Good coffee powder is the key to making your best cup of coffee. But in the brewing process, coffee powder is also affected by many other factors, which can reduce their flavor.
In addition to excellent coffee powder quality, permanent coffee filters are also critical but are rarely mentioned when it comes to the taste of a cup of coffee.
Really, who gave the coffee filter that much thought? Only people who drink coffee do.
Because they know that these little details make a big difference, and the taste is really the ultimate goal for all coffee, and so it has to be great.
- #1 Capresso 465 Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder and Thermal Carafe
- #2 Yama Glass YAMCDM8SBK Coffee Tower with Iced Slow Drip Technology
- #3 Yama Glass YAMCDM25SBK Drip Tower – Cold Brew Coffee Maker
- #4 DeLonghi DC514T Programmable Drip Coffeemaker
- #5 Melitta MEMB10TB Mill & Brew Coffeemaker
#1 Capresso 465 Digital Coffeemaker with Conical Burr Grinder and Thermal Carafe
This machine is the best grind and brew on the market.
- No residual steam to clog the grinder
- Easy to clean
- Not require daily cleaning
- Doesn’t handle oily beans
- Controls are a little confusing for the less tech-savvy
This model is designed so that the steam does not back up into the grinding chamber. It is the most important design issue with grind and brews!
Because of other models, like Cuisinart and Krups, it has steam back up into the grinding chamber, which requires daily cleaning of wet coffee grounds out of the crushing chamber and the chute to the filter area.
The fineness of the grind is controlled with five possible settings.
It’s completely programmable. Not only can you set start time, but you can associate specific settings with the programmed time that are not the same as the current settings.
The permanent coffee filter has made a world of difference since it has a solid bottom, and the water must fill up a little and pour out the sides.
Whereas with the open-bottomed stock filter, the water may just run right through and never even hit half of the ground
With a robust and flavorful cup of coffee, this maker does not disappoint you. It is a good purchase.
#2 Yama Glass YAMCDM8SBK Coffee Tower with Iced Slow Drip Technology
This Yama Glass coffee maker is something so much better than cold immersion brew.
Low acid, not bitter, capable of making ultra-concentrated extractions with clean, bright flavors, will make a deep impression on you.
- Straightforward to use
- The valve is not easily adjustable to control drip speed
- Very tall ( you need to prepare a place of its own in your home)
- Only one flow control knob
It’s well built, and the glass and wood are both excellent quality.
Coming to detail, it has two kinds of the filter, including one permanent ceramic filter which goes into the bottom of the coffee bowl to trap grounds and some paper filters to place on top of the coffee.
The use of the top paper filter is KEY to full flavor. The purpose of the filter is to SLOWLY distribute water EVENLY over the entire coffee bowl.
Without the filter in the top, the drip will hit dead-center in the coffee bowl resulting in the water making its way to the bottom of the coffee bowl too quickly without completely extracting all of the coffee.
Once processed, the coffee will taste great immediately, but you can keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to about two weeks.
If you love coffee, do yourself a favor and try cold drip, then race to buy this unit – you won’t be disappointed.
#3 Yama Glass YAMCDM25SBK Drip Tower – Cold Brew Coffee Maker
This setup produces some of the best, most flavorful cold brew coffee you’ve had a chance to taste.
It will bring out bright, complex flavors you never know your beans contained. If you love high-quality coffee, step up to Yama Glass.
- Beautiful and functional design
- Larger capacity suitable for a big group
- Controlling the rate of extraction through the adjustable valve
- Reusable ceramic filter
- More expensive than other cold brew coffee makers
- Families with young children or pets should not use
- Height of 44.5″ is too tall
The Yama Glass is both a piece of art and a conversation piece in the kitchen.
If all you care about is an excellent cup of coffee and you could care less about how your equipment looks, there are way cheaper ways to achieve very similar results, assuming you can control the slow drip portion.
But if quality and esthetics matter to you, this is worth the investment.
The resulting coffee is super smooth, very rich, absolutely no acidic taste or bitterness.
This brewer was a great find and an excellent addition to your home.
#4 DeLonghi DC514T Programmable Drip Coffeemaker
This is the perfect coffee maker and looks great too. It makes excellent coffee with pure flavor and needs little amounts for great taste.
This coffee maker is everything you want it to be for this price.
- Great coffee
- Reasonably fast brew cycle
- Simple to use
- Pours nicely with no drips or spills
- Good capacity for large gatherings
- Coffee pot lid can not be locked down
The aroma function that brews the coffee slower and uses the “showerhead method” to better soak the coffee grounds while brewing.
It has a high timer, which is essentially what people often look for in an automated coffee maker.
The slow brewing is a nice feature that helps with the flavor.
And of course, the auto beep that you hear every 15 minutes for the first hour is a little disconcerting.
However, it just serves as a reminder that the coffee is getting old.
The water reservoir is convenient and has clear easy-to-read cup markings.
There’s an auto shut off feature, which is nice since you can forget to turn the pot off before going out.
The auto timer setting could be a little easier to use.
The permanent basket/filter is friendly and easy to clean.
#5 Melitta MEMB10TB Mill & Brew Coffeemaker
If you are devoted coffee drinkers and have to spend a lot of our time researching the world of the black bean, this machine, for its price, delivers excellent quality in build, dependability, and the resulting beverage.
- Easy to use and clean
- Carafe cover is tough to use
The Melitta Mill & Brew also works very well with pre-ground coffee.
The only slightly tricky thing about using pre-ground coffee is that you must remember to hit the “Mill” button, then the “Brew” button.
Otherwise, the unit doesn’t start.
The unique feature this coffee maker has is the seven selections you have to grind the beans, from coarse to excellent.
It also determines the type of taste you want from your coffee. But, once you figure out what suits you, you will be in coffee heaven.
The grinder is a bit loud, but it is really a small amount of time to listen to it, and it really can be a great alarm clock.