Dripbox Recommended Coffee Makers.
If you’re looking to upgrade your current coffee setup the process of selecting a new coffee maker can be daunting. With so many options in the market today, it’s hard selecting the right option for your home brewing goals. Below we’ve listed some of our favorites to hopefully help with your decision-making process! We looked at quality of the product, cost, and if they were Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) certified coffee makers.
When choosing your coffee brewing system there are a few things to consider: brew method of choice, cost, quality, and overall taste of brewed coffee. In this article we will only touch on the two most popular home brewing methods: drip machines and pour overs. Let’s start with our picks for pour overs!
Pour Over Picks:
Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker
Coming in as the cheapest pour over option on our list with close to 6,000 amazon reviews and a 4 ½ star rating this is the perfect pour over option if you’re trying to be price conscious. Available in four sizes (12, 17, 34, and 51 oz) which makes finding the right amount for home brewing easy.
-Permanent stainless-steel mesh filter
-Four color options
Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper
A close second in price to the Bodum, the Hario V60 is a fan favorite. While this model delivers exceptional pour over coffee, it doesn’t come with a carafe to brew into so you will have to purchase that separately here. If you don’t already own a carafe for your pour over coffee, this can become a more expensive option.
-Multiple color and style options
-Advanced skill level recommended for using this method
CHEMEX Pour Over Glass Coffeemaker
Probably one of the most iconic pour over brewers, Chemex has come out with a variety of designs and styles for their pour over brewers. Any of their brewers would be a great addition to your coffee bar! If you don’t already have a kettle and filters, you’ll need to purchase those separately. This gooseneck kettle by Coffee Gator would be a great option to get started and you can find filters here.
-Non-porous Borosilicate glass
-Allows coffee to be covered and refrigerated for reheating without losing flavor
-Easy to hold and use
-Handwash and dishwasher safe
Brim 8 Cup Pour Over Coffee Maker
If you don’t want to mess around with manual brewing, you could try the automatic Brim pour over coffee maker! It truly is a beautiful design that would look great on any kitchen counter.
-Two color options
-Pour over shower head feature for even saturation
-Brew temps are around 197.6°F to 204.8°F
-Water to coffee contact time is between 4-8 minutes for optimal brewing
-Brew pulse feature for full blooming
-Auto shut off
-Permanent fine mesh filter
For those of you who prefer automatic brewers we’ve rounded up some great drip machine options to up your home brewing game! All the drip machines featured are certified by the SCA. We value quality above anything else and always recommend purchasing products that produce gold standard cups.
Drip Machine Picks:
OXO BREW 9 Cup Coffee Maker
If you’re looking for a quality coffee maker at a reasonable price the OXO Brew 9 Coffee Maker is a great option. Its sleek and simple design is sure to fit in great with any kitchen!
- Microprocessor controlled brew cycle replicates the pour over method to produce 2 to 9 cups of coffee
-Rainmaker showerhead feature for even saturation
-Insulated thermal carafe
-Hand wash only
Ninja CM407 Specialty Coffee Maker
If you’re looking for a coffee maker that will almost do it all the Ninja is just that! Choose between various recipe options and brew methods to get the perfect cup of coffee every time. With a built in frother, making lattes at home has never been easier. We recommend this brewer if you’re looking to switch from a pod type brewer since the Ninja offers a single brewer option.
-Dual coffee maker (choose between 6 brewing sizes)
-Two carafe option (thermal or glass)
-Fold away frother
-Coffee scoop attached
-Up to $200 in annual savings using grounds vs. pods (based on a 2.5-cup daily average consumption).
Braun MultiServe Coffee Machine KF9050BK
Another great choice if you like your brewer to have multiple brewing functions! Braun offers both single and full pot brewing options as well as a 3 year warranty!
-3 year warranty
-Dual coffee maker (single/ carafe)
Technivorm KBT Coffee Brewer
If you’re really ready to up your brewing game then the Technivorm is for you! This model is a splurge pick, but we couldn’t leave it out of the lineup. The Technivorm will have your home look like a professional coffee shop!
-5 year warranty
-Easy to clean/ take apart
-Brew time between 4-6 minutes
-Made in the Netherlands