The Best Coffee Makers Under $100 (Including an Editor Favorite for $25)

published Feb 9, 2024
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If you’ve read anything I’ve written for The Kitchn, you’ll already know that I’m a huge coffee fan. I’ve worked pulling espresso and making coffee in a cafe, and in my time here at The Kitchn, I’ve also tested just about every kind of coffee machine out there, from pour-overs and drippers to French presses, infusers, and more. And, while I think the splurgy coffee machines (like my personal favorite machine from OXO) are absolutely worth it, most people are just looking for a dependable way to get a high-quality cup of coffee each morning — that won’t break the bank. 

That’s why we put together this short list of the best coffee makers under $100 — there’s something for every budget and coffee drinker here, so take a look at the picks below and get ready to start your journey to a better (and much more affordable) morning coffee routine.

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The Aeropress Clear makes three different kinds of coffee — American drip-style, cold brew, and espresso-style — and melds several different brewing methods to get its end result: immersion, aeration, and pressure. It’s super easy to use, requires no electricity, and is tough to beat in terms of portability and quality. (I’m a big fan.)

2 / 9

The Hamilton Beach Convenient Craft Single-Serve Rapid Cold Brew & Hot Coffee Maker lets you make both hot and cold brew coffee in the same machine — which means you don’t have to crowd your countertops with two separate coffee makers or take up valuable fridge space with a massive cold brew carafe. Just brew a cup of coffee however you like it, one cup at a time.

3 / 9
was $39.50

If you’re a fan of pour-over coffee, the Hario V60 is pretty much the gold standard. The ceramic pour-over fits over your coffee mug and is guaranteed to produce great results every time — so long as you use the proper technique.

4 / 9
was $129.99

Pod fans can all agree that the Keurig is still king in this area — and the Keurig K-Slim + ICED Single Serve Coffee Brewer has a super-compact design (less than 5 inches in width) that’s perfect for small kitchens, dorms, or shared spaces. It also brews both hot and iced coffee, with its smart Brew Over Ice functionality, which makes it the ultimate choice for year-round versatility.

5 / 9

For fans of pour over who don’t want to learn the technique, you can’t go wrong with the OXO Brew Single Serve Pour-Over Coffee Maker. There’s an auto-drip tank that controls water flow to ensure a well-saturated bed of coffee and full extraction (i.e. no dry bits of coffee at the end of your pour) and measurement markings on the tank to show you exactly how much water to add.

6 / 9
was $43.50

The Hario V60 Immersion Dripper is essentially an upgrade to the classic pour-over with one big catch: the metal stopper at the bottom. What it does is turn the standard V60 into a hybrid immersion brewer and pour over, giving you all of the benefits of drip coffee (quick, easy) with all of the benefits of a French press (high extraction, full body).

7 / 9

Good ol’ American drip coffee still reigns supreme in the States, and if you’re living alone or with one other person, this Mr. Coffee 5-Cup Mini Brew Switch Coffee Maker is a no-brainer purchase. It brews up to 25 ounces of coffee at a time, is perfect for small apartments, and has an auto-pause feature so you can sneak a cup before brewing is finished.

8 / 9
was $19.99

Everyone should know how to use a French press, and this Utopia Kitchen 34 Ounce French Press Espresso and Tea Maker is a great place to start. You can use it for cold brew, hot coffee, and tea — no filters required.

9 / 9

This Hamilton Beach Smart 12-Cup Coffee Maker made our Best List a while back, and for good reason — it’s affordable, dependable, and makes enough coffee to keep the whole family caffeinated. Plus, it’s Alexa-compatible for hands-free brewing.