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We know how important a reliable coffee maker is to your life if you’re a java junkie. There’s nothing like rising for that first cup of the day. For the most ardent sippers among us, the promise of that heady aroma and that initial sip are so tempting they may be the only reason you wake with a smile. If that’s not reason enough, we don’t know what is. In the interest of simplifying life, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite coffee makers and subscriptions—all thoughtfully curated with your specific needs in mind.

Coffee Makers

Best Single Serve

One day, you want your classic brew. The next, you’re dreaming of the richest and strongest imaginable. Maybe you’ve got an icy cup in mind. Whatever it is, the Ninja Specialty 10-Cup Coffee Maker has you covered. It offers four brew styles and masterfully whips up anything from a rich cappuccino to a mouth-watering latte with ease. Choose from six brew sizes ranging from cup to full carafe.


Most Stylish

A dream from any angle, the Ratio Eight Thermal Set marries form and function. It’s inarguably sleek and classy, with 16- to 40-ounce brewing capacities. The secret to its dynamic design is the built-in smart-brewing algorithm, designed to replicate hand-made pour-over coffee. Stylish accents like a handblown glass water tank and clean lines lend it a chic, contemporary appearance.


Best Splurge

You’ve worked your way up from the low-end coffee makers. Now you’ve reached the point of no return—which means you’re ready for the Terra Kaffe TK-01. This automatic espresso machine grinds your fresh beans, but also accepts pre-ground coffee via the included bypass chute. Use it to froth your milk foam, control the brewing pressure, and brew at the touch of a button. Talk about easy.


Best Budget

Maybe you need an easy machine for your office or something you can rely on without much thought. Here comes the Mr. Coffee 12-Cup Coffee Maker, designed to easy brew up to 12 cups at a time. The auto-pause cycle makes it easy to fill up before brewing is complete, and the lift-and-clean filter basket makes quick cleaning a breeze.


Best Pour Over

As elegant as a work of art, the Hario Original V6 Pour Over Dripper and Stand is an impressive creation worthy of every accolade. Though it’s aesthetically impressive, what really stands out is its functional detailing, like a heatproof glass dripper, lid, and server. Whether you purchase the handsome olive wood or the hyper-modern stainless steel version, you’ll receive all of those pieces. The stainless also includes an anti-slip drop mat and a matching measuring spoon.


Best Smart Coffee Maker

We’re all about smarter living, which is why the Café Specialty Drip 10-Cup Coffee Maker is such an appealing addition to a well-rounded kitchen. Download the associated app or use Alexa or Google Home to control it via Wi-Fi for incredible convenience. Voice-to-brew technology means this handy companion will prep the perfect brew every time, whether it’s a single cup or a pot.


Best Espresso Maker

If you prefer the quick and easy convenience of encapsulated coffee, get acquainted with the Nespresso Vertuo Next Espresso Machine by Breville. Designed to prepare both espresso and coffee in your choice of sizes, it includes a complimentary set of Nespresso Vertuo capsules and is designed with your space-saving needs in mind. It’s also sustainably designed with partially recycled materials, and turns off automatically to save energy.


Best Subscriptions

Most Sustainable

Coffee with a purpose. That’s the ethos behind Oakland Coffee, which is backed by nearly 20 years of intense research and blending of the most sustainable single origin coffees possible. Each roast is made with fair-trade, organic beans that are perfectly roasted, then packaged in compostable packaging certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute. Choose your favorites, or opt for a surprise variety, then set your frequency and enjoy the goodness of truly green coffee.


Most Personalized

Explore your way to your favorite cup with the Driftaway Coffee subscription. For your first delivery, you’ll receive five coffees so you can decide which you love. Once you’ve sampled them all, rate them through your account and continue to receive flavors you’re likely to enjoy based on your profile. Select from different sizes and delivery frequencies to keep your mailbox full of your favorites.


Best All-American

If you’re interested in domestic brews, look to Trade Coffee to supply what you crave. Solely brewed in the United States, their beans are sourced from some of the best roasters in the country. Just take the coffee style quiz on their website, customize your order preferences, then receive a new batch at your desired frequency.


Best For Dog Lovers

Coffee and canines? Can’t get enough of either one, which is why Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. is just so special. They’re committed to doing the most for our four-legged companions. A portion of the proceeds from each sale is donated to various animal rescue organizations. It doesn’t hurt that the coffee is incredible—and with names like Belly Rub and Soul Pup, who can resist?


Best for Caffeine Addicts

If anyone knows a good cup of joe, it’s you. Bottom line: if there’s caffeine involved, you’re interested. Enter Nguyen Coffee Supply, whose Vietnamese coffees are imported through direct trade and masterfully roasted in Brooklyn. The organic beans are sourced from Mr. Ton’s farmland in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. With arabica and robusta beans creating well-rounded brews, you’re likely to find a powerful favorite or two in the mix.


Best For World Travelers

Serious java enthusiasts know just how incredible coffee from around the world can be. That’s what sparked the idea for Atlas Coffee Club, which curates its micro-lot coffees from various global locales—think Kenya and Columbia, to name a few. You’ll not only receive a 12-ounce package each month, but also a cute postcard from the destination and brewing tips. This is a cool idea for you or any traveling enthusiast in your life.