In today’s review, we’re going to check out the top drip coffee makers in 2019. We made this list based on our personal opinion and try to list them based on their price, quality, durability, and more. To find out more information about these coffee makers, you can click on the Amazon link below each one.
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BUNN BX Velocity Brew 10-Cup Coffee Brewer
If you’re in search of a back-to-basics coffee machine that’ll just brew a solid cup of coffee, the BUNN BX Velocity is the right choice for you. But if you want a fully automated machine that you can set the night before to make you a cup at precisely 7:30, the Bunn is not a good choice.
This is the non-automated, smaller home-use machine of the Bunn lineup, which consists of some reliable commercial coffee machines. It’s rather simplistic, and it has a no-nonsense design that works very well and consistently, providing a solid cup of coffee in each brew.
Fill up the water reservoir, power up the machine, put a filter in, and activate the only switch on the body. It will brew a pot of coffee in four minutes flat. It doesn’t have precise coffee ratios like some other machines that will mess up your coffee if you don’t get the right proportion.
The brewer requires one to two tablespoons of coffee per cup, and it’s pretty consistent. It also is quite versatile when it comes to the coffees you can use. The BX Velocity Brew can get very hot very quickly; it can achieve a temperature of 91°C. in under a minute, which is the best temperatures to brew coffee without losing flavors and aromas.
A no-frills design ensures that the machine does its job right. It can provide you a full pot of fantastic coffee in under four minutes throughout the day without compromise. However, in the morning, when you first activate in the machine, you should wait around 15 minutes for the machine to get to the desired temperature.
People tend to believe that brewing an excellent cup of drip coffee at the comfort of your home is impossible if you don’t spend a fortune. The Bonavita BV1900TS is here to prove everybody wrong with a cheaper price than its premium cousins.
Fewer features and fewer components make the BV1900TS an excellent coffee machine that’s a breeze to use. The BV1900TS may not have the LED lights or the LCD panels that the other more advanced modern coffee brewers have, but it has a simplistic design that fits into every kitchen.
On the whole machine you’ll find just one button: the on/off switch. The basic shape with the industrial design gives the machine a functional look. It’s also pretty small and compact, not interfering with your original kitchen design in any aspect. Overall, it’s rather minimalist.
To make coffee, you just have to open the lid of the water tank, add water, add ground coffee to the brew basket, and place it over the thermal carafe. After this, just press the button and your coffee will be brewed shortly. With its 1500-watt heater, it’s capable of heating the water to 200°F within two minutes and keeping it there for the whole brewing cycle.
The Bonavita BV1900TS consistently provides rich and tasty flavored coffee with an extraction percentage of 26.8%. It may be a little higher than the ideal and can sometimes be considered as over extracted but taste wise it’s pretty good.
The BV1900TS guarantees that your coffee will stay warm up to four hours at 150°F. Combined with the smooth taste it provides, the experience is simply amazing. The showerhead design ensures the water is evenly distributed through all the coffee grounds. It can brew a pot of coffee in about five and a half minutes, and the maintenance and cleaning are effortless.
Good coffee with great consistent temperatures, ensuring you get the same coffee experience throughout the lifespan of the machine.
OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup Coffee Maker
If you’re pretty serious about your morning coffee, the OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup Coffee Maker is going to fulfill your needs. Providing consistent drip brewed cups of decent coffee, it’s actually one of the few manufacturers that have earned the Specialty Coffee Associations Golden Cup qualification, with a programmable timer to automatically brew your coffee in the morning.
The OXO has an elegant design built from a chassis of stainless steel and black plastic with a transparent reservoir. The main area contains the water tank, with a capacity of 1.3 liters and the heater just under it. On the right side, there’s the brew basket that only works with type four cone paper filters. Right below it, a thermal carafe is located.
Overall, the machine is very tall and has a large footprint. People with small kitchens or without much space beware. There is an LED display on the brewer, and it looks pretty good. Underneath it is the circular dial that’s also used as a button.
Making coffee is very straightforward; first, you must fill the reservoir with water, then you place a filter into the brewer and add your coffee, and then to activate you just select how much coffee you want the machine to brew.
It’s very soothing to have the choice as to how many cups you want the machine to make. The OXO On Barista has a microchip installed that it calls the “barista brain system.” it basically tracks and controls the temperature, speed of water flow, target brewing volume, and brewing time. It balances all these numbers to achieve ideal results. A downside of this is that we get longer brewing times.
The average extraction percentage was 27%, meaning that it is a little over extracted. According to the taste test, the coffee was delicious, but it had a slight bitterness to it. The thermal carafe keeps the coffee hot for about 5 hours.
Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker
This is basically a coffee brewing machine with all the features but with a budget price. It’s interesting to see how Mr. Coffee has achieved keeping the cost down while providing greatly brewed coffee with high consistency.
With an automated cleaning cycle and ease of use, this machine offers features that are pretty surprising for a budget coffee machine. You can choose between the glass carafe or the thermal one. The delay brew timer is the most useful of all the features, as it allows you to set a timer as to when you want the machine to start brewing coffee so that you can wake up to a freshly brewed cup.
There’s also an indicator that shows whether your coffee is fresh or not, and it’ll tell you when it’s time to throw it away. You can choose your brew strength; choices include standard brew or bold brew if you want a stronger cup of coffee.
There is an option to add a water filter, which filters 97% of impurities. This results in better tasting and toxic chemical-free coffee. You can pause in the middle of the brew cycle to serve yourself a coffee and then let it finish to complete the cycle.
The machine has an auto-shutoff feature, which is basically a sleep timer that can be programmed to shut off the machine two hours after it’s finished brewing coffee, leaving you worry-free.
Cuisinart DCC-1200BKS 12 Cup Brew Central Coffee Maker
The best and most preferred drip coffee maker in the market, it’s created a large loyal fan base. It’s very sturdy, has a three-year warranty, and pretty consistently will produce great cups of coffee.
A very reliable machine overall, the Cuisinart DCC-1200BKS 12 Cup Brew Central Coffee Maker design-wise is very simplistic and not designed to stand out, although it doesn’t look cheap at all. The body has a smooth surface of black plastic and brushed metal, giving it a contemporary look. It’ll easily blend in most kitchen designs and with other appliances.
The design of the carafe is a bit wrong, making it almost impossible to get the last bits of coffee without turning it upside down, and the device is a bit large with a water reservoir on top of the machine, so make sure you have enough space to access the machine.
It does have a solid build, and it’ll last you a long time. The brewer can produce 12 cups of coffee in a single brew cycle. It has many buttons to customize your coffee making experience to suit your needs and preferences. Just insert your favorite blend of coffee into the basket and your coffee will always taste good. However, to keep a consistent taste, you have to clean the machine regularly.
Twelve cups of coffee will be brewed in under 10 minutes and in a pleasant hot temperature. Mid brew you can remove the carafe and the brewing process will pause until you insert the carafe again. It maintains stable temperatures throughout, which is very surprising for an inexpensive drip coffee brewer. This machine is an excellent addition to your kitchen arsenal. It’s maybe not the most feature-filled or the most stylish choice, but it’s excellent and a consistent coffee machine with just the right features and straightforward maintenance. A must buy if you love your morning cup of coffee.