This Seriously Impressive Classic Coffee Maker Is On Sale for Just $20 Right Now

updated Feb 10, 2021
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‘Tis officially the season of gift swaps and secret Santas, and if you’ve been looking for something perfect to buy for the coffee lover on your list, we have a great suggestion: the humble yet truly iconic (and fully programmable) 12-cup coffee maker from Mr. Coffee. Oh, and did we mention it’s just under $20 right now as part of Walmart’s Home Savings Spotlight event?

Before you assume that something so affordable can’t possibly brew a great cup of coffee, check out Kitchn contributor Geraldine’s glowing review of her Mr. Coffee machine. The self-described coffee snob and owner of multiple coffee makers was seriously impressed. “I now prefer it (really!) to the coffee from my French press and my Bialetti,” she said.

One of the most appealing features of this small-yet-mighty appliance is its super simple design. Don’t get us wrong, we love trying the latest in kitchen tech, but coffee makers can easily set you back $300 or more. This compact machine, available in either classic silver or deep cranberry red, has just enough bells and whistles to ensure a great cup of joe without too much effort. The no-nonsense control panel has a Strong Brew setting that allows you to make a bolder cup of coffee, and the machine is as simple to program as an alarm clock. Simply choose Brew Now to enjoy ASAP, or opt for Brew Later to set a timer and wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee.

On those mornings when you just can’t wait another minute for your coffee, the auto-pause feature lets you steal a cup from the carafe mid-cycle and picks up where it left off when you place it back on the base. Once brewed, your coffee will stay warm for up to four hours on the hot plate, after which the machine automatically turns off.

With the money you save on this coffee machine, you can splurge on some great beans or a new grinder. And since many of us are drinking more coffee at home than ever, you can even set up a dedicated caffeination station in your workspace or office. Because let’s face it, there’s no such thing as too much coffee.

Buy: Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker, $19.96 (normally $24.94)