The Best Coffee Makers For At Home Brewing: 38K Reviews
Based on 38,380 Influenster Reviews
Coffee lovers unite! The following coffeemakers are staples in Influensters' homes. What machine do you swear by? Let us know!
It looks chic, modern and uncomplicated; the look of it is totally on par and I love the way you can see the bubbles in the water reservoir when it's making the coffee. Plus, this is much easier to clean the water reservoir than a traditional reservoir-in-the-back coffee maker that can get a touch of mold if not cleaned thoroughly and often. The stainless steel carafe keeps the coffee steaming hot, and I like that as opposed to having a hot plate below like in a traditional coffee maker since we have two little ones. (For testing purposes, I brewed a few cups without the coffee at 12 p.m. and the carafe kept it so hot it had steam coming off of it at 7 p.m.!!!)
I did have a bit of trouble determining exactly how to use the automatic timer, but after reviewing the accompanying booklet (which was easy to read and pretty dang explanatory without being complicated), my husband and I were able to get it quickly. I'm not a huge fan of the center portion of the carafe having to come out to pour the coffee, but if that's my only complaint, then I'm JUST fine.
You can tell that this is the "barista brain" coffee maker. We used plain ol' Folgers Hazelnut coffee and it had *much* more flavor and boldness than it did when we used our former Hamilton Beach coffee maker. Since it is so bold, we use half of the recommended coffee amount and it tastes wonderful!
I am definitely recommending this to anyone registering for their wedding (or just in the market for a new coffee maker), because I have been *very* impressed with it. I had no idea OXO even made coffee makers before this, but I'll definitely be considering them highly when I'm in the market for small appliances! ...read more
The key to getting great coffee out of a French press is to use a very coarse grind (using a burr grinder will help to make sure it's coarse yet even), and then figuring out the perfect steep timing for your preferences (for me, that's 4 minutes). I also love how unlike a paper filter, the French press doesn't absorb all the good oils from beans, so you'll get them in your final cup. ...read more