A splash of red can be the perfect accent in monochromatic kitchen décor and is a bold choice whenever you want to add a pop of color. The red coffee makers on this list don’t just look good—all of them brew a delicious, hot cup.
The Nespresso Coffee and Espresso Machine is a versatile system for brewing from Nespresso pods. It makes anything from a single espresso to a full 14-ounce cup of coffee, all with the same full-bodied flavor.
This Nespresso brewer is easy to use, too. You can brew with one touch, with a large water reservoir and used capsule drawer for less maintenance between brews.
The Keurig K15 is compact, user-friendly, and brews a full cup in less than 2 minutes. The option of brewing 6-10 ounces lets you adjust the strength of your coffee as well as the size, and it’s compatible with the My K-Cup Reusable filter if you want to use grounds instead of K-Cups.
The Mixpresso Ultimate 2-in-1 Single Cup Coffee Maker is made of durable and lightweight plastic. Not only is it super portable, but its small footprint fits on even the most crowded counter.
The stainless steel travel mug that comes with the Mixpresso Ultimate fits perfectly in the brewer and keeps coffee hot, with a tight-sealing lid and easy-grip band so you can take it on the go without any spills.
The AdirChef Grab N’ Go Personal Coffee Maker is built for people on the go. It comes with all the equipment you need to brew, including a reusable mesh filter and a steel travel mug tapered to fit any cupholder.
If you’d rather take the whole brewer with you, the Grab N’ Go’s compact build of high-quality plastic gives it both the durability and portability you need. It fits just as well on a work desk as it does on a kitchen counter.
Most people think of Mr. Coffee for drip machines, but their Café Barista Espresso Maker brings the same convenient automation to making lattes, cappuccinos, and other espresso drinks.
The one-touch controls of the Mr. Coffee Café Barista are much easier to use than the knobs and gauges on other espresso machines. Its advanced pump system reaches the necessary 15 bars of pressure for full, flavorful espresso shots.
The eye-catching design of the Nespresso Essenza is the perfect fit for modern kitchens—both aesthetically and in terms of its size. It’s as compact as it is unique, with a 4.3-inch profile and a removable water tank for easy filling.
The Essenza’s high-pressure pump and consistent brewing temperature give the coffee it brews a bold flavor in both single shot and lungo sizes. Programmability lets you adjust the brew parameters to suit your tastes.
The Holstein Housewares 5-Cup Coffee Maker is a classic automatic drip machine. It brews the ideal amount for 1-2 people, with a convenient keep-warm plate to keep it hot until you’re ready for it.
Brewing with the Holstein Housewares Coffee Maker couldn’t be easier. Just fill the reusable filter with grounds, pour in your water, and press the switch. It lights up so you’ll see at a glance when it’s on.
This two-piece set includes a Nespresso Vertuo capsule espresso maker and a Breville Aeroccino milk frother. Combined, they let you make hot or iced espresso, lattes, or cappuccinos, along with plain coffee in single-serve and carafe sizes.
The small size of the Nespresso Vertuo is especially impressive given this versatility. You can slide the Aeroccino frother under the machine or stash it easily in a cabinet when you’re not using it.
The VIMUKUN Single Serve Coffee Maker works with both K-Cups and ground coffee, with an included mesh filter for less paper waste. You’ll get up to 14 ounces of coffee in about 2 minutes, in a small size perfect for dorm rooms, apartments, and other tight spaces.
Here’s another top option for 2-way brewing in tight spaces. The Sunvivi Single Serve Coffee Maker is a 1,000-watt fast-brewer that works with K-Cups and ground coffee, thanks to the included mesh filter. When it’s done brewing it turns off automatically, so it’s power-saving as well as space-saving.
The original Mixpresso 2-in-1 Brewer has quick brew technology driven by a 1,000-volt motor that quickly brings water to the optimal brewing temperature. It works with the latest generation K-Cups or ground coffee, brewing both in 2-3 minutes at a range of sizes.
You can’t just buy a coffee maker because it looks nice. That might be a factor on your list, but ultimately the goal is to brew a beverage you want to drink, in a way that first into your lifestyle.
Before you decide on your next coffee maker, here are some questions you can ask yourself to make sure you get the right one.
How much coffee do I drink?
A single-serve machine is great for a quick cup, but it’s a bit of a hassle for serving a whole group. On the other hand, there’s no need for a large 12-cup coffee maker if you’ll only ever be making one cup at a time.
If you want it both ways, consider a dual brewer, or a 12-cup machine with a small batch function. This lets you make a lot or a little, depending on what you need at that moment.
How much time do I have?
Pour-over and French press are great if you have the time to linger over a cup, but that wait time might be an issue when you’re running out the door for work.
Fast-brewing and programmable coffee makers are perfect for busy days, and they don’t have to mean sacrificing flavor as long as you buy a high-quality machine.
How strong do I want my coffee?
The full body and flavor of espresso are a bit too intense for some coffee drinkers, but for others, it’s exactly what they want in the morning.
If you prefer a milder, smoother cup, single-serve and drip brewing methods are ideal. For more body and flavor, you’ll want a Moka pot, French press, or espresso maker.
As long as the machine is still making tasty coffee, there’s no need to replace it no matter how long you’ve had it.
How do you know it’s time for a new coffee maker? Here are the top 3 signs:
Most home drip machines, espresso machines, and single-serve brewers will last between 5 and 10 years, on average. This varies from model to model and assumes you’re maintaining the machine with regular descaling.
Manual brewers have a longer life expectancy. A French press or pour-over dripper will theoretically last forever, provided you don’t damage or break it. Shatter-proof models made of stainless steel have the longest lifespan of any coffee brewer.
You should do a quick rinse after every brew. This applies to all coffee maker styles. Immediately after brewing, dump the used coffee grounds and rinse the brew basket and carafe with warm, soapy water, then allow the pieces to air dry.
Manual brewers usually won’t need more than this post-brewing maintenance. If you notice build-up, you can soak the pieces in a 1:1 mix of distilled vinegar and water. For stains, stir in a teaspoon of baking soda.
Brewers with a reservoir, heating element, and water lines have slightly higher maintenance needs. These coffee makers should be descaled every 1-3 months, depending on how much you use them.
Descaling clears mineral build-up from the lines, allowing the water to flow through as it should. It also removes any mold or bacteria that are growing unseen inside the coffee maker.
You can buy descaling solutions but common distilled vinegar is just as effective. Fill the machine’s reservoir with a half-and-half mix of white vinegar and water then brew it through until it’s gone. A follow-up brew of pure water will remove any lingering vinegar taste.
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