Coffee makers come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. These pink coffee makers range from cutesy and fun to elegant and sophisticated. One thing they all have in common is that they’ll all brew a great cup.
The Keurig K-Mini is one of the most compact single-serve brewers you’ll find. It’s less than 6 inches across so you can find a place for it in any kitchen, but it’s still tall enough to fit travel mugs.
This is an incredibly simple coffee maker to use, too. Pour in the amount of water you want to brew, pop in a pod, and shut the lid. It even turns itself off 90 seconds after the brew finishes.
The Technivorm Moccamaster mimics manual brewing methods to maximize flavor extraction. Its dual heater system brews at an optimal 196°-205°F and maintains the brewed coffee’s taste while keeping it hot, with two temperature settings for the warming plate.
With its advanced brewing technology and sleek, modern look, the Moccamaster is a premium choice for serious coffee lovers. It’s a good long-term investment, too, made of durable high-quality materials that are meant to last a lifetime.
The Zulay Classic brews up to 5 servings of stovetop espresso in 5 minutes or less. It uses the traditional 8-sided design for better heat distribution, producing a full-bodied and rich brew.
Clean-up and maintenance are easy for this Zulay stovetop espresso maker. It disassembles easily and can simply be rinsed out and air-dried after use. Since it’s made of durable aluminum, it won’t chip, crack, or shatter.
French press brewing produces a richer cup with more of the coffee’s natural oils than filtered methods like automatic drip. This model has a stainless steel filter system with a tight-sealing lid that traps heat.
When it’s time to serve, the plastic handle gives you a solid grip and it stays cool during brewing so you won’t burn your hand. All the components can be washed in the dishwasher.
Espresso is only half of the equation if you want to make drinks like lattes at home. You’ll also need some way to froth the milk, and a handheld milk foam maker like this Zulay model is an affordable and user-friendly way to do it.
The Zulay Milk Foam Maker runs on two AA batteries and has a powerful 12,500 RPM motor with a stainless steel whisk that effectively whips milk into creamy foam. It’s also compact and easy to store, either in a drawer or on the included stand.
Portable espresso makers use a combination of hand power and internal pumps to build pressure without needing electricity. This Staresso model reaches enough bars of pressure to produce rich espresso shots topped with creamy crema.
The all-in-one design of the Staresso Portable Espresso Maker gives it a firm, stable base when you apply pressure. It’s easier to avoid spills and messes than with hand-held manual espresso makers and it’s just as fast and easy to use.
The unique design of the Smeg Drip Filter Coffee Machine can be a great conversation starter in any retro kitchen. Don’t take its design to mean it’s old-fashioned. It’s fully-programmable with options like adjustable aroma intensity you won’t find on most automatic drip machines.
The Smeg Drip Filter Coffee Machine is an eco-friendly choice, too. It comes with a reusable filter to cut down on waste from paper filters and automatically shuts off 60 minutes after brewing to save energy.
The thick ceramic walls of the Mocohana Pour-Over Coffee Maker have excellent heat retention, maintaining an optimal temperature throughout the brew. Its floral design has an elegant look, and it’s functional, too, reducing dry pockets in the grounds for even, balanced flavor extraction.
The BOINN stovetop coffee maker has a design that’s fun but elegant, perfect for entertaining. It brews 10 ounces, which works out to 5 espresso servings. Its elegant natural wood handle is heat-resistant and easy to grip so you can serve safely.
The more subdued pink of this H-YYG coffee maker fits nicely with a wide range of décor styles and color schemes. It’s convenient, too, with a reservoir window that’s easy to read and an anti-drip mechanism so you can pour mid-cycle without making a mess.
The H-YYG Compact Coffee Machine brews hotter than many drip machines and keeps the coffee hot for an hour on its warming plate. That means better, bolder flavor in every pot you brew.
Here’s another compact automatic drip machine ideal for making coffee for 1-2 people. It’s a straightforward automatic drip brewer that comes with an easy-pouring 20-ounce glass carafe.
Along with its quirky design, we appreciate the convenience features of the YUAnCC Coffee Machine, like the pause and pour option and the lighted power switch so you can easily see when the brewer is on.
The KOKOF Coffee Machine has a grinder built-in, automatically grinding and dosing out the right amount for your batch size just before you brew. This keeps the ground coffee contained so there’s no mess and ensures you’ll always be using fresh-ground beans.
The KOKOF Coffee Machine is optimized to brew a delicious cup of coffee quickly. Its powerful heating element brews at a consistent 92°C (197°F) for 2-4 cups of flavorful coffee in minutes.
The unique knob-style interface on the Kokof Domestic Coffee Machine is easy to use and gives it a distinctive look. It brews coffee or specialty drinks from pods in less than a minute. The one-click cleaning makes it as easy to maintain as it is to use.
With so many coffee makers on the market, how can you decide which one is the best fit for you? Here are the most important factors to consider when you’re trying to narrow down your options.
The first choice you need to make is whether you want an automatic or manual coffee maker. Manual brewers are on the whole more durable and portable, but they also require a bit more effort to brew since you’ll have to heat the water, pour it to the right ratio, and time the brew.
Automatic coffee makers are fast and convenient. You will need an outlet to power them, though, which can limit their use when you’re traveling. They also don’t give users as much control over the brewing process.
Pod brewers take the convenience of automatic brewing to the extreme by using pre-dosed coffee capsules to brew. This has a definite trade-off in the flavor department, though, and pod brewers are also the least favorite method for coffee aficionados.
Size and Capacity
Single-serve brewers are a fast way to brew one cup but they’re a slow way to serve larger groups. For entertaining, a 12-cup automatic drip coffee maker is going to get the job done fastest.
In the middle are smaller automatic drip brewers, along with manual methods like Moka pots and French presses. These often have a capacity of 20-35 ounces, the perfect amount for 1-2 people.
Typically the more coffee the machine can brew the larger its dimensions will be. This is something else to consider if your kitchen space is on the smaller side—a 12-cup automatic drip brewer isn’t very convenient if it won’t fit on your counter.
This starts with the kind of materials the brewer uses. The best options for a coffee machine are non-porous, non-reactive, and heat-resistant materials like ceramic, treated glass, and stainless steel. These are easy to clean and won’t absorb flavors from the coffee (or add their own).
If you’re shopping for an automatic brewer, pay attention to the heating element and make sure it has both the power and precision to brew coffee in the optimal temperature range. Cheap auto-drip machines are notorious for brewing far too cool, resulting in a weak, thin cup.
The simpler the design of a coffee maker, the longer it will likely last. A manual brewer like a pour-over dripper or French press can theoretically last forever, especially if it’s made of a shatter-proof material like stainless steel.
Automatic coffee makers have electronics, valves, lines, and other components that naturally wear out over time. While it may be possible to repair or replace parts, very often it’s more cost-effective to just upgrade to a new machine.
On average, you can expect a drip machine or pod brewer to last from 5-10 years before it needs to be replaced.
Keeping the machine clean and well-maintained is the best way to extend its usable lifespan. Built-in water filters can also help since they remove deposits before they build up in the lines.
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