The Coffee Gear We Recommend and That Our Editors Use at Home

Including products we named our favorites after extensive testing.

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a clear glass with a double espresso shot from the Breville Bambino Plus espresso machine

Serious Eats / Ashley Rodriguez

If there's one thing (most!) Serious Eats staffers agree on, it's coffee. We don't necessarily agree on a preferred brew method or what coffee beans are best; we just are all on the same page about coffee being essential to our daily lives and for us to function.

As such, we have some thoughts on what coffee equipment we recommend. And, of course, we've also reviewed lots of coffee gear on this very site. So in the name of giving you a comprehensive roundup of our favorite coffee gadgets, the list below includes both editor picks and products that have won our extensive testings.


What's the best coffee maker?

We extensively reviewed automatic drip coffee makers and named models from Ratio Six and OXO our favorites. You can read more about our winners and how we tested here.

How much should you spend on a coffee maker?

The answer to this depends on a lot of factors (like your budget and features you're looking for, such as a programmable start). However, we found our favorite coffee makers were more expensive—at about $200-plus. We were also able to pinpoint some reasons why these brewers cost more, which you can read about here.