A hot cup of coffee in the morning is a gift unto itself, no matter for whom it’s brewed. Though few rituals can lay the groundwork for tackling the day like a cup of coffee can, the actual brewing process can often be messy, time consuming, and generally antithetical to easing gently into the day. Fortunately, there are a lot of great coffee makers on the market today that can streamline or even automate this process and look good while doing it, which is all the better for someone who’s stumbling around the kitchen with their eyes half-closed.
Here’s a list of some of the best coffee makers for the caffeine lovers in your life.
The reusable mesh filter eliminates the need for paper. Amazon
This Zojirushi coffee maker is built for capacity and consistency, making it a fantastic all-around choice for daily coffee drinkers. The internal thermostat ensures that water is heated to 200 degrees Fahrenheit before brewing commences, resulting in a flavorful and even brew, and the 10-cup carafe keeps the coffee warm for up to four hours at a time. Set the onboard digital clock and 24-hour timer to your desired brewing time and you can wake up to the smell of coffee every day.
Equipped with an auto-shutoff feature for added safety. Amazon
The Moccamaster from Technivorm is hands-down one of the most unique and stylish coffee makers created, with a sleek Dutch-designed silhouette, stainless details, and 27 different bold colors and finishes from bright red to brushed copper. The integrated hot plate keeps the carafe warm at two different temperatures of your choosing, and brewing is as easy as flipping a single switch. BPA-free plastic, stainless steel and aluminum construction afford this unit both durability and longevity.
Includes a “bold” brewing toggle for an even stronger cup. Amazon
Here’s a sleek number from Krups that grinds your beans and brews a delicious four-cup carafe of coffee all in one fluid motion. If you don’t need to prepare more than a few cups at a time, this coffee maker will save a significant amount of prep time and counter space thanks to its one-touch grind-and-brew function. With the exception of the heating base, all of its parts, including the burr grinder, are dishwasher safe, so cleaning and maintenance are a breeze too.
Includes a 25-filter starter pack. Amazon
BUNN coffee makers are commonly found in diners and restaurants around the world because of their reputation for consistency and quick brewing. This coffee maker brings these quality traits to the home market in a compact and familiar form factor, providing flavorful coffee in a brew time that’s about half of competitors’ average. With a carafe capacity of 6.25 cups and a commercial-quality stainless steel water tank, the Speed Brew is built to deliver a consistent and professional cup of drip coffee that’s sure to please even the most discerning taste buds.
Includes a washable, reusable filter for preparing individual cups. Amazon
The Cuisinart Coffee Center excels in offices and home environments where versatility matters. The carafe holds 12 cups of coffee—a generous supply by any measure—but this unit goes one step further, including a dedicated single-serving sidecar that can serve up regular hot water for tea and even brew individual servings of coffee from K-cups. On top of that, it includes all the automatic functionality one might expect from a modern unit, including a 24-hour brewing timer and auto-shutoff.