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Your Top Five Picks For Best Coffee Maker (2016)

People have strong opinions about coffee; who knew?! We received dozens of nominations for your favorite coffee maker, but only one can reign supreme. Check out the five final nominees below, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite.


Technivorm Moccamaster

At $300, it isn’t the cheapest for what it does, but it is a helluva lot cheaper than the aggregate price of all the ones I’ve bought that have bit the dust or failed to perform. This guy is simple, makes great coffee, and is bulletproof. - AcetyleneCrown

Agree completely. I have an older one (no timer — just an on/off switch) with the 1L thermal carafe, and it’s so fast and sooo simple, and sooo easy to clean. You can occasionally find closeouts for cheaper. The key is that it puts 200-degree water right on the grounds, which yields much better extraction. There are actually more expensive options out there than the Technivorm, but the simplicity of the Technivorm wins the day. - ninjagin


Cuisinart Grind-and-Brew Thermal


The grind-and-brew parts work well, but the standout is the carafe. That thing keeps coffee hot for HOURS. And I mean, it is HOT. Aich-Oh-Tee HOT. I can’t stand re-heated coffee, and I like to drink a few cups throughout the day, so this carafe is a godsend. - My Dog Is A Pirate

I rinse all the parts in hot water after every brewing and let them air dry on a paper towel and reassemble after a couple hours. No big deal. Caked-on grounds are very, very minimal and rinse right out. The coffee stays extra hot if you “preheat” the carafe with hot tap water just prior to brewing. A very important note here is that yes, this doesn’t have the advanced tech of some of the other grind-and-brew systems, but the price is crazy low for what you get. The timer alone makes it worth it. - smithpad


BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer


We got this about a month ago and it’s an excellent coffee maker. No clocks, no timers, no sneak-a-cup, no bells and no whistles, just an efficient and ridiculously fast coffee maker.

It’s the consumer version of the type you see in an office where the tank of water is always hot, so you pour a carafe of cold water in the top and it cycles the hot water through. It’s not a bit of hyperbole when I say it brews a great pot of coffee in three minutes.

The thermal carafe does an excellent job of keeping the coffee hot, and for a long time. The other morning I brewed a pot and something came up so it sat unconsumed. The following morning when I went to make a pot I found the previous brew and it was still quite warm. No joke.

If you want a no frills machine that brews a great pot of coffee in short order, this is the one. - Mystical Cat


Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker with Glass Carafe


Absolutely the best! One of only four coffee makers with the SCCA approval. I paired it with the Capresso conical burr grinder and regularly get compliments from friends on how good my coffee is. - Dave Diem Martinez

The reason I’ve seen the nerds like this one is the Shower head water dispersement as well as the ability to use most manual drip devices in here that use a wider filter. I’ve used harios, chemex pots, clever drippers and similar. The filter piece that comes with it can be put on top of a cup too, so you can easily downsize this to one cup. It’s roughly the equivalent of those plastic melita pour-overs. - thatjoshmiller


Bodum Bistro B. Over

I’ve been after the best automated cup of coffee for a long time. Keurig was great for convenience, but not so much on quality. After doing some research I tried out the Bodum Bistro B.Over - and though expensive ($250 at the time), it is fast, reliable, and above all else - makes an AMAZING cup of coffee. Maintenance has been simple, with very few parts. Because it doesn’t have a heating element under the carafe, the coffee doesn’t burn if I take a little longer to get back to it after hitting the brew button. It comes with an impressive carafe and gold weave filter. And it is FAST. Last - and definitely least important, but worth noting - everyone comments on the look of this coffee maker on our counter-top, and if you have the backside available for viewing you can see your coffee being brewed in exquisite detail. - jGrant404

This is by far the best coffee maker I have ever used. The coffee is never bitter or burnt. I used to drink coffee with milk but black is all I need with this beast. The water is a perfect temperature for brewing and is delivered to the grounds in an even shower. I’m glad there is no heating element — if you really want the coffee to stay hot, you can charge the thermos carafe with a cup of hot water. I wish it had a timer but you are right, it brews really fast. - Jim Thomson



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