Best Coffee Makers Made In USA 2016

Coffee Makers Made In USA And Not Made In China

When was the last time you have found this statement on a product’s carton?

Made In USA

I hope you believe me, that I really tried hard to find a handful of coffee makers made in USA.

But in today’s competitive marketplace, every company tries to reduce costs at the possible expense of quality.

Known brands like De’Longhi, Mr. Coffee, Hamilton Beach, Cuisinart are all made in China. Please let me know if you are aware of any American made coffee makers.

Fortunately, there are a few manufacturers left that can still claim, that their coffee makers are made in USA.

But How Is Made In USA Defined?

According to the FTC (Federal Trade Comission), a product is Made In USA, when it is “all or virtually all” made in the United States.

“All or virtually all” means that most of the work and parts of the final product must be of U.S. origin.

If you want to read the whole guide, please follow this link to the FTC’s website.

Before I show you the list of USA made coffee makers, please understand that manufacturers can change their way of production any day.

What I’m trying to say is, that even when the coffee maker is American made today, does not mean it is still tomorrow.

That’s why I ask you to please let me know if you find one of the listed coffee makers not being manufactured in the United States anymore.

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#1 Bunn Speed Brew Drip Coffee Maker - 99.99% Made In USA

Yes, it's true! Despite the fact that the rest of Bunn's Coffee Maker are only assembled in the USA, this one is designed and assembled in the USA.

This information was even confirmed by Bunn, thanks to a phone call of one of my readers Judy (see comments below).

Although, this is an American made coffee machine some users still report that cheap plastic is used  or that coffee make has a strong plastic odor.

This Bunn Drip Coffee Maker is called Speed Brew because it can finish a full brew cycle in 4 minutes.

How?

It's easy! The Bunn Speed Brew has an internal water tank that keeps water constantly at brewing temperature. And when you are ready for a new batch of coffee there is no pre-heating of the water necessary anymore.

The spray head of this coffee maker is Bunn-engineered and extends the contact time between water and coffee.

Additionally, it's a lime-tolerant spray head which means that minerals, especially when you have very hard water, won't clog it so often.

For you this simply means less cleaning time!

#2 Bunn 10 Cup Velocity Brew

Let me get straight to the point with all other Bunn Coffee Makers.

I love their coffee machines and proudly own the Bunn MCU Single Brewer.

However, reading the statement about Assembled in the USA, Bunn consequently avoids using the words ‘Made in USA’ but rather describes their coffee makers as being Assembled or Built In USA.

Honestly, I do not know the exact difference, but I assume that ‘Assembled in USA’ does not require ‘all or virtually all’ parts made in USA.

I also believe at some point, that Bunn would use the definition for their coffee makers to be USA made if they were entitled to do so.

Nevertheless, I have decided that Bunn qualifies for my list of Coffee Makers made in USA. Compared to the other companies mentioned above, they at least do some of their work in the United States.

10 Cup Velocity Brew GR And BX

These coffee makers come in two versions, the GRB, GRW and BXB, BXW.

The B and W at the end simply indicate the colors of the coffee maker: black or white.

Both the GR and BX machines come with the same features:

  • Patented BUNN showerhead for complete saturation of all coffee grounds
  • Pour-O-Matic glass carafe for drip-free pouring
  • Internal stainless steel water reservoir keeps water at optimal temperature of 200° F
  • Brewing time is about 3 minutes for 10 cups
  • Porcelain-coated warming plate
  • On/Off LED Switch
  • Available in Black or White

So What Is The Difference Between The Bunn Velocity Brew GR And BX?

Short answer: the design.

The GR model is the typical design of Bunn: square and angular, black with a silver front. The BXB has a more modern look and a round silver water reservoir.

10 Cup Velocity Brew BT

The Bunn Velocity Brew BT comes with the same features as the GR and BX except the glass carafe and the warming plate.

The Bunn BT is equipped with a double wall, vacuum insulated thermal carafe and therefore, does not need a warming plate.

As you can see in the image, the design is also slightly different.

#3 Aerobie AeroPress - American Made Coffee Maker

The Aeropress is an impressive and very popular tool to make a great cup of coffee.

Mostly it is used at home or at the World AeroPress Championship. Yes, you heard right! It is so popular that there is even a world championship!

Since it does not need any electricity, it is also an ideal device for camping or any other kind of traveling.

And most importantly for this post: this coffee maker is made in USA!

#4 Chemex Coffee Maker - Proudly Made in Massachusetts, USA

A simple but elegant coffee maker popular by all kind of coffee lovers and baristas.

The Chemex is made in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and completely BPA-free, for all the health-conscious readers.

What makes the Chemex so popular is the unique hourglass shaped design. But they didn’t stop there.

Chemex also developed their own filter, a thick specialty fiber filter. According to Chemex, this thick filter keeps bitter elements, oils and coffee sediments in the filter and out of your cup.

So in case you have decided to get the Chemex coffee maker, don’t’ forget to add the Chemex coffee filters to your order,

#5 Coffee Makers Not Made In China

There are other countries, especially in Europe, that stand for high quality!

Therefore, I have selected a few companies that are known for their coffee makers made in other countries than China.

So if you are open for “Made In Europe” and not only focus on USA made coffee makers, keep reading!

Technivorm Moccamaster  - Made In Netherlands

All Moccamaster Coffee Machines from Technivorm are handmade in Netherlands.

They are not cheap but well known for their high quality.

The SCAA (Specialty coffee associations of America) has approved all Moccamaster coffee machines to meet their guidelines.

For this reason, the Technivorm Moccamasters are definitely recommended, especially the thermal carafe coffee makers.

I have not had the time yet to look more closely at the Moccamaster’s but it’s definitely on my list.

Jura Espresso Machines - Made In Switzerland

Jura is a premium manufacturer of both home and professional automatic coffee makers.

Most of their automatic espresso machines are Made In Switzerland, but I have also heard that some of them, probably the cheaper ones, are made in Portugal.

So please before you buy a Jura espresso machine make sure to find out where exactly it is produced.

Nespresso Pixi Single-Cup Espresso - Made In Switzerland

If you prefer espresso over coffee, but the Jura machines are too expensive, then you may fall in love with the Nespresso Pixie single-brewer.

I did some research since I was skeptical about the statement that Nespresso is being made in Switzerland. And indeed only the Pixie is made in Switzerland.

Nespresso has a few other espresso machines in their portfolio like the Inissia which is made in Hungary.

My Conclusion About Made In USA Coffee Makers

I have to admit, finding American made coffee makers was harder than I initially expected.

The few that I found are definitely worth checking out, though!

When it is important for you, that your next coffee maker is not made in China I hope I could give you some options.

Please share with me in the comments below, if you know more coffee makers made in USA!

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About the Author Thomas

Coffee lover and Dad on a budget. Since the wishes of my beautiful wife and two charming kids are of course of much higher priority than my own ones, I always keep an eye out for coffee products which give me the biggest bang for the buck!

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