Coffee Gear [Suggestions and Reviews] 

Coffee Gear

Coffee Gear [Suggestions & Reviews]

Choosing coffee gear is easier than you think. We've even prepared detailed guides to help you make the right choice.

In a hurry to brew a cup of coffee? Wondering how to get more pleasure from your favorite drink? Or maybe you're confident that you can experiment to find the most delicious drink.

Coffee gear is essential for brewing the best cup.

You can choose a coffee maker, dream of an espresso machine, look for a coffee grinder, or buy a machine with a built-in grinder. There's a huge assortment of coffee gear, and it's easy to get lost in the variety of offers.

But choosing coffee gear is easier than you think if you use our site. We've prepared detailed descriptions of the best deals in each category and have also compiled buying guides. For your convenience, we've noted the functions we like and those we don't.

Espresso Machines

Budget Choice

De'Longhi EC155

Overall Rating: 4/5

“The De'Longhi was head and shoulders above the rest,” said coffee guru James Hoffman when comparing budget espresso machines. And indeed it is. With the De'Longhi EC155, you get the perfect drink quickly and easily.

Our Top Pick

Breville Barista Express

Overall Rating: 5/5

Breville's Barista Express espresso machine provides better extraction of your coffee thanks to its built-in temperature and pressure control sensors. An integrated coffee grinder with 18 grind size settings delivers coffee directly to the portafilter. Plus there's a steam wand for latte art. This is truly an all-in-one espresso machine.

Super- Automatic

De'Longhi Dinamica

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

If you love drinking espresso but not preparing it, look no further than the De'Longhi Dinamica. With many coffee recipes and intuitive touch controls, this espresso machine is the best choice for every coffee lover.

Espresso machines come in a variety of sizes and can brew espressos or fancier drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. Some machines are fully automated, while others require your participation from start to finish.

The abundance of information can make it difficult to choose an espresso machine. The most expensive machines aren't always the best. A good espresso machine doesn't have to have many features—you shouldn't pay for ones you don't need.

We've selected the best espresso machines in different price categories, carefully reviewed each one, and compiled a selection guide.

Coffee Grinders

Best For Espresso

Breville Coffee Grinder

Overall Rating: 4/5

This grinder makes dreams come true by allowing you to prepare the cafe-level espresso at home. The affordable price belies the grinder's high quality.

Our Top Pick
OXO brew coffee grinder

OXO Brew

Overall Rating: 5/5

Don't waste time trying to grind coffee—Trust OXO. Just a couple of clicks, and you are close to success.

Commercial Choice
Baratza Forte Coffee Grinder

Baratza Forte

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

This powerful coffee grinder can grind 5 pounds per day. It's suitable for establishments with a large flow of coffee orders.

A high-quality coffee grinder is a must in every coffee lover's kitchen. A cup of joe made from freshly ground beans is always better, richer, and more aromatic than a drink made from pre-ground coffee.

Coffee grinders can be manual or electric, they can be made of plastic or stainless steel, and they can use blades or burrs.

Which burrs are better: conical or flat? How many grind settings does a coffee grinder need to be used with any brewing method? Should you look for a model that grinds directly into a portafilter? Which dispenser type is more convenient: one that measures by weight, by time, or by number of cups? Does a good coffee grinder have to be expensive?

We'll answer all these questions, show you how to choose an affordable model, and help you choose the coffee grinder that best suits your needs.

Coffee Makers

Best Budget Choice
Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Switch Coffee Maker

Mr. Coffee 4-Cup

Overall Rating: 4/5

If you are looking for an affordable coffee maker that brews coffee quickly, then Mr. Coffee is the best choice.

Our Top Pick
 Breville BDC450BSS Precision Brewer Coffee Maker

Breville BDC450

Overall Rating: 5/5

Automatic pour-overs are the next generation of drip coffee makers. They brew aromatic coffee with a rich, deep taste.

Best for Home Use
Ninja CM407 Specialty Coffee Maker

Ninja Coffee Maker

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

This versatile coffee maker with an excellent price-performance ratio brews delicious pour-over coffee and includes 4 additional brewing methods in 6 volumes.

Making coffee can be an art, or at least a pleasant morning ritual. You can experiment with brewing your favorite drink, or you can brew a cup quickly without much effort. In any case, you need to find a suitable coffee maker.

There are models that work with or without electricity. Some can brew automatically at a set time. Some let you pause brewing to pour yourself a cup. Some models can even be controlled from your phone via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Others can keep your drink hot for 60-90 minutes.

Do you want to brew coffee for the whole family? Then buy a model that brews 4-8 cups at a time. Just want coffee for yourself? Choose a single-serve or small coffee maker.

We've prepared detailed selection guides for you. In our reviews, you will find information about drip coffee makers, capsule coffee makers, pour-over coffee makers, French presses, and more.