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Top Three Drip Coffee Makers

Sep 6, 2016 · coffee · comparison · drip · machines · reviews · top 3
Top Three Drip Coffee Makers

The Round Up

Drip coffee makers are a morning tradition most coffee aficionados can’t live without. With so many brewers out there, we thought we'd narrow the choices with our top three picks, the Bonavita Coffee Maker (BV1900TS), Technivorm Moccamaster and Breville Grind Control. The Speciality Coffee Association of America (SCAA) recognized two of our picks, the Bonavita and Technivorm, as certified home brewers, which undergoes their rigorously testing to qualify. However, the Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker's got something those machines don't have, a grinder! It is an all-in-one machine that does all the heavy lifting and features programmable options. If you’re ready to upgrade your morning ritual, check out our top three drip coffee makers!

Staff Pick: Bonavita Coffee Maker (BV1900TS)

The Bonavita Coffee Maker (model BV1900TS) is a stunning, sleek machine that’s SCAA-certified. Part of making SCAA’s list that it brews at the ideal temperature, which SCAA has between 198 to 204 degrees. Paired with the stainless steel carafe that keeps the coffee fresh and never burned, we always pour a consistently toasty cup. Another reason it made our list is the Bonavita’s basket design. Built with a large shower head and flat-bottom, U-shaped filter basket, our grounds are fully saturated to create an even extraction. What does that mean for you? A better tasting cup!

Established: Technivorm Moccamaster

The Technivorm Moccamaster is also SCAA-certified and has been a household name since the 1960s. To top if off, the entire Moccamaster lineup is certified, so you can choose anything from a large 10-cup brewer to this bright red version (we’re fans of the red). Its top-of-the-line build quality and five-year warranty provided by Technivorm is added security. The Crew’s drip coffee maker is actually a Technivorm Moccamasters and we love it because it’s easy to use, easy to clean up and easy to fill again and again—seriously after 30 minutes have rolled by, we’re on pot number two.

Built-In Grinder: Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker

If you’re looking for an all-in-one drip coffee maker, check out the Breville Grind Control! Equipped with auto-on and customization, it does all the work to get you through the morning! Program it the night before with your ideal coffee strength, volume and set the clock. It can even brew one cup of coffee if you so desire! The tray under the carafe also removes to allow extra cup clearance for a travel mug, so a one cup option comes in handy. The only quirky thing on the one cup option is that it brews immersion style instead of drip. The Breville is also a great option if you don't want to purchase a grinder. It's built with an adjustable grind control that weighs the grounds for the right amount each time. The grind does add some extra inches—it’s nearly 18-inches tall—but when you’re weighing the pros and the cons, we’d say the instant morning coffee is a win.


There you have it! We have the Bonavita Coffee Maker, Technivorm Moccamaster and Breville Grind Control as our top three drip coffee makers. The SCAA-certification highlights the Bonavita and Technivorm’s excellent brewing and having used both of these machines for years, we’d wholeheartedly agree! For casual coffee drinkers, there’s always the demand for the best user experience and that’s where new arrivals like Breville Grind Control excel. You’ve heard us rave about Breville’s attention to the user and this drip coffee maker does it all from auto-on to a single cup for a travel mug. Check back for more Gear Guides to find out next week’s top three picks!

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