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Reviews of Top 10 Coffee & Espresso Makers - Enjoy Every Sip of Your Coffee!
Reviews of Top 10 Coffee & Espresso Makers - Enjoy Every Sip of Your Coffee!
Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Brews great coffee
  • 10 scoops of beans fit into the bean grinder
  • The grinder and the drip basket are separate units
  • Sleek and stylish looking machine
  • Excellent price

    Cons

  • The steam gets into the grinder during brewing and needs cleaning after every brewing
  • No bean hopper
Review Summary

Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind & Brew™ 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker automatically grinds the beans right before brewing to deliver the freshest coffee flavor and the streamlined design with a brushed metal finish looks great in any kitchen. This is a fully programmable coffeemaker and has a large control panel for ease of use. A 12-cup glass carafe can brew coffee for whole family and even some neighbors. Smaller amounts can be brewed without any loss of flavor when 1- to 4-cup setting is used. The Brew Pause™ feature lets you enjoy a cup before brewing has finished. This machine has gold tone commercial style permanent filter and a charcoal water filter that removes impurities from water used for coffee. This grind and brew coffeemaker is easy to clean after use as the grinder and drip basket are separate units.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Makes perfect latte and hot chocolate
  • Easy to clean up
  • Makes perfect froth
  • Comes with a very good recipe book
  • Automatic latte cycle with auto shut off feature
  • Brew/Heat/Froth and Heat/Froth settings
  • Inexpensive and saves a lot of money and time

    Cons

  • Cannot make espresso or drip coffee
  • Does not come with a permanent filter
  • Glass pitcher and lid are not dishwasher safe
Review Summary

Mr. Coffee® Café Latte (BVMC-EL1) makes perfect lattes and hot chocolate right at home without barista know-how. You can customize flavors and ingredients to brew them just the way you like. Simply add ground coffee or teabags to the brew basket, place milk and additional latte ingredients into the carafe and, with the touch of a button, your latte is brewed and frothed. More selection than the coffeehouse menu, the Mr. Coffee® Café Latte recipe book (included with purchase) features over 20 delicious and decadent recipes for coffee and tea-based lattes. It also makes rich hot cocoa drinks too! This machine features automatic latte cycle with auto shut off after cycle is complete.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Stylish with the black and stainless accents
  • Inexpensive and great quality
  • Compact size and everything can be stored in the machine when it isn't being used
  • Easy to operate and refill water container
  • Steams decently well
  • Easy to clean as everything comes apart to wash
  • ESE pod compatible

    Cons

  • Frother nozzle is too low to the counter
  • Shots are not self-timed so you have to eyeball the brewing
  • Regular coffee mug does not fit under spout
  • Can take a little extra time to get super-hot water
Review Summary

De'Longhi EC155 15 BAR is an espresso and cappuccino maker that works great for novice through seasoned espresso drinkers. It produces quality latte and cappuccino with the swivel jet frother letting you enjoy delicious drinks. It comes with a durable, high-quality stainless steel boiler and 15 bar pressure pump. The warm up time while using the priming procedure is very short. It lets you get to your coffee faster, with less waiting around for the element and boiler to reach the correct temperature. The portafilter inserts allow one or two shots to be brewed at a time and are convenient and easy to use. The water tank holds enough capacity for several rounds of espresso when you have company. 

The EC155's dual function filter holder, lets you enjoy delicious espresso as you can use ground coffee or convenient coffee pods for faster preparation. In addition, the EC155 is simple to clean with a removable 35-ounce water tank with indicator light and a removable drip tray. It is easy to disassemble, clean, and put back together to continue making your favorite drinks. The machine brews perfect drinks every time at the perfect temperature with two separate thermostats, which allow for water and steam pressure to be controlled separately.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Super-fast brewing, brews a full pot in 3 minutes
  • Thermal pot keeps the coffee fresh and hot
  • Keeps a reservoir of hot water
  • Easy to use
  • No spills or dribbles
  • Easy to clean
  • Stainless-steel carafe and water tank

    Cons

  • Pot leaks when pouring a cup of coffee
  • Need to be on all time to keep water hot
Review Summary

The BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Brewer features a unique sprayhead to ensure an even, complete coffee flavor extraction. For better brewing, water is kept at the optimal brewing temperature in an internal hot water tank. This means it’s ready to brew and delivers 4 to 10 cups of delicious, hot coffee in about 3 minutes. A double wall, vacuum insulated thermal carafe keeps coffee warm for up to 2 hours while maintaining the taste and aroma of the coffee. This carafe is durable and dishwasher safe too.

Some users complain that the pot leaks and spills when pouring a cup of coffee. Also, since the unit has a reservoir of hot water, it needs to be on all the time to maintain that system.

Overall, BUNN BT Velocity Brew 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Home Coffee Brewer stands true to its middle name “Velocity” and brews a pot full of good coffee in about 3 minutes and also keeps it hot for hours.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Great for brewing coffee or tea
  • Classic and elegant design
  • Filter works very well
  • Presses smoothly
  • Easy to use, clean and store
  • Coffee really does taste amazing
  • Glass doesn't discolor after repeated use

    Cons

  • The glass is too thin and may break easily
  • Brewing capacity is based on 4 oz. size
Review Summary

Bodum Chambord Coffee Press is the classic French press coffee maker designed in the fifties. No brewing method extracts true flavor from the precious coffee bean than the French press. It is super easy to use with a smooth press and easy to clean glass container. The heat-resistant borosilicate glass container is held by a chrome-plated frame. The frame and lid are made of steel and have durable shiny surface that lasts for many years of intense use. The black CHAMBORD Polypropylene handle comes in a matte finish that not only gives a comfortable grip while serving but adds to the classic quality of the design. Bodum Chambord French Press is available in 3-cup, 8-cup and 12-cup capacities and is it great for tea as well.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Brews a perfect cup of coffee
  • Fun and easy to use
  • Gives you total control over the brewing process
  • Solidly built product
  • Nifty concept and good design
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Reasonable price

    Cons

  • Requires some effort to push down the plunger
  • Made of plastic which may be harmful when working with hot water
Review Summary

Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker is a cool and nifty concept for making a tasteful cup of coffee. It is a multi-piece device consisting of a clear chamber, plunger, filter cap, filter holder, funnel, and stirrer. Users find it fun and easy to use and like that it gives them total control over the brewing process. Using the ideal water temperature and gentle air pressure, brewing with Aerobie AeroPress, yields rich flavor with lower acidity and without bitterness. The coffee feels rich in taste as total immersion brewing results in uniform extraction of the ultimate in full coffee flavor. Enjoy the purist way of brewing coffee as it is micro filtered for grit free coffee – unlike other press-type coffee makers.

The plunger requires some effort to push down and then can take some muscle strength.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Works well to grind coffee, spices and flax seeds
  • Very simple and easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Fast and saves lot of time in dry grinding
  • Grinds fine espresso grind
  • Durable
  • Inexpensive

    Cons

  • Fine coffee sticks inside
Review Summary

KRUPS 203 Electric Grinder has a powerful 160-watt motor which moves rapidly to evenly grind up to three ounces of coffee or spices at once. The stainless steel blades can grind beans from coarse to fine in seconds for that perfect espresso shot. This small unit is very versatile and can grind spices, flax seeds and bread. It has a lid activated safety switch. It is designed for easy pouring, handling and cleaning.

Users love this KRUPS 203 Electric grinder but sometimes find it hard to empty out as the fine coffee sticks inside.

Overall, KRUPS 203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder with Stainless Steel Blades is a must have in kitchen of coffee lovers. It is a durable and inexpensive, magical device, which can add aroma and spice to your life.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Perfect for making single cup of coffee
  • Brews coffee fast
  • Easy to clean
  • Comes with a permanent filter
  • Travel mug keeps the coffee hot for a long time
  • Can be used to get hot water when making tea or hot chocolate
  • Inexpensive

    Cons

  • The cup has a strong plastic smell
  • Coffee grounds frequently seep into coffee mug
  • The coffee filter is very small
Review Summary

Black & Decker DCM18S Brew 'n Go is an ideal coffeemaker for an active, on-the-go lifestyle! Your coffee brews directly into a 15-oz. stainless steel thermal travel mug that fits most car cup holders. Convenient one-touch operation and useful features like a removable filter basket with included permanent filter makes your morning coffee ritual a breeze. It brews coffee really fast and travel mug keeps the coffee hot for long time. This coffeemaker can also be used to get hot water when making tea or hot chocolate. The cord storage and lighted On/Off Switch adds to the convenience of using Brew ‘n Go.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Easy to clean
  • Sturdy and durable
  • Works without electric power
  • Makes great coffee and keeps the flavor intact
  • Very good looking and stylish
  • Great product for the price

    Cons

  • Top is plastic and it melts with hot coffee
  • Small pouring spout and turned rim
Review Summary

Farberware Classic Stainless Steel Yosemite percolator is a popular choice for brewing coffee and tea the old-fashioned way--without wasteful paper liners and without electricity. This stainless steel percolator is built to last, with sturdy construction and durable handles. It has a basket to hold coffee or tea, great for brewing a large pot perfect for multiple cups or serving guests. It is really easy to use and easy to clean too. This percolator makes great coffee and keeps the coffee flavor and aroma intact.

Most users like the stylish design of this percolator but they complain about the top part which is made of plastic and melts with hot coffee. Some users even replaced it with glass cover which is available in the market.

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Pros & Cons

    Pros

  • Brews hot and good tasting coffee
  • Easy to program and use
  • Comes with a good charcoal water filter
  • Good hot plate keeps coffee hot
  • Easy to understand directions
  • Easy to read numbers on water well
  • Stylish, beautiful and comes in many colors

    Cons

  • Carafe is not easy to clean
  • Water fill area is cramped
  • Water reservoir is a bit small
Review Summary

The Stainless Steel Cuisinart DCC-1200 Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, is a 12-cup coffee maker and is programmable up to 24 hours in advance. This coffee maker is easy to program and use. The charcoal water filter enhances the taste of coffee. The features also include brew pause and paperless gold-tone filter.

After brewing, a variable temperature controls the heat and keeps the coffee hot. It has self-clean cycle, making it easy to clean and the unit automatically shuts off after making coffee. Consumers like the stylish and retro look of Cuisinart DCC-1200.

Some consumers complain that the machine does not last for more than few months. Some users also complain that the location for pouring water is small and inconvenient.

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