Best Rated Coffee Makers

There are many types of coffee makers on the market and naturally you want to know which are the best rated coffee makers available.  As the automatic drip coffee maker is one of the most popular types of coffee makers, here are some of the best rated coffee makers in the automatic drip category:

1.  Technivorm Moccamaster 

The Technivorm Moccamaster is considered to be one of the best rated drip coffee makers on the market.  These machines are hand built in The Netherlands and are among only a few which meet the standards of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (“SCAA”).  The Technivorm Moccamaster is designed to brew at the optimum water temperature and brew cycle time to produce the fullest flavor in coffee without the bitterness.

These coffee makers use a powerful copper heating element to quickly bring the water to the proper temperature range of 195-205 degrees F.  The heated water is then dispersed over the coffee grounds for the optimum amount of time, which according to coffee experts is no less than 2 minutes and no more than 8 minutes.

All the Technivorm Moccamasters are certified by the SCAA.  There are however, a few different models. The classic Technivorm Moccamaster KB 741, for instance, has no automatic shut off and has a manual drip stop. Technivorm’s top model home brewer, the Technivorm Moccamaster KBGC 741 AO has automatic shut off, automatic drip stop and a scale indicator to show when it needs descaling.

Some models come with a glass carafe, while others have a thermal carafe.  There are also models such as the Technivorm Moccamaster Grand Coffee Maker which has a larger (640z) capacity.  Just make sure the model you are considering, has all the features you want.

Read more about the Technivorm Moccamaster here.

2.  Bonavita Coffee Maker

The Bonavita BV1800TH 8-cup (40 ozs)  coffee maker with thermal carafe is another best rated coffee maker.  It is also one of only a few coffee makers that are certified by, and meet the exacting standards of  the Specialty Coffee Association of America (“SCAA”).

Other models include the Bonavita BV1800 8-cup coffee maker with glass carafe, which is also certified by the SCAA.

The latest model is the Bonavita BV1900TS which has a thermal, all stainless steel carafe.  Read more about the Bonavita BV1900TS here.

Like the Technivorm, the Bonivita coffee makers heat the water to the ideal temperature and brew for the ideal amount of time to ensure a great cup of coffee.

Read more about the Bonavita BV1800 thermal 8 cup coffee maker here.


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