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Best Budget Coffee Maker For Under $100

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I get it, not all of us have unlimited budgets to buy a top of the range coffee maker but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice good tasting coffee even if you are working on with a smaller budget. I have done a bit of research and what I discovered is that you can purchase a fairly decent machine for around $100.

Obviously, these cheaper coffee makers don’t come with all of the bells and whistles often found on the more expensive machines. But if all you want is a great-tasting cup of coffee without all of the additional features then keep on reading because as far as I’m concerned these are going to be the best bang for your buck.

We all have our favorites methods when it comes to making a cup of coffee some of us enjoy the slow manual pour while others rush out of the door in the morning and would prefer a push-button coffee maker. Whatever coffee person you are, rest assured that there is a coffee brewer for under $100 for you below.

Top Coffee Makers Under $100 – Cheap Buys For 2020

I have broken down my budget finds into 4 sections – Automatic coffee makers, coffee makers with a grinder built-in (grind & brew), single-serve coffee brewers, and finally manual coffee brewing, so finding your preferred coffee brewing methods should be easy peasy.

Type: Auto-Drip Coffee Brewers

By far the most common and preferred method of brewing coffee at home. Automatic coffee makers range from under $50 all the way up to $1000+ machines. However, I have done the hard work for you and I’ve handpicked a few of my favorites coffee makers that fall under $100.

BUNN CSB1B Speed Brew Select Coffee Maker

BUNN CSB1B Speed Brew Select Coffee Maker

BUNN coffee makers are among some of my favorite brands of brewers and the quality and durability are second to none – they’re built to last. That’s probably why hotel chains and restaurants choose BUNN machines over other brands.

This particular machine (the BUNN CSB1B) is an excellent buy for anyone on a budget. It can effortlessly churn hot piping hot coffee in less than half the time of other popular home coffee makers. The BUNN CSB1B features a unique spray head system that allows for a more even extraction.

The unit can fill either a large American-sized travel mug or a full glass carafe, so if you’re running out of the door or want to share with friends there’s an option for you with this super-fast coffee brewer.

Want some other options? Take a look at these BUNN coffee maker reviews which showcases some of their most popular brewers.

Pros

  • Super-fast brewing speed.
  • Commercial grade stainless steel hot water tank.
  • Unique spray head for optimal coffee extraction.

Cons

  • Can be difficult to clean if you have large hands.

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Cuisinart DCC-3200W Programmable Coffee Maker

Cuisinart DCC-3200W Programmable Coffee Maker

The Cuisinart DCC-3200W programmable coffee maker is an excellent example of the best coffee maker under $100 – it’s actually a machine that I recommend to friends and family who are looking to buy an automatic coffee maker on a tight budget.

In this price range, you really cannot beat the features that the Cuisinart offers. Some of the standout features include brew-strength control, 24-hour programmability (nothing beats walking down the stairs in the morning to freshly brewed coffee), self-cleaning function, and the brew-pause function to name just a few and let me not forget the builtin gold-tone reusable coffee filter and charcoal water filter.

Pros

  • Hot-plate with temperature control.
  • Brew strength control.
  • Comes with both metal filter basket and paper filters.

Cons

  • No cons or negatives with this mahcine.

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Bonsenkitchen 10-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffee Maker

Bonsenkitchen 10-Cup Thermal Programmable Coffee Maker

The Bonsenkitchen coffee maker really is a bargain hunters dream find. It’s priced well under $100 leaving you enough change to grab a few bags of coffee to go with it.

For a coffee maker with a cheap price tag, the Bonsenkitchen doesn’t disappoint in the features department and comes loaded with what you would expect such as 24-hour programmability, quick touch programming, permanent filter, and a 30-second delay once the carafe has been removed so you can sneak a cup of coffee mid-brew with the coffee dripping onto the hot plate.

Pros

  • The coffee maker automatically shuts off when water comes to a boil.
  • 800-watt heater maintains optimal brewing temperature.
  • Dry burning-resistant protection.

Cons

  • Hard to clean. Not a great design.

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Type: Grind and Brew Coffee Makers

Can you buy a coffee maker with a built-in grinder for under $100? You sure can! Cuisinart does an excellent budget-friendly coffee maker with a built-in grinder which is the next model up from their basic drip brewer machine I mentioned above.

Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind & Brew Automatic Coffee Maker

Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind & Brew Automatic Coffee Maker

The Cuisinart DGB-550BK Grind-and-Brew automatic coffee maker is a bargain for under one hundred bucks! Cuisinart has cornered this end of the market when it comes to coffee makers with a built-in grinder (even more so in this price range). If you love coffee, there’s nothing better than coffee brewed with freshly ground coffee beans.

Some of the functions and features found on the Cuisinart DGB-550BK include a brew-pause feature, 24-hour advanced programmability, auto shutoff from 0 to 4 hours and a charcoal water filter that removes impurities and a gold-tone reusable filter that helps to unlock the flavor from your freshly ground beans.

Pros

  • 24-hour programmability, including auto-start and auto-shutoff.
  • Grind control selector lets you control how much you brew (2 to 12 cups).
  • Brew strength selector for strong, medium, or mild coffee.

Cons

  • Stainless steel thermal carafe requires hand washing.
  • Ground coffee chute requires careful cleaning.

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Gourmia GCM4850 Grind and Brew Coffee Maker

Gourmia GCM4850 Grind and Brew Coffee Maker

A new machine I discovered for 2019 is the Gourmia GCM4850 and for anyone on a $100 budget, this is a great contender and comes with features and functions often reserved for the more expensive coffee brewers.

What caught my eye was the built-in Burr coffee grinder that churns out a consistently-sized uniform ground and also comes with 18 grind settings. The touchscreen is also a nice feature and everything can be controlled via a few simple touches on the screen.

Pros

  • Features a flat burr grinder with 18 precise grind settings.
  • Water reservoir is removable for easy refilling and cleaning.
  • One-touch buttons and sleek modern display.

Cons

  • The warmer turns off at around 30 minutes with no option to rewarm.

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Type: Single Cup Coffee Makers

Single-serve coffee makers or 1-cup brewers as they’re sometimes referred to are an excellent option for those of you who have hectic busy lifestyles such as office workers or even cash-strapped college students. As the name implies, these coffee makers typically brew just 1-cup of coffee at a time with little to no maintenance or upkeep when compared to other more expensive hands-on coffee makers.

Many of the best single cup coffee makers use a pod system to deliver the coffee to your cup. Even though the coffee pods allow you to make your coffee effortlessly, they can often be costly if you drink a lot of coffee. Finding a coffee maker under $100 in the single-cup brewer category is easy as there are many to choose from. However, there are two that I can say are worth your money.

Keurig K-Mini K15 Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Mini K15 Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

The Keurig K-Mini K15 Single-Serve Coffee Maker is the best of the bunch if you’re shopping around for a coffee maker for one. This particular machine uses K-Cup pods and you can choose a range of different coffees from over 500 popular brands.

For under $100 I don’t think you’ll find a better 1-cup coffee maker.

Pros

  • Brew one cup of coffee in under 2 minutes.
  • 3 different size indicators to ensure that you are using enough water for the size of coffee.

Cons

  • It doesn’t offer a lot of customizable features.

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Mr. Coffee BVMC-SC100-2 Single-Serve Maker

Mr. Coffee BVMC-SC100-2 Single-Serve Maker

Another great option that is often priced in the ballpark region of $50 is the Mr. Coffee BVMC-SC100-2 Single Serve Coffee Brewer. This single cup coffee maker uses coffee pods (the Keurig K-Cup packs which are readily available) and also freshly ground coffee. This makes Mr. Coffee far more versatile than the Keurig.

So whether you want the ease of inserting a K-cup or if you prefer to brew coffee using your own freshly ground coffee beans the Mr. Coffee BVMC-SC100-2 has you covered.

Pros

  • Brews K Cups or your favorite ground coffee.
  • It automatically shuts off when the brewing cycle is complete.
  • Includes a loose coffee grounds reusable filter.

Cons

  • Not as fast brewing as a Keurig.

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Type: Manual Coffee Brewers

If those push-button coffee makers aren’t your thing and you prefer a more hands-on brewing experience don’t worry because I have scoured through the endless range of manual pour-over coffee makers and full immersion brewing methods and I’ve filtered out three of the best for under one hundred dollars.

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

Bodum Chambord French Press Coffee Maker

I have just started using this new “copper” gold-colored French press in 2019 after receiving it as a gift this Christmas. The gold color definitely makes it stand out from the other French Press brewers I own.

Just like any other French Press the Bodum Chambord allows all of the essentials oils and acids from the ground coffee bean to flow into your cup which would otherwise be filtered out with other coffee brewing methods.

A great-tasting cup of coffee is under 5-minutes away – simply add your coarse ground coffee pour over hot water, stir and plunge, wait and pour!

Pros

  • Glass carafe in a stainless steel frame.
  • Mesh filter that helps extract your coffee’s aromatic oils and subtle flavors.
  • Ergonomic design is easy and comfortable to handle.

Cons

  • The mesh filter is not always effective at removing sediment from the coffee.

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Hario V60 Olive Wood Stand Set

Hario V60 Olive Wood Stand Set

For the manual pour-over coffee enthusiast, the Hario V60 is a must-have. This olive wood stand set contains filters, a scoop, the stand, paper filters, and the V60, it really is the perfect kit and contains everything you need to start brewing coffee the way it’s meant to be – manually.

Go on, bring out the full-fledged ground coffee flavor with this Hario V60 wooden set-up.

Pros

  • Includes measuring spoon and 100 paper filters.
  • Highlights darker and more robust coffee roasts.
  • Brew 1 up to 4 cups of coffee.

Cons

  • Steep learning curve.
  • Requires undivided attention throughout the entire process.

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Yama Glass 5 Cup Tabletop Siphon

Yama Glass 5 Cup Tabletop Siphon

If you’re looking for something a bit different when brewing your coffee try a coffee siphon. Trust me, you’ll be the center of attention if you pull this out at parties.

Siphon coffee makers produce a clean, rich, and smooth cup of coffee that is jam-packed full of flavorful coffee oils. The vacuum process actually helps to lock-in all of the flavors and aromas found in your beans allowing you to truly appreciate the full flavor profile of your coffee.

This siphon kit by Yama contains everything you need to get up and running with this unique coffee brewing process.

Pros

  • Great value.
  • Works on regular (non-induction) stoves.

Cons

  • Small learning curve.

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Mark Morphew

Mark is a coffee addict. Also, he's the guy behind the coffee blog Bean Ground. You'll almost always find him in a caffeine-induced rant talking about everything to do with coffee! Mark has been active in the catering and hospitality industry for many years and is a proud member of the Speciality Coffee Association. Discover more about Mark here.

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