Smart, good-looking coffee makers for your daily grind

Single-cup and large-batch options.

coffee cup on a table
Wakey wakey.Emre Gencer via Unsplash

How can you be expected to make coffee if you haven’t had any coffee? Luckily, there are some amazing coffee makers on the market to make the transition from zombie to human way easier. Whether you need a 10-cup pot for the whole family or a single cup for a solo morning, different coffee makers are designed to suit particular needs. It’s also a matter of taste—do you want a pour-over without having to make it manually? Perhaps you’re looking for a machine to make cold brew, because your summers never end. For when caffeine calls, here are some of our favorite coffee makers available right now.

OXO BREW 9-Cup Coffee Maker

OXO BREW 9 Cup Coffee Maker
A coffee snob’s delight.Amazon

This stylish, precise machine makes up to nine cups of coffee via a showerhead water dispenser that brews in the pour-over style. The coffee is then held at optimal coffee temperature (around 200 degrees Fahrenheit) in a double-walled carafe. The machine features a dial that allows you to set a timer for when it brews, so you can wake up to a flawless cup of coffee. The LED screen also tells you how fresh your pot of coffee is. This is a great choice for the super-particular coffee head.

Bonavita Metropolitan One-Touch Coffee Brewer

Bonavita Metropolitan One-Touch Coffee Brewer
A sleek option.Amazon

This coffee maker comes with a beautiful eight-cup glass carafe and brews with a showerhead water dispenser. It imitates the pour-over method down to the preinfusion stop-and-start pour that you see in the fanciest coffee shops, then holds your coffee at optimal coffee temperature for up to 40 minutes. It is also a nice minimal option with only one simple button to begin brewing. This is no-frills and top quality for a low price.

Zojirushi Zutto 5-Cup Drip Coffeemaker

Zojirushi Zutto 5-Cup Drip Coffeemaker
Perfect for a college dorm or studio apartment.Amazon

This attractive little coffee machine features a charcoal water filter (that lasts for up to two years) and a five-cup glass carafe. It is compact but well-designed, with an automatic keep-warm function. This is an awesome budget choice.

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System
One of the few machines that makes cold brew quickly.Amazon

This 10-cup coffee/tea maker has a thermal carafe that can keep what you brew hot or cold for two hours. It has five brew styles including “cold brew” and “over ice” which is its defining feature. The Ninja also comes with one basket for coffee and one for tea, recognizing which basket is inserted and working accordingly. If you’re a tea freak, it has different steep settings for specific styles of tea. A fold-away milk frother also allows you to make hot or cold froth for lattes. The Ninja is a true powerhouse.

Cuisinart SS-20 Coffee Center

Cuisinart SS-20 Coffee Center
Make a big pot or single cup.Amazon

This machine has dual-functionality, with a 10-cup carafe on the left and a single-serve option on the right. The right side comes with an eco-friendly K-cup style filter, in which you can put coffee grounds or loose tea. The single-serve side pours either 8-oz, 10-oz, or 12-oz cups. The interface is very easy to navigate, with an auto-brew alarm option and a "bold" setting for extra-strong coffee. This machine also has an auto-clean function. The Cuisinart is a great option for a household in which everybody is on different schedules.

Smeg 1950's Retro Style 10-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker Machine

Smeg 1950's Retro Style 10 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker Machine
The cutest coffee maker around.Amazon

This vintage-looking coffee machine brews up to 10 cups of coffee into a glass carafe. It has an eco-friendly reusable filter. Despite its good looks, it also has features to satisfy the extra picky coffee drinker. You can adjust the intensity of the coffee aroma as well as the hardness of the water. It has an auto-start mode if you want to prepare your brew the night before as well as a 60-minute keep-warm function if you don’t wake up in time. Choose from one of six colors.

Black+Decker 5-Cup Coffeemaker

Black+Decker 5-Cup Coffeemaker
Gets the job done.Amazon

For a truly affordable option that will get you going in the morning, Black+Decker's five-cup coffee machine is a seamless classic. It has a single on/off switch making it easy to use, pauses brewing if you want to pour a glass of coffee before the full batch is done, and fits pretty much anywhere—it measures just 8.7 x 9.4 x 12.1 inches. The machine also comes with a reusable filter, so you won't have to spend extra cash on paper ones.