Ideal for hosting a party, or for brewing at the office. Multi-cup drip coffee makers are great because you can decide how many cups you want to brew, and how strong you like your coffee. These coffee machines are the most popular of all, and I have picked out the best of the best!
Cuisinart DCC-1200 12-Cup Brew Central Coffeemaker
This brewer is by far the most popular of any on the market and is very well-liked.
Strikingly retro in brushed stainless steel with black plastic accents, this 12-cup coffeemaker includes Cuisinart’s best brewing technology and premium features for ease and flexibility. The digital clock/timer is programmable for automatically brewing “wake-up” coffee at a selected time and for turning off the warming plate up to four hours in advance. Removing the glass carafe from the warming plate automatically pauses the brewing process for a quick pour, and the warming plate’s temperature can be adjusted. For maximum flavor, the machine can be set to brew one to four 5-ounce cups or five to twelve cups, and it includes a charcoal water filter. For convenience, a permanent Gold Tone filter eliminates messy paper filters, and an indicator light shows when decalcification is needed.
Amazon Sales Rank: #1 in Drip Coffee Machines
Reviews: Reviewed by 1413 Users
Variations: Available in Matt Black, Black/Stainless, Black Chrome, and Brushed Stainless Steel. Also available in a similar 10-cup version with Thermal Carafe
Mr. Coffee Programmable Coffeemaker
Perfect for one- to two-person households, this coffeemaker brews up to 4 cups of fresh, flavorful coffee at a time. The programmable unit can be set up 24 hours in advance for “wake up” coffee or to have a pot ready and waiting to serve with dessert–no need to get up from the table halfway through dinner. For those eager to get a jump start on their day, the machine’s brew-pause function allows for pouring a quick cup mid-brew–simply remove the carafe to pause the flow of coffee, pour a cup, then replace the carafe to continue the brewing cycle. The included carafe offers measuring marks up the side, an ergonomic stay-cool handle, and a drip-free spout for graceful pouring. The coffeemaker also provides dual water-level windows that show the amount of water in the reservoir for accurate filling, a two-hour automatic shut-off function that keeps coffee warm for two hours before automatically shutting off, and a removable filter basket that lifts out of the brew basket for convenient removal of coffee grounds. Other highlights include an on/off indicator light, a stain-resistant warming plate, water filter adaptability, and cord storage to keep countertops looking neat and tidy.
Amazon Sales Rank: #3 in Drip Coffee Machines
Reviews: Reviewed by 198 Users
Variations: Available in Black 4-cup, White 12-cup and Black 12-cup
BUNN NHBX-B Contemporary 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer
Housed in commercial-grade materials with stainless steel accents, this unique reservoir-style home-brewing system makes up to 10 cups (50 ounces) of coffee in just three minutes, plus it keeps hot water available for tea or other uses as needed. The coffee brewer’s specially designed stainless-steel water tank features an internal thermostat, which keeps water at an ideal temperature for maximum flavor and fast brewing. In addition, the unit’s patented spray head design improves coffee-flavor extraction, while its porcelain-coated warming plate with a lighted “on/off” switch helps keep brewed coffee at the optimal serving temperature for hours. Other highlights include a convenient sliding lid for easy addition of brew water, a durable glass decanter with a generous handle, and a vacation switch to turn the tank heater off when the brewer will not be used for a long period of time.
Amazon Sales Rank: #5 in Drip Coffee Machines
Reviews: Reviewed by 325 Users
Zojirushi EC-BD15 Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
Lots of folks dislike the burnt flavor that coffee gets when it sits in a glass pot over a heating element. To avoid this, coffee shops often brew right into large thermal pots to keep the coffee warm without it becoming overcooked. The Zojirushi Fresh Brew does that, too, but in home-sized batches. It looks great, too, with a glossy black body and stainless steel carafe and brew basket.
To brew, lift the lid and swing the water outlet spout to one side while the filter is being loaded; the spout will return to its proper position when the lid is closed. A small red ball in the water gauge makes it extra simple to read. And an electronic clock module also serves as a timer that will start the brewer at a specified time. The carafe’s lid is designed to be on during brewing, with a small cap to help keep the heat in after it’s ready. The Fresh Brew also has a pause-and-serve function that stops the flow for 30 seconds while a cup of coffee is served.
Amazon Sales Rank: #4 in Drip Coffee Machines
Reviews: Reviewed by 650 Users
Hamilton Beach 43254 Ensemble 12-Cup Coffeemaker
With its sleek contemporary styling, this 12-cup coffeemaker not only looks good on the kitchen counter but also provides an array of convenient features. The machine’s user-friendly control panel and digital display ensure ease of use, while its programmable clock/timer function allows for waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. A glass carafe comes included, complete with a stay-cool handle, measuring marks up the side, and a drip-free pour spout. For sneaking a quick cup of coffee mid-brew, simply remove the carafe from the machine to pause the flow of coffee, then replace the carafe to continue the brewing process–a nice feature, particularly for those in a hurry for that first sip. Other highlights include a nonstick hot plate, two-hour automatic shut-off for safety and peace of mind, cord storage, and easy-to-clean removable parts.
Amazon Sales Rank: #7 in Drip Coffee Machines
Reviews: Reviewed by 73 Users