Is your morning routine highlighted by making coffee? For some of us, the experience of making coffee is not just the start of a great day but it’s the highlight.
Making your favorite cup of coffee, whether it’s a pour-over, espresso or cold brew can be an indulgent task. If this is how you see coffee, you may spend hours researching different coffees, perfecting the water-to-coffee ratio, and learning how to make beautiful coffee art. So how do you take this experience to the highest level? You invest in a luxury coffee maker.
Luxury coffee makers are the best products for your home, allowing you to make perfect coffee. These high-end products feature impressive finishes, the best quality grinders, and features that make brewing coffee a joy.
In this article, we will introduce you to some of our favorite luxury coffee makers and give you some helpful advice on how to select the right luxury machine for your coffee brewing enjoyment.
How to Choose the Best Luxury Coffee Maker
Luxury coffee makers are designed to bring added convenience and improvement to your coffee brewing process. But many people are left boggled by the range of features, brewing types, and prices of luxury coffee makers.
If you’re stuck in buying confusion, we’ve put together a list of product features that you should consider when shopping for the right luxury coffee maker.
And don’t forget, you don’t have to spend a ton for a great luxury coffee maker. While there are some products out there that are quite pricey, there are also great affordable options as well.
Things to consider Before Buying a Luxury Coffee Maker
Type of Machine
You’ll not find a luxury coffee machine that makes every type of coffee, so you need to decide what kind of coffee you love the most and want to perfect.
There are some really great options in the luxury realm for making pour-over, drip, and espresso. You can also find some really great options if you really like the convenience of single-serve pod machines.
There is a range of capacity options when it comes to luxury coffee makers. You’ll want to think about how many people you’ll be serving or if you just want to use this machine for your particular enjoyment.
Drip coffee makers will have larger capacities, but some options may allow you to make just a single cup as well. In general, drip machines range in capacity from 10 to 14 cups. Pour-over, espresso, pod machines, and cold brew options generally tend to have smaller capacities than a luxury drip coffee maker.
Machine size is a really important consideration especially if you have a smaller kitchen. A luxury coffee maker is a great kitchen addition, but if it doesn’t fit in your space, or takes up your entire counter, then it probably isn’t a great pick.
To avoid selecting a machine that won’t work in your space, make sure to measure your space and then look for machines with dimensions that fit in this space, this is particularly true if you are looking for a good under-cabinet coffee maker.
Many luxury coffee makers come with features that add to brewing enjoyment. Look for options that increase convenience, make your coffee taste better, or make that pot of coffee go a little further.
Examples of extras that you might want to consider on your luxury coffee maker include: a built-in grinder, warming plate, insulated carafe, milk frother, or steam wand.
Operation extras that are nice to have are a notification when brewing is complete, an auto-start function, and a reminder that it’s time to clean your machine.
Some luxury machines even have a cleaning function that allows you to clean your machine without a ton of effort.
You’ll want to consider how easy cleaning your luxury coffee machine is when you are shopping for the right product. A clean coffee maker is the best way to make a great cup of coffee.
However, if it is incredibly difficult to clean your machine, you may end up dissatisfied with the quality of the machine and your coffee.
We really like machines that have a self-clean function and a notification of when to clean the machine. This feature makes cleaning your luxury coffee maker simple and fast.
Not all machines will have this feature, so do look for luxury coffee makers that are easy to disassemble, have dishwasher safe parts, and come with good instructions on how to clean properly.
The 5 Best Luxury Coffee Makers
1. Jura E8 Automatic Coffee Machine
Our favorite luxury coffee maker is the Jura E8 Coffee Machine. This beautiful coffee machine is the perfect selection for the coffee lover that enjoys a perfectly brewed shot of espresso or one of many delicious espresso-based drinks.
The Jura E8 is intended to be a long-lasting investment for your kitchen, so while the price tag is high, the exceptional quality of this machine, combined with its convenience features make this a good value.
The Jura E8 features many of the extras that we love to find in a luxury coffee maker. The fast grind built-in bean grinder makes an exceptional ground coffee for your favorite espresso drinks. The LCD, touchscreen menu allows you to quickly select your favorite drink with ease.
The Jura E8 even has an included milk frother for making cappuccinos, lattes and cortados. The great surprise of the Jura E8 is despite its styling that looks like an espresso machine, this coffee maker is also great at making just a normal cup of joe.
The Jura E8 is a larger-sized machine, so you will need a bit of space for this coffee maker. The sleek stainless steel styling of this machine makes it a great choice for any kitchen.
- A nice combination of sophistication and performance. Does much more than just make a shot of espresso
- LCD touchscreen makes the operation exceptionally easy
- Makes everything from espressos to lattes to regular coffee
- Aroma G3 grinder keeps beans fresh and grinds much faster than other built-in grinders
- Milk frother makes an amazing microfoam
- A good value even at the higher price point
- The integrated filter system’s filter doesn’t last very long. You’ll spend more than you think on filter replacements
- Uses a cleaning tablet specific to this machine
- The hopper doesn’t hold as many beans as other machines
- Despite the value, the price is high.
2. Gevi 4-in-1 Smart Pour-over Coffee Machine
If you love pour-over then you cannot pass by the Gevi 4-in-1 pour-over machine. This is such a beautiful machine, and it is packed with amazing features. Your experience making pour-over will feel much more sophisticated with this machine than it ever has before.
We’ll start with the basics of the Gevi. This coffee machine uses smart technology to perfectly weigh your beans, grind them to the perfect coarseness, and will heat your brewing water to the perfect 208 degrees for a bright, bold, delicious cup of pour-over.
The integrated bean grinder features a commercial grade 60 mm flat burrs for a perfect grind every morning. The burrs are easily accessed for cleaning and maintenance, which makes this an even more amazing coffee grinder.
Once your beans are ground and delivered directly to your pour-over filter and carafe, move the carafe to the brew side. The machine features a rotating nozzle that allows you to brew automatically with the same care and technique that comes with manual pour-over brewing. The nozzle can even adjust to different speeds of delivery so you can perfectly adjust the strength of your pour-over coffee.
The touchscreen control panel is amazing. It comes with pre-programmed options. However, it is also programmable so you can add your favorite recipes for one-touch brewing every morning. The options also include a descaling setting for easy, automatic cleaning of this machine.
On the outside, this machine is just as awesome as it is on the inside. Beautifully styled with a sleek stainless steel exterior, the Gevi 4-in-1 pour-over coffee machine will look amazing on your kitchen counter or coffee bar.
- Built-in burr grinder is commercial-grade and features easy-to-access 60mm flat burrs for a consistent grind.
- Grinder measures grounds by weight for a consistent coffee result each time
- Programmable grind and brew settings
- Rotating nozzle allows for bloom and even flow through the metal filter
- Easy to clean – burrs are removable and a descaling program is included
- Comes in a few finishes for perfect coordination with your home decor
- The digital menu is cool, but it takes a bit of time to figure out. Not as intuitive as it could be
- Only makes enough coffee for two people
3. Rancilio Silvia Espresso Machine
If you are looking for an espresso machine that is compact but still gives you the coffeehouse-quality espresso that you desire then look no further than the Rancilio Silvia espresso machine.
This compact espresso machine has all of the features you love about a commercial-grade espresso machine, but in a perfectly sized and styled machine for your home kitchen.
This is a traditional-style espresso machine, with a semi-automatic operation. The 67-ounce water reservoir provides you with plenty of capacity for making more than just a couple of shots of espresso. The water reservoir is also removable for easy filling and cleaning. The water reservoir can also be filled even when the machine is running so you don’t have to worry about running out of water mid-brew.
The Rancilio Silvia has a single chrome-plated brass boiler that is exceptionally efficient and produces enough steam and power for brewing and milk frothing, with minimal recovery time. For milk frothing the Silvia has a rotating steam wand that allows for easy and convenient milk frothing and steaming.
In the box with this machine, you’ll find a commercial grade 58mm portafilter, which is the same size used in commercial machines. The espresso machine also comes with a coffee scoop, plastic tamper, and two filter baskets for brewing single or double shots of espresso.
Some things to keep in mind with this machine; first, this is a manual machine, so you’ll need to be experienced with manual espresso brewing to get the most from this one. Second, this machine takes a bit of time to get heated up, so it’s not ideal for the coffee lover that isn’t willing to wait a bit for the perfect cup of espresso.
- High-quality, very durable stainless steel construction
- Steam wand works really well, and moves enough to make inserting it in the milk jug easy.
- Semi-manual operation is easy with the four intuitive operation buttons
- Water reservoir is removable
- Machine is compact enough for most kitchens.
- There is no water temperature control on this machine.
- This is a good manual machine, but if you’ve not used one before this one will take some time to learn
- A bit high priced considering it’s so basic
4. Technivorm Moccamaster Automatic Pour Over Coffee Maker
We’re a bit conflicted with the Technivorm Moccamaster pour-over coffee maker. We are highly impressed with the quality of the coffee it makes, but the styling of this machine has us a bit confused.
The Moccamaster is sold as a pour-over machine, but considering the capacity of this coffee maker, it’s really an outstanding drip machine. This great quality coffee maker is one of the few luxury brands that meet the Golden Cup standard set by the Specialty Coffee Association. So, you know you’re getting a great cup of coffee with this machine.
Inside of the Moccamaster, you’ll find a copper core heating element that maintains water at a perfect brewing temperature between 195 to 205 degrees. At this temperature, you don’t have to worry about your coffee coming out bitter.
The brew time for a full 10 cups is around 5 minutes, so if you need coffee fast, this machine can perform. This machine also has a nice hotplate that keeps your coffee at a perfectly hot temperature, without scorching
As far as controls, the Moccamaster has a really nice brew basket control option. This feature allows you to adjust the strength of your coffee by adjusting how long the grounds steep in water. The hot plate has an automatic off feature that turns the machine off after 40 minutes, so you don’t have to worry about cooking the remaining coffee to the bottom of the carafe.
When it comes to styling, this is a funky retro-look coffee maker. It’s a bit on the bulky side, so you’ll need a bit of counter space for this coffee maker. The Moccamaster comes in a range of funky colors so you can pick the one that matches your kitchen or your personality.
- Fun retro styling.
- Brews a full 40 ounces of coffee in just about 5 minutes.
- Simple to use controls.
- Can brew a full-carafe or half-carafe with just one button
- Comes in a variety of fun and funky colors
- The Moccamaster is a bit large, so not a great pick for a smaller kitchen
- Glass carafe cannot go in the dishwasher
- Not programmable
5. Wolf Gourmet Programmable 10-Cup Coffee Maker
If you just want to make a great pot of drip coffee, you don’t have to settle for the same old coffee maker. The Wolf Gourmet coffee maker is an outstanding pick for luxury drip coffee machines.
The first thing that you’ll notice about the Wolf coffee maker is the compact and sleek styling including the red control knobs. This is one of the stand-out and defining features of the Wolf line of appliances. This machine is great looking but is also one of the best-performing drip coffee makers you’ll find on the market today.
When it comes to brewing, a built-in coffee scale combined with the Accu-Brew mode allows you to add the perfect amount of grounds for your desired coffee strength. The machine is easily operated in the manual or automatic mode using simple-to-use selector knobs.
This machine also has an easy-to-start cleaning mode which we love. It’s handy to note that the Wolf has a removable water reservoir for easy filling, and the grounds basket is accessed from the front of the machine, so you don’t have to worry about bumping into your kitchen cabinets.
The easy-to-read display panel gives you the weight of grounds, brew status, water filter status, and of course, the time.
- A great coffee maker from a trusted name in luxury kitchen appliances
- Comes with a 10-cup insulated carafe to keep your coffee warm
- Water reservoir is removable and easy to install
- Grounds basket includes an integrated scale for the perfect amount of coffee
- Sleek styling and compact size make this machine great for just about every kitchen
- The price is a bit high, but this is a great quality product
- If you like a large cup of coffee, the 10-cup carafe won’t last you long
- Doesn’t have a built-in grinder
- Integrated water filter requires the purchase of replacement filters
If coffee is your love, and you are committed to making a great cup of joe for you and your family, a luxury coffee maker is a nice investment for your kitchen. These high-end machines offer you an elevated coffee experience.
Our favorite luxury coffee maker is the Jura E8. While this machine looks on the outside like just a fancy espresso machine, it is actually a great coffee maker for a range of delicious coffee drinks, including just a normal cup of coffee.
This machine offers features that you won’t find on the average coffee maker, and it comes in a beautifully styled package that will look amazing on your counter.