Looking to get the right coffee machine you keep you perked up with a fresh brewed cup right from your very own kitchen?
There are plenty of options to select from when it comes to the home coffee maker: insulation, scheduled brewing, even water filtration. Below, we’ll help you sort out what is available with a look at 5 of the best coffee makers for home.
1. Mr. Coffee BVM-PSTX91
There isn’t a whole lot one could ask for from a home coffee pot which this Mr. Coffee does not provide. Made with the quality construction for which high end Mr. Coffee products are known, the BVM-PSTX91 offers a high quality product at a moderate price range.
Packing in just about every modern bell and whistle, this Mr. Coffee can not only make you a delicious pot of coffee, it also exceeds at keeping it warm, filtering your water, and even provides a unique Freshness Timer which tells you exactly how long it has been since the pot has been brewed. The inclusion of a stainless steel carafe into the design makes sure that coffee brewed in the BVM-PSTX91 is sure to stay hot and ready to drink long after it has been brewed, without the need to use more electricity to keep it hot with a warmer and risk burning your brew.
Integrated water filtration makes the Mr. Coffee BVM-PSTX91 a winning choice for anyone whose home quality tap water leaves something to be desired. Stripping away contaminants and impurities before they ever reach your cup, this coffee machine excels at producing smooth, consistently delicious coffee. It can also be programmed to make cups on a schedule so you can always wake up to your favourite brew.
One small drawback to the Mr. Coffee BVM-PSTX91 is that it only brews up to 10 cups at a time, which can be sort of a small pot for coffee drinkers accustomed to 12-14 cup pots.
2. Zojirushi EC-YSC100
In terms of construction quality and overall performance, this Zojirushi is certainly comparable to any other coffee maker on the market. However, due to its comparatively high price tag, we’ve had to slip it into the #2 slot behind the Mr. Coffee BVM-PSTX91, which can be had for less than half the price of this Zojirushi.
However, the Zojirushi includes some handy options which the Mr. Coffee does not, such as the inclusion of a removable water tank to make it easy to fill up the 10 cup capacity reservoir for brewing. Scheduled brewing can be set up to make sure you have a cup ready in advance, and the vacuum insulated stainless steel carafe pot is capable of keeping coffee warm and fresh tasting for hours after brewing.
The carafe includes a thumb button which must be depressed before pouring, making it easier to serve from the carafe and also improving the insulating factor.
One neat thing about the Zojirushi EC-YSC100 is its incredible consistent high temperature brewing. Always brewing cups at 200 degrees F, the EC-YSC100 excels at producing consistently delicious, high quality cups of coffee.
3. Hamilton Beach Single Serve and Full Pot Coffee Brewer
In contrast to the two options above, this Hamilton Beach might seem like a relatively simple coffee maker. Yet it brings with it a remarkable versatility by incorporating the ability to make either just a single serving of coffee, or brew a whole pot. Depending on which side of the machine you are using, you can have just a 14 ounce cup for yourself, or brew up a full 12 cup pot to get everyone moving in the morning.
With a relatively simple glass carafe, this Hamilton Beach doesn’t provide a lot of insulation, so it is not the kind of coffee maker you can brew up a pot and come back to hours later. More of a brew it and drink it fresh sort of machine.
4. Cuisinart DCC-3200
This Cuisinart provides a pretty straight ahead modern coffee pot. It performs its main function of brewing a quality cup admirably, with adjustable brewing strengths allowing you to adjust the flavor of your final brew. The DCC-3200 is also fully programmable with a schedule of up to 24 hours in advance to schedule automatic brewing.
With a 14 cup glass carafe, the DCC-3200 can certainly make enough coffee to satiate most groups. The carafe is made of simple glass and not insulated, so it is not the best at keeping coffee hot after it has been brewed, although the machine does include an adjustable temperature control allowing you to keep your pot warm without scalding the coffee.
5. Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT
If you are looking for a budget home coffee machine which provides everything you need and nothing you don’t at an affordable price, the Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT might just be the way to go. Offering a 12 cup brewing capacity, an integrated water filtration system, brew strength selector, automatic shut off, and a host of other neat features, there is a surprising amount of functionality packed into this moderately priced offering from Mr. Coffee.
Other helpful features include a freshness timer to let you know how long the pot has been sitting, and the “Grab-A-Cup” feature which suspends the drip if you remove the carafe to fill up a pot, making sure none of your fresh brew is wasted. An auto shut off feature also diligently shuts off the pot after 2 hours, so you never have to worry about if you left the coffee pot on or not.
The 12 cup glass carafe is probably the weakest part of the BVMC-SJX33GT, providing little to no insulation. Yet this seems to be the only place Mr. Coffee has skimped on with the BVMC-SJX33G, packing every other modern innovation and digital feature possible into this budget coffee maker.
These 5 options we can vouch for, but there is plenty more on the market! If none of these quite suit your needs, don’t hesitate to explore the wide world of options out there. Happy hunting!