Before buying your next brewer or espresso machine, check out our hands-on coffee maker reviews.

Various coffee makers.

For almost ten years now we have been trying out and reviewing coffee makers and espresso machines.

Below you’ll find short descriptions of some of the brewing systems we have liked the best. Each description includes a link to our full review.

All have got a solid thumbs-up here at Coffee Detective.

In no particular order...

The Breville Grind Control Brewer.

This is a grind-and-brew coffee maker, grinding the beans just seconds before you brew. Read our full review here...

The Bonavita BV1800 Drip Brewer.

This is the brewer we use ourselves every day. It's our top pick among drip brewers. Read our review here...

The Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer.

The Ninja Coffee Bar is a three-in-one system that makes a full carafe, single serve and espresso-style drinks as well. Watch our video review...

The Chemex Pour Over Brewer.

The Chemex is a manual, pour-over brewer that makes better coffee than most fancy brewers. Watch our video demo...

The iCoffee Opus K-Cup Brewer.

Of all the single serve brewing systems we have tried, we found the iCoffee Opus makes the best cup of coffee. Watch our video review...

The Hamilton Beach "The Scoop" Single Serve Brewer.

"The Scoop" offers most of the convenience of a fancy single-serve brewer, but at a fraction of the price. Watch our video review...


The Touch T526S K-Cup brewer.

This brewer has the convenience of any other single-serve machine, but with key differences that result in better coffee. Watch our video demo here...

The Breville Duo-Temp Pro Espresso Machine.

This is the espresso machine we use at home. It's a semi-automatic machine and suits us perfectly. Watch our video demo here...

The Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker.

Not a "real" espresso maker, but this is a super-slim machine and very fast at making very passable espresso. Watch our video demo here...

The Keurig B60 Single Serve Brewer.

This is one of the original line of K-Cup brewers, and is perhaps the most reliable of all the models. (Also known as the K60) Watch our video review...

The Tassimo T55 Brewing System.

The Tassimo T55 makes regular coffee as well as espresso based drinks like cappuccino and latte. Watch our video review...

The Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Pot.

The Hario Mizudashi Coffee Pot makes a liter of cold-brew coffee in 12-18 hours. A nice slim brewer that fits easily into your fridge. Watch our video review...

The Impress Coffee Brewer.

This is a rugged version of a press pot that doubles as both a brewer and a travel mug. I always take it with me when I travel. Watch our video review...

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