Best Coffee Makers – a Caffeine-Fueled Review!

When testing basic drip coffee makers, we paid close attention to Performance, Design, Convenience.

Check out our FULL REVIEW of Coffee Makers, here:

We also considered product innovation. A few brands have evolved to include presoak functions and internal shower heads that distribute water more evenly over the coffee grounds for better extraction. Better extraction means better coffee.

After brewing a few hundred pots of coffee – we’ve got out line up of the Top 10, and today we’re taking a closer look at our top 3:

#1 – Cuisinart Extreme Brew –
#2 – Bonavita 8-Cup Coffee Maker –
#3 – Braun BrewSense –

The Verdict:

If you want a great cup of coffee and a machine that’s easy to use and cleans itself our #3 pick at $129 the BrewSense from Braun is your best bet.

If all you care about is delicious coffee FAST – without all the bells and whistles – then our #2 ranked Bonavita 8-Cup Coffee Maker also priced at $129 is what you want.

Finally, if you’re looking for the perfect balance of great coffee and futuristic automation. Our #1 pick – at just under 100 bucks – is perfect. Go For It!

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Ben Carter says:

The Braun Brewsense does all that you mentioned that the extreme brew does. Auto start, timer, regular or bold strength, adjustable temperature setting for the hotplate.

Everyday Products says:

espresso machine !!! the best coffee maker

Gary Strader says:

I saw a Behmor Brazen on that bench, but for you to rate these three above the Behmor just casts real doubt on your review. The so called features that you tout are just worthless to me, (except for the large shower head of the Bonevita,which does make a real difference.)
Quality of the brew is affected by the quality of the water, but your puny charcoal filter will not affect that especially over the long haul. For that you need quality water, or quality filtered water as close to 0 percent water soluble solids as possible.
The Behmor Brazen has a method for presoaking the beans, a boiler that you can calibrate for your altitude above sea level for accuracy in temperature, and a way to specify how hot you want your water to be. That makes a big difference in extraction of the coffee from the beans that you are brewing. None of that is mentioned in the coffee makers you reviewed. If you were serious about your coffee you would have done your homework.

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