With most coffee places closed down and remaining ones open with drive-throughs completely packed, there is only one alternative. That is to brew your coffee at home. But with so many coffee makers in 2020, which coffee makers are the best? Don’t worry, we did the dirty work of reviewing hundreds of coffee makers to find the best ones for each price range.
2020 took a lot from us so far. It took away our recreation, our favorite restaurants, and most importantly, it took away our caffeine. Of course, I am joking about coffee being the most important, but fellow coffee addicts may find themselves feeling that way none the less. Getting freshly brewed coffee from Starbucks was part of our routines. It was something to look forward to and helped us start our day. Now, we have to readjust and make our favorite cafe in our homes.
I found that having a coffee maker allowed me to find some normalcy in this crazy new world of ours. It’s something that I can still look forward to smelling in the morning. It gives me some energy to get out of bed and to be productive. After all, it’s coffee that separates us from the animals. When I bought my first coffee machine several years ago, I made the mistake of trusting online reviews by people who clearly never tried the products. It became abundantly clear that I got duped when it broke down a few months later. Not only I overpaid, but I missed out on some darn good coffee.
I didn’t want this to be a list with no testing to back it up. So we tested close to 100 coffee makers to compile this list. A dangerous amount of caffeine was consumed while testing. We judged the coffee makers by their quality, taste, features, and value. Was it all worth it? I think so. With no further ado, here are the best coffee makers in 2020 for each price range.
Hamilton Beach 46299
Best coffee maker under $50. If you are not looking to get fancy, the Hamilton Beach 46299 offers a fresh pot of coffee in just 10 minutes. It is programmable, features auto-shutoff, and allows you to pause mid-brewing. It’s your no-frills, just give me coffee, coffee maker.
Best coffee maker for under $150. The Nespresso Vertuo by Breville is your mid-tier, probably won’t impress baristas, but all your friends won’t stop using it, coffee maker. It’s perfect for espresso as well as coffee aficionados with a budget.
Breville Nespresso Creatista Single Serve Espresso Machine
Best coffee maker for under $500. The Breville Creatista offers automatic milk frother, a beautiful interactive display, and perfect espressos every time. It’s your “I think I could open up my own coffee shop” coffee maker.
Beautiful settings display
Automatic steam pipe
Big water tank
Flat whites cappuccinos and latte macchiatos a click away
Best coffee maker under $100. The Cuisinart DCC-3000 is the perfect starter coffee maker as it’s incredibly easy to use and has similar features to more expensive models in the market. Its incredibly durable design combined with Cuisinart’s 3 years limited warranty makes this an easy decision from the quality standpoint. Combine that with great tasting coffee and easy to clean tank and you can see why the DCC-3000 is a clear winner in the under $100 category.
Easy to use
Tastes fresh for hours
Easy to removable water reservoir
Built-in water filter
Will keep your coffee warm & fresh for several hours
Best coffee maker under $3000. The Breville BES990BSSUSC Oracle has all the bells and whistles that any coffee maker can offer with a simple easy to use touch screen. It’s your “why do I even go out for coffee?” coffee maker.