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Best quality coffee makers

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Coffee makers are one item that can drive you nuts. You’ll buy one and it will die in the next 6 months. They just aren’t made like those old percolators from the 1930’s anymore. But if you look hard enough there are still some really great coffee makers that are both very durable and make a great cup of joe. In this post we will take a look at our top seven best quality coffee makers.

Our top pick is the Bonavita BV1900TS. This sucker brews an 8-cup pot of coffee super fast and rivals some of those much slower pour-over coffee makers out there. Featuring a thermal carafe, full stainless steel construction, and a 2 year warranty, the Bonavita BV1900TS gets our “buy it for life” (BIFL) seal of approval. And at $179 this isn’t the most expensive coffee maker out there.

Next up is the Behmor Brazen Plus which is almost on par with the Bonavita. This unit has a unique temperature control system that allows you to customize your brew more than most machines on the market. It even adjusts based on the altitude since water boils at different temperature depending on how high up you are… It is a little slower than the Bonavita but only by a little and it features a handy pre-soak setting that will allow you to “bloom” your coffee before it brews. The design is a little bit wild for some people’s taste but I like the clean lines and stainless steel reservoir.

The Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT is a staple in affordable but decent coffee makers. It’s claim to fame is it’s incredibly reasonable price. At $29 you really can’t go wrong here. It features most of the basic features you’d expect like a timer but also has a few interesting little surprises. You can actually interrupt the brew cycle if you are feeling impatient to grab a cup while it is still brewing (I’ve been there… 6AM…)  There is also a really cool brew strength meter that allows you to fine-tune how bold your coffee tastes.  All around a solid choice.

The Conair Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 is a great 12 cup unit that brings a classy stainless steel design at a reasonable price $76 price tag. And with a 3 year limited warranty you are covered for any unforeseen manufacturer defects. There’s nothing here that blows my mind, but it makes a great tasting cup of coffee.

Rounding out our list are the Moccamaster KBT 10-Cup and the BUNN 13300.0001 VP17-1SS Pourover in terms of automatic brewers. They are both solid choices for sure. The BUNN in particular has a reputation for lasting over a decade without breaking down. Lastly we included the Bodum Chambord 8 cup French Press which is a very durable option if you are more of a manual coffee maker. French presses arguably make the best tasting coffee around so if you have the time in the morning, definitely check out the Bodum.

Here is the list from least expensive to most expensive:

Bonavita 8 Cup Coffee Maker, One-Touch Pour Over Brewing with Thermal Carafe, SCA Certified, Stainless Steel (BV1900TS)

$189.99
$149.99
 in stock
4 new from $149.99
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as of May 26, 2022 1:15 am

Features

  • One-touch brew operation with auto-off
  • Carafe lid, filter basket, and showerhead are dishwasher safe
  • Powerful and precise 1500-watt heater maintains optimal brewing temperature of 195°-205°f (91°-96°c)
  • Optional pre-infusion mode wets freshly roasted ground Coffee to allow DEGASSING before brewing
  • Flat-bottomed filter basket and larger showerhead allow for even better saturation and uniform extraction

Ninja CE251 Programmable Brewer, with 12-cup Glass Carafe, Black and Stainless Steel Finish

$99.99  in stock
12 new from $98.74
6 used from $56.39
Free shipping
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as of May 26, 2022 1:15 am

Features

  • Classic or Rich, each brew is flavorful and never bitter with custom brew strengths
  • Hotter brewing technology: Advanced boiler for a perfectly hot cup of coffee
  • Wake up to hot coffee. 24-hour programmable delay brew allows you to prepare your brew up to a day in advance
  • Keep coffee fresh and flavorful up to 4 hours with the adjustable warming plate
  • Conveniently carry the 60-oz. removable water reservoir to your sink for easy filling. Dishwasher-safe parts: Yes

Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX36GT 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

$90.00  in stock
Amazon.com
as of May 26, 2022 1:15 am

Features

  • Enjoy better tasting coffee from this coffee maker with water filtration system that reduces calcium and chlorine using activated carbon and ion exchange filtering
  • Includes coffee grounds scoop and carafe, and is thermal carafe compatible (thermal carafe sold separately)
  • Makes up to a 12-cup pot of coffee with a grab-a-cup pause setting that lets you pause brewing to pour
  • Features 2-hour freshness timer, brew strength selector, brew now function, schedule brewing function, 2-hour automatic shut-off, and lift-out filter basket
  • Brew Strength Selector pumps up a stronger flavor if you like it bold tasting

Cuisinart DCC-3200P1 Perfectemp Coffee Maker, 14 Cup Progammable with Glass Carafe, Stainless Steel

$185.00
$99.95
 in stock
15 new from $98.00
1 used from $54.56
Free shipping
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as of May 26, 2022 1:15 am

Features

  • ENJOY HOTTER COFFEE: Expert coffee-making technology will allow you to ensure your coffee temperature is perfect without sacrificing flavor or quality
  • BREW STRENGTH CONTROL: Select regular or bold coffee flavor to perfectly match your coffee taste preference
  • FULLY AUTOMATIC COFFEE BREWER: 24-hour programmability with 1–4 cup settings, auto-off functionality—0-4 hours—and optional ready alert tone
  • 14-CUP GLASS CARAFE: Includes decorative stainless-steel handle with matching stainless-steel body to perfectly pair with your kitchen appliances
  • FILL WITH EASE: Easy-to-view water window for accurate filling and Cuisinart’s trademarked Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before the brewing cycle has finished

Technivorm Moccamaster 79112 KBT Coffee Brewer, 40 oz, Polished Silver

$329.00
$289.99
 in stock
17 new from $289.99
5 used from $216.89
Amazon.com
as of May 26, 2022 1:15 am

Features

  • The top coffee maker choice of coffee brewing experts
  • Easy use, one button Operation and 4-6 minute brew time for 40 oz. of Coffee
  • Manual adjust brew basket allows you to customize your Coffee
  • This Coffee maker features a stainless steel thermal carafe to keep Coffee hot longer
  • Backed by a 5-year Warranty

BUNN VP17-1, 12-Cup Low Profile Pourover Commercial Coffee Maker, 1 Warmer, 13300.0001

$289.00  in stock
15 new from $289.00
5 used from $229.99
Free shipping
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as of May 26, 2022 1:15 am

Features

  • Brews 3.8-gallon (14.4-liters) of perfect coffee per hour
  • Completely portable, the pourover brewer requires no plumbing
  • All stainless steel construction.1600 watts
  • SplashGard funnel deflects hot liquids away from the hand
  • Decanter not included

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker with Locking Lid, 34 oz, Chrome

 out of stock
Amazon.com
as of May 26, 2022 1:15 am

Features

  • Brews flavorful coffee in 4 minutes
  • New design allows lid to close off spout to prevent spilling and better temperature control
  • Beaker made of ultra-light, heat-resistant borosilicate glass; handle and plunger knob made of bpa free plastic
  • 3-part stainless steel mesh filter helps extract your coffee's aromatic oils and subtle flavor
  • All parts are dishwasher safe
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