For most people the ultimate luxury in life is to wake up and get a cup of steaming, hot coffee right away.
Unfortunately, there are only two ways two achieve that:
- Get married to a caring barista
- Invest in a smart coffee maker
Since we still haven’t published a guide to dating baristas, here’s a bit of help with the latter.
A quick overview
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|Cuisinart DCC-3200P1...||16,426 Reviews|
The 7 Best Smart Coffee Makers
Here we have collected some smart coffee makers that come highly recommended. We hope that you’re able to find some inspiration.
1. Keurig K-Elite Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup
Coming with a bonus variety of 6 K Cup Pods, this coffee maker gives you a brewed cup of coffee within a minute. It allows you to brew up to 8 cups of coffee before having to refill and has an easy cleanup for all the convenience you need. It is also reasonably priced.
A valued reviewer praised the different options for multiple cup sizes and the easy to understand instruction of the machine, while adding a special mention of the iced coffee function.
On the other hand, some users have claimed that the water keeps pouring out and the coffee maker sometimes starts on its own if left plugged.See more reviews
2. Ninja 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Classic and Rich Brews
This one doesn’t just give you coffee that tastes like it’s made by a professional; it also gives you the option to keep it warm and flavorful for up to 4 hours. The gold tone permanent filter frees you from the hassle of having to buy new paper filters almost forever.
Users have praised the ease of access of this coffee maker, and how everything is measured for you with a coffee scoop and the labeled water tank.See more reviews
3. Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
What’s unique about this coffee maker is that it gives you a 24-hour advance brew start, and programmable auto shut off from zero to four hours. It also includes a charcoal filter and a permanent gold filter.
A reviewer said that it takes some time to get used to, but it is worth the effort.
Most users have only had good things to say about this product, but when something does go wrong, the customer service of this brand has been criticized a lot.See more reviews
4. Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System, Auto-iQ Tea and Coffee Maker
This coffee maker gives you the option for hot brews as well as cold ones. It also has a built in frother that turns milk into smooth froth in a jiffy. It also has auto IQ one touch intelligence.
Besides coffee, the coffee maker can also brew tea whether it comes in teabags or loose leafs.
Although most people only have good things to say about this coffee maker, a few flaws that have been pointed out include its lack of options for different styles of coffee and that the coffee isn’t always piping hot.See more reviews
5. CUISINART DCC-3200P1 DCC-3200 GLASS CARAFE HANDLE COFFEEMAKER
A fully automatic coffee maker that has 24-hour programmability, can self-cleanup and has an adjustable temperature control.
A few issues that have been pointed out in this coffee maker are that the first few batches of coffee have a plastic taste and that it is very difficult to see the bottom of the pot when you want to fill the water reservoir.See more reviews
6. Hamilton Beach 49976 FlexBrew Coffee Maker, Single Serve & Full Pot
This 2 in 1 coffee maker allows you to either use your favorite ground coffee to brew a single cup, or use the K cup pods. This takes about 3 minutes to brew a cup of coffee, and is energy efficient as it only heats the water when you’re ready to brew.
A user reviewed this product in detail, calling it the best coffee maker they have owned. Saying that although it is bigger and heavier than usual, it makes up for the size by offering a wide variety of options. It is easy to use, and is quite affordable as well.See more reviews
7. Mr. Coffee 10 Cup Coffee Maker | Optimal Brew Thermal System
This one has an advanced brew options, and has thermal carafe that holds the temperate and fresh flavors. It brews up to 20% faster, and has a gold tone permanent filter. It also has a removable water reservoir for easy use.
This coffee maker has been criticized for its lack of clear details, but once you get the hang of it, it is easy to work with. The removable water reservoir feature, however, is unanimously praised.
In a more critical review, a user said that the coffee tastes like hot water but that’s probably down to lack of brewing skills of said user.See more reviews
Since there are so many options for smart coffee makers around you, you should consider these things before deciding what suits your needs the best.
How many cups of coffee do you need? Will you be making coffee only for yourself, or the entire family? Make your decision accordingly.
How much can you afford to pay? Maybe you should take a look at some of the best coffee makers under 50? These days great coffee doesn’t have to cost crazy money.
Make Ahead Option
Do you need your coffee as soon as you wake up, without getting into the process of starting the coffee maker? Well then you may want to consider spending on a coffee maker that allows you to start brewing ahead of hours.
Types of Coffee
Do you want a coffee maker or an espresso machine? Or maybe a hybrid? Since it is a long-term investment, it is better to think about these options beforehand.
Is it a big or small coffee maker? Take measurement of the area where you’re planning to put the device before buying so that it doesn’t turn out too big for the area.
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