Best Drip Coffee Makers

Coffee is one of the most social beverages in the world, making the beginning of plenty relationships and marriages. There are numerous daily adventures that start with a good coffee, whether you like to drink it outside or in the comfort of your own home, sharing it with your beloved ones. It is estimated that nearly one billion people worldwide daily consume caffeine-based products, coffee being the first beverage of choice. Thus, the ever growing variety of flavors, types, ground beans and procedures available in order to satisfy all clients and the needs of each individual in terms of coffee.

However, financially speaking, people who are used to taking their coffee to go every day end up spending up to 50% more per year than those who choose to prepare this beverage at home, using special drip coffee makers or any other type of coffee makers.

Moreover, plenty of those who choose the coffee to go purchase it from large international retailers, which are not known for the quality of the beans used. In addition, the coffee usually sold in such locations are often diluted and highly distorted by adding dozens of sweeteners, flavors, syrups or dairy products which alter the original taste of coffee beans.

Luckily, more people are going back to the pleasure of having fresh, homemade coffee in the morning and choose to buy drip coffee makers to ensure the same signature touch of authentic coffee beans and the freshness of roasted, milled beans each morning.

If you are planning to buy a new drip coffee machine but not really sure what to choose, here is a list with the top 10 best drip coffee makers with the top brand coffee makers for 2016. And depending on your needs and your financial affordability, you can find the best drip coffee maker in the world that will suit your likes for the best homemade coffee freshly brewed!

Our Picks


Mr. Coffee 10 Cup Optimal Brew Thermal Coffee Maker

Removable water reservoir

Ensures your coffee is hot

Cleaning Water filtration

Stainless steel carafe

Pause 'N Serve feature

2-Hour Auto Shut-Off


Cuisinart DCC-3200 Programmable Coffee Maker

Make 12 cups of coffee

Ideal for large families

Brew strength control

Fully automatic and programmable

Self-clean and auto shutoff

Temperature control

Editor's Choice


Braun KF7150BK Brew Sense Coffee Maker

Consistent great flavor

Fully Programmable

Auto-on/off

Bold Strength Selector

Extra Large Digital Display

Anti-Drip System

Aicok 12 Cup Coffee Maker

The Aicok 12 cup coffee maker is a great addition for anyone who wants a large drip coffee maker that can feed up to 12 hungry caffeine addicts at a time. The main advantages of this product are its 1.8 liters carafe capacity and the cheap and affordable price this coffee machine brings.

This Aicok coffee machine comes with plenty of exciting functions to make your life easier as a coffee drinker. The large carafe capacity is perfect for large families or get-togethers, as well as for small offices or firms. This coffee maker also features a translucent water lever mark which will come in handy to know exactly how many cups of coffee you want to make, without exceeding the capacity of 12 full size coffee pots.

The pros of this product would be many, starting with the 24 hours Delay Brew Timer function. Many regular coffee drips do not have this, making you to drink freshly brewed coffee only when you have the time for it. With this wonderful product you can set your coffee maker 24 hours in advance so that you can wake up with the fresh smell of perfectly brewed coffee every single morning.

Another plus for the Aicok drip coffee maker is the endurance of the product. It is made out of stainless steel and reinforced glass, featuring a simple using program and a large LED digital display for all its secondary functions.

Pros:

  • Two-year warranty so that you can enjoy the perfect mug of hot coffee every single morning, freshly brewed, in the comfort of your own house.
  • 30 seconds anti-drip function that allows all eager caffeine consumers to drink their pot of poison earlier?

Cons:

  • This product doesn’t have any flaws and you should definitely try it out as soon as possible.

Bonavita 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer

Another great product of 2016 comes in the shape of the Bonavita coffee brewer, which will do a lot more than a simple coffee. The carafe is large enough to fit 8 full cups of freshly brewed coffee, making the device ideal for those with large families or even in small offices. The product is certified by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, guaranteeing the quality of freshly brewed coffee every time.

The Bonavita coffee machine weights only 6.1 pounds and is made of hard stainless steel, resistant to shocks and having a long life expectancy.

The main feature which makes this product great is the inside heater maintaining the optimal brewing temperature of coffee so that you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee for up to 4 hours. Also, the small amount of mobile parts is making the device easy to handle and use even by those who are anti technology.

Lastly, the Bonavita coffee brewer comes equipped with a “bloom” feature, allowing wetting the grounds before brewing, which gives an incredible flavor to the fresh cup of coffee. This way you will ensure a consistent, thick flavor of coffee with all the benefits coming from this beverage, in the comfort of your own home.

Pros:

  • Stainless steel case, resistant to shock
  • “bloom” feature for extra coffee flavor

Cons:

  • Rather expensive price, of over $140. There are certainly numerous other similar products with a carafe capacity of 8 cups which cost less than half of this product’s retail price.
  • Inefficient carafe
  • Must descale the product every other 100 uses, fact which is even stated in your user manual.

Braun BrewSense 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker

The next coffee maker listed as one of the best for 2016 is in the shape of a Braun product. The company is reputed in manufacturing and delivering high quality products at quite affordable prices, thus it is always a plus to appeal to reputed brands when shopping for kitchen appliances.

The looks of the Braun Brewsense coffee maker makes it look elegant and exquisite, fitting even the most minimalist kitchens. The stainless steel design is both elegant and durable, allowing the product to live a long life if handled correctly.

Again, the carafe of this product is large enough to fit 12 full sized coffee mugs, making it the perfect investment for large families or office buildings with coffee lovers. The exterior of this Braun drip coffee maker features classic, elegant lines with a large black LCD display on a silver, shiny surface. The product features 9 different functions, along with the power ON/OFF button, displayed separately.

In addition, the water you use to make your home coffee is also important, and this Braun coffee dripper is aware of this. The product features an ability to select the water softness which will obviously alter the final touch for your coffee. If you use a water filter, a well or still water, you can select this feature and enjoy a softer coffee, yet strong enough to keep you awake for hours.

Pros:

  • Elegant design
  • Large LCD display
  • 9 different functions
  • Large carafe to display up to 12 full size cups of coffee a time
  • Button which allows you to select the strength of your coffee, a function which you don’t often encounter at other coffee drip makers. Needless to say you can enjoy stronger coffees on Monday morning or opt for milder ones in the afternoons.

Cons:

  • The quite big retail price. The Braun coffee maker is sold for more than $100, which can be a drawback, especially if you don’t have a large family for coffee to go around.

Braun KF7150BK Brew Sense Drip Coffee Maker

A cheaper, yet extremely reliable option for the aforementioned Braun product comes in the shape of this other Braun drip coffee maker.

This particular product features the same exact elegant and sleek design with silver-toned stainless steel finish and a black LED generous display. The user friendly control panel displays large buttons, easy to push, each having encased the function you are about to use. The functions are the same as well, allowing you to experience the ultimate taste in your homemade coffee.

The Braun KF7150BK BrewSense drip coffee maker in black features a fully programmable 24-hour clock, allowing you to set your own morning routine and have your coffee ready the first thing in the morning. The strength selector is similar to the one in the previous model, allowing you to choose between a stronger or a milder coffee, depending on your preferences or the day you predict to have.

Another great feature of this product is the anti-drip system, letting you to pause and mid brew your coffee without any mess, dripping or leaking. This feature is extremely good for those who do not have the capacity to wait until the carafe is full to enjoy the freshness of coffee.

The product weights only 7.1 pounds and the only differences between the previous model are the size of the carafe, hence the price difference.

A virtually flawless product, the Braun coffee brewer features a more affordable price of only $95 and the carafe size is welcoming for a small family with two-three drinking coffee members.

Not to mention the intelligent function of 1-4 cups, determining the system to shut down automatically when it reaches 4 full cups of coffee.

The main drawback or con of this product is the quite noisy system.

Pros:

  • Affordable price
  • Brews quickly, allowing you to experience a hot mug of coffee in about five minutes.
  • Anti-drip system

BUNN NHS Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer

The simple design of this top coffee brewer will fit every kitchen, no matter its style. The product features a 10-cup batch (approximately 1.5 liters), which makes it perfect for large families or office buildings.

The stainless steel design is sleek and durable, allowing for a long term use, each and every day. Water is kept inside at the perfect brewing temperature in an internal hot water specific tank, meaning that your coffee will be brewed and ready to drink easier and faster. One cup of freshly brewed coffee will not take more than 3 minutes, which makes this BUNN NHS 10-cup home coffee brewer to be perfect for those who do not have time to waste in the morning.

Although a bit heavier than other coffee brewers, this BUNN product does not weight more than 8 pounds, which makes it perfectly portable and versatile, able to function anywhere. The main advantage or pro of this product is its price, slightly under $100.

However, there are plenty of downsides with this product. First of all, it does not feature an LCD display, meaning the product falls more into the “old school” category. Also, it lacks other functions such as the one to only brew up to 4 cups of coffee, which is not necessarily a bad thing considering it takes only around 3 minutes to make up to 10 full cups.

On the other side, the unit itself gets easily overheated thus you should avoid putting your hand directly on it because it may cause small burns. Also, this coffee marker might leave a rather weird smell in the beginning, something similar to burned plastic, which manufacturers claim is normal and will dissipate after a few days.

Another less pleasant aspect is the fact that the producer switched the manufacture from the US to China, which is always a downside. All in all, this is the fastest dripping coffee machine you will experience, so it is worth giving it a try.

Pros:

  • Affordable price
  • Small brewing time – under 3 minutes to enjoy 10 full cups
  • Large reservoir – approximately 1.5 liters

Cons:

  • Gets easily overheated
  • Funny smell sometimes

Capresso 484.05 MG600 Plus 10-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

The next product on our 2016 list of best home coffee makers comes in the shape of the Capresso MG600 10 -cup coffee maker. The design is very elegant, featuring black and silver stainless steel lines. The product features a small electronic panel on the down right of the product, indicating the perfect time to change the charcoal water filter. Moreover, the stainless steel finish is fingerprint-proof, allowing the product to maintain its original design without damaging itself for a long period of time.

Other features of the product include a two-hour safety shut down for those who tend to forget some kitchen appliances turned on, as well as a reusable gold tone filter.

The carafe of this product is also big enough to store 10 full size coffee mugs and the brewing dripping time does not exceed 8 minutes. This means you will get to experience a perfectly brewed and hot cup of coffee in less than 10 minutes.

Also, the drip stop will allow you to pour coffee even while brewing.

Another pro aspect of this product is that it is fully programmable, depending on your wakeup hour and the time you usually drink your coffee in the morning. Also, it features a 3-5 cups button, perfect for the days in which your usual carafe is too big and you only need up to 5 cups of coffee.

The Capresso programmable coffee maker calculates the optimal brewing time for each cup of coffee, meaning you will never drink it too bitter or overly roasted.

The price is pretty much reasonable too – you will be able to experience a fresh and perfectly done coffee for probably less than $100.

Pros:

  • Affordable price
  • Fully adjustable and programmable product
  • 3-5 cups button to prevent waste

Cons:

  • Product might fail in time
  • Water leaks out of the reservoir.

Cuisinart DCC-1150BK 10-Cup Classic Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker

Another good coffeemaker you should definitely try this year is the Cuisinart dripper, also known as the DCC-1150 programmable coffee maker by Cuisinart. Similar to other models, this too allows up to 10 perfectly brewed, roasted and hot mugs of coffee and also comes with a 24 hour programmability, to simply switch on when you wake up and make sure you have your coffee done and hot by the time you enter the kitchen.

Another similar feature with other products is also the 1-4 cup setting. Just like in other cases, this allows you to only use half of the carafe capacity, determining your coffee to be ready easier and faster.

Just like the aforementioned Capresso brewer, the Cuisinart one also features a charcoal water filter and a gold tone filter to experience the freshest and most flavored cup of coffee ever. The smart “60 seconds reset” feature allows the product to remember the previous sets and restart the brewing process once the machine is put back on. The price is even more affordable than other models, with a retail value price of under $80.

This coffeemaker allows up to 15 tablespoons of coffee for its 10 cups of coffee delivered. However, it is usually estimated that a mildly strong cup of coffee requires only one tablespoon of grinded coffee.

The LCD digital clock and display is always a good choice to set the time and appeal to other automatic functions.

Pros:

  • Double insulated thermal carafe with an ergonomic handle. The anti-drip system will allow you to pour perfectly, without burning your hands or dripping.
  • LCD digital clock display.
  • Cheap retail price.
  • 60 second reset feature.

Cons:

  • Built on North American Electrical Standards, making the product rather useless anywhere outside the US.
  • Carafe can spill and leak in time.

Cuisinart DCC-3200 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Hands down, this is probably one of the best coffee makers you will ever purchase online for this small amount of money. The large capacity carafe can store up to 14 cups of perfectly brewed and roasted coffee, without sacrificing texture, flavor or intensity of taste.

The design is quite amazing, with an elegant silver stainless steel touch, completed with a small electronic LCD.

This Cuisinart DCC-3200 coffee maker impresses with a series of features, including a 24-hour fully programmable schedule to allow perfectly hot and fresh coffee every morning, as well as a 1-4 cups button allowing you to only prepare a few cups of coffee for the days when you are alone at work or your other family members do not want coffee.

One of the greatest functions of this product is also the self-clean button, which helps you to lose less time when cleaning your kitchen appliances. Moreover, this Cuisinart coffeemaker features also an adjustable temperature control to help you keep your coffee warm for a prolonged period of time.

But, despite all these features, functions, the sleek design and the large capacity of the carafe featured, this particular coffee dripper is extremely affordable. It comes on two colors- white or silver and you can purchase the silver model for around $70.

Plus, you will get to experience 10 full cups of coffee in around 5 – 8 minutes, which is highly convenient for the mornings in which you rush to get to work.

Pros:

  • Elegant model
  • Competitive price
  • Comes in two colors
  • 10 full cups of coffee in under 8 minutes
  • Self-clean button to spent less time worrying
  • Adjustable temperature control

Cons:

  • Water reservoir may start making weird noises or stop working appropriately after intensive use.

However, not many users experienced this and most of the reviews of this product are not only positive, but rank this product as one of the best existing on the market.

Mr. Coffee 10 Cup Optimal Brew Thermal Coffee Maker

The first product from the Mr. Coffee brand that makes it into the list of top best coffeemakers in 2016 is the Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Optimal Brew Thermal Coffee Maker with an almost futurist design and an overall extremely elegant touch.

Similar to the previous products reviewed, this one also features a silver tone with stainless steel finishes and features an identical, thermal resistant carafe which counts for up to 10 full cups of coffee delight.

Unlike other products, the one from Mr. Coffee comes equipped with a cleaning water filtration which diminishes the chlorine level in water by up to 97% not only for a better taste in coffee, but also for keeping this kitchen appliance in shape and working flawlessly for a larger period of time. The aforementioned thermal carafe also comes with a stainless steel silver finish and helps keeping your coffee at the perfect warm temperature for a longer time.

Also, the specially designed cleaning cycle will maintain your coffeemaker clean on the inside so that you can enjoy an undistorted taste of freshly brewed coffee day after day.

Another step into acquiring the perfect taste for your coffee is to use the product’s Fresh Brew timer. With its help you will always have a freshly brewed coffee, full of flavor and an intense taste. And, for those of you who cannot wait to pour the potion into a cup and drink it, the Pause’N’Serve feature allows you just that – to pour yourself a cup from this miraculous beverage during the brewing process. The cost of this amazing product is less than $100.

In terms of downsides, some units might come with a flawed carafe, allowing the mixture to spill up. Also, if you pour around 16 oz of water, you will only get around 9 oz of coffee, the rest remaining in the coffee grounds. Thus, the main con of this product is that it doesn’t deliver a strong enough coffee for those of you who want it straight black every morning.

Pros:

  • Affordable price
  • Cleaning water filtration
  • Thermal resisting carafe

Cons:

  • Not all water is turned into coffee. A quite big quantity of water remain inside the coffee grounds.
  • Doesn’t deliver a very strong coffee.

Zojirushi EC-YSC100 10 Cup Coffee Maker

The last product on this review comes in the form of a very attractive coffee maker, filled with buttons and a small LED screen, complete with a fully functional clock.

The Zojirushi EC-YSC100 is a good coffee maker brand, delivering useful products with a touch of technology. The large carafe can count for 10 cups of coffee and the custom design of it will ensure you can drink a hot coffee for hours.

The product features a fully removable water tank so that you can easily fill it with high quality water. Also, the product guarantees a brewing temperature of over 200 degrees Fahrenheit, ensuring the optimum touch of flavor and that you receive in return a top quality roasted cup of coffee. The automatic cleaning cycle allows for easy inside cleaning, guaranteeing you only drink fresh coffee, no debris or old water each day.

The main drawback of this product is the relatively high price for a 10-cup unit. The Zojirushi coffeemaker is sold at a retail price slightly less than $150. The price tag that comes with it makes it very attractive and does not burn a hole in the pocket.

Luckily, the product makes it with its very useful and clear buttons having attached obvious functions, making the overall handling and usage very friendly and easy. And it is also equipped with a battery backup so in case you accidentally plug your coffeemaker off, you will still have a fully functional clock and brew timer.

Pros:

  • LED screen, fully functional clock
  • Clear buttons attached to obvious functions
  • Battery backup included

Cons:

  • Big retail price

Conclusion:

With such a long list of highly useful and professional coffeemakers, it comes as no surprise that more and more people quit having their favorite beverage in a rushing cup while driving for work and decide to spend a moment more, inside the warmth of their homes and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee, hot and strong, just the way they like it. What is your favorite coffee maker from the list?