Large coffee makers aren’t just larger in size. They also offer large capacity and bring a large heap of convenient features.
Depending on what you are looking for in your match made in Java heaven, many different brewers can suit your crowd-serving coffee needs. To cut the overwhelming search short, we’re offering you the best large coffee makers on the market today.
If you want to show off your barista skills to a crowd, this is definitely the coffee machine you should do it with. With a water capacity of 54 ounces, you can whip up many specialty drinks without having to refill again.
The 15 Bar Espresso system is hard to beat and brings an excellent-tasting shot each time, and the cappuccino frother will provide silky creaminess that will top your drinks perfectly.
Mr.Coffee is our best choice for tons of reasons, but the biggest one of all is the automatic frothing. No guesswork involved with this maker!
Although it only uses K-cup pods (which means that it brews one cup at a time), this Keurig is designed to satisfy a large crowd. With a water capacity of whopping 90 ounces, you can brew up to 18 cups before refilling the tank. Hence why K155 is an office favorite.
Durable stainless steel body, touch screen interface, adjustable temperature, it’s no wonder why this Keurig model sits so close to the top of this list. The feature that makes it our premium pick? The customizable brew sizes and the fact that you can use it as a water dispenser for tea or instant meals.
A full carafe of 14 tasty cups is more than enough to satisfy the morning Java needs of large households. Not only programmable but fully automatic as well, our best value is convenience and perfect taste wrapped in one.
Thanks to its state-of-art system, this Cuisinart model makes a hotter cup while retaining the quality of the taste. And with the chance to choose between regular and bold flavor, well, you’ve pretty much got it all.
12 full cups of perfectly brewed coffee in a glass carafe with a durable stainless-steel handle. And if you are brewing only for yourself or want to fill up your travel mug and head out the door, then the single-serving side has got you covered. This dual coffee maker is a great combination of both large coffee makers and single-brew machines.
But that’s not all that this maker offers. This model also includes a reusable filter cup that allows you to enjoy K-Cups as well. How neat is that?
Just like the previous model, this Cuisinart coffee maker also has a capacity of 12 cups and a single-serve side for your personal Java needs.
With 24-hour programmability, pause-and-serve option, and the ability to adjust the carafe temperature, there are a lot of reasons why this maker is a good fit for large households.
The thing we love most about it? Its water dispensing system that makes brewing tea a snap. This fully automatic brewer is a real keeper!
This espresso maker with a water capacity of 60 ounces and an average heating time of 75 seconds is just the thing you need. Whether you need one or double shots of espresso, your tasty Java is just one touch away.
And for the specialty-coffee lovers, this maker features a cappuccino system that mixes and steams milk into a creamy and rich froth for your coffee.
But that’s not all! This brewer also comes with a built-in burr grinder, so maximum freshness is always guaranteed!
If you have a love for both drip makers and espresso machines, then we’ve found you the perfect blend of both – this De’Longhi model. With a 10-cup filter coffee on one and a 15-bar espresso maker on the other side, this dual machine satisfies every coffee drinker.
And thanks to the cappuccino system and steam wand, your barista skills can be put to the test.
The most convenient thing about this maker has to be its front-loading system for coffee and water, so no more annoying refilling by moving the machine.
This Keurig model may be a single-serve coffee maker, but its large 75-ounce water reservoir surely makes up for it. And besides, when you consider the fact that Keurig brews a cup in less than a minute, you can have 8 extra large cuppas in less than 10 minutes.
With strong brew and iced coffee options, as well as 5 different cup sizes, this super sleek maker is everyone’s match.
Plus, you have hot water on demand at your fingertips, so even the tea lovers will find it useful.
With this stainless-steel combination maker, you can brew a full 10-cup carafe, pull an espresso shot, or make a creamy latte or cappuccino. That’s how many options you have! And thanks to the double group head and high-quality steam wand, you practically need no barista skills to make one killer specialty coffee – it is that easy!
Thanks to the 4 buttons and Selector knob, you can also customize and adjust the temperature as your taste buds see fit. Programmable and with tons of nifty features, it is impossible not to love this shiny machine.
For those looking for something fancier, this piano black all-in-one machine will definitely deliver. Whether you are in the mood for espresso, black coffee, or cappuccino, Jura has got your back. Your ideal Java is always within reach with 7 different specialties, programmable strength and cup size, and an exclusive Pulse Extraction Process.
Plus, with a large 64-ounce water container, you can whip up a lotta lattes before having to refill.
And if that’s not enough to convince you to go Jura, its ultra-precise integrated grinder is in charge of delivering the crispiest sips with every single brew.
If you’re looking for the classic espresso-machine look, all with a stainless steel body and a cup warmer on top, well, we’ve got a winner. This semi-automatic espresso maker comes equipped with 15 bars of pressure, a professional frothing wand, a double group head, and a large 50.7-ounce water tank.
With a double volume boiler and heating time of 60-120 seconds, you can rest assured that your espresso shot will be pulled quickly and at the optimal temperature. Plus, the dual control allows you to brew and froth at the same time – the real coffee shop style.
When talking about large makers, we don’t necessarily mean those that take up a lot of space in your kitchen. For us, large coffee machines are those that can serve a crowd. A maker that brews anywhere from 10 and 24 cups is considered as large.
But a large coffee maker doesn’t necessarily have to brew its capacity all at once. Large makers can also be those that can hold more than 50-60 ounces of water and can brew in a snap.
Besides capacity, there are also a few other features that you should look for in a large coffee maker:
Automation – Pick a coffee maker that has a few automatic features, such as automatic shut-off, temperature control, etc.
Programmability – Having a timer you can set and forget about it until the next morning when you wake up to a full carafe is quite beneficial, especially if your mornings are hectic.
Speed – Who has 30 minutes to spare waiting for the brewer to drip full the carafe? The faster your maker brews, the better.
Multiple Uses – Having the option to grind, brew a single cup, pull an espresso shot, or whip up a cappuccino can be quite a complementary feature.
Customization – If you are a picky coffee drinker like us, then you can rarely find the coffee satisfying unless you adjust the strength and size yourself. Having a coffee maker that allows you to customize is more than beneficial.
A rule of thumb is that the longer the warranty, the better the appliance. But that could barely be an indicator of the lifespan of your coffee maker, as most machines offer 1 or 2 years of warranty.
You should eYoA quality coffee maker should serve you well for at least 5 years. Of course, you can use it a lot longer than that if you clean and look after your appliance with care. But don’t expect to serve you for a full decade if you use it frequently.
Whether the capacity of the coffee pot/carafe will suit your needs depends on the number of people you’re serving, but also on the size of your preferred cup.
In general, the size of a coffee cup is approximately 5 ounces. So, if you need about 10 servings, your carafe should hold at least 50 ounces.
When entertaining a crowd, it is smart to have a brewer that can conveniently serve them without much hassle. You can do it in four ways:
Now that you have a great list of many options, the next step is to simply figure out which one of these large coffee makers align with your household’s brewing needs in size, capacity, speed, and extra features3. You better grab a pen and paper because pinpointing the winner will not be an easy task.