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The Best Coffee Makers

From single-serve K-cups to full pots.

A man serves coffee from a machine during the opening of the Expo-Cafe 2017 20th Edition in Mexico City, on August 31, 2017.
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To find the very best products that no human being would have the time to try, look to the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star ratings and lots of ’em) products and choose the most convincing. You’ll find the best crowdsourced ideas whether you’re searching for comfortersbed sheets, or even Christmas trees. Below, the best coffee makers determined by the hard-nosed reviewers on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best Single-Serve/Full-Pot Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach coffee maker.

4.3 stars, 4,060 reviews
“Last night was a perfect test of the single-cup concept. I had already programmed and prepped my 3 a.m. standard coffee brew, however, I still wanted a cup of coffee. I switched over to the single cup and brewed my cup, then switched back and pressed the program button to ensure it would still brew the main pot at 3 a.m. Worked like a charm!! Before, I would have had to brew the entire eight cups that were ready, toss out most of it, and set up my morning brew all over again.”

BUY: Hamilton Beach 49980A Single Serve Coffee Brewer and Full Pot Coffee Maker
$58, Amazon

Best Programmable Coffee Maker

Cuisinart programmable coffeemaker.

4.2 stars, 3,704 reviews
“Self-identified coffee snob. Couldn’t be happier. Easy to operate, functions as advertised, instructions are clear. The metal filter included does what it needs to do. I recommend a relatively coarse grind (imagine the feel of cornmeal) with the metal filter to get the full flavor of the coffee. If you’re a bit of a coffee snowflake (no disrespect intended) and don’t like the ‘mud’ at the bottom of the cup, you should stick with the paper filter. Either way, the coffee maker itself does the job nicely.”

BUY: Cuisinart DCC-3200AMZ PerfecTemp 14 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
$77, Amazon

Best K-Cup Coffee Maker

Aicok single-serve coffee maker.

4.0 stars, 741 reviews
“Ordered the Aicok to take on vacation and used it for seven days, brewing four cups in the morning and usually one in the evening. It worked flawlessly with the K-cups, and is much easier than fooling around with hotel units. The little coffee maker is ideal for college students or singles living alone who don’t need a large, overpriced unit. It also makes coffee that is hotter than my top-of-the-line Keurig 2.0. For some reason, Keurig doesn’t let their machines brew at higher temperatures, which produces better coffee.”

BUY: Aicok Single Serve Coffee Maker
$39, Amazon

This single serve coffee maker is sold out, but similar, highly-reviewed option is available from CHULUX.

Best Small-Space Coffee Maker

Mr. Coffee 4-cup coffeemaker.

4.1 stars, 4,178 reviews
“This little coffee maker is PERFECT! So easy and reliable. It works great for a household with little kitchen space and light coffee drinkers. It has upped my coffee intake because it’s so easy to make coffee now! Plus, to be able to have it waiting in the morning and encourage me to actually get out of bed on time is well worth the price of this little machine.”

BUY: Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
$20, Amazon

Best 5-Cup Coffee Maker

Zojirushi 5-cup drip coffeemaker.

4.3 stars, 1,284 reviews
“Small things CAN bring you joy. My recent purchase of this Zojirushi coffee maker has made me very happy. Sounds like a commercial, but consider this … Last year, I bought a more expensive coffee maker that made terrible coffee! Instead of using the machine, I started making pour-overs. Something I hate to do … A year and a bunch of customer reviews later, I ordered this new baby, and I am so happy, I am writing about it here. I don’t know if it’s the water filter that water passes through or the fact that the water is introduced to the coffee a little bit differently, but the result is what I consider a perfect cup of coffee.”

BUY: Zojirushi EC-DAC50 Zutto 5-Cup Drip Coffeemaker
$64, Amazon

Best Adjustable-Heat Coffee Maker

Cuisinart 12-cup coffeemaker.

4.2 stars, 5,007 reviews
“Strength, blend, decaf, cream, or sugar, there are many options when it comes to a cup of coffee. It seems every person has his or her own unique preferences to get them that perfect cup of joe. However, one factor that was often out of the home-coffee fan’s control was temperature. You either drank it at the temperature it came out of the coffee maker or you let it cool somewhat before sipping began. Cuisinart has aimed to turn that limitation on its head. This Cuisinart DCC-3650 adds a temperature control. It actually brews the coffee at one of three different user-defined temperatures. Impressive.”

BUY: Cuisinart DCC-3650 Eliter 12-Cup Coffeemaker
$63, Amazon

Best On-the-Go Coffee Maker

Black + Decker personal coffeemaker.

4.0 stars, 6,195 reviews
“This is the same coffee maker that I bought years ago. And it’s even the same price. Yep—they do still make things like they used to. And they last forever. It’s super simple, super reliable, compact, and cheap. There are a lot of places where we can spend money, but a simple cup of coffee doesn’t have to be one of them. Once you get the amount of water and coffee figured out to your taste—simply do that. No K-cup, nothing to recycle, fits the car cup holder. And the coffee stays hot in the mug.”

BUY: Black + Decker Brew ‘n Go Personal Coffeemaker With Travel Mug
$25, Amazon

Fastest Coffee Maker

BUNN 10-cup coffee brewer.

4.2 stars, 2,623 reviews
“So simple and easy to use. I’ve had the older version for 10 years, tested out and researched so many to try something different only to return to this one, and I have no regrets. I LOVE IT! Most coffee makers put out a lot of steam at the top, which is unfortunate when stored under a cabinet. This has zero steam on top of the coffee maker. Also, most water reservoirs have a lid that flips open, which is also inconvenient when stored under a cabinet. This lid slides side to side, and brews a whole pot of coffee in about three minutes. Very convenient for busy, on-the-go, impatient people like me.”

BUY: BUNN NHS Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer
$91, Amazon

Best Coffee Maker With Built-In Frother

Ninja single-serve system with built-in frother.

4.3 stars, 599 reviews
“Quite possibly the best investment I’ve made in an appliance to date. This powerful machine makes THE BEST COFFEE. I’m a coffee snob, so Keurig never impressed me, and I don’t have the space to purchase a full espresso machine. The Ninja system is compact, but offers a variety of brewing settings. Very easy to clean. Huge fan of this brand in general, and I’m so glad I made this purchase. Even comes with a travel mug.”

BUY: Ninja Coffee Bar Single-Serve System With Built-In Frother
$89, Amazon

Best Coffee Maker With a Hot-Water Dispenser

Cuisinart 12-cup programmable coffeemaker with hot water system.

3.9 stars, 3,023 reviews
“My whole family loves this coffee maker. The controls are easy to read and use, operation is simple, the coffee is excellent and HOT, and the thermal carafe keeps it hot for hours. (Can’t imagine ever going back to a glass carafe!) We also love the ability to quickly get hot water for tea or cocoa.”

BUY: Cuisinart CHW-12 Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker With Hot Water System
$76, Amazon

Best Professional-Grader Coffee Maker

Technivorm Moccamaster coffee maker.

4.5 stars, 453 reviews
“I was thinking, It’s just hot water and coffee, how can it taste significantly different? I was wrong. It took my coffee and added more layers to the flavors, much like a good wine might have. On a practical side, it’s also ridiculously fast at brewing. Ideal in the morning when you want to crank it out and get on with the day.”

BUY: Technivorm Moccamaster 59162 Moccamaster KBG Coffee Maker
$322, Amazon