If you’re a regular coffee drinker, then your coffee maker is more than just an appliance—it’s an essential tool for kickstarting your day. To help you choose the ideal machine for your morning (afternoon and evening) brew, we’ve narrowed the vast selection of coffee makers down to these eight favourites.

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Best Coffee Maker Overall

Hamilton Beach Flexbrew 2-Way Coffee Maker 49976C

Cup capacity: 12 cups and/or 14-oz mug  | Height:  15.5 in.  | Warranty: 5 years | Features: Use coffee grounds or K-Cup pods for single-serve, 12-cup glass carafe, programmable, brew pause, brew strength button, removable water reservoirs, auto shutoff

Like two machines in one, this Hamilton Beach model will brew piping hot coffee for a crowd, or a quickie cuppa just for you. To prevent clogging, the pod section of the single-serve cup side is removable for easy cleanup. And, if fresh grounds are your jam, use those in both the single-serve or carafe sections of this adaptable machine.

Pros Cons
Programmable timer for one less thing to do in the morning. Larger countertop footprint than standard coffee makers.
AutoPause lets you pour a cup while it’s brewing without making a mess. Some users say the K-Cup single-serve function can be loud. 
Use either preferred grounds or K-Cups in the single-serving side.
Brew strength button for customizable flavour.

The Draw

I love the combination of the single serve and the pot. Brews a nice tasting cup of coffee. Highly recommended. Bonus feature for me is the bold brewing option.

–Ranger Jo, Walmart customer

The Downside

Good size. Downside is that putting in a pod at 4 a.m., you wake up the house as it makes such a loud noise when you push the top on.

–pixykim, Walmart customer

Best Single-Serve Coffee Maker

Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Machine by Breville

Cup capacity: Single espresso (40mL) to Alto (414mL)  | Height:  15 in.   | Warranty: 1 year | Features: Five single-cup sizes, one-touch brew, 30-second heat up time, auto shutoff, adjustable cup holder, removeable drip tray, Wi-Fi connectivity

Oh, the crema. That spoonable, intensely-flavoured coffee foam resting on top of every cup is what Nespresso does so well. Apart from a bougie café feeling with every cup, and its barely-there footprint on your countertop, this push-button coffee maker and espresso machine couldn’t be easier to use.

Pros Cons
Minimal brainpower required—just pop in a pod and press one button. Not ideal if there’s more than one or two coffee drinkers in the house.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity sends a message to your phone when the water tank is low, it needs descaling, or needs a system update. Higher price point than other coffee makers.
Five single-cup sizes for maximum variety from a one-cup machine.

The Draw

I bought the Nespresso on the recommendation of a friend and I am now obsessed with it. The machine is so easy to use and the coffee is outstanding. So happy and enjoying every sip.

–Debi, originally posted on Nespresso.com

The Downside

I think it’s a bit much to open the whole top just to insert the capsule, and the app and Wi-Fi connection did not work for us. But we’re focused on the coffee, and the coffee is great.

–Rasha, originally posted on Nespresso.com

Best Small Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Slim Single Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker

Cup capacity: 12-oz. cup  | Height:  12.14 in.  | Warranty: 1 year | Features: Three single-cup sizes, brews coffee in minutes, narrow design, generous 46-oz. water reservoir, auto shutoff,  removable drip tray

Coffee makers don’t come much smaller than this Keurig model that measures 4.76 inches wide—about the size of a pop can on its side—saving you ample counter space compared to most machines. With Keurig you also get the convenience of their K-Cup pods that save both time and decision making in the early hours, or you can use your own grinds with a compatible, reusable filter that’s sold separately.

Pros Cons
So slim! Fits on almost any countertop. Need a place to store K-Cups, if using.
Makes small, medium or large-sized cups of coffee. Not ideal for a family of coffee drinkers.
Removable water reservoir that holds four coffee cups-worth of liquid.
Travel mug-friendly with removable drip tray.

The Draw

I love how compact this is yet still hold a good amount of water.

–Mysandy, originally posted on keurig.com

The Downside

There is no longer an option for the espresso cup size (there are only three sizes compared to the older one that had five) and the cord is not long enough for me to put the coffee maker where I would like.

–BevJC, originally posted on keurig.com

Best Budget Coffee Maker

Sunbeam 5-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker with Stainless Steel Carafe

Cup capacity: 5 cups  | Height:  11 in.  | Warranty: 1-year limited | Features: Stainless steel carafe, programmable, pause and pour, auto shut-off, cord storage

Not too big, not too small, this coffee maker has all the basics a busy household needs at a very affordable price point. The stainless steel carafe makes a stylish addition to the countertop, and if you like to put your coffee maker away when not in use, the cord also neatly tucks into the appliance for easy storage.

Pros Cons
Programmable start time for fresh, early morning coffee. Just large enough for one to two people, not an entire family of coffee drinkers.
Removable filter basket for easy cleaning. Some customers found the pour spout messy.
Dual water windows for more accuracy.
Pause and serve feature to sneak that all-important first cup.

The Draw

It makes hot coffee and has a delay brew feature so I can program it to start before I wake up—what more could you ask for in a coffee maker?!

–Patuneia, Walmart customer

The Downside

It is impossible to pour anything with the stainless pot with out dripping all over the place. Its shape causes it to always have some coffee or water dripping off of the bottom of the pot.

–Alex Mcalesterson, Walmart customer

Best Programmable Coffee Maker

Ninja 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Brewer

Cup capacity: 12 cups  | Height:  14.6 in.  | Warranty: 1 year | Features: Programmable for 24 hours, removeable water reservoir, brew-strength buttons, pause brew, small setting button (1 to 4 cups), brew-through lid with straw

For busy parents, few modern inventions top the coffee maker that magically turns on and starts brewing as you rouse the family for the day. With its 24-hour window you can program the next day’s brew time at any hour, not just before bed (when you’re likely to forget). Plus, all removable parts are dishwasher safe, making it easy to keep this coffee maker free of loose grinds and mineral buildup.

Pros Cons
Mid-brew pause lets you sneak a cup before the carafe is filled. Taller than standard coffee makers which may not fit under overhead cabinets.
Innovative “straw” mixes coffee within the carafe as it brews for even temperature throughout. Some users find it brews a little more slowly than other machines.
Removable water reservoir you can carry to the sink.
Dedicated coffee measuring spoon fits right into the carafe handle.

The Draw

The Ninja has exceeded my expectations! Love the carafe that doesn’t spill when you pour, the water receptacle with the indentations for easy handling, and the coffee itself is outstanding.

–Sharyn, Walmart customer

The Downside

It’s tall and if you plan to use it underneath your cabinets, you may have to slide it out to install the coffee.

–TheRoseLady, Walmart customer

Best Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe

Black + Decker Silver 12-Cup Programmable Thermal Coffee Maker

Cup capacity: 12 cups  | Height:  13.15 in.  | Warranty: 2 years | Features: Stainless steel thermal carafe, programmable, brew strength button, pause brew button, wide mouth for easy cleaning, smaller brew (1 to 4 cups) button

Does your presence in the kitchen conjure snack-demanding children out of thin air? With this machine’s 12-cup thermal carafe you can be anywhere else in the house for hours, but still have hot coffee at your fingertips. Its wide mouth opening is designed for easy cleaning right down into the bottom nooks and crannies for an ultra-fresh carafe with each new brew.

Pros Cons
Sneak-a-cup feature pauses the machine so you can fill that all-important first cup without spilling coffee everywhere. Stainless steel carafe will show fingerprints.
Programmable start time for fresh coffee whenever you want it. Without a see-through window it’s hard to tell how much coffee is left in the carafe at any given time.
Brew strength selector for varying depths and flavours.
Stainless steel carafe for hours of coffee at just the right brew temperature.

The Draw

I make a pot of coffee and go upstairs, downstairs and out to the deck, wherever I need a pot of coffee. Stays hot for hours and even when it starts to cool off, it’s still fresh (because it isn’t being cooked) and can be heated in the microwave and it’s great. I love this product.

–I am done, Walmart customer

The Downside

The spout drips with almost every pour. It is very frustrating and we always have to have a dish cloth on hand to wipe up the drips.

–clmemsmith, Walmart customer

Best Coffee Maker with Grinder

Cuisinart Fully Automatic Grind & Brew 12-Cup Coffeemaker - DGB-625EC

Cup capacity: 12 cups  | Height:  16.5 in.  | Warranty: 3-years limited | Features: Built-in whole bean grinder, programmable, auto-shutoff, pause brew button, smaller brew (1 to 4 cup) button

If you’re a purist about coffee grounds being the freshest they can be, look no further. With a 12-cup capacity and optional small-brew function, you can have as much or as little ultra-fresh coffee as the day requires. Cleaning bonus: the removeable grinder components, filter basket, glass carafe and carafe lid are all dishwasher-safe on the top rack.

Pros Cons
Every single cup is made from freshly ground beans.   Like most electric coffee grinders, the built-in grinder is very loud.
24-hour programmable option turns your kitchen into a coffee shop at any hour. A taller unit that accommodates the built-in grinder may not fit well below overhead cabinets.
Smaller brew button ensures a single cup isn’t overly watery, or overpowering.

The Draw

Pour beans in grinder. Add water. Push button and drink perfect coffee.

–onewohlf42, Walmart customer

The Downside

The only downside is that it is LOUD. I program it to grind beans at a certain time in the morning and it doubles as my alarm clock. If you don’t want to wake your household, use pre-ground beans.

–Lulu52, Walmart customer

Best Large Coffee Maker

KitchenAid 12 Cup Drip Coffee Maker with Spiral Showerhead

Cup capacity: 12 cups | Height:  14.34 in.  | Warranty:  1-year limited | Features: Brew strength selector, programmable, built-in dosage chart on reusable filter, removeable water reservoir, high- or low-temp warming plate, pause and pour

For consistency sticklers, this stylish model from KitchenAid brews 12 cups of delicious coffee with accuracy thanks to cup indicators on the water reservoir tank, plus a “dosage ladder” built into the reusable filter, allowing you to match water and coffee grounds with precision. And with 29 holes packed into the showerhead’s spiral pattern, this is also the best drip coffee maker in terms of super-saturated coffee grinds.

Pros Cons
Select different brew strengths based on individual tastes or coffee intensity. Showerhead can retain water and drip while you’re adding fresh coffee grinds to the filter.
Well-designed pouring spout for minimal drips. Some reviewers report a long brew time.
Keep coffee at the right temp with high or low warming plate.
Removable water reservoir makes it easy to refill at the sink.

The Draw

Easy to use settings. Warming plate is a great feature and can be turned off when only making a cup. Brew temperature is perfect. Great product.

–Dan, originally posted on kitchenaid.com

The Downside

While this coffee maker makes an excellent cup of coffee, when you lift up the lid to access the filter after brewing, water comes pouring out of the showerhead down the sides, causing a mess.

–Midwest Coffee Lover, originally posted on kitchenaid.com

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Features to consider when buying a coffee maker:

  • Cup capacity: Are you the only coffee drinker, or are there more people to make coffee for? Do you drink a single cup, or multiple cups per day?
  • Thermal carafe: Is your coffee enjoyed over the course of a few hours, or do you like to bring coffee from the kitchen to another area of the house?
  • Built-in grinder: Is freshly-ground coffee an essential part of your coffee experience, or is silence in the morning a more attractive option?
  • Programmable settings: How far in advance would you like to pre-program your coffee maker?
  • Brew strength: Would you like multiple options to customize your brew, or do you just want to push a single button in the morning?

How we choose products: Simply put, we don’t recommend any products we wouldn’t buy ourselves. Our writers leverage a number of sources as a starting point, including reputable third-party reviews, Walmart.ca user reviews, and Walmart Canada’s category specialists. theHUB editorial staff has final say for all products included in this guide.

Any product claims noted are provided by the manufacturer, unless otherwise stated.

Prices shown are subject to change. Please check Walmart.ca for the latest pricing.

This article is intended as general information. To be sure a product is right for you, always be sure to read and follow the label(s)/instruction(s) that accompany your product(s). Walmart will not be responsible for any injury or damage caused by this activity.

Colleen Fisher Tully is a lifestyle writer and editor whose work has been featured in Clean Eating magazine, Today's Parent, Canadian Living, Food Network Canada and others. In her downtime you'll find her hiking with her two young kids, baking savoury pies or reading about ancient history, preferably with a slice of pie.

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