7 Top-Rated Coffee Makers to Break Your $5 Coffee Habit
Say goodbye to standing in line and paper coffee cups with these highly-rated coffee makers from Amazon that will make you want to stay in for just one more cup.
Breaking the daily (okay, twice daily) Starbucks habit can be tough. Buying on-the-go coffee or an afternoon latte at work or school is convenient but adds up quickly. If your at-home coffee game is mediocre, the right coffee machine can make a world of difference. With an option for every budget, these seven top-rated coffee machines brew really good coffee, some even in 60 seconds, making it a little easier for you to sidestep the coffee shop on the way to work.
This sleek stainless steel coffee maker has what you need to prepare for the day ahead – a "brew strength" feature. Whether you need your usual cup of joe or a bold brew to get you through the morning, this Cuisinart has you covered. This number one best-selling coffeepot on Amazon makes coffee that is piping hot too, but not so hot that the coffee tastes burnt or bitter. The maker brews a perfect cup that's both flavorful and quite warm even once you add in cream or milk.
BUY IT: Amazon, $91.99
This sophisticated stainless steel coffee maker earns a spot on your kitchen counter thanks to its elegant design. The double-walled carafe keeps coffee hot while ensuring a full-bodied cup of java every time. The aesthetically-pleasing machine allows you to take more control of your coffee brewing without leaving you with unpleasant – and unsightly – coffee grounds at the bottom of your cup.
BUY IT: Amazon, $25.97
Not everyone digs a pod coffee maker, especially serious coffee nuts (okay, "enthusiasts"), but this single-serve coffee maker is worth a second look. Not only does this coffee machine brew a bold cup of joe, but it's super-cute. It also fits on even the smallest of counter spaces, like in studio apartments, since it's just five inches wide. It stores up to nine of your favorite K-Cup pod blends, making this machine both practical and adorable.
BUY IT: Amazon, $99.99
Pour-over coffee makers are uber-chic right now. They're also elegant and stylish, just right for when you invite friends over for brunch. Simply boil water (perfect brewing temperature is between 195 F and 205 F), then pour it over the coffee grounds in the cone-shaped filter. As a bonus, you can reheat a cup of coffee and still achieve the same flavor as the first brew.
So yes, this is a $500 coffee maker, but it's so much more than just a coffee maker. It's a conversation piece and one that will draw guests from across the kitchen to admire this dramatically beautiful machine. It also brews incredible coffee and espresso too. Even better, it's just 60 seconds to a shot of espresso (and some mornings you need it that quickly).
This coffee maker has been widely applauded. Some, dare I say, are obsessed with this coffee maker, barely blinking at the $300+ price tag. This coffee machine takes just six minutes to brew a full carafe and comes in more than a dozen vibrant colors, like turquoise, royal blue and red, as well as the more conventional black. Innovative features, like a copper boiling element that heats and controls brewing temps, make this maker well worth the price.
BUY IT: Amazon, $329
For whole bean coffee lovers, KRUPS has you covered with a coffee grinder with a scale for your kitchen counter. Get the perfect grind on demand thanks to an auto-dose grinder feature designed to grind the perfect number of beans for a well-balanced cup of coffee every time. A separate Grind and Brew Coffee Maker lets you choose your grind – from coarse to fine – then select your brew strength for a just-for-you cup of java every time.