There’s nothing like a delicious cup of coffee in the morning to get your day started! I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get my daily cup of Joe in the morning, then I’m not the best person to be around. I’m a caffeine addict and need to have at least one cup to function for the rest of the day. If you’re like me, then you understand how important it is to have a great coffee machine. If your Kurig just isn’t cutting it anymore, check out one of these alternatives that will definitely provide you with amazing cup of coffee so that you can get you day started right!
10. Handpresso Auto
The Handpresso Auto is an ingenious device that will brew your much needed morning coffee in your car! It’s great for those times when you’re running late and can’t grab your usual morning coffee or simply want to enjoy a second cup on your way to work. The company says it takes two minutes to deliver a fresh cup of Joe, with the device easily plugging into your cigaret lighter.
9. Mini French Press Mug
Sometimes, you don’t want to brew a lot of coffee. For those times, the Mini French Press Mug works just fine! A french press in a mug format, to make your coffee, just add coarsely ground coffee to the bottom of the mug, add hot water and press with the special filter that’s designed to be sipped from. And the best part is that it’s only $25!
8. Coleman Propane Coffeemaker
The Coleman Propane Coffeemaker is great for when you’re out camping and still need your cup of Joe to function but don’t have electricity to brew it. For $90, the coffee maker features a built-in propane tank that can produce up to 15 cups. It’s it’s made of stainless steel -takes 18 minutes to brew, so your morning breakfast cooked by the camp fire should be ready around the same time.
7. ROK Espresso
For those who are conscious about their electric bill, but still want to brew coffee anytime of day comes the non-electric ROK espresso machine. Made to be environmentally friendly, the espresso maker will conserve power. It’s made from high-quality aluminum and features a sleek design, but also makes delicious espresso without the need for electricity. The pressure required to make the espresso is achieved with the lowering of the lever arms. All you need to do is bring some water to a boil, place coffee in its steel filter/portafilter and then pour that boiling water into its top chamber. Then raise the arms to let the water filter through and lower to brew your espresso. $240 will help you conserve energy.
6. Scanomat Top Brewer
The Scnomat Top Brewer is unlike any other coffee machine you’ve ever seen! The under-the-counter machine grind and then brews each individual cup of Joe and can be controlled via your smartphone. You can easily dial up your coffee within 15 with a simple tap on your iPhone! The counter features a sprout that delivers the coffee, with a drain below it for washing away any spillage. But the spout not only delivers coffee, but foamed milk, too.
5. Espresso Veloce Machine
For any car enthusiasts out there, the Espresso Veloce Machine combines your love of coffee and cars. As a tribute to 1990′s Grand Prix race car engines, this coffee machine is made up of alloys like magnesium, titanium, and aluminum, and it’s said to be half the size of the actual 3-liter engines that inspired its design. It’s offered in both V10 and V12 configurations, and the oil-filler doubles as a grappa reservoir, enabling the machine to pour a mean caffè corretto. You get your coffee from the exhaust tubes and also get mugs that are designed to complement the automotive theme of the machine.
4. Illycaffe Y1 Compact Coffee Maker
Compact is always great when you’re living in small apartments, which is what makes the Illycaffe Y1 Compact Coffee Maker a great addition to those with limited kitchen space. The supremely compact coffee machine takes aluminum, glass and stainless steel and fits them inside an attractive 10” square body. Every component needed for coffee-making is hidden inside the little base, which also acts as a storage compartment for cups. Get one for about $195.
3. Bonaverde Coffee Machine
The Bonaverde Coffee Machine is going to be your last coffee machine ever! It not only makes a great cup of Joe, but it also roasts, grinds and pours your coffee. You get to control your coffee from bean selection to grinding to roasting from one machine. The Kickster campaign for the perfect coffee cup doesn’t come cheap, though. A pledge of $300 or more will get you what just might be the perfect machine for your much needed morning coffee.
2. Ratio Brewer
Making coffee is pretty straightforward, right? Well the Ratio Brewer will change that thought! The eight-cup brewer features a cantilevered top and base that’s made of aluminum with a nickel-plated finish and complimented by sleek Oregon black walnut not only brews delicious coffee, but does so in a beautiful design. Its water tank is made of borosilicate glass, as well as its supply lines and custom carafe that can fit Chemex paper or Able Kone metal filters and comes with a distinctive cork base. Each Ratio Brewer is hand-assembled in Portland, Oregon, too, justifying its $480 price.
1. Barista Express Coffee Machine
If you’re addicted to cafe coffees and want to brew them at home, then the Barista Express Coffee Machine is what you need to get! Retailing for $599.94, this up-scale coffee machine provides fresh, quality espresso at remarkable speeds thanks to its integrated bean grinder so you can go from beans to espresso in practically under a minutes! The ultimate coffee machine also features an Italian-manufactured 15 bar pump and thermocoil heating system that makes for accurate regulation of water temperature for a full-flavored espresso drink, in addition to its pre-brew function and flat shower head that make sure that the water is optimally distributed through the coffee puck. Another cool feature is the cup warmer on top of the machine
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.