Finding the best coffee maker for your morning brew can be deeply personal: Some coffee lovers are pour-over purists, while others like their coffee pungent and bitter à la Italian stovetop Moka pot, or the smooth and aromatic pour they get from a French press (called a cafetière in France, though—fun fact—it actually originated in Italy). Others might want something quick and easy that gets the job done without much hassle and cleanup. There are as many models available as there are coffee beans to fill them with, so to help you narrow down your search, we tapped baristas and coffee shop owners for their recommendations on the best coffee makers. We also checked out highly-reviewed coffee makers for brewing café-quality java at home.
Here you’ll find everything from fancy stainless steel espresso machines, models with programmable presets, and single-serve coffee makers to classic, low-tech drippers (which would make great gifts for the coffee lover this year, if you’re not just trying to stock your own kitchen). So whether coffee is your true love or your lifeblood, these are the professional-approved, must-have coffee makers for anyone who needs a little pep (or decaf).
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