Coffee makers are found in virtually every home and in many offices and work places. It’s not uncommon for people to want the latest and greatest coffee maker to brew that perfect cup. For some, a coffee maker is just a coffee maker, but with newer varieties on the market today, there are conveniences and features that make them top of the line and highly desirable to even casual coffee drinkers.
What makes a good, or “the best” coffee maker? That’s up the individual. Some features are a must-have, while others aren’t needed. Cost may be a big decision-maker, or perhaps a certain feature is an absolute must. Whatever it is, finding a great coffee maker can make or break a morning. Below are the top seven featured favorite coffee makers of 2020.
1 Keurig K55 Coffee Maker – Black
Keurigs have become ever so popular among both home and office. They provide the ultimate in convenience and speed for a cup of coffee. This particular model uses offers three cup sizes at 6, 8, and 10 ounces. These seem to be favored cup sizes allowing for subtle changes in water amounts for different strength preferences. Brewing is as simple as inserting the K-cup pod and pressing the corresponding button for cup size. The programmable on/off feature keeps it off when you’re not home, but ready to go when you need it. The removable water reservoir for this version holds 48 ounces of water. That would yield up to 8 cups of coffee before needing to refill the reservoir. The drip tray comes out for easy clean-up.
2.Cuisinart DCC-3200 Perfect Temp 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Stainless Steel
For homes of offices needing to stick with a larger capacity drip coffee maker, Cuisinart has them covered, but without sacrificing fancy features. This handy coffee maker is fully programmable and automatic, so coffee is ready when the drinker needs it. Sophistication in design is the front-runner of this device, boasting a feature which allows the coffee connoisseurto control the strength of the coffee by selecting either “regular” or “bold” coffee strengths. Once brewed, it will keep the coffee at peak temperature without the risk of scorching or burning the coffee. The permanent filter keeps waste at a minimum by eliminating the need for paper filters.
3.Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable Brewstation Summit Dispensing Coffee Machine
A “brewstation” just tells you it’s built for making a lot of coffee easily and efficiently. That’s just what this Hamilton Beach coffee maker does. Twelve cups of freshly brewed coffee when you decide it needs to be made. This snazzy device brews all the coffee, and dispenses it one cup at a time. This keeps it at an ideal temperature inside where it’s not exposed to air or potential scorching of a hot plate, and allows for quick and easy one-handed dispensing. So, freshly brewed but without the need to pour it out. Plus, no coffee carafe (pot) to potentially crack or break. It even allows for regular, bold, iced, and smaller batches coffee, brewing, adding to the wonderful versatility of this coffee maker.
4. Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Programmable Brewstation Dispensing Coffee Machine, Summit Ultra
Another winner from the Hamilton Beach brain is this brewstation. Similar to the previous one, this model also features the carafe-less maker which holds brewed coffee internally, dispensing as needed. This one’s slightly sleeker look still provides full program-ability features and the multiple brewing options. The insulated reservoir which holds that delicious coffee is removable and even dish-washer safe for easy cleaning. The well-thought out size lends itself to a variety of coffee mug sizes, even many travel mugs.
5.Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 49983A Single Serve / Full Pot Coffee Maker
Convenience and versatility comes together in a very happy union with this device, again, from Hamilton Beach. Brew a full pot of hot coffee to share, but also brew a cup just for you and your travel mug. Or, if you don’t need a whole pot, just take advantage of the single-brew station. Even better, you can use a single-serve coffee K-cups in the single-cup brew area, or ground coffee in either. It can come in very handy for a household with varied schedules, allowing coffee to be made exactly as needed. It measures in under a foot wide, so it’s not taking up a lot of valuable counter real estate, but providing the ultimate in flexibility.
6.Conair Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12 Cup Programmable Cofeemaker
If you want to get a little more back to basics with drip coffee in a traditional pot, but still want some flexibility, here’s one from Cuisinart. A main feature of this coffee maker is the ability to set the warming plate temperature level. Three settings of low, medium, and high ensure your coffee is kept as you like it. It also includes a permanent filter to reduce your carbon footprint. A thoughtfully included charcoal water filter helps give the best cup of coffee, and is ideal for individuals with hard water. It will also light up and indicator when it’s time to clean this machine. This is a fully programmable coffee maker which will make up to 12 cups.
7.BUNN GRB Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black
If you want a fast pot of coffee, turn to this model from Bunn. In under three minutes, you can get up to 50 ounces of freshly brewed coffee. If you need that caffeine even faster, it’ll pause while you remove the carafe to pour yourself a cup. Internally, it features a stainless steel water heating tank so you get the hottest coffee to help wake you up (which also helps speed up the brewing). You can use traditional paper filters or purchase a permanent filter for this unit. A great coffee maker when you need hot coffee fast.
Coffee makers’ features have come a long way. Instead of just simple pressing a power button and brewing a cup, you now have options and settings to not only give you coffee, but give you better coffee the way you want it. While some features may not be necessary, they may make life easier and make getting up or going to work just a little better. And that is priceless!