Drip Coffee Makers

Read through the article to get help in choosing the best drip coffee brewer

Tips for Choosing a Drip Brewer

Carafe Capacity:

How much coffee do you need on a daily basis? Choose the carafe size depending upon your consumption of coffee. 


Some brands offer brewers that are programmed to turn on and off. It is useful if you want your coffee soon after waking up. 

Pause Mid-Brew:

These brewers can be paused in the middle, so you can grab a coffee mid-brew. Handy if you need coffee urgently.

Water Filters:

One for you if you use unfiltered water. Thisbrewer has a built-in filter.

Overlooked Factors

These factors are normally overlooked.

Glass and Thermal Carafe:

You can either choose an energy efficient brewer or a cheaper option.

Carafes made with glass are cheap, but the plate gets heated resulting in the coffee getting bitter in taste. Moreover, the plate is constantly on using more energy.

A steel carafe (Thermal Carafe) however, maintains the temperature of the coffee at the desired temperature saving energy and gives better taste. They are expensive. 

Coffee Grinders:

There are some brewers with built-in grinders. It saves you space, but if your brewer doesn’t have one you will have to buy a grinder separately which will eventually cost more.

Having a separate grinder would allow you to grind more brew styles though.

SCAA Certification:

Use machines with a SCAA stamp, (SCAA) certifies the Coffee gears including drip brewers.


The 11 Best Drip Brewers

  1. Mr. Coffee Coffee maker:


  • Small and Handy.
  • Reusable filter.
  • Can be paused mid-brewing.


  • No Programmable features. 
  • No thermal Carafe.
  • Makes 2 normal sized cups.
  1. Cuisinart Programmable Coffee maker:



  • Programmable 
  • Can be paused mid-brew.
  • Delivers quality.



  • The filter is reusable so you’ll get some particles in your coffee as the filter is washed more often.
  • No sensors to maintain temperature.
  1. Zojirushi Coffee Maker:


  • Thermal Carafe to maintain temperature.
  • Reusable Filter.
  • Alerts when it needs to be cleaned.



  • It takes up space.
  • The carafe doesn’t work as well.
  • You’ll need to unplug after every use.


  1. Cuisinart Coffee maker:


  • It has a built-in grinder.
  • Shuts off automatically after brewing completes. Get a stronger or lighter coffee with just a button.



  • Have to be cleaned after use.


  1. Bonavita Coffee Brewer:


  • Extracts great flavor because of large shower head.
  • Washable in the dishwasher, includes a shower head and brew basket.
  • SCAA certified.



  • No automatic power on-off button.
  • Has only one button, no programmability.


  1. Technivorm Moccamaster:


  • All metal parts of the machine can be taken apart for cleaning..
  • SCAA certified.
  • When water reservoir is empty, the heating element shuts off automatically.



  • No programmable features.
  • The machine is expensive.


  1. Ninja Coffee Bar:


  • It can fill up a good amount of cups in with the touch of one button only.
  • Your coffee will stay hot due to its double insulation plate.
  • Choose light or strong flavor.



  • If you want one cup of coffee, this machine is for you as it makes abundant amount.
  • The quality is not really good.


  1. OXO Coffee Brewer:


  • SCAA certified. 
  • Elegant in design, makes 9 cups of coffee.
  • Choose light or strong flavor.



  • Takes a lot of time to brew coffee.


  1. Mr. Coffee Coffee System:


  • Let’s you sneak out one cup in middle of the brewing.
  • It keeps your coffee at the desired temperature.
  • It has a built-in filter, allowing the coffee to taste better.



  • Releases a lot of steam, so it can get dangerous if left unattended.


  1. Hamilton Beach:


  • It can be used to brew as per a longer schedule.
  • Can also brew a travel mug.
  • Affordable price.



  • No thermal carafe.
  • No filters are available, so you’ll have to buy your own.


  1. Bunn Coffee Maker


  • Brewing time as low as 3 minutes.



  • No thermal carafe.
  • Quality slightly low.