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Coffee
Whether you’re a cold-brew connoisseur or you just want a basic cup o’ joe, our experts find the best coffee makers and gear to keep you at peak caffeination on any budget. We have picks for espresso makers and accessories, basic coffee makers, and the best equipment to get your grind down to a science and make your pour-overs more precise.

The Best Kitchen Scale Escali Primo Digital Scale
After nearly 45 hours of research, three years of testing, and interviews with experts, we’re confident that the Escali Primo Digital Scale is the best for most people.
The Best Gear for Making Pour-Over Coffee Kalita Wave 185 Dripper
We spent over 50 hours testing 10 drippers, used over 10 pounds of quality coffee beans, and drank over 100 cups of coffee before determining that the Kalita Wave is the best pour-over dripper for most coffee drinkers.
The Best Travel Mug Zojirushi New Stainless Mug
After doing nearly 50 hours of research over the past three years and considering more than 60 different models, we think the Zojirushi New Stainless Steel Mug is the best travel mug for most people. It offers the best balance of heat retention and versatility of any model we tested. It costs more than its competitors, but its thoughtful design and foolproof locking mechanism make it worth the price.
The Best Cheap Coffee Maker Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker (46201)
After considering 17 coffee makers and testing six top candidates, we think that the Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker is the best cheap coffee maker. The only machine that made better-tasting coffee costs five times as much.
The Best Cold-Brew Coffee Maker Filtron Cold Water Coffee Concentrate Brewer
We tried five cold-brew makers, brewing enough for 200 cups of coffee, and the Filtron Cold Water Coffee Concentrate Brewer made the best-tasting coffee for the lowest price per cup.
The Best Espresso Machine, Grinder, and Accessories for Beginners Breville BES840XL the Infuser Espresso Machine
After spending more than 60 hours to research and test five top-rated espresso machines, four grinders, and a dozen accessories, we’ve put together the best espresso setup under $1,000.
The Best Electric Kettle Cuisinart CPK-17
After spending dozens of hours researching and testing electric kettles over the past three years, we think the Cuisinart CPK-17 is the best electric kettle for most people. It quickly brings water to the temperature needed for optimum flavor from teas and coffee, and it offers the best combination of speed, accuracy, and ease of use of all the electric kettles we tested.
The Best Coffee Maker OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker
After putting in 41 hours of research over the past two years and brewing hundreds of cups of coffee in 12 machines, we found that the OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker is the best for most people. The OXO makes better-tasting coffee than other drip coffee makers, and it’s much easier to use than other high-end coffee makers we’ve tested.
The Best Coffee Grinder Baratza Virtuoso
After more than 40 hours researching and testing nine top-rated coffee grinders, we found the Baratza Virtuoso was the best for making coffee at home. It produced the most uniform grind consistency of any model we tested, comparable with a $2,500 commercial-grade grinder. Our science editor couldn’t even tell the samples apart under a microscope.