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12 Best Drip Coffee Makers | Top Picks and Reviews

The past week has been very busy for us here at Fourth Estate…

We’ve worked our way through 30 of the best drip coffee makers on the market and whittled them down to 12 that were worth reviewing.

Interspersed with these reviews, we’ll serve you up with plenty of useful information to help you get that perfect golden cup of coffee the easy way.

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Drip coffee makers are basic but highly effective. Using one of these machines is straightforward. You pour your water into the reservoir. This flows through a hole and into a tube in the heating element. As the element heats up the aluminum tube, the water boils and the bubbles climb up a second tube. Water surges up into the drip area where it drips nice and evenly onto the coffee grounds before finishing up in the pot ready to serve.

Capable of making multiple cups, drip coffee machines are flexible, efficient and produce mighty fine coffee.

Our Pick: OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup Coffee Maker

Our joint top choice for the best overall coffee maker. For a large and effective drip coffee maker modeled on the pour-over brewing method, take a look at the OXO On Barista Brain. Complete with a Freshness Counter, you can enjoy your coffee before it spoils with absolute confidence.


I. Best Coffee Maker Comparison Table

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OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup Coffee Maker

Our joint top choice for the best overall coffee maker. For a large and effective drip coffee maker modeled on the pour-over brewing method, take a look at the OXO On Barista Brain. Complete with a Freshness Counter, you can enjoy your coffee before it spoils with absolute confidence.

Our #1 Recommended

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Premium Quality

Editor's Rating: 5.0

Bonavita BV1900TS 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer, Stainless Steel

Our best value drip coffee maker, the Bonavita makes 8 – 10 cups of top-tier coffee without breaking the bank. With a thermal carafe for your convenience and a pre-infusion mode to optimize your coffee, try one today and you won’t be disappointed.

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Also Great

Editor's Rating: 4.8

Cuisinart DCC-3200 14-Cup Glass Carafe

For a super-sized drip coffee maker capable of making 14 cups, the Cuisinart PerfecTemp is hard to beat. Easy to clean and very straightforward to use, the Cuisinart gives you a great deal of bang for your buck.

Cuisinart-DCC-3200

Best Drip Coffee Maker Under $100

Editor's Rating: 4.8

Moccamaster KBT 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe

The Moccamaster KBT is expensive but worth every cent. For the perfect golden cup of coffee coupled with a thermal carafe to keep it warmer for longer, check out the KBT today.

Best-Coffee-Maker

Premium Quality

Editor's Rating: 4.8

Hamilton Beach 49976 Flex brew 2-Way Brewer Programmable Coffee Maker

Two ways to brew. You can also opt for fresh coffee grounds or K Cup pods for total versatility. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s incredibly value for money, too

Editor's Rating: 4.8

Breville BDC650BSS Grind Control

If you want a superb coffee maker with a grinder thrown in, look no further than the Breville Grind Control. With outstanding functionality and flexibility, the Breville might not be cheap but it represents fantastic value for money and gives you coffee just the way you like it.

Breville-BDC650BSS

Editor's Rating: 4.7

Moccamaster KBG 741 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Glass Carafe

The second Moccamaster drip coffee maker topping choice is a superb 10-cup brewer, this time with a glass carafe. You’ll get more automated functionality with the same first-class coffee. You can’t go wrong with Technivorm coffee machines.

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Editor's Rating: 4.8

Premium Quality