If you love coffee, but don’t love spending the money for a cup of Starbucks every day, you have come to the right place. There are many different ways to enjoy a great cup of coffee without spending a fortune, and here, I have rounded up a bunch of cheap coffee makers for you.
There are some days that I truly believe that coffee makes the world round. Maybe that’s just my mom-of-two-young-children status talking, but the truth is, coffee is an undeniable staple in many households nowadays.
Another truth is that every cup of coffee is not created equally. No one wants to start their day with a piping hot cup of bad coffee. Yuck. BUT, if you’re anything like me, you also don’t want to have to spend a small fortune just to have a good cup of joe every day.
Fortunately for me (and you!), my husband is a bit obsessed with coffee. We have numerous different coffee makers, and most of them are super budget friendly. They also all have the ability to produce a good, or even fantastic, cup of coffee. So, you don’t have to empty your pockets for your morning fix.
In this post, I’ve rounded up a bunch of cheap coffee makers of every type. No matter your brewing preference, I’ve got you covered here! Every single maker listed is under $100.
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Cheap Coffee Makers
Drip Coffee Machines
Most of the “traditional” coffee machines that you see in homes and offices here in the United States are drip coffee machines. Drip coffee machines are convenient because they generally produce multiple cups at one time and are incredibly simple to use. Plus, there are a ton of choices when it comes to inexpensive drip coffee machines.
- 1) Mueller Ultra Coffee Maker
- 2) Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker
- 3) BLACK+DECKER 12-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker
1) Mueller Ultra Coffee Maker
The Mueller Ultra Coffee Maker is a 12-cup programmable machine with numerous features that comes in at under $50.
It has two brew strength options, a pause and serve function – allowing you to pour a cup at any point during the brewing process, a built in reservoir, permanent filter, 24 hour programmable timer, and cord storage.
The reviews on this machine are very good making it great value for your money.
2) Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker
This is another great option for drip coffee at under $50. Like the Mueller, the Hamilton Beach Programmable Coffee Maker boasts numerous conveniences, as well as great reviews.
It has a small design making it a space saver on any counter, plus it has a rare front access water reservoir. That means, you don’t have to move the coffee maker to refill the water tank. As the name states, the brew time can be programmed, and there is an automatic shut off feature.
While its simple design only has a few buttons, there are numerous brew options, including number of cups and quantity of coffee.
3) BLACK+DECKER 12-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker
The BLACK+DECKER 12-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker is great if you have multiple coffee drinkers in your house, or possibly for an office setting.
The large capacity thermal carafe is double walled and vacuum-sealed to help keep your coffee warm for hours. It offers numerous brewing options such as a strength selector and an option for small batch (1-4 cups). It also has a no-drip perfect pour spout, as well as a wide mouth carafe opening for easy clean-up.
If you are wanting a coffee maker to serve multiple people, and keep the coffee warm for hours on end, this is the maker for you.
Single Serve Coffee Machines
Single serve coffee machines began to quickly gain popularity about 15 years ago with the launch of Keurig k-cup machines for home use. As the movement grew, so did the options and variety. Nowadays, it’s not hard to find a single serve coffee machine when you’re on a budget, earning them a prominent place among cheap coffee makers.
- 4) Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker
- 5) Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker Machine with Thermal Mug
- 6) Mueller Ultimate Brewmaster Single Serve Coffee Maker
4) Keurig K-Classic Coffee Maker
If you like the convenience of single serve, pod coffee, then you can’t go wrong with a classic Keurig. This is actually the very first coffee machine I ever owned. I wasn’t a coffee drinker at all until after I got married, and this machine is (in part) what hooked me.
It’s incredibly easy to use, brews multiple k-cup pod sizes, has a removable water reservoir and descaling feature, as well as an auto off feature, and simple button controls. The variety of k-cup pods on the market is huge. So, if you are into trying different roasts or flavors, you have an abundance to choose from when it comes to this machine.
5) Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker Machine with Thermal Mug
The Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker is compatible with all k-cups, but it has a much smaller design than the traditional Keurig. So, if you are tight on space, this may be the answer to your single serve coffee dreams.
It works much the same as a Keurig, in that, your cup of coffee is brewed in just minutes. This machine offers you the option of using a pod, or brewing coffee grounds the traditional way. There is an auto cleaning feature, and this particular model comes with a thermal coffee mug for you to take on the go.
The reviews on this machine are excellent, and according to reviews, so is the Sboly customer service.
6) Mueller Ultimate Brewmaster Single Serve Coffee Maker
The Mueller Ultimate Brewmaster Single Serve Coffee Maker is similar to the Sboly listed above, but it comes in at only $50.
It’s slim design makes it a great space saver. It is compatible with K-cup pods, has an automatic shutoff feature, boasts a one-touch button design making it incredibly simple to use, and has amazing reviews on Amazon.
Be aware, though, that the water tank is small, and it will not accommodate taller mugs, such as travel mugs.
If you are looking for a very inexpensive, yet well made, single serve machine, this one will certainly fit the bill.
Espresso machines are probably not the first thing that come to mind when you think about cheap coffee makers. And it’s true, the majority of espresso machines are on the pricier side. I was able to find a couple of budget friendly options, though, that I think you will love.
- 7) Sowtech Espresso Machine 3.5 Bar 4 Cup Espresso Maker
- 8) Capresso 117.05 Stainless Steel Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC50
7) Sowtech Espresso Machine 3.5 Bar 4 Cup
This Sowtech Espresso Machine can make 1-4 cups of velvety smooth espresso, plus it has a frothing arm for when you are craving a cappuccino or latte. It is easy to use, has a small design, and comes with a filter and funnel, spoon, carafe, and manual.
A word of caution – if you are a regular espresso drinker, or picky about the strength of your espresso, this may not be the machine for you. This machine offers 3.5 bars of pressure, which is less than the 9 bars that is technically required for true espresso. Therefore, it produces more of a cross between espresso roast coffee and true espresso. Delicious, though, nonetheless.
8) Capresso 117.05 Stainless Steel Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC50
There are a handful of espresso machines on the market that sit at just under the $100 mark. While many of the features on these machines are the same, or similar, the Capresso 117.05 Stainless Steel Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Machine EC50 seems to have the best overall reviews.
With 15 bars of pressure, this machine brews a true shot of espresso. It features a filter for both single and double brewing, removable 42 ounce water tank, high pressure frothing for cappuccinos and lattes, stainless steel housing, and a self-locking filter holder for easy clean up.
Just make sure you have plenty of espresso cups on hand!
Some of the best cheap coffee makers out there are handmade coffee makers. Many of the handmade coffee makers are incredibly easy to use, brew quickly, and produce a higher quality cup of coffee than most machines. If you are looking to step up your coffee game, but you don’t want to spend a lot, handmade coffee is where it’s at.
- 9) Veken French Press Coffee Maker (8 cups, 34 oz)
- 10) AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker
- 11) CHEMEX Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker
- 12) Bialetti Express Moka Pot, 6 -Cup
- 13) OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker (32 ounces)
9) Veken French Press Coffee Maker
The french press was the gateway into the world of handmade coffees for my husband. Its ease of use, affordability, and fantastic tasting coffee are the perfect way to ease into a higher level of coffee making.
French Press is very easy to use – you just add grounds and hot water, let it steep for 4 minutes, and press. Coffee made with a French Press doesn’t lose any flavor through filtering, has no impurities, and is steeped at a more consistent temperature.
The Veken French Press Coffee Maker comes with a wooden spoon, measuring spoon, milk frother, sponge cleaning brush, 4 filter screens, and an instruction manual. It is great value for your money!
10) AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker
Much like the French Press, the AeroPress is easy to use and makes an amazing cup of coffee. It actually creates a smoother, lower acidity cup of coffee than the French Press, and it has the ability to brew espresso style coffee, as well. Brew time is fast and clean up is easy, although it does require filters. It is lightweight, compact, and easily portable making it a great option for traveling or camping.
This model comes with a funnel, scoop, stirrer, 350 microfilters, and a filter holder. This is another handmade coffee maker that offers great value for your money.
11) CHEMEX Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker
If you want to dive a little deeper into the technical side of handmade coffee, then pour over coffee may be what you are looking for. CHEMEX is the gold standard for pour over coffee.
While the Chemex is easy to use, there is definitely a bit of an art to pour over coffee. So, if you like the science behind coffee brewing, and don’t mind taking a little more time to brew the perfect cup of coffee, then you will probably love this pour over maker.
Chemex coffee offers the purest flavor experience. The glass carafe does not absorb odors or chemical residues, therefore keeping the flavor clean and pure. The Chemex design allows coffee to be covered and refrigerated for reheating without losing flavor.
The Chemex is a great way to take your coffee brewing skills to another level.
12) Bialetti Express Moka Pot
This was another very early foray into handmade coffee in our home. The Bialetti Express Moka Pot brews an espresso style coffee and is very popular in Italy.
It is easy to use and brews your coffee in less than 5 minutes. It also has a patented safety valve and is easy to disassemble and clean. Based on reviews, the 6-cup pot is made in Italy and is the best quality. (The other sizes may not actually be manufactured in Italy.)
Disclaimer: This pot will not work on an induction stove.
13) OXO Good Grips 32 Ounce Cold Brew Coffee Maker
I bought an OXO Cold Brew Coffee Maker for both my brother and my husband a few Christmases ago. It’s yet another easy, inexpensive handmade coffee maker that I think you will love.
Cold brew takes a bit of time. It’s the only coffee maker on here that doesn’t boast about a fast brew time. Cold brew requires 12-24 hours to steep, but it produces a smooth, non-bitter, low acid coffee that tastes amazing.
Like most of the other handmade brewers, it is easy to use and easy to clean. The carafe is 32 oz., so you get numerous cups out a brew, instead of just one. Plus, you can also steep tea in it.
As you can see, cheap coffee makers abound. The ability to make a fantastic cup of coffee has never been easier, or cheaper!
Which one is most intriguing to you?