We love a good cup of pour-over coffee to start the day. What we love even more is the ability to automate our morning coffee-making routine.
We’ve reviewed five of the best automatic pour-over coffee makers on the market. These are a little different from drip coffee machines.
We compared the top-end automatic pour over machines to mid-range and lower-end models. We looked at the most important features like their design, cup capacity, price, brewing temperature, and functionality.
Let’s take a look.
5 Best Automatic Pour Over Coffee Machines
1. Most Classic Look: Technivorm Moccamaster 59616 KBG, 10-Cup Coffee Maker
The Moccamaster 10-cup automatic pour-over coffee maker is a high-end automatic coffee machine for coffee enthusiasts. We love that it makes up to 10 cups of delicious tasting coffee. We also love the automatic off timer, so you don’t need to worry about forgetting your coffee machine on.
The brand is well-known so if it’s quality and if a trusted brand you’re looking for, we would recommend this machine.
Unlike some of the more affordable coffee machines we reviewed, this is one of the sturdier and better pour-over coffee brewer on the market.
The design is versatile and lends itself to the classic 1950’s style pour-over coffee makers, but with a modern touch. It’s a lightweight coffee machine that comes in many colors and has a stainless steel finish. So whether you have a farm-style kitchen or an ultra-modern kitchen, it works.
We love that this machine is easy to use, nobody wants a complicated coffee machine early in the morning.
Why We Like It: This automatic pour-over coffee maker has the best classic look. Its style is ‘Classic Americana’ and works in any space.
The plastic parts of the machine are BPA/BPS/BPF and Phthalate free which means it’s an eco-friendly option for the more environmentally conscious coffee lover.
There is also a 5-year warranty on these coffee brewers, so you’re covered for a long time, should any problems come up.
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2. Most Functional: Breville BDC450BSS Precision Brewer Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe
Breville BDC450BSS is another high-end electric pour-over coffee machine and it’s definitely one for the appliance enthusiasts out there.
We love the design of this machine. It’s ultra-modern and comes in a stainless steel finish. Aside from the design, what we really loved about this machine, are all its functionalities. From cold brew to gold cup mode, you’re definitely spoiled for choice.
Another great feature is the capacity of this automatic pour-over coffee machine, it makes up to 12 cups of coffee at a time so it’s great for larger families or even small offices.
Despite it being one of the more expensive coffee makers, it does have more functions and a great design, so it’s actually good value for money.
Although all the extra functions are great, we’ve found that it can be a little daunting first thing in the morning when all you want is a cup of coffee.
Why We Like It: It has the best automatic pour-over coffee functionalities and extra features out of all the products we reviewed. It’s modern and stylish with its full stainless steel finish. It also comes with a 2-year warranty, so you’re covered on certain parts.
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3. Best Mid-Range: OXO Brew 9 Cup Coffee Maker
We rated this model the best mid-range automatic pour-over coffee maker on the market. Why? It can make 9 cups of coffee and it’s well-priced. It’s simply designed and a sturdy machine that will last a long time.
It’s really easy to use, which is great when you’re in a hurry or too tired to focus on all the functions. It also is one of the best automatic pour-over coffee machines on the market.
One thing we particularly like about this automatic pour-over coffee maker is the timer function. There’s nothing better than waking up to the smell of coffee in the morning. It’s a pretty neat function, especially considering the price of the machine. The stainless steel carafe is double-walled which keeps your coffee hot and fresh.
The only real downside to this pour-over coffee machine is its capacity. Some of the more expensive machines can make up to 12 cups of coffee, while this makes 9 cups. It’s not a major problem, but if you’re looking for a machine with more capacity, then this one might not be for you.
Why We Like It: The timer function is definitely a winner here. OXO is also great with their customer service and will replace your parts, or the entire machine if needed.
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4. Most Affordable: Bonavita Connoisseur BV1901TS, 8-Cup One-Touch Coffee Maker Featuring Hanging Filter Basket and Thermal Carafe
While the Bonavita Connoisseur is not the best automatic pour-over coffee maker, it’s one of the best lower-end machines we’ve reviewed.
It’s a super affordable machine that makes more than enough coffee to get you going in the morning.
It’s quiet and simple-to-use and fits nicely into any kitchen. You won’t need to worry about counter space with its compact design.
One downside is that it doesn’t have all the functions and features we usually like. All things considered, if it’s simple and affordable you’re after, we highly recommend it.
Why We Like It: A simple and compact pour-over coffee maker that won’t break the bank.
5. Bodum BISTRO Coffee Maker, Automatic Pour-Over Coffee Machine with Thermal Carafe
Bodum makes classy coffee makers and the Bodum BISTRO automatic pour-over coffee maker is no different. The hourglass-shaped filter and carafe give it a modern feel and professional tasting coffee. So if you’re into aesthetics, then this is a great choice.
One thing we love about this coffee machine is that it’s eco friendly. It has a stainless steel mesh filter, so you’ll never have to buy paper filters again. Not only is this far better for the environment, but it saves you money in the long run. And you’ll never find yourself unable to make a cup of coffee because you’ve run out of filter bags.
The carafe is double-walled and thermal, so your coffee will stay hot without becoming bitter from overheating.
The only let down with this machine is the lack of extra features. It’s not as fancy as some of the other high-end machines, but it does the job.
It’s well-designed, simple-to-use, and compact.
Why We Like It: It’s environmentally friendlier than other coffee makers we reviewed, and one of the most stylish designs.
Whether you want a simple system that is easy to use or a complex device that makes an array of coffee types and styles, we have something for you on our list.Learn More
Automatic Pour-Over Coffee Maker Buyers Guide
Price is always one of the biggest considerations when buying a new appliance.
Automatic pour-over coffee makers range in price and an inexpensive one could cost you about $200. They won’t have as many features as the more expensive models, but you’ll still be able to find a good product at this price.
You can pick up a multi-functional machine for around $300. Usually, they are great value for money and will be a sound investment.
The features and functions that suit your needs should really determine your budget.
Features and Functions
There is such a wide variety of automatic pour-over coffee brewers on the market and their features vary just as much.
It’s great if you can set the coffee machine to start and stop automatically. It’s a time-saver and you could have freshly-brewed coffee when you wake up every morning. Some machines, like the OXO Brew 9 Cup Pour Over Coffee Maker, have a timer that allows you to set the machine to automatically make your coffee in the morning.
If you have a small kitchen, it’s important to consider how big the coffee machine is going to be and how much space it’s going to take up. Compare the dimensions of various coffee machines and whether it’s a quiet or noisy coffee maker.
Nobody likes burnt coffee. Nobody likes cold coffee either (except when it’s cold brew). Compare the heating functions. Some machines, like the Bodum Bistro Coffee Maker, have a thermal carafe that keeps your coffee warm.
Make sure you know about the warranty associated with that brand. Most brands we reviewed have a 1-year limited warranty, but some of the brands, like the
Technivorm Moccamaster has a 5-year warranty on products.
Compare Cup Capacities
This is important if you’re looking for a machine that can serve more people, like in an office. Some machines, like the Breville BDC450BSS Precision Coffee Brewer, make up to 12 cups of coffee at a time, while others can only make up to 8. Depending on your coffee needs, look at what each machine can do, before you decide which one is best.
Electric Pour-Over Coffee Maker FAQs
How do I go about purchasing additional accessories?
If you bought your coffee maker directly from the brand’s website, the best thing to do would be to visit the website and see what they have available. For instance, if you wanted a milk frother, you could purchase it from the website.
If you bought it from Amazon, see what they have available, or you could go in-store to see what’s available. You might even find a set of additional accessories available for sale.
What are the best coffee maker brands?
Some of the brands we mentioned in this article are well-known and trusted, especially brands like Breville and Bodum. However, there are many other trusted brands out there, some that we mentioned, and others like DeLonghi.
Depending on what you’re looking for, and how much you’re looking to spend, will determine which brand best suits you.
What is the average brew time?
On average, a 6-ounce cup of coffee will take about 1 minute to brew. If you’re looking to make a few cups at a time, say 4, then you could look at about 3 – 5 minutes of brewing time.
How do I clean the machine?
There are some parts of the coffee maker that are dishwasher safe. Parts like glass or stainless steel carafes and brew baskets are generally dishwasher safe. However, make sure you check the manual before adding these parts to your next dishwasher cycle.
How often should I clean inside the machine?
Cleaning your coffee machine often can prolong the lifespan of the machine. Obviously, you won’t have to clean it every day, but make sure you clean it as often as you need to. Read the instruction manual for your machine for more detailed instructions.
Can I reheat my coffee, if it’s gone cold?
It’s not advisable to reheat your coffee in the coffee maker, as it can damage the machine. The best thing to do is to reheat it in the microwave. Some microwaves these days have a beverage setting, so you’ll be sure not to overheat it.
How accurate is the cup count? i.e. Will I get 12 cups out of a 12-cup machine?
This is all dependent on the measurements each brand uses. Some machines measure a cup as 6 ounces, while in the US, the average cup maybe 8 ounces.
Which is better – glass or thermal carafe?
This is entirely dependent on how you drink your coffee. If you’re a 1-cup a day, fresh coffee drinker, then a glass carafe is great. Your coffee will be fresh when you want it and good for about 20 minutes.
If you’re the person that likes to make multiple cups ahead of time and keep them warm for longer, then a thermal carafe would suit you better, as it can stay warm for up to an hour.
Where can I purchase replacement parts if something breaks?
Here again, the best thing to do would be to visit the brand’s website. If you have your warranty details and your product is still covered under the warranty, you will need to present these details.
There are always customer support services available from big brands, so you’ll easily be able to contact them if anything happens to your coffee maker or if you need to purchase a replacement set.
What do I do when the warranty runs out?
A warranty covers defects to the product, or where a batch of products is particularly faulty. It doesn’t cover wear and tear, so, unfortunately, if your coffee maker breaks after the warranty end (because you made 100 cups a day), you won’t be covered for damage or repairs.
Can I purchase an extended warranty?’
This is entirely dependent on the brand you buy from. Some brands do offer extended warranties on certain products. Customer support would be able to assist with this.
What are the best online retailers for coffee makers?
Amazon always comes out tops for pretty much anything you need. From the point of sale to delivery and after-sales support, Amazon is super-efficient. They also have a great range of products to choose from and you’ll easily be able to compare products, prices, and product reviews.
Even though it’s directly from the brand, you’ll have documentation available from your purchase, to register for the warranty and in the event, something breaks down.
After reviewing five different products, our top pick is the Breville BDC450BSS. It has the most cup capacity out of all the models we reviewed and the most functionality. For the price point, it’s definitely the best value for money for any home brewer.
In close second place is the OXO Brew 9 Cup Coffee Maker. It’s another great value for money option, although it doesn’t have the same capabilities as the Breville. It made the list because of its timer function that we think is one of the best functions to have with your pour-over coffee maker.
There is something for everyone out there. Whether you like simple appliances or prefer more complex coffee machines like a drip coffee machine, you’re sure to find something to fit your needs.