8 Best Coffee Makers in India (2021 Reviews)

If you’re the kind of person who needs his cup o’ joe first thing in the morning, a coffee maker will make your life much simpler. You can easily avoid the queues at your preferred coffeehouse and cut down on costs simultaneously.

Depending on how you like your coffee, there are many different types of machines available on the market. Maybe you prefer being in control of how your coffee tastes, or you just want the hit of caffeine to energize you throughout the day.

No matter where you lie on the spectrum, this article will help you select the best coffee machine for your needs. 

Navigating the vast array of options available can be a daunting task for anyone who just wants to get a coffee machine that does its job.

For this reason, we’ll lay out everything you need to know before buying one in this article. From the important things to consider to listing the best coffee maker machines in India for a diverse set of needs, we discuss all of it below. 

The Best Coffee Maker Machines in India

1) InstaCuppa French Press Coffee Maker

The first entry on our list is a French Press, which is arguably one of the best types of non-electric coffee makers out there. This model by InstaCuppa has a capacity of 600ml, which is enough to make 6 cups at a time for you and your family.

The Press has a sleek design that is complimented well by the tough borosilicate carafe that ensures it is very hard to break. 

This machine also comes with a 4-part filtration system which makes sure that no piece of coffee bean makes its way into your cup. It also helps extract all the flavor contained within your beans for a delicious cup of coffee you’ll want to drink every single day.

If you like to make your coffee in batches but hate when it becomes cold, you can purchase a protective sleep for just Rs.100 extra that will keep your coffee warm for 20% longer. 

As we’ve mentioned, cleaning coffee machines like a French Press can be a hassle. However, the included cleaning brush will help make this task a lot simpler. If you ever get tired of making coffee, you can also use this machine to brew things like tea, buttermilk, fruit juice, etc.

You get all of this for an extremely affordable price, making this a great value for money deal to anyone who loves drinking coffee.  

The only small inconvenience with this machine is that the lid might not fit very snugly onto the carafe. This means that you need to be slightly careful while pouring your coffee. However, if you’re a little careful, you’ll have nothing to worry about.

What we like

  • 4-part filtration system 
  • Sleek design 
  • Tough borosilicate construction 
  • Can be used to make beverages besides coffee

What we don’t like

  • Lid doesn’t fit snugly onto the carafe
  • Cleanup can be messy 

2) Preethi Café Zest Coffee Maker

This drip coffee machine by Preethi Café is another solid addition to any countertop because of how convenient using it is. You can get about 500ml of coffee (approximately 5 cups) with every round of brewing with minimal effort.

The microfine filter ensures that you only get clean, sumptuous coffee liquid in your cup that will prove you with the dose of caffeine you need every day. 

If you like to make extra coffee for a refill, the machine will keep your pot warm until you’re ready for round two. Though the body is made of plastic, it has been designed to be heat resistant. This means that it will be able to withstand long-term usage and heat so that you won’t need to invest in another machine anytime soon. 

The anti-drip system included in this model also ensures that you won’t have a mess to clean up every time you brew some coffee. Being a drip machine, it is generally very easy to maintain and requires minimal cleaning. Even the filters need to be washed only once every couple of months so that all of your coffee drains out quickly. 

Coming to some drawbacks, you can only use finely powdered coffee with this drip machine. This isn’t much of an issue if you don’t need exotic tasting coffee.

However, if you like coffee brewed from beans, this might be slightly disappointing. The plastic body is also prone to scratches, but given that the price is very affordable, some tradeoff is to be expected. 

What we like

  • Decent capacity 
  • Keeps your coffee warm 
  • Easy to clean 
  • The microfine filter works brilliantly 

What we don’t like

  • You can only use finely powdered coffee
  • The plastic body is prone to scratches

3) 3D Creations 6 Cups Aluminum South Indian Filter Coffee Machine

This coffee machine by 3D Creations is essentially a Moka Pot, one of the manual coffeemakers we discussed earlier. It is meant to be used as a stovetop coffee maker. The way Moka pots are constructed is that they have a water chamber at the bottom, a coffee chamber in the middle, and a filter at the top.

As you heat the water, upward pressure is created which allows the vapors to mix with coffee and initiate the brewing process. This brew is then filtered upward, which is where the coffee you’ll eventually consume is prepared. 

Moka pots are notorious for making delicious coffee, and this one is no different. If you like South Indian style filter coffees, this machine will be an absolute treat for you. You can make 6 small cups of coffee in one go using it.

The aluminum material ensures that the machine is durable and won’t break even if it falls. The matte finish also gives the body an attractive experience that adds to your coffee-making experience. 

A minor drawback with owning a Moka pot is that it takes a few tries to get the coffee right. Heating the pot for too long will create bitter coffee, but when done right, the caffeine hits you like in no other machine.

Another possible issue is that you can’t use these pots with electric stovetops, you’ll need gas. However, if these aren’t issues for you, a Moka pot will likely change the way you consume coffee for good. 

What we like

  • 6 cup capacity 
  • Aluminum construction 
  • Attractive design
  • Very cheap price

What we don’t like

  • New users will have to go through a small learning curve
  • Can’t be used on electric stoves

4) Delonghi ICM2 1000-Watt 10-Cup Drip Coffee Machine

Delonghi’s 10-cup drip coffee machine is the perfect choice for a large family where several members drink coffee throughout the day. The 1.5L capacity and fast brewing technology mean that a cup is never too far away.

However, besides the sheer capacity, there are also other reasons why this machine is arguably the best coffeemaker on this list overall. 

To start, the permanent nylon filter is not only effective at keeping your coffee clean, it also lasts longer and needs lesser maintenance compared to other types of filters. The anti-drip system means that you can take the pot off the machine when preparing small quantities without worrying about creating a mess.

It will automatically stop dripping more coffee. However, if you’re brewing a large pot and need it to remain warm, the thermostat hot plate does exactly that. As such, you don’t need to make coffee repeatedly, you can do so once and rest easy until the time when you need a refill. 

Given the quantity of coffee it brews, this coffeemaker is fairly small and won’t occupy much space on your countertop. The 15 bars of pressure capacity is also perfect for brewing espresso. However, you can use this machine to prepare tea as well. 

The only drawback of this machine is its price. Though it is well worth it for families with several coffee enthusiasts, you will need to make a comparatively larger investment initially.

What we like

  • Large capacity 
  • Permanent nylon filter 
  • Anti-drip system 
  • Thermostat hot plate

What we don’t like

  • High price

5) Philips Daily Collection HD7434 Coffee Maker

The HD7434 coffee maker by Phillips is similar to other electric machines on this list. The major difference is that this one is smaller and hence less expensive. It also comes from a premium brand that is known for making quality appliances across the board.

Coming to its features, this machine brews about 900ml of coffee at a time, which should give you 6-9 cups depending on your preference. The AromaSwirl technology distributes the aroma of your coffee equally across all your cups so that each one of them feels and tastes delicious.

Like others, this machine also has an anti-drip system that makes it convenient to pour yourself a cup even in the middle of a brewing cycle. The compact size ensures that the machine won’t occupy too much space in your kitchen either. 

One feature here that you won’t find in other drip machines is dishwasher safe parts. Though cleaning drip coffeemakers is already an easy process, this takes things one step further and makes things even simpler for you.

Another one is the 2-year warranty. Drip coffeemakers generally only come with a 1-year guarantee, but Philips doubles that number. 

One drawback of this machine is that the coffee it makes can be a little thin at times. However, this can often be fixed by washing its parts, which is a fairly easy process. Besides that, this machine by Philips is a great value for your money.

What we like

  • AromaSwirl Technology 
  • 2-year warranty 
  • Dishwasher safe parts 
  • Anti-drip system

What we don’t like

  • Occasionally brews thin coffee 

6) Black + Decker BXCM1201IN 12-Cup Drip Coffee Maker

Like the Delonghi coffee maker, this machine by Black + Decker is great for large families with many coffee drinkers. It too produces 1.5L of coffee in one brewing cycle, which should give you around 10-12 cups at a time. The indicators on the carafe will let you know exactly how much coffee you need to serve how many cups.

This is especially useful when hosting guests at home. The permanent nylon filter also ensures that each and every one of those cups is of the highest quality. Not only that, but they also last longer and need less cleaning, which increases the overall lifespan of the coffeemaker as well. 

Like with some other machines listed before, this one has a Keep Warm function. This lets you produce large batches of coffee without having to constantly reheat them every time you need a refill. However, keep in mind that the function works for only 2 hours after preparation.

The machine also shuts off automatically when not in use, saving you money in electricity bills and again increasing the longevity of the machine. Lastly, this machine has a programming feature that allows you to set it to delay its brewing cycle so that you can have coffee ready whenever you desire. It is the only machine on this list to have this function. 

The main drawback with this machine doesn’t have to do with the appliance itself. Black + Decker’s customer service can often be dodgy and unresponsive. Also, the hot plate may not be very effective at times, so it is advisable to only brew as much as you need at a time. 

What we like

  • Large capacity 
  • Programming feature 
  • Permanent nylon filter 
  • Auto-shutoff feature

What we don’t like

  • Black + Decker’s customer service 
  • A hot plate can be ineffective

7) Café Jei French Press Coffee and Tea Maker

French presses are so good that we just had to include two in our list. However, one feature that distinguishes this coffeemaker from Café Jei is their amazing customer service. Once you purchase their machine, you are entitled to lifetime support with any issues you might face with their product.

Their service is lightning fast and will resolve any problems you have within hours. However, there is a good chance you won’t need them at all since this product is of very high-quality. 

To start off, this machine is extremely durable. The borosilicate glass can withstand boiling water, while the metal parts are made of stainless steel. The handle is also thick and constructed out of heat-resistant material for easy handling.

Like the InstaCuppa French press, this one also comes with a 4 step filtration process that ensures every cup you brew is clean and appetizing. French presses are great at extracting the flavor from coffee, and this one is no different. 

This product doesn’t have any drawbacks besides the ones you’d associate with a manual coffeemaker. Cleaning can be slightly messy, and the brewing takes longer than electric machines. However, speaking of the product itself, it is hands down one of the best options on this list. 

What we like

  • Excellent customer service 
  • Durable construction 
  • 4 step filtration process 
  • 600ml capacity 

What we don’t like

  • Nothing

8) Coffeeza Latisso Coffee Making Machine

The last entry on our list is perfect for all coffee lovers. The 19 bars of pressure this machine can generate ensures that every bit of flavor from your coffee is extracted and transferred to your cup. However, the machine also supports other coffees like cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos, etc.

The milk frother further lets you make cold coffees as well. Unlike other machines, this one works only with coffee capsules by Coffeeza and Nespresso. With your purchase, you’ll get 10 free before you need to restock them. 

Though the use of capsules will drive your expenses up a little, you get excellent coffee quality in return. If you’re a bachelor or need the machine for personal use, there are hardly any better options in the electric coffee maker category.

The machine heats up in just 45 seconds before it starts brewing and turns off automatically when not in use. It’s easy to clean, and customer service is very responsive in case of problems as well. 

The main drawback of this machine is that it isn’t suitable for large families. It can only brew one cup at a time, and you’ll have to keep brewing individual cups for each member. Besides that, this is as good a machine as any on this list.

What we like

  • Supports multiple coffee beverages 
  • Easy to maintain 
  • Heats up quickly 
  • Excellent for individual use 

What we don’t like

  • Not suitable for large families 
  • Repurchasing coffee capsules can become expensive

Factors to Look Out for When Buying a Coffee maker

Electric Vs Manual

Electric machines

This is easily the most important thing you need to consider before purchasing a coffee machine. Electric coffee makers are very convenient and easy to use. You needn’t grind the beans, pour water carefully, or waste time in cleanup.

All you need to do is put the coffee and water in and wait for the magic to happen. However, this comes at the cost of quality. You can’t really control how your coffee tastes. Also, the rods used in electric coffee makers generally can’t reach the temperature required to extract the full flavor of your coffee. 

When selecting electric coffee makers, look out for whether the one you like is a drip machine, a single-serve coffee machine, or one that exclusively makes espresso. 

Manual coffee makers

Manual coffee makers on the other hand come in many different types. They mainly differ in the way you need to brew your coffee, so there might be a small learning curve in the beginning.

Some examples of such coffeemakers are the French press, Moka pots, Chemex, etc. One big advantage of such coffee machines is that they are often small and compact enough that you can take them with you to class or office.

Electric coffee makers don’t offer this as they are generally bigger. Some, like the French press, are also very cheap and do not require a hefty initial investment. 

However, the common feature that all manual coffee makers have is that the coffee made through them tastes excellent. Since you need to boil the water yourself, you can use liquid that is hot enough to bring out every last bit of flavor from your coffee.

Though this sounds great in theory, especially for coffee aficionados, it does involve a messy cleaning process. You need to grind the beans yourself and ensure that they are neither too fine nor too large.

You’ll need to heat the water to an appropriate temperature, and also clean up the coffee residue from the machine. However, if you want coffee that tastes great and you enjoy the brewing process, manual coffee makers are a good choice. 

Quantity

Ask yourself how much coffee do you need on an average day? Do you have family members that will also be using the machine for their coffee needs? Your answer will tell you how many cups your coffeemaker should be able to brew in a single instance.

If you’re one coffee a day person, a single-serve coffeemaker will work just fine. However, if you need multiple or even a dozen cups of coffee a day, you’ll need a larger machine with a big pot.

Size

The size of your machine is important if you don’t have much counter space to dedicate to it. Electric coffee makers tend to need more space than manual coffee makers, but this decision needs to be considered alongside how much coffee you need on a daily basis.

If you neither need too much nor want to put much effort into brewing, a small electric machine will work perfectly. 

Additional Features

Depending on how much you can afford to spend, you can buy coffee makers with several additional features that will make your life simpler. Some have an auto-programming feature so that they automatically make coffee at a certain time of the day.

This is useful if you need coffee as soon as you wake up. Others have water filtration systems that convert hard water to soft water for a cleaner tasting cup. 

Though these features aren’t exactly essential, you’ll probably want a coffee maker that lets you adjust how much caffeine is in your brew. This is especially true if you’ll have several members in your house using the machine with different preferences. 

Conclusion

This article has laid out everything one needs to know before going out to purchase a coffee maker. It also lists eight of the best coffee maker machines in India that are each suitable for a different type of coffee lover. If money isn’t an issue for you, the Delonghi coffee maker is the best machine on this list, especially if you have a large family. For individual use, go for a French press instead. 

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