Despite coffee being around for a very long time, it is still growing a ton in popularity. Coffee culture is exploding all over the world and the internet is only helping to foster that growth. There are many sites out there such as Homegrounds that offer comprehensive reviews as well as much more content about the world of coffee and brewing. With coffee being consumed hundreds of billions of times every year, it isn’t surprising to see so much online content on the subject.
So there is no doubting coffee is timeless and popular, but the methods that we actually use to make it have changed a lot over the years. New methods and coffee makers are always coming out and not only has technology helped people learn more about coffee and consume content about it, it has also helped modernize how we brew it.
With that in mind, this article will look at some of the best and most advanced coffee makers that are breaking trends and setting new ones.
When it released a few years ago, The Bonavita BV1900TS coffee maker was released and was universally loved. Well just recently, the follow up to that popular machine was released, the Bonavita Connoisseur. Despite the somewhat pretentious name, the Bonavita Connoisseur is actually incredibly easy and simple to use. However, that doesn’t mean it is lacking in the features department, however.
This coffee maker features only a single button, but that button (which performs like a switch) helps control one of the biggest features of this machine. If you press the button down for 5 seconds, it activates the pre-soak function. Pre-soaking allows coffee to extract evenly, which provides a much more consistent cup. Another great thing about this machine is that is doesn’t take up a lot of counter space, which is particularly awesome for those with limited space.
This coffee maker also ensures that the temperature of the water is within the right range, which is very important to making good coffee. The price of this machine is also quite reasonable, so if you want a coffee maker with a few advanced features for a good price, this might be the one for you.
This coffee maker started as a Kickstarter campaign half a decade ago and finally made its release in 2017. However, calling it a coffee maker is doing it a disservice, as it is so much more than that. In addition to brewing your coffee, this machine will also roast and grind your beans for you, automatically.
This machine will only work with its own packs of coffee, which come with RFID tags inside. These tags will send the perfect roasting information to the machine to ensure a great cup of coffee every single time. People who own this machine can actually use Facebook Messenger to contact the company coffee concierge, to order new coffee and even schedule your next coffee roast.
This is definitely one of the most advanced and fully-featured coffee makers on the planet, but this sort of innovation comes with a steep price tag. But if you are okay with spending a pretty penny to get a revolutionary coffee maker, this is the one.
While it is a bit on the large size, especially for modern coffee maker standards, this machine is packed full of great features. You can adjust the strength of your brew with a button, and the machine offers self-cleaning capabilities and auto-shut off. Also, this coffee maker cleverly lets you pause the brewing process in case you are in a hurry and just want to pour yourself a quick cup and be on your way.
The cost of this coffee maker is incredibly reasonable, especially with all of the included features you get. While it doesn’t offer you as much as more expensive models, to even get the features that this maker has for it’s listed price is a good thing. If you don’t want to break the bank, but still like a coffee maker with a lot of options, give this one a look.
Behmor Brazen Plus
If you like to have as many customization controls over your coffee as possible, this coffee maker should be right up your alley. This machine lets you tweak and control a variety of different things such as how long your grounds are pre-soaked for, what temperature your water is, and even input the altitude of where you live. This is because the boiling point of water may differ depending on your elevation.
While the machine has a bit of a learning curve and can take a while to brew coffee, it features make it a solid option. It is a bit expensive, but that is to be expected for a coffee maker with so many variables you can tweak and adjust. If you are just someone who wants to make coffee and not tinker, there are probably cheaper options.
Technivorm Moccamaster Series
If you are around serious coffee enthusiasts (or are one yourself), you have likely heard the Moccamaster name. These coffee makers have an incredibly good reputation and are loved not only for the delicious cafe-quality coffee they make, but also how they are often seen as a work of art in a kitchen, and not an eyesore.
They have a unique copper element and this machine is able to keep coffee hot for many hours after the initial brewing. There are several different models of Moccamaster, but each one is high quality and the one you choose will depend on the type of features you want, the specific look you want and how you want your coffee to be brewed.
These coffee makers are also incredibly well made and crafted. So if you take care of them and keep them clean and in good shape, they can easily last you a decade plus. While they are expensive and take up a lot of real estate on a counter, many people swear by these coffee makers for their quality, elegance and features.
MoJoe Mobile Coffee Brewer
If you are on the go, but still enjoy your freshly-made coffee, then this innovative coffee maker is for you. The MoJoe Mobile Coffee Brewer is essentially a travel mug with a built-in coffee maker. It uses a unique system to heat the water in your mug, and then pushes it through a tube past a coffee filter. Of course, the grounds are kept in a separate compartment, so you can enjoy your coffee without worrying about drinking grounds.
If you don’t have time to brew your own coffee at home before running out to start your day, this is a godsend. While some might see it as a bit of a gimmick, it works quite well and solves a definite problem that thousands of people suffer from.
This is definitely one of the most advanced coffee makers on the planet, as you can actually control it with your phone. Using Wi-Fi, you can use your iPhone or Android phone to set the temperature you want it to brew at, and can also change your brew speed and choose exactly how long you want to pre-soak your beans for.
Having all of those customization options available to you right in the palm of your hands is something special. As you would expect from a coffee maker with this kind of functionality and connectivity with technology, it will run you a lot more than many standard coffee makers.
We hope that this article has helped you learn a little more about the modern trends in coffee, and helped you decide which coffee maker is right for you. There are a ton of great coffee makers that didn’t make this list, so be sure to do your own independent research as well before making a purchase.