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Recommended coffee makers, by Consumer Reports

“For many of us, the daily grind can’t begin until we’ve had that first cup of piping hot coffee – so the right brewer is of utmost importance,” says Consumer Reports. “The most basic coffee makers make at least a decent cup. Still, you might want more features than a simple on/off switch. A little more money buys you conveniences such as programmability, a thermal carafe to keep coffee hot longer, and settings that let you adjust brew strength.”

Here is the Consumer Reports’ selection of recommended coffee makers. The maximum overall score is 100, and “Best Buy” models offer more value.

Drip coffee makers

Drip coffee makers with carafe

Hamilton Beach 12-cup Programmable 49465

Overall score: 84
“Best Buy”

Self-serve drip coffee makers

Grind-and-brew coffee makers

Cuisinart Burr Grind

Overall score: 66

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Single-serve coffee makers

Starbucks Verismo 600

Overall score: 73

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Specialty coffee makers

Electric French-press coffee makers

iCoffee RCB100-BC12

Overall score: 79

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Consumer Reports is an American magazine published monthly since 1936. It features reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research centre. The magazine accepts no advertising, pays for all the products it tests, and, as a not-for-profit organisation, has no shareholders. It also publishes cleaning and general buying guides. (Wikipedia.)

Source: Consumer Reports
Last checked on: 15 September 2016