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Best Coffeemakers

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Coffeemakers

Best Coffeemakers

We tested 117 coffeemakers to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Coffeemaker based on the following criteria:

  • Convenience
  • Carafe handling
  • Brew performance

Below lists the Coffeemakers that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Coffeemaker is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Coffeemakers

Best Coffeemaker for Convenience

Reflects ease of filling the reservoir, placing the filter, gauging the amount of coffee remaining, and cleaning up. It also reflects how clear we judged the controls.


This Coffeemaker which tested best for Convenience has the following features: Dimensions H x W x D (in.), Average coffee temperature (°F) and Maximum mug height (in.).

Best Coffeemaker for Carafe handling

Covers handle comfort, tendency to drip while pouring, balance of a full carafe, and how easy it was to empty the last liquid. Models with no score here brew into single-serve cups or are brew-and-dispense models. The latter hold the coffee in a tank; you fill your cup by pressing it against the dispenser lever.


This Coffeemaker which tested best for Carafe handling has the following features: Small-batch setting and Dimensions H x W x D (in.).

Best Coffeemaker for Brew performance

The ability to reach 195° to 205° F for five or six minutes, the industry standard for optimal brewing.


This Coffeemaker which tested best for Brew performance has the following features: Thermal carafe/mug and Dimensions H x W x D (in.).