Road Test: Coffee Makers

April 28, 2018

Road Test: Coffee Makers

Americans drink a lot of coffee. So it stands to reason that there are lots of different ways to drink coffee and lots of different types of coffee makers for lots of different types of people. We road tested some of our machines to take some of the guesswork out of buying one.


KitchenAid® Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Good for: Trendsters

Cold brew coffee is the hottest thing in morning beverages at the moment. And, in 2018, we live in an age where you can cold brew your own coffee at home easily. That’s a very good age to live in. If you’re on the bandwagon, this is your machine.


Breville® Precision Brewer™ 12-Cup Thermal Coffee Maker in Stainless Steel

Good for: Perfectionists

Six brewing modes; automatic temperature adjustment; automatic time adjustment; customizable settings—in other words, every cup will be exactly as it should be. And, needless to say, it’s the perfect machine for a perfectionist.


Cuisinart® Coffee Center™ SS-15 12-Cup Coffee Maker and Single-Serve Brewer

Good for: People who can’t make up their minds

Full pot? Single serve? Now you don’t have to decide which coffee maker to get. This one does both.


Breville® Barista Touch Espresso Maker

Good for: Techies

This Breville machine is no joke: It’s for the most serious of coffee drinkers. It’s also for the serious techie. (Yep, it’s got a color touch screen.) The 8-drink menu will have you bypassing the coffee shop, in favor for that latte at home. Plus, custom espresso drinks are a great party trick.


Keurig® K-Select ™ Single-Serve K-Cup® Pod® Coffee Maker

Good for: The always-in-a-rush person

This Keurig® brews coffee in a variety of cup sizes (6, 8, 10, or 12 ounces) and has a strong brew option to kick up the intensity. It’s speedy too. In under a minute, you’ll have a great-tasting cup of coffee!

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