Best Plastic-Free Coffee Makers

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Top Plastic-Free Coffee Makers

Whether for health-concerning or pure ecological reasons, ditching convenience and deciding to go plastic-free is one of the most meaningful choices any of us could make. If you’re purging plastic from your kitchen entirely, then you probably don’t want this material in contact with your coffee, either. 

But just because drip makers are no longer an option, it doesn’t mean that you will never take pleasure into your morning cup o’ Joe again. With our premium selection of manual coffee makers, you get both, satisfying caffeine kick and a healthy, conscious, and eco-friendly lifestyle.

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With a durable 18/10 stainless-steel construction, this Bialetti stovetop espresso maker is the perfect way to try plastic-free brewing.

And if you are a fan of espresso, then our best choice should be no brainer. Whether on gas, ceramic, or electric stovetop, this brewer will give you a rich and intense Java. Plus, its capacity of 12 ounces (that equals six espresso shots), will be more than enough to kickstart your days.

Bialetti Kitty comes with a heat-resistant bakelite handle that offers an ergonomically comfortable grip. Thanks to the wide distance from the body of the maker, you can open and close the lid with a single hand, safely and conveniently.

And if that’s not enough, Bialetti offers a dishwasher cleaning. The only thing you need to pay attention to is not to use this maker for something other than coarsely ground coffee, as tea or cocoa can clog the plate of the filter.

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If you like your appliances shiny, then this double-wall stainless steel French Press will be perfect for your kitchen. The mirror-like finish on the outside and brushed steel on the inside scream durability. This French Press is made entirely out of 18/10 stainless steel, but surprisingly, its long and comfortable handle stays cool to touch.

With a fine and high-quality Italian mesh and a metal wire that presses strongly against the wall, this Press extracts absolutely everything. The best part of it all is its patented dual filter system that leaves zero sediments in your cup. That being said, this coffee maker is perfect for tea, as well.

With a capacity of 36 ounces, a dripless spout, and the fact that the carafe works perfectly as an insulated pitcher, as well, this Frieling Press will be the star of your coffee (or tea) afternoon parties.

And when I tell you that all parts disassemble with ease and are dishwasher safe, it is clear why this award-winning coffee maker is our premium choice.

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If you want an authentic French Press that is made entirely out of stainless steel, leaves no coffee grounds behind, and will never rust, then look no more because our best value will satisfy your morning Java needs perfectly.

This Mueller French Press features a very unique filtration design made of 4 layers that will keep your grounds from sinking to the bottom of your cup or floating inside the carafe. Thanks to its multiple-layered filter structure, this maker is also an excellent match for your tea, hot chocolate, frothed milk, fruit infusions, etc.

Constructed with grade 310 18/10 stainless steel that is polished on the inside and insulated on the outside, this Press is not only built to last, but it also keeps your coffee hot for 60 minutes longer than similar, thinner makers.  Plus, thanks to its cool-touch exterior (and handle!), Mueller provides safe and heat-free handling.

But that’s not all! Upon purchase, you get a bonus coffee canister, which is a cool addition.

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Just like Mueller, this Kitchen Supreme maker also features a 4-level filtration system. The extra layers are of great value because they minimize the sediments and increase the purity of your Java, providing a smooth and shiny texture.

A combination of 304 stainless steel, double German glass, and an encapsulated double lid that is safe to handle, this maker is not only thermal-shock resistant, but it is also built to last.

The glass on the carafe is made from one element, carefully constructed to be durable and heat-resistant. This German glass is twice more substantial than your usual Borosilicate glass. And unlike metal Presses that make a lot of noise when pressing, this quiet brewer will keep your mornings peaceful.

Fully-sealed body except for the lid’s twist that entraps the oily compounds and allows a rich and flavorful brew, Kitchen Supreme is here to satisfy. Whether you need four full coffee mugs or eight smaller cups, this French Press is perfect for hot Java, cold brew, tea, or even nut milk.

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Shiny, stylish, and with a timeless look, this stainless steel SterlingPro French Press is perfect for those who wish to add authenticity with a modern touch to their brewing routine.

Constructed entirely of surgical grade stainless steel, this French Press comes with an insulated double-wall design that will keep your coffee hot for a long time, while offering a cool and safe-to-touch exterior.

The filtration features double screens, and SterlingPro guarantees you will find no grounds in your brewed cuppa. Plus, you receive two free screens with every purchase, which makes this maker even more valuable.

Versatile enough not only to make one killer cup of Joe but also to brew tea and froth milk to perfection, this maker is something we highly suggest! Plus, with its capacity of 34 ounces, this maker fits both, small and large households, perfectly.

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Just like the previous four makers, the Secura French Press also guarantees that absolutely no sediments will flow to your cup. The triple layer of filters entraps even the tiniest granules, giving you a full-bodied brew you will deeply enjoy.

This maker also works with metal mesh screens, and a bonus screen is included in the package. The more screens you stack, the more refined and satiny your coffee will turn out to be.

Thanks to the convenient arrow-pointed lid, you can close the spout after pouring to keep your coffee sealed inside to stay hot longer.

All parts of this maker are dishwasher safe, but it is advised not to leave the Press drying overnight as that will help residues settling on the walls and support corroding. Otherwise, this is a completely rust-free brewer and pitcher.

With a capacity of 34 ounces, a cool exterior, and comfortable handle, we can all agree this is a decent buy.

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If an intense and espresso-like coffee is more your thing, then we have another great option for your stovetop. This Grosche Milano Moka pot makes only one cup of coffee per brew, but if you are not a large household of coffee drinkers, then this shouldn’t be a trouble.

The pot is made from anodized, food-grade aluminum, but unlike your regular Moka pots, this one features high-quality silicone rings and an Italian-made safety valve. Besides, thanks to its safe burn-guard handle that is soft on touch and offers a comfortable grip, pouring will be a breeze. The hinge, both on the handle and top, is super strong, so this [ot comes with zero safety concerns.

Works perfectly on electric and gas stovetops (even propane camping ones), but since it’s made of aluminum, this Grosche Milano pot is not compatible with induction stoves.

The elegant matt look is the yummy cherry on top!

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With this pour-over set, all you need are the coffee beans. Because, really, this coffee maker does all the rest. From grinding, measuring the water temperature, brewing, and even pouting, Mitbak offers it all. The set comes with a paperless dripper, gooseneck kettle with an integrated thermometer, and a bonus grinder for your Java.

Thanks to the high-quality materials and construction, this pour-over will help you make gourmet coffee for years to come. The brewer is made from heat-resistant borosilicate glass, while the kettle and the grinder have a 304-grade stainless steel body.

The grinder is adjustable and can turn your beans into coarse or fine grounds (hold 14 ounces of Java), while the brewer comes with a permanent stainless steel filter. The capacity is pretty great, offering you to brew 20 ounces of full-bodied Java.

And that’s not all! Thanks to the chic wooden sleeve on the dripper, your kitchen will get a more traditional look.

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This Moka pot brews up to 10 ounces of stovetop espresso, but if you like your coffee in demitasse sizes, then you’ll love the fact that you can actually brew over 6 1.5-ounce cups.

The brewer is entirely made of stainless steel, except for the cool-touch silicone handle that offers a soft, comfortable, and burn-guard grip, and the brass valve, designed to last.

The best part of all is that you can use this Moka pot in pretty much all heating methods. Whether on ceramic, gas, induction, or electric stove pot or over alcohol-fueled heat, a rich shot of espresso is guaranteed.

And its elegant and fancy look will fit your modern kitchen just perfectly.

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If you want a matte design that wins all hearts, then you will not find a better looking Moka pot than this. Based on the classic look of the old-fashioned Italian Moka pot, this stovetop espresso maker brings authenticity to complement your quick caffeine fix.

Brewing 12 ounces of velvety coffee, this maker will serve shots for your entire family.

Constructed with premium aluminum and featuring a safety valve that releases steam, this will be a good pair for your gas, electric, ceramic, and even induction stovetop. This improved version works on induction stoves; however, make sure to check compatibility before purchasing, as some customers report issues with their older induction stovetops.

This Moka pot also comes with two, 3-ounce, double-wall stainless-steel cups for long sips of hot and delicious coffee. And the best part? Coffee Gator guarantees a 5-minute espresso (from start to finish) every single time.

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As the name suggests, this Moka pot has a crystal clear pot that allows you to savor the coffee-making process and enjoy the bubbling before your eyes. The pot also has a durable glass matching lid, which makes it even more appealing.

The glass pot is a nice twist to the traditional look, but its bottom has a classic aluminum body with the well-known Moka retro shape that all coffee enthusiasts love. And the best part? Its handle is also wrapped in heat-resistant glass for a burn-free and comfortable grip.

This Geesta pot heats up pretty quickly, which is perfect for those who love stovetop espresso but also appreciate a quick caffeine rush.

The brass valve and stainless steel filter are also rust-free, which means that all in all, this Moka pot can be a smart (and tasty) investment.

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Brewing filtered-to-a-refined-perfection coffee for almost six decades now, Chemex has almost become a synonym for pour-over Java. This glass model doesn’t fall far from the high standard.

Constructed with non-porous Borosilicate glass of highest quality, you can rest assured that your Chemex coffee will retain its crisp flavor and taste and will not take on any odd aroma. And thanks to their patented design of pouring, it is also fridge-friendly. That being said, you can simply just cover, refrigerate, and then reheat your brew without having to worry about the loss in taste. Because it will be minimal.

With 40 ounces of capacity and the ability to perfectly brew hot and cold coffee and tea, choosing Chemex will never be a mistake. The pure and rich flavor of its well-known brewing method satisfies absolutely everyone.

For best results, use the Chemex Bonded filters FSU-100, FC-100, FS-100, and FP-1.

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Love the quality of stainless steel but are not thrilled about its surgical look? Who says you have to pick? With the Poliviar Press, you have both – an 18/10 stainless steel body wrapped in a chic coating to match up your kitchen. And if you think that that will transform your counter, wait until you see the teak wooden handle and knob that are the real jewels of this maker.

Crafted with kitchen-grade stainless steel and offering a double vacuum layer, this coffee maker will trap the hot temperature of your brew inside the pot and keep it away from your hands. Thanks to that double-layered wall, not only does the exterior stay cool, but this French Press is also 4 times more effective in retaining the hotness of the cuppa.

But you’re so wrong if you think that that’s all that Poliviar has to offer. Thanks to the dual screens, all grounds and sediments will be kept inside the filter, not your cup.

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If white color with wood elements will fit best into your kitchen, then this Moka Pot is definitely the right choice. But not only because of its fancy looks. This Grosche model has actually a lot to offer.

This Moka pot is compatible with all electric, gas, and camping stoves. It also works on induction stovetops, but since it is not magnetic, keep in mind that it will take a lot of time to achieve the proper brewing temperature.

Its high-quality aluminum body is complemented with silicone seals, durable hinges, burn-free wooden handle and knob, and a brass valve for the best performance. It is also easy to disassemble and clean, which is another plus.

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Looking for a glass pour-over maker? Then you should definitely consider Cosori. It may be our last item, but it is definitely not the least.  

With a durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass decanter, a dual stainless steel filter, and a wooden sleeve for a more classic look, this pour-over offers everything you’re looking for in a coffee maker, without a shred of plastic.

Its large capacity of 34 ounces makes this brewer great for entertaining, allowing you to make 8 rich and authentic cuppas in no time.

Besides, with its decanter and filter being dishwasher safe, cleaning should be of no hassle.

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How Are Plastics Made?

Plastics may be derived from organic materials such as crude oil, salt, cellulose, coal, and natural gas, but there is nothing natural about its process of production. For plastic to be made, crude oil has to be distilled and separated into different fractions. Each of these fractions has many hydrocarbon chains.

Plastics are a synthetic material made from polymers – long molecules surrounding carbon atoms such as sulfur, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. For polymerization to take place, other chemicals called catalysts are used.

But as non-natural as that sounds, that’s not even the scary part. The worst thing about plastic is not its process of production. It is actually the other toxins that are added to it.

Think about it; we use plastics for pretty much anything. For this material to be able to be made into a stretch foil, a toy, a spoon, or even a coffee maker, tons of other ingredients have to be added. From colorants and stabilizers to fillers and plasticizers, many chemicals (most super-toxic) are used to soften, shape, or toughen this material.

Is BPA-Free Really Safe?

The chemicals that plastics are enriched with have different properties. Many of them are proven to be worrisome because they have a harmful effect on us. BPA is one of the widely-known hazardous substances that can be found in plastic.

BPA or Bisphenol A is a component of epoxy resins, which is why this chemical is used for lining the insides of food containers.

But, when you see a BPA-free stamp on the package, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the product is entirely safe. Why? Because, when BPA is omitted, something else is usually included. Most companies may claim that their product is free of BPA, but they will not tell you that they’ve used a similar substance called BPS, which is equally harmful.

The bottom line is – there is no guarantee that the plastic material will not have a hazardous effect on your health.

Reasons to Avoid Plastic Coffee Makers and Containers

There is no such thing as a plastic container that is 100% safe. That alone should be enough to force you to find a coffee maker (and other items that come in contact with food) made from a different material.

Slowly, but Surely Hazardous

Although plastic containers contain toxic chemicals in small doses, long and repeatable exposure could have adverse effects on your overall health. Most common of all is the endocrine disruption which can cause:

  • Immune system disruption
  • Fertility problems
  • Cancer development
  • Development issues in children
  • Weight gain

Bad for the Environment

Whether you have a green thumb or not, this planet is for all of us to share, so it is our responsibility to ensure it stays clean, and most importantly, a safe habitat. And banning plastics from our lives is a small, but super-efficient way to do so.

Made from petrochemicals, plastic does not only aid in pollution but toxic discharge, as well. Think of it this way. Every plastic container not purchased is a small step toward less-polluted earth.

Is Your Coffee Maker Toxic?

If you already own a plastic coffee maker (or one that has some plastic parts), we might have caused concerns and made you wonder whether it is safe to continue using it.  While there isn’t a simple answer to that question, there is a way for you to check.

Start by reading the materials that your maker is made of. Chances are, your coffee machine may have a plastic body, but all the parts that come in contact with the water or coffee could be made of stainless steel or glass.

However, if your plastic coffee maker provides an odd-tasting brew, that is a clear sign that something other than coffee is getting in your pot. That happens because, when heated, the toxins from the plastic start leaching into the carafe.

Alternative to Plastic Coffee Makers

It may be the most convenient to prepare your coffee in a single-serve or regular drip machine, but know that these makers are primarily made of plastic.

The truth is, there are no automatic coffee machines that do not contain at least some plastic parts. Many manufacturers have moved toward healthier brewing and started getting rid of the plastic that touches the water or coffee. However, they have yet to find a way to ditch this toxic material altogether.

But that doesn’t mean we’re out of options. Are there coffee makers without plastic parts? Absolutely! If you want to ditch the plastic, just switch to manual.

Pour Over Drippers

Whether stainless steel or porcelain, pour-over drippers are a great substitute for your automatic coffee machine. Sure, you might need to put in some efforts, but the authentic brew and rich flavor will be so worth it.

Moka Pots

Choosing a Moka pot is a great way to go 100% plastic-free. Usually made of aluminum (although you will find many stainless steel versions on the market), with this stovetop maker, you will be able to brew a high-quality, espresso-like strong cuppa without any hassle.

French Press

If you have an artistic soul and a refined Java taste, then you are already addicted to the classic French Press brewing. If not, then we highly suggest you consider it. Not only because they are made of stainless steel or glass, but also because they will help you squeeze out (and taste!) the most of the flavorful compounds from the beans.

Conclusion

So? Did we manage to convince you that you don’t need a plastic coffee maker to brew a rich, barista-like coffee in the comfort of your own home? Great! Now, what’s it going to be? A Moka pot, pour-over, or the good old-fashion French Press? Whatever your choice, smooth and velvety Java without the plastic-tasting mouthfeel is about to become a permanent part of your coffee routine. And we gladly encourage it!

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