Coffee has become one of the best accessories in the fashion world. A cup in your hand never gets out of style whatever the season is. But this addictive beverage is more than just a fashion accessory; it actually becomes an extension of our self. It signals one’s own taste and aesthetics. It all its variations, there’s is that one that defines your style.
But coffee isn’t all about the fasion. It’s the happiness that comes with every sip as well. Let’s be honest, no matter how bad our day was, if we wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee the next day, we somehow feel relieved and alive again. If this is the effect you get from a cup of Joe, then you should own a coffeemaker. To narrow down your choices, we have a few recommendations below.
Top-Rated Coffeemaker on the Market
The DeLonghi DC514T is set apart from the rest of the competition for one tiny yet helpful feature: the aroma button. This allows the machine to dispense hot water that goes through the coffee grounds just a small amount at a time so the grounds are thoroughly soaked and the hot water extracts the fullest flavor possible. On other notes, this coffee machine has a glass carafe that keeps brewed coffee warm and as fresh as possible.
With the DeLonghi, you don’t need to worry about stale coffee, thanks to its freshness indicator that lights up every 15 minutes the first hour after you have brewed a pot so you know how long the coffee has been sitting on the warming plate. There’s a water filter and a walter-level indicator designed into it as well. In addition, it has built-in alert system that lets you know when minerals have already accummulated inside and it’s time to clean them up. You also do not get an audible alert once the brewing process is complete or any power backup. Finally, it comes with a one-year warranty and user guide.
Top-Rated Coffeemaker for the Money
The Cuisinart DTC-975BKN features an insulated carafe designed with an ingenious lid that prevents you any leak. The lid uses a ball-bearing mechanism that allows pouring when the lid is screwed shut. The insulated carafe allows a design that is free of any hot plate, which you typically need with a glass carafe. This prevents the bitter taste coffee sometimes gets from glass coffee pots sitting on heating plates for a given period of time. Additionally, this coffeemaker gives you the option to choose your filter, either the permanent mesh that comes with it or paper filters that you buy separately. If you select paper filters, it is easy to dispose of them, so cleaning is easy and the coffee can taste cleaner. You also have the option of a permanent gold mesh filter, which save money and are more environmentally sound.
The water-level indicator makes it easy to fill to the correct number of cups, and you can adjust the water and coffee levels to make fewer cups. Moreover, this coffeemaker has a built-in clock that is is fully programmable up to 24 hours in advance of the desired brew time. Once brewing begins, you can sneak a cup without spilling because of its brew pause feature. When brewing is complete, there is audible beeping to alert you. Finally, this appliance comes with a 3-year warranty.
Top-Rated High-End Coffeemaker
The Zojirushi Fresh Brew EC-BD15BA brews through an insulated basket so that the brewing process does not compromise temperature. This design helps it avoid the burnt taste that can result from glass carafes on top of warming plates. It is also equipped with a brew-pause feature, which lets you sneak a cup while the coffee is brewing. This is sometimes a necessity, especially in the mornings, when you don’t want to wait.
This coffeemaker comes with a programmable clock so you can set your desired time for it to start brewing. You can program it the night before and wake up to delicious and hot coffee each morning. Note, though, that this coffeemaker is designed to use paper filters only. You get a one-year warranty for it.
Top-Rated Inexpensive Coffeemaker
The Hamilton Beach Black Ice 12-Cup 43255R is one of the most attractive coffeemakers on the market. But it is more than just for show. It has features a coffee lover will surely appreciate. For starter, it comes with a glass carafe that keeps brewed coffee warm. It uses a permanent gold-tone coffee filter, which could save you money, since you will not be buying coffee filters. However, you can use paper filters as well. It also has a water filter in case you will be using tap water.
You also get an automatic shut-off function, which turns the coffee maker off after two hours, so you never need to worry about absentmindedly leaving the pot on a hot burner or coming home to stinky, burned debris at the bottom of your coffee pot or, worse, a house fire. Finally, the Hamilton Beach coffeemaker has a one-year warranty.