If you live alone, only drink coffee occasionally, or have limited counter space, finding the right coffee maker can be problematic. Standard coffee makers often do not produce good coffee in smaller quantities since the brew cycle is too quick to extract the full flavor of the coffee. Single-serve K-cup brewers can be bulky, pricey, and confusing to operate.
A 4 cup coffee maker offers the perfect solution. They are designed to extract maximum flavor despite the small quantity. They are also small enough for a cramped dorm room, office, or even the smallest kitchen. The following will help you find the best 4 cup coffee maker for your home.
What to Look for in a 4 Cup Coffee Maker?
Most people opting for a traditional 4 cup drip coffee maker are looking for ease of operation, which is why they choose not to go with the more popular K-cup single-serve brewers with all of their flashing lights and multiple brewing options. Of course, you still want to look for a brewer with options that are compatible with when and how you drink coffee. For example, if you are rushed in the morning, you may want to look for programmable brewing options so that your coffee is waiting for you when you wake up.
The following are the 4 cup brewers that I believe have the best mix of price, simplicity, and functionality.
Top 5 Best 4 Cup Coffee Makers in 2017
#1 Mr. Coffee 4 Cup Programmable Coffee Maker, DRX5
• Design and Dimensions
The Mr. Coffee DRX5 measures 7.1 inches by 9.6 inches by 10.7 inches and has a plastic exterior. An indicator light lets you know at a glance if the coffee maker is on or off. The filter basket lifts out easily for cleaning and filling. The water reservoir is easy to fill without making a mess and has windows that allow you to see the water level from either side of the machine.