Vote! GMG Community Coffee Maker Showdown Based On Reader Suggestions–Let The Voting Begin!

GMG Community Thinktank- Coffee Makers Please Leave a Comment With Your Favorite

So I asked our awesome readers what their favorite coffee makers were because I just can’t live my life drinking shitty Keurig coffee.

I’ve compiled the reader suggestions and will put them out here for you to read.  if you click on the link to each coffee maker you can read their reviews and then vote in the poll for your favorite.  Each model has links to its product reviews.

I’m leaning toward

The Bonavita BV1800 8-Cup Coffee Maker

Check out the Bonavita and read the reviews here



We have a Cuisinart with a stainless steel carafe. Highly recommend the stainless steel carafe as it keeps the coffee warm without burning it.

Cuisinart DCC-3200 Perfect Temp 14-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, Stainless Steel


Brenda D


I have a Keurig out of convenience, before that, I had a Bunn for years that I loved.

BUNN NHS Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer


Donna Soodalter-Toman

Been using my Chemex since the 70’s- works great!!!!

Chemex Classic Wood Collar and Tie Glass 8-Cup Coffee Maker with 100 Count Bonded Circle Coffee Filters


Karen Pischke BSN, RN

Maybe you could have a ‘coffee contest’ on a pod cast and compare. My vote – French Press. First time we had French pressed coffee was on a beach in Tonga. I told my mother about how good it was and she bought my husband a French press 20 years ago. He didn’t think he’d use it. Now, not a day goes by that he doesn’t use it 1 – 2 x a day. 30 seconds to ground the beans, pour hot water and let it steep while you dress. Fresh ground beans of your choice, freshly pressed with great flavor, aroma and a head on it like a fine craft beer. Even though it’s glass, it’s lasted all these years. Now we have 2 French Press – one for his full caf, one for my decaf/half caf. We even have another ‘single cup’ French press that doubles as a ‘to-go’ cup. French pressed much quicker than you might imagine, and the flavor is totally worth it. ‘French Pressed’ all the way.

LINKYO Coffee Press – Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker 34oz, 1L





My honey got me a stainless steel Thermos French press, the two cup model. Changed the way I make and enjoy coffee.

Thermos NCI1000SS4 Thermos Vacuum Insulated Coffee Press, 34 oz



the bonvita 1900 with stainless carafe is awesome. 10 cup for me….best way to make a bunch of coffee, and to have more for later.
using a single cup pour over (Manual #1) taught me a lot about making better coffee…this was the choice for lots of coffee that will taste great and be available an hour later too. The only way it could be improved would be to build in a burr grinder into the bonavita itself.
Then get a Wacao Minipress for espresso on the go too…

Bonavita BV1900TS 8-Cup Carafe Coffee Brewer, Stainless Steel




I’d second the french press suggestion–seems like a little extra work, but totally worth it. I will never go back to a standard coffee maker, and k-cups are an environmental disaster. Our french press came from Ikea–stainless steel, double walled so it stays warm. I do wish it was a little bigger (it’s pretty big, but we drink a lot of coffee). Oh yeah, ALWAYS grind your beans just before brewing. With our stainless steel french press I believe I make one of the best cups of coffee available on Cape Ann.

UPPHETTA Coffee/tea maker, glass, stainless steel



I second the Chemex. Takes a little more effort but the result is great. Looks really cool as well.


Chemex. Period. No better way.

James Eves

The key to drip coffee (besides buying quality coffee) is a Gold Filter





5 years in, going strong. Hottest cup of coffee and fast brew… I use a burr grinder on the side, but any grounds work well–

Don’t look back.

Moccamaster KBT 10-Cup Coffee Brewer with Thermal Carafe, Polished Silver

by Technivorm Moccamaster


3 thoughts on “Vote! GMG Community Coffee Maker Showdown Based On Reader Suggestions–Let The Voting Begin!

  1. AERO PRESS bro, the best cup of coffee ever. I’ve had them all. The simple plastic solo press is insane. It takes espresso ground, and it’s to die for! Kettle for the hot water, and an AERO press, and your done!


  2. I’ll not be swayed from my Chemex but will go with a French press in a pinch. Either way I’d recommend some sort of thermal carafe to keep the finished brew in if one wants to keep it warm though the course of the day.


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