For Roasters & Retailers

Most And Least Reliable Coffee Makers


In CR’s coffee maker lab, our test engineers conduct exhaustive tests on drip and single-serve machines—evaluating brew performance, carafe handing, brew time, and taste—to help you choose the best coffee maker for your kitchen.

But if you have a daily coffee habit, it’s important that your machine works reliably morning after morning—and that the experience, from brewing to sipping a finished cup, is a satisfying one. That’s why we now factor even more data into our coffee maker ratings.

“As we’ve done with large appliances, such as refrigerators and washing machines, we now incorporate brand-level reliability and satisfaction data from our annual surveys into each coffee maker’s Overall Score,” says Simon Slater, manager of Consumer Reports’ survey research group.

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