10 Best Coffee Makers Under $100 of 2018

10 Best Coffee Makers Under $100 of 2018

Whether you’ll be brewing up your coffee at home or in the office, finding the right model for less than $100 takes a bit of research.

Since we love coffee and we love trying out new products, we thought we’d give you our two cents worth on some of the best coffee makers under $100.

From the single serving machines to those that fill 14 cups of coffee in a day, we give you the lowdown on the top brands that won’t leave you penniless.

Top 10 Coffee Makers Under $100 Table

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1. Hamilton Beach 49976 Flex brew 2-Way Brewer Programmable Coffee Maker, Black12 (single serving feature also available) 4.5
2. OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker 4 4.4
3. BUNN NHS Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer104.3
4. Mixpresso Coffee Single Cup Coffee Maker for K Cups14.3
5. Cuisinart DCC-3000 Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker 124.2
6. Zojirushi EC-DAC50 Zutto 5-Cup Drip Coffeemaker54.2
7. Braun KF7150BK Brew Sense Drip Coffee Maker, Black 1-44.1
8. Keurig K55 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, Black 14.0
9. KitchenAid KCM1402ER 14 -Cup Glass Carafe Coffee Maker - Empire Red 143.9
10. BLACK+DECKER CM2035B 12-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffeemaker 123.8

General Tips

To narrow down the choices, you need to decide on a few basic things.

  • Number of Cups. If there are a lot of coffee drinkers in the home, you typically drink a high volume of coffee each day, or if the machine will be in an office break room, it’s best to get a unit that can make 10 cups of coffee or more in one cycle.

Single serving units are handy if you are particular about your coffee and want a fresh cup every time rather than refilling your cup from a large pot of coffee that has been sitting out for a while.

  • Coffee Style. Remember that single serving machines require capsules, and while the coffee may be fresher, the cost of the capsules is more expensive than the cost of bulk beans.

Many drip machines are designed to make hot coffee, but should you be interested in making an iced brew; then we recommend you go with the OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

Tips to Choose a Great Coffee Maker When $100 Is Your Limit

When you only want to spend a maximum of $100, keep your expectations real when it comes to choosing one. They may not be the top-of-the-line machines in this price range, but you can still find some pretty great units if you know what to look for.

  • Customization Features. Do you prefer a machine that will allow you to tweak the strength of your coffee or something that has the option to make just one cup rather than a whole pot?

Both the Hamilton Beach Flex Brew and the Braun Brew Sense Drip Coffee Maker allow you the choice to make a single cup but can brew more if you prefer.

The Braun Brew Sense Drip Coffee Maker has quite a few features that allow you to customize your coffee experience. We found this unit to be more handy at home than in the office since not everyone likes their coffee brewed in the same way. Using it in the office place might yield some unhappy coffee drinkers!

  • Programmable. Some of you might also be interested in a machine that is programmable, such as numbers 1 and 5 in our table.
  • Cleaning Feature. We recommend a pot with a built-in cleaning feature if it is going to be used in an office space. Not many people bother to clean the pot in the office, so this feature is extra handy to make sure that everybody’s coffee stays fresh.

Top 3 Best Coffee Maker Under $100 Reviews

1. Hamilton Beach Brewer Programmable Coffee Maker

We felt that this was the best coffee maker under $100 based on ease of use, the variety of features and brewing options. It would work well in either the home or an office due to the single serving option or the regular 12-cup drip coffee cycle.

You can choose between a bold and regular strength options, it has a water window, and you can program it, too. It offers you a 2-hour “keep warm” option that will automatically shut off after the two hours is up.

Cleanup was a breeze, and the coffee (after a few cycles) came out just the way we liked it.

This machine is a pretty good deal since you’re basically getting two machines for the price of one, and for less than $100, it’s hard to beat!

2. OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker

OXO’s Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker is great for the iced coffee enthusiast.

Just add the coffee in the brewing container, pour on the cold water, and let it steep. That’s it!

The only thing you need to keep in mind is that you cannot brew with hot water. This machine requires you to steep the coffee for 12-24 hours before draining it down into the glass beaker, which can be rather inconvenient for some coffee drinkers.

All you need to do is steep the coffee the night before so you can drain it and drink the next morning. Are you picky about the quality of your coffee and you prefer it iced? If so, this is the perfect machine for you.

3. BUNN Velocity Brew Home Coffee Brewer

BUNN’s machine is the next best coffee maker for under $100 on our list and is very straightforward to use.

Brew time was fast – just 3 minutes, and we were enjoying our java. If you want a quick, convenient machine that is easy to use, this will suit your needs.

Unlike many other machines, this one has an extra-large water tank that preheats the water so you can push the “brew” button anytime. That is the secret to the quick brew time, and when you’re serving large quantities of coffee for thirsty guests, it is a very handy feature.

We were a bit disappointed that it doesn’t have a water level indicator and you’re forced to use BUNN brand filters with it, but the coffee was great. If you don’t know much about coffee machines and need one on hand for guests, we would recommend this one.


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