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Best Coffee Maker

Best coffee makers: Our top picks for frothers, grinders and single-serve coffee machines
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Only the best coffee makers will do for caffeine lovers and here you’ll find the top-rated single cup machines, as well as fancy machines that can froth milk and create the perfect latte. Some coffee makers grind the coffee beans before brewing while others are suitable for using with ground coffee or coffee pods.

Best overall

Best coffee maker

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Mr Coffee Maker

Auto pause feature

The Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Maker has well-thought-out features such as an Auto Pause function, which enables you to enjoy a quick cup of coffee while the machine brews the rest. Other handy features include the Lift and Clean filter baskets, making for easy maintenance. The dual water window helps you see exactly how much water is needed to avoid accidental overflow. With a built-in warming plate, coffee can be kept hot for up to two hours, after that time the auto shut-off will kick in.

Best single-serve

Hamilton Beach The Scoop review

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Hamilton Beach Scoop Single Serve Coffee Maker

Coffee for one

This single-cup coffee maker brews an 8-ounce cup of coffee in 90 seconds and takes less than three minutes for the machine to fill a 14-ounce travel mug. You save money because the Hamilton Beach coffee maker uses regular ground coffee instead of prepackaged pods. The included scoop has measuring lines for specific amounts, plus you can adjust the coffee’s strength by using the “regular” or “bold” settings.

Best for coffee pods

Best coffee maker

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Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker

Coffee with minimal effort

If it’s an effortless coffee you’re after, then capsule machines are ideal. This Keurig coffee maker is great for making a single coffee and there’s a vast range of capsule pods that are compatible with it. Handy features include the auto shut off, and a removable drip tray to fill a travel mug. The average brew time is less than a minute.

Best maker with grinder

Best coffee maker

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Cuisinart Grind & Brew Automatic Coffeemaker

Fresh is best

This 12-cup coffee maker includes a built-in grinder to give you the freshest cup of coffee in the morning. It grinds whole coffee beans with four strength settings. It also has a grinder off feature to use pre-ground coffee instead. The Cuisinart Grind & Brew is 24-hour programmable, so you can get everything for the next day, or throughout the day, at any time.

Best professional grade

Best coffee makers 2020: The top picks for frothers, grinders and single-serve coffee mac

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De’Longhi All-In-One Combination Maker and Espresso Machine

Multi-function and pro feel

The De'Longhi 10-Cup Coffee Maker and Espresso Maker is a professional-style coffee maker that is compatible with both pods and ground coffee. This model also creates drip coffee and has a steam arm for making a frothy cappuccino. It’s ideal for creating espresso complete with crema on top. Other finer details are a water filtration system, cup warmer and auto shut off after a couple of hours.

What do you need in a coffee maker?

If you’re the only coffee lover in your house, a single cup coffee maker might be best for you. Both Hamilton Beach and Keurig have great options depending on if you prefer coffee brewed from pods or loose grounds.

For a household with loves of coffee fans, you’ll need a machine that’s bigger so that you’re not making endless cups of coffee in a row. We recommend a 12-cup coffee makers. Also, look for one that features a warming plate so that leftover coffee stays warm for when you fancy a top off.