Coffee, a brewed beverage made from roasting seeds of different species of the genus Coffea, is one of the world’s most important export commodities and is the top agricultural export for many different countries. Its distinct aroma and flavor, paired with energizing (albeit addictive) caffeine that comes along with every sip, is so popular and iconic that coffee became a lifestyle in and by itself, a lifestyle that commands and searches for the best-tasting and best-smelling coffee concoctions. If you are one of those aficionados who won’t settle for anything less than the best cup of coffee (and no, instant 3-in-1 coffee mixes don’t count), here we give you (probably) the world’s best coffee makers money could ever buy.
Most of the known brands or coffee shops have distinctively brewed their coffee to associate the taste to their name. And that’s something out of the mixes of different coffee seeds, but how about a pure revolution with a carbonated coffee drink? And that’s a perfect for summertime, a good campaign from Cafe Cuba which you can check out in the video above. But before the barrista scoop a cup of coffee to be brewed, let us check the best machines to make a coffee for you.
Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker (SRP: $34.92)
First up is from the lower end of the price spectrum. The Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, which sells for less than $40, was widely recognized by Consumer Reports magazine as one of the best coffee-making machines in the world today.
Simple and highly affordable, the coffeemaker has built-in water filtration, delay brew settings, brew strength options, 2-hour auto shutdown for energy savings, and a special cleaning cycle for best-tasting coffee every time. According to Consumer Reports, their research involved nearly 100 coffeemaker models across seven coffee-making machine types. Their conclusion: considering key factors such as the ability to hit the industry standard 195 to 205 degrees for at least five minutes, easy cleaning and filter changing, the Mr. Coffee 12-Cup coffeemaker performs at least a notch higher than its more expensive competitors. Another rather concrete example of just how much the average Starbucks coffee is so overpriced given its quality.
Jura IMPRESSA J9 One Touch TFT (SRP: $2,899)
If money is not an issue with you, this Swiss-made coffee maker is arguably one of the best that is available today. Operating it is very simple and intuitive: use its built-in rotary selection to choose the recipe you wish, press a button, and voila, coffee is served!
The J9 One Touch TFT incorporates a bright LCD display to guide you through all the drink options, an insulated stainless steel milk container to keep your milk cold for up to eight hours, an automated milk frothing system, an energy saving mode, programming options, professional quality burr grinder, water care system, and a nifty adjustable coffee spout to accommodate multiple cup heights. The only downside about this coffee maker aside from the rather steep price? Manual steaming of milk is not an option, as auto-frothing is the only steaming option. Forbes contributor Larry Olmsted wrote a rather lengthy article about the J9 One Touch TFT as well as Seattle Coffee Gear, and both had high praises for this Rolex of coffee makers.