A 10 cup coffee maker, or something smaller? There are plenty of different brewers to choose from.

10 cup drip coffee maker

A 10 cup coffee maker is probably the most popular size for traditional drip brewers.

That said, there are plenty of other choices. You can get anything from a 1-cup brewer to a drip brewer that makes 12 cups at a time.

For one cup at a time, you can buy one of the new single serve coffee machines, or – for a fraction of the price – buy a traditional drip brewer with a 1-cup capacity.

But for many households, with two or more coffee drinkers lining up first thing in the morning, drip brewers that brew between 8 and 10 cups at a time are the most popular.

If that sounds like a lot, keep in mind that when coffee maker manufacturers talk about a “cup” of coffee, they mean a serving size of about 6 ounces.

In other words, when they say a “cup”, they mean a cup...and not a mug.

So when you choose a 10 cup coffee maker, that’s about 5 full mugs of coffee per brew.

From there, figure out the size of brewer that best matches your family’s coffee drinking habits.

It’s worth thinking about, because there’s nothing worse than being one cup of coffee short in the morning before work...or around the dinner table when entertaining.

It’s also wasteful when you make too much coffee, leaving several cups in the carafe, and then pouring it down the kitchen sink.

So figure out what works best for your home and lifestyle before you buy.

You’ll find a wide selection 1, 4, 8 and 10 cup coffee makers at Amazon.com.

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