Best Coffee Makers – your conventional filter coffee brewing machines

If you are looking for just that standard long coffee and want your warm cups of joe as it comes, then one of these coffee makers will pour out cups after cups from the removable jug.

There is nothing like a long conversation, and a second and third cup of coffee refills from glass carafes, diner style when entertaining friends with a hot plate to keep your coffee warm.

While espresso machines or high pressure forced coffee may find its way into every corner of the high street, good old filtered or drip coffee is just what everyone needs on a slow morning.

It also means that all you need to do is pour and not wait to prepare cup after cup from an espresso machine one at a time. These machines will brew enough coffee for the whole family.

There are two types of Coffee Makers, the bean to brew machines or the ground to brew machines. If your preference is picking up coffee beans from your local roaster then the bean to brew machine is your answer. If you would rather pick up ground coffees from your favourite blend at the super market then the coffee grounds to brew machine is what you need.

To further understand how to make the best cup of coffee, check out the How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee by Cuisinart.

You can find our automatic espresso machines in our article the Best Super Automatic Espresso Machines.

Top 18 Best Coffee Makers

  1. Kenmore Elite 12-Cup Coffee Grinder & Brewer – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE
  2. Cuisinart DCC-3200 Perfect Temp 14-Cup CoffeemakerPROGRAMMABLE
  3. Moccamaster KBT 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe
  4. Cuisinart DGB-700BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker  – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE
  5. Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE
  6. Cuisinart DCC-2650 Brew Central 12-Cup CoffeemakerPROGRAMMABLE
  7. Conair Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker – PROGRAMMABLE
  8. Moccamaster KBG 741 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Glass Carafe
  9. Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup CoffeemakerPROGRAMMABLE
  10. Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE
  11. BELLA 13911 Dots Collection 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker – PROGRAMMABLE
  12. Black & Decker CM5000WD 12-Cup Mill and Brew Coffeemaker – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE
  13. Cuisinart DCC-1150BK 10-Cup Classic Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker – PROGRAMMABLE
  14. Cuisinart DGB-650BC Grind-and-Brew Thermal 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE
  15. Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind-and-Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE
  16. Frigidaire Professional Stainless 10-Cup Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker – PROGRAMMABLE
  17. Capresso 464.05 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE
  18. KRUPS KM7005 Grind and Brew 10-Cup Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Conical Burr Grinder – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

And now for a closer look at each of these coffee makers.

Kenmore Elite 12-Cup Coffee Grinder & Brewer – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

  • conical burr grinder with grind settings from coarse to fine ground
  • strength and amount selector
  • fully programmable and digitally controlled for auto on with 2 hour auto off feature
  • use whole bean or ground coffee with button to turn off the grinder
  • pause brew function to stop mid-brew if you absolutely have to have a cup before resuming
  • durable reusable filter

Kenmore Elite 12-Cup Coffee Grinder and Brewer

Cuisinart DCC-3200 Perfect Temp 14-Cup CoffeemakerPROGRAMMABLE

Cuisinart DCC-3200

  • State-Of-The-Art technology to ensure hotter coffee without sacrificing flavor or quality
  • Brew strength control allows you to select regular or bold coffee flavor
  • Fully automatic with 24-hour programmability, self-clean, 1-4 cup setting and auto shutoff (0-4 hours)
  • Adjustable keep warm temperature control
  • Gold tone, commercial style permanent reusable filter

Also available Cuisinart DCC-3200W in White

Cuisinart DCC-3200W

Moccamaster KBT 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe

  • Manual drip-stop brew-basket with stainless steel thermal carafe
  • Exclusive copper heating element shuts off automatically after brew cycle is complete
  • Brews full or 1/2 carafe in 4-6 minutes
  • Brews at consistent 196 degree-205 degree f with a pulse action that allows for the perfect coffee bloom during extraction process

Moccamaster KBT

Cuisinart DGB-700BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker  – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

  • 24-hour fully programmable coffeemaker with 12-Cup capacity
  • Built-in burr grinder automatically grinds beans before brewing
  • Strength selector and grind control fine-tune intensity and volume, 8-ounce bean hopper, auto shutoff and brew-pause function
  • Includes: Charcoal water filter and permanent gold-tone coffee filter ensures only the freshest coffee flavor flows through. Measuring scoop, instruction Book

Cuisinart DGB-700BC stage

Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

  • 24-hour programmable with 12-Cup glass carafe featuring an ergonomic handle, dripless pour spout and knuckle guard
  • Bean Grinder grinds whole beans right before brewing to produce fresh and flavorful coffee. Turn off grinder for pre-ground coffee
  • Brew Pause feature, auto shutoff from 0 to 4 hours, and 1-to-4 Cup feature
  • The 1-4 setting also makes stronger cups of coffee due to the slower brewing process
  • Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone commercial style filter
  • Removable grinder basket and lid, separate grinder chamber and filter area

Cuisinart DGB-550BK stage

Cuisinart DCC-2650 Brew Central 12-Cup CoffeemakerPROGRAMMABLE

  • 12-cup carafe with ergonomic handle, dripless spout and knuckle guard
  • Fully automatic with 24-hour programmable, self-clean, 1-4 cup setting and adjustable auto-shutoff (0-4 hours)
  • Adjustable carafe temperature control with high, medium & low settings
  • Brew Pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing is completed
  • Gold tone commercial style permanent filter, Charcoal water filter (removes impurities)

Cuisinart DCC-2650

Conair Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 12 Cup Programmable Coffeemaker – PROGRAMMABLE

Conair Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200

  • Classic brushed metal design with a 12-Cup carafe with ergonomic handle for comfortable, dripless pouring
  • Brew pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing has finished. Adjustable heater plate (low, medium, high) ensures that your coffee stays at the temperature you like best
  • 24-hour advance brew start, programmable auto shutoff from 0 to 4 hours plus a 1-to-4 Cup feature when making less than 5 cups
  • Includes: Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter that ensures only the freshest coffee flavor flows through. Measuring scoop. Instruction book.

Cuisinart DCC-1200RT in brushed stainless steel and red also available:

Conair Cuisinart Brew Central DCC-1200 Red

Moccamaster KBG 741 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Glass Carafe

  • Auto drip-stop brew-basket with glass carafe
  • Exclusive auto-adjusting dual-phase hot-plate element keeps holding temperature between 176 degree-185 degree, auto shut-off after 100 minutes
  • Brews full carafe in 6 minutes
  • Brews at consistent 196 degree-205 degree f with a pulse action that allows for the perfect coffee bloom during extraction process

Moccamaster KBG 741 Silver

Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup CoffeemakerPROGRAMMABLE

  • Water Filtration Ready to remove up to 97% of chlorine for better tasting coffee with Mr. Coffee® water filter and brewing process.
  • Programmable – Delay Brew timer sets brew time ahead so you can wake up to fresh-brewed coffee
  • Freshness Timer keeps a tab on coffee freshness from the time it’s brewed
  • Brew Strength Selector pumps up a stronger flavor if you like it bold tasting
  • Grab-A-Cup Auto Pause stops cycle when you need a cup before brewing is finished
  • 2-Hour Shut Off automatically turns off coffeemaker
  • Lift & Clean Filter Basket for fast and easy clean up

Mr Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT

Conair DCC-1200MR 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker – PROGRAMMABLE

  • Brilliant metallic finish and classic design with a 12-Cup carafe with ergonomic handle, dripless spout and knuckle guard
  • 24-hour programmable with automatic shutoff 0 to 4 hours and 1-to-4 Cup feature
  • Brew pause feature lets you enjoy a cup of coffee before brewing has finished
  • Includes: Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter, measuring scoop and instruction book

Conair DCC-1200MR

Cuisinart DGB-625BC Grind-and-Brew 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

  • 12-Cup automatic coffeemaker with built-in automatic bean grinder
  • Fully programmable with adjustable auto-shutoff from 0 to 4 hours, Brew Pause, 1-to-4 Cup setting, and grind-off option for using pre-ground coffee
  • Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter ensures only the freshest coffee flavor flows through.
  • Includes measuring scoop and instruction booklet

Cuisinart DGB-625BC stage

BELLA 13911 Dots Collection 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker – PROGRAMMABLE

  • Programmable 24-hour timer lets you have coffee ready when you want it
  • Permanent filter means no paper filters necessary
  • Pause-and-serve feature for pouring a cup while coffee is still brewing
  • Auto shut-off feature
  • Keep warm function for 2 hours
  • Easy care and cleanup with removable dishwasher safe parts and auto-clean cycle
  • Available in a variety of vibrant colors with BELLA Dots pattern

BELLA 13911 Teal

Black & Decker CM5000WD 12-Cup Mill and Brew Coffeemaker – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

  • Programmable Coffee Maker with integrated whole bean Grinder maximizes flavor extraction.
  • Streamlined grind-to-brew process captures essential oils and aromas released at grinding for fuller, richer flavor.
  • Single Easy-Clean Brew Basket for both grinding and brewing;
  • Simple, easy-to-use Control Panel with angled display panel and large backlight display screen;
  • Large, Soft Touch buttons for easy programming;
  • Brew Strength Selector lets you choose from regular, strong or bold;
  • Auto Programming to set your fresh coffee to be ready when you are

Black and Decker CM5000WD

Cuisinart DCC-1150BK 10-Cup Classic Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker – PROGRAMMABLE

  • Fully automatic 10-cup double-wall insulated thermal carafe coffeemaker with 24-hour programmable auto on.
  • 1-to-4 cup setting, Brew Pause function, self clean functionality
  • 60-second reset “remembers” settings and where it was in the brewing process
  • Includes charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter to ensure only the freshest coffee flavor flows through

Cuisinart DCC-1150BK stage

Cuisinart DGB-650BC Grind-and-Brew Thermal 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

  • 10-Cup automatic coffeemaker with built-in automatic bean grinder
  • Fully programmable with Auto shut off, Brew Pause, 1-to-4 Cup setting, and grind-off option for pre-ground coffee
  • Double-wall thermal stainless-steel carafe keeps coffee hot and fresh
  • Includes: Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter ensures only the freshest coffee flavor flows through. Measuring scoop, instruction Booklet

Cuisinart DGB-650BC stage

Cuisinart DGB-900BC Grind-and-Brew Thermal 12-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

  • 24-hour fully programmable coffeemaker with auto shutoff, brew-pause feature, and Grind off function
  • Double-wall insulated stainless steel thermal carafe with comfort grip handle holds up to 12 cups of coffee
  • Built-in automatic burr grinder and 8-ounce bean hopper holds a half pound of beans. Strength selector and grind control fine-tune intensity and volume
  • Includes: Charcoal water filter and permanent gold tone filter that ensures only the freshest coffee flavor flows through. Measuring scoop and Instruction book.

Cuisinart DGB-900BC stage

Frigidaire Professional Pro-Select Digital FPAD12D7PS 12-Cup Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker – PROGRAMMABLE

  • 12-cup capacity Frigidaire Professional drip coffee maker makes it easy to wake up and smell the coffee.
  • The coffee strength selector takes the guess work out-choose from settings that range from regular to strong to get your coffee just right, every time.
  • The water filtration system filter with replaceable charcoal filter filters the water for better tasting coffee.
  • PowerPlus Brewing System evenly distributes hot water over ground coffee beans so that the flavor has time to build and develop, ensuring maximum flavor.
  • With Pro-Select LCD Display, you’ll be able to see what’s brewing.
  • The 24-hour programmable start option makes the coffee ready when you are. It has a side-view water level indicator, reusable gold-tone filter basket and auto-pause.

Frigidaire Professional Pro Select Digital

Capresso 464 CoffeeTeam GS 10-Cup Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

  • Fully programmable 10-cup coffeemaker with built-in conical burr grinder
  • Digital control panel; 5 grind settings from coarse to fine; 5 brew amounts
  • 6-ounce bean container; adjustable strength; clock and timer; brew-pause function
  • Grinder off function – brew with or without the grinder; 2-hour auto shut-off for safety; water filter included

Capresso 464 CoffeeTeam GS with Stainless Steel Carafe

KRUPS KM7005 Grind and Brew 10-Cup Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Conical Burr Grinder – GRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

  • Revolutionary programmable coffee machine with conical built-in steel burr grinder
  • 5 levels of grind settings; 3 coffee strength settings (mild, medium, strong); aroma function for more intense extraction
  • 2,4,6,8 or 10-cup digital portion settings that control the coffee-water ratio
  • Pause and serve feature lets you remove carafe at any time to serve; keep warm function keeps coffee hot for 2 hours
  • Auto shut off; DuoFilter water filtration system

KRUPS KM7005

Black & Decker CM5000 Mill and Brew 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with GrinderGRIND & BREW, PROGRAMMABLE

  • The QuickTouch programming panel includes controls for brew strength, time settings, and an auto brew feature that lets you wake up to fresh coffee every morning.
  • The bronze tone permanent filter removes the need for wasteful paper filters, and it’s attached to the integrated grinder. Both are completely removable and easy to clean.
  • The Duralife carafe holds up to 12 cups and the clear-view window makes it easy to see how much water is in the machine
  • Grinder Off Option to use ground coffee
  • Brew Strength Selector. Nonstick “Keep Hot” Carafe Plate.
  • Sneak-A-Cup Feature. Glass Duralife Carafe

Black and Decker CM5000B

BONUS: How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee