These Are the Best Drip Coffee Makers

Whether you’re in search of optimum flavor or minimal counter space, we’ve got the right coffee maker for you

Cups of coffee on a wooden table
Brew nothing but the best.Unsplash/Cyril Saulnier

Below, we’ve highlighted four of the finest drip coffee makers available online. Each one has automatic brewing capabilities, but with varying capacities and special features.

Cuisinart 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Stainless-Steel Carafe, Black
This model produces an excellent brew and takes up minimal space.Cuisinart

If you're in search of a quick, easy, and delicious cuppa in the morning, this should be your go-to pick. This stainless-steel coffee maker brews four cups, and at just 10 x 8 x 5.2 inches, it barely takes up any space on a countertop. This super-compact option also features a brew-pause feature, which is ideal for infusion and grabbing a cup before the whole pot is ready.

BLACK+DECKER 12-Cup Mill and Brew Coffeemaker, Black
If you need to fill more than a few mugs in the morning, this machine will do the trick.BLACK+DECKER

Available in three colors, this coffee maker features a built-in coffee mill, so you can enjoy freshly ground coffee with a streamlined brew process. A custom brew strength selector allows users to choose strength depending on taste (regular, bold, or strong). Wake up to a hot pot of coffee, thanks to the QuickTouch Programming that allows for a 24-hour auto brew process.

Bonavita Connoisseur 8-Cup One-Touch Coffee Maker Featuring Hanging Filter Basket and Thermal Carafe
This model can make eight strong and flavorful servings with a simple push of a button.Bonavita

This coffee maker features a nifty pre-infusion mode that effectively mimics the flavor that a pour-over coffee process yields. Because this mode pauses the waterflow, the coffee grounds have time to bloom, resulting in a more full-bodied and intense flavor. With an 8-cup capacity and a 6-minute brew time, this stainless-steel coffee maker starts up with just one touch.

Zojirushi Fresh Brew Plus 12-Cup Coffee Maker, Stainless Black
With a large capacity, this machine is super quick, and yields a flavorful blend.Zojirushi

One of the coolest things about this 12-cup coffee maker from Japanese brand Zojirushi is the warming plate technology—you can choose from four settings to keep coffee at your preferred temperature. It also features a built-in ice basket, for those who preferred iced coffee. With a removable water tank and baskets, and a “clean” indicator, this machine is just as easy to maintain as it is to use.