Coffee is like toothpaste: You take it for granted, but go without for a day or two and people will start to notice. And each of us is a coffee snob in our own way, and we need coffee machines and coffee makers that make our java exactly how we want it. Or else the day is, well, a grind.
Whatever way you prefer your ground beans brewed, however, odds are there’s a better way to do it: Automatic machines have never been better. Neither have French presses or, when things get desperate, instant coffees. Tech has tricked down from high-end machines to create barista-quality brew in your kitchen. As such, here are our favorite new coffee machines.
Best pour-over coffee maker
This genius coffee maker guides you through every step of making your pour-over brew. It has an on-screen, step by step guide so you don't make mistakes. And it means you get the right amount of coffee and water at the optimal brewing temperature.
This pour-over coffee maker has an integrated auto-measure scale that automatically calculates the right amount of coffee and water you need. And the good-looking gooseneck kettle heats up to the right temperature. Really, all you need to do is be ready to drink damn good coffee.
Best cold brew coffee maker
You could spend a car payment on a cold brew coffee maker. Or get this caffeinated workhorse instead. It's powerful, durable, versatile, and affordable.
The Ninja coffee maker lets you brew multiple brew sizes, from a cup to a carafe. You can whip up hot or cold coffee. Or iced tea. It even has a built-in frother that works with hot or cold milk.
Best portable coffee maker
Now you can have your perfect espresso on the go, without stopping at any ubiquitous coffee shops. This works with all types of ground coffee. You add boiling water to its tank and then pump manually.
So you need your Joe on the go. We get it. This portable coffee maker is stupidly easy to use. You fill the basket with ground coffee, tightly screw the outlet head tot he main body, add boiling water to the tank, and start pumping. And enjoy.
Best drip coffee maker for everyday use
Longtime drip-drinkers will recognize the silhouette of the Breville Precision Brewer Glass while appreciating its head-and-shoulders improvement over their dusty machines.
Five brewing modes, including Gold, Fast, Strong, Iced, and Cold Brew, fills its massive 60-ounce carafe, while a six mode allows for user customization of bloom time, flow rate, and brewing temp. A separate adapter even allows for pour-over.
Best French press coffee maker
There’s that cheapo French press you received as a non-registry wedding gift, and then there’s the Espro Press P7. Utilizing a double-filter system, this press ensures a full-bodied 18 ounces with none of the last-sip grit you’re used to grimacing through.
And unlike your current model, its double vacuum-insulated stainless walls won’t shatter after an errant drop. Bonus: You can even brew tea in it.
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