
The classic drip coffee maker is a go-to for several reasons: The machines are fast, easy to use, and capable of brewing big batches of solid-tasting coffee. Cuisinart's 14-cup programmable machinedoes all this and more. Designed with innovative coffee technology, the appliance is fully automatic, with the options to brew regular or bold batches and an auto-pause function so you can sneak in a cup before the cycle finishes. It's also programmable up to 24 hours in advance, and it keeps your coffee warm for up to four hours with its auto shutoff function.
The Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker is so popular that it's earned a remarkable 4.7-star rating from nearly 3,500 Wayfair shoppers who say the device makes incredible tasting coffee. "The best feature is that it keeps my coffee hotter than any other coffee maker I have owned," one user wrote.
Another added, "The bold option produces stronger coffee, yet the coffee is smooth and not bitter. I have owned more expensive machines with all the barista bells and whistles and none have made a better standard drip pot of coffee better than this."
To buy: $89 (originally $114); wayfair.com
Best for Pour-Over: Chemex 6-Cup Pour-Over Coffee Maker
With pour-over coffee, a simple process produces incredible flavors. You have hands-on control over water temperature and brewing time, so you can craft a cup that's exactly how you like it. Pour-over coffee makers come in many different sizes and materials, but one brand that stands above the rest is Chemex. Both beautiful and functional, the heat-resistant hourglass shape is beloved by both professional and home brewers for its chic look and easy-to-clean material. Its unique bonded coffee filters are designed to extract clean flavors without bitterness or gritty sediment. Using the Chemex is as easy as placing the filter in the vessel, adding your favorite coffee grinds, and pouring boiling water to let it steep.
Hundreds of shoppers swear by their Chemex coffee makers, including dozens of Bed Bath & Beyond shoppers who've rated it five stars. Reviewers talk about how durable and beautiful the tools are, saying they're timeless.
"If a delicious cup of coffee is the main goal, this is how you do it," one wrote. "You control how fast the water is added, you control the water temperature, you control how many grounds are needed. We use a stainless steel perforated cone which we use with a paper filter which rests in the carafe. We have it down to a science."
To buy: $44; bedbathandbeyond.com
Best for French Press: Le Creuset Stoneware French Press
Few brands excite home cooks quite like Le Creuset. The high-end French cookware maker is celebrated for its gorgeous cast iron and stoneware pieces, so it's no surprise its classic French press is equally beloved. The enameled stoneware is exceptionally durable, withstanding cracks and stains of everyday use, and its nonstick interior is a breeze to clean. Additionally, its stainless steel, fine mesh plunger filters out gritty grounds but allows tiny coffee particles and essential oils through it to give your cup a full, rich taste. Bonus: You can also use the tool to brew loose-leaf tea.
Like other top-notch Le Creuset cookware, this brewer has hundreds of devoted fans. Users praise its sturdiness, heat-retention, and the variety of colorful options.
"I broke so many Bodum glass French presses that I stopped using them," a Wayfair user wrote. "This Le Creuset French press is solid, easy to clean, makes awesome coffee, and is beautiful to look at."
Another said, "I love the color and it holds heat longer than the glass one I previously owned. It holds just the perfect amount of coffee for me (two mugs) when I wake up."
To buy: $60 (originally $90); wayfair.com
Best Single-Serve: Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker
If you're looking to down a cup before heading out the door, or want freshly brewed coffee throughout the day, Keurig's single-serve machines are a great option. The brand has earned a reputation as the ideal tool for anyone in a rush, with easy-to-pop-in pods, user-friendly interfaces, and a minute-long brew time.
The K-Classic's simple controls allow you to customize your beverages by size and brew strength, and the 48-ounce water reservoir can make up to six cups before you have to refill it. And single-serve doesn't mean small portions—the machine is designed with a detachable drip tray that can be removed to fit travel mugs. Choose from hundreds of pod flavors and brands, including familiar roasters like Starbucks, Folgers, Laughing Man, and more.
Unsurprisingly, more than 3,700 Wayfair shoppers have given the machine a five-star rating. Hundreds of reviewers describe how easy it is to use, saying it's the speediest coffee maker they've owned.
"I'm a chef and was always a bit of a coffee snob," a customer said. "I like the selection out there (it's fun to try new ones) and ease of use of my K45! Handy too for that occasional 'gotta have a cuppa' time."
To buy: $102 (originally $109); wayfair.com
Best for Espresso: Bialetti Moka Express Espresso Maker
Traditionalists claim the best espresso comes from a simple Moka pot heated on a stovetop, and they aren't wrong. While the high-tech machines you see in cafes are certainly impressive, this 3-piece classic from Bialetti makes an espresso that is just as rich at a fraction of the price. Moka pots are also incredibly easy to use—fill the reservoir with water, put ground espresso in the funnel-shaped filter, screw on top, and heat on the stove. Its aluminum body not only helps retain heat so you have a piping hot cup, but is also much easier to clean than a machine with hundreds of parts.
Users love Moka pots for looks and performance, saying they brew balanced pots of coffee for years and years. It's no wonder they've earned a 4.8-star rating at Bed Bath & Beyond.
"The coffee I had overseas was wonderfully rich and complex," one world traveler wrote. "Unfortunately, I was unable to duplicate the flavor here at home. The American drip machines, whether V filter or basket, were just incapable of duplicating the flavor I craved. Ordering triple shot espressos at coffee houses here in the States was the closest I could come to the flavor I craved. That got pricey. All that changed with this little Moka pot! Now every day I can enjoy rich, delicious coffee as coffee was intended to be enjoyed."
To buy: $35; bedbathandbeyond.com
Best for Cappuccinos and Lattes: Breville the Barista Express
If you crave authentic cappuccinos and lattes at home, Breville's Barista Express is a user-friendly machine that's great for beginners and experts alike. The semi-automatic gadget can grind, dose, and extract delicious espresso in less than a minute. What's more, it features a stainless steel 360-degree steam wand that aerates and emulsifies milk into frothy perfection. No matter if you want a head of milk froth for a cappuccino or silky microfoam for a latte, this machine delivers.
More than 300 users have rated the Breville Barista Express five stars. Reviewers say it has tons of thoughtful details, like a built-in conical burr grinder, digital controls, and removable parts that are easier to clean.
"I'm a former barista who has made thousands upon thousands of shots for customers on gigantic, very expensive espresso machines," a Bed Bath & Beyond customer wrote. "This machine makes shots every bit as good as any shot I've ever had."
Another said, "I was an avid Starbucks drinker (two to three times per week). I decided to invest in my own machine and save some money. A week into using this machine and it's EASY. I had no clue what I was doing, but followed the quick start guide and have had no issues."
To buy: $700; bedbathandbeyond.com
Best for Cold Brew: KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Let's get this out of the way: Cold brew and iced coffee are not the same thing. While iced coffee uses hot water to extract flavor before you cool it down, cold brew involves soaking grounds in room-temperature or cold water for 12 hours. The result is a less acidic, sweeter taste.
This top-rated cold brew maker from KitchenAid is perfect for making big batches for anytime sipping. It holds up to 28 ounces (about 14 servings of the good stuff) and its tap dispenser makes for smooth pouring, no matter if you decide to keep it in the refrigerator or countertop. It also has an easy-to-clean glass body and labeled fill level indicators to take the guesswork out of brewing.
Reviewers who have purchased the KitchenAid Cold Brew Coffee Maker appreciate its user-friendliness, praising it for the flavor and consistency of its brews. Many even said it made them quit their coffee shop runs for good.
"Our fridge is usually crowded but we made room for this cold brew coffee maker, and boy are we glad we did," a Bed Bath & Beyond customer said. "We've saved so much money by making our own cold brew at home, this appliance pays for itself within a month."
To buy: $100; bedbathandbeyond.com
Best for Iced Coffee: De'Longhi 3-in-1 Specialty Brewer
One of the best (and fastest) ways to make iced coffee is flash brewing, which involves chilling hot coffee directly over ice. Of course, you can do this with any drip or pour-over coffee maker, but for a machine that's designed especially for iced coffee, check out this award-winning machine from De'Longhi. Not only does this model expertly make premium drip coffee and a barista-level pour-over cup, but it uses a first-of-its-kind proprietary process to make smooth iced coffee. To ensure your iced beverage isn't weak and watery, the appliance makes an extra strong brew that chills directly in the carafe.
Coffee lovers of all stripes have rated the machine an impressive 4.7 stars, with many saying it is a "life changer."
"This coffee maker is perfect for a house divided between the love of hot coffee and cold," a Bed Bath & Beyond user wrote. A second customer said, "I can make a regular cup of coffee at home but I live in Phoenix so I need it iced. I've tried making iced coffee at home with my regular machine but it was always watered down and disgusting if I didn't finish it within like 30 seconds. So I was forced to go to coffee shops daily, spending a small fortune. But then I found this machine and its life changing! It literally makes the perfect iced coffee."
To buy: $150; bedbathandbeyond.com
Best for Siphon Brewing: Bodum Santos Stovetop Glass Vacuum
Java fanatics who are up for a tasty experiment can give this tool a try. Syphons (or vacuum pots) are bold, beautiful full-immersion brewers that make an aromatic and clean cup of joe. While the style can have a bit of a learning curve, users swear by Bodum's Pebo Vacuum Coffee Maker.
Unlike many syphon-style machines, the Pebo doesn't need a separate burner to heat up water. The 8-cup brewer is designed to boil water on either an electric or gas stovetop and has a stay-cool handle for easy maneuvering. It also includes a reusable, dishwasher-safe plastic filter, a coffee scoop, and a resting stand to hold your upper globe.
Tons of shoppers have rated the Pebo five stars, saying it is reliable, compact, and fun to watch. "I've been using the Bodum vacuum maker for several weeks," a Sur La Table shopper wrote. "I have found my favorite cup of coffee. It is a little cumbersome at the beginning but once you get the hang of it, you'll love it. Besides it being fascinating to watch, the resulting coffee is smooth and perfect. I also like my coffee piping hot. This delivers. For the first time in my life, I found a cup of coffee that's almost too hot for me. I'm in caffeinated heaven."
To buy: $80; surlatable.com