The Ultimate Buyers Guide for Drip Coffee Makers

Ultimate Drip Coffee Maker Guide

In the world of specialty coffee, automatic drip brewers are seldom praised for their quality. Despite being the most popular brewing method in North America, auto drip brewing is widely seen as inferior to French press, espresso, and even pour-over. For many coffee geeks, automatic coffee machines evoke memories of stale, burnt, and under-extracted coffee that is...

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Zojirushi EC-DAC50 Zutto 5-Cup Drip Coffeemaker Review

Zojirushi EC-DAC50

Zojirushi, a Japanese based multinational manufacturer, is best known in North America for its high-end precision water boilers. One of their lesser-known offerings, scarcely available in North America, is the Zojirushi EC-DAC50 Zutto 5-Cup Drip Coffeemaker. The Zutto is a fantastic high-end brewer, boasting the same incredible temperature precision that...

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Brazen Coffee Maker Review

brazen coffee maker

Traditional coffee wisdom dictates that the ideal coffee brewing temperature rests somewhere between 195° and 205° F. If temperature is so vital to the quality of your coffee, is there a difference between a cup brewed at, for example, 198° F, and one brewed at 204° F? Up until recently, only espresso aficionados would have answered “yes,” recognizing that...

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Bonavita BV1800SS Review

Bonavita bv1800ss

As Technivorm’s biggest competitor in the high-end drip machine segment, Bonavita has released a series of excellent coffee makers for the specialty coffee crowd, undercutting the incumbent significantly. Part of their flagship BV1800 series, the Bonavita BV1800SS performs on par with Technivorm’s priciest offerings. It heats the water...

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Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker Review

Bonavita bv1800

Going toe to toe with high-end drip machines from the likes of Technivorm, the Bonavita BV1800 handily achieves many of the same performance benchmarks—at less than half the price. This sleek, powerful, German engineered brewer is a favorite amongst coffee aficionados everywhere. If you are looking to brew an excellent cup of drip coffee without...

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Technivorm-Moccamaster Review

Technivorm-Moccamaster KBT 10 Cup Coffee Brewer

“Why would you pay $300 for a drip brewer?” uninitiated coffee drinkers may ask about the Technivorm Moccamaster. Most people, especially those who merely drink coffee to remain functional throughout the day, will be perfectly content with a generic Hamilton Beach or Cuisinart brewer. However, for a select few, the connoisseurs and aficionados...

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Cuisinart DCC-2600 Review

Cuisinart DCC-2600 Brew Central 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Sleek, affordable, and sufficiently powerful, the Cuisinart DCC-2600 is a mid-range automatic drip brewer geared towards coffee drinkers with a limited budget. While it doesn’t excel in any particular area, it strikes a balance of convenience, power, and value, offering a fantastic proposition for the average coffee drinker...

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Top 10 – Best Drip Coffee Maker

Top 10 Best Drip Coffee Makers

As the most mainstream method of coffee preparation in the United States, the drip brewing landscape has remained static for the latter part of the 20th century. Since its proliferation in North America during the 1970s, drip brewer technology has remained largely unchanged. As such, dominant players in the drip brewer market...

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Cuisinart Grind-and-Brew Review

Cuisinart DGB-700BC Grind-and-Brew

Clocking in at twice the price of most mid-range automatic drip coffee machines, the Cuisinart Grind-and-Brew is even more expensive than high-end offerings from the likes of Bonavita. This is no accident. The Cuisinart Grind-and-Brew’s hefty price tag is the result of its built-in automatic burr grinder. This feature is not revolutionary, and analogous devices...

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Cuisinart Extreme Brew DCC-2650 Review

Cuisinart Extreme Brew DCC-2650

Nearly identical to the DCC-2600 we also reviewed, Cuisinart’s Extreme Brew DCC-2650 is a newer, more powerful version of the former. With the same sleek design and slew of convenient features, the DCC-2650 brings one major improvement to the table: Cuisinart’s new Extreme Brew technology, promising to brew coffee 25% faster than the average coffee maker...

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Cuisinart DCC-3000 Review

Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand

Cuisinart DCC-3000, dubbed the Cuisinart Coffee-on-Demand, is a mid-range programmable brewer with a slew of incredibly convenient features. On top of being one of the most convenient ways to brew your daily coffee, the DCC-3000 is also one of the best performing brewers under $100.

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Hamilton Beach Flexbrew Review

Hamilton Beach 2-Way Flexbrew

The Hamilton Beach 2-Way Flexbrew Coffeemaker is a mid-range automatic drip brewer with a unique spin: beyond brewing into a standard 12-cup carafe, the Hamilton Beach Flexbrew can also brew a single 14-Ounce serving of coffee directly into your cup or travel mug. This “2-Way” brewing, as Hamilton Beach dubs it, is the machine’s standout feature...

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