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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 Cold-Brew Coffee Maker OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
After testing 15 cold-brew makers and brewing enough for over 300 cups of coffee, we think the OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker offers the best way to make delicious iced coffee at home.   Read More >
The Best Electric Kettle Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle
After dozens of hours researching and long-term testing electric kettles, we think the Cuisinart CPK-17 is the best electric kettle for most people.   Read More >
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.   Read More >
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.   Read More >
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.   Read More >
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.   Read More >
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.   Read More >
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.   Read More >
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.   Read More >