13 Coffee Makers Made In USA And Not In China 2018

13 Coffee Makers Made In USA And Not In China 2018

Best Coffee Makers Made In USA 2016

Coffee Makers Made In USA And Not Made In China

Update - April 2018

I got a lot of comments and questions both in emails and the comments section below. So I decided to update this post!
For your convenience, I added a table with American Made Coffee Makers. I also spoke to Bunn about Made In Vs. Manufactured In USA.

USA Made Coffee Makers 

Comparison Table



Made In

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Bu​nn Speed Brew

Drip Coffee Maker

Creston, Iowa*

Bunn GR

Drip Coffee Maker

Creston, Iowa*

Bunn BX, BT

Drip Coffee Maker

Creston, Iowa*

Bunn Trifecta

Drip Coffee Maker

Springfield, Illinois

Aerobie Aeropress

Coffee Press

Palo Alto, California


Pour Over

Chicopee, Massachusetts

Able Kone Brewing

Pour Over

Martinez, California

Filtron Cold Brew 

Cold Brew Coffee

Westminster, California

Toddy Cold Brew

Cold Brew Coffee

Loveland, Colorado

* Manufactured In

At first, I want to get something off my chest.

I found a lot of other posts about American Made Coffee Makers! To my dismay some of them have Hamilton Beach, Breville, Mr. Coffee and other brands in their lists as Made In USA.

I wish they would be right, I really do!
I wish the Mr. Coffee’s and Cuisinart’s would produce at least some of their coffee machines in the United States.

But they don’t!

I checked so many brands. I turned at least a hundred boxes upside down or opened them in the store - when nobody looked - and checked the manual. But none of them had somewhere the “Made In USA” label.

There is no Hamilton Beach, no Cuisinart, no Mr. Coffee made in USA. And no, Keurig is not made in USA either!

I also did some research online. You know what I noticed?

When there is a coffee making product NOT made in China, believe me, they want you to know. Either in the title, the feature list or description.

It’s not a guarantee, but if you don’t find any statement about the country of origin, you can assume it’s China.

But it’s not that all china made coffee makers are bad. And I have nothing against the Chinese people! Chinese people are hard workers! But I assume you want to see a few - just a few made In USA labels back on coffee makers again, right? 

Made In USA Vs. Manufactured In USA

Made In USA

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

I hope you believe me, that I 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.

According to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), a product is Made In USA, when it is “all or virtually all” made in the United States. If more parts for a product are made overseas, it does not qualify for "made in" anymore but has to use other phrases like "built-in" or "assembled in" or "manufactured in".

“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.

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Are There Any Drip Coffee Makers Made In USA?

Short Answer: NO, unfortunately not!

I want to emphasize that in this chapter the NO counts for Drip Coffee Makers! Further below is a list of other coffee making devices like percolators or French Presses which are made in USA, or Drip Coffee Makers Not Made In China.

Hey, prove me I’m wrong!

If you know a drip coffee maker made in USA, please let me know and I will immediately correct my post and add it to the list.

Are Bunn Coffee Makers Made In USA?

Yes and No.

Are Bunn Coffee Makers MADE in USA? No!

Are Bunn Coffee Makers MANUFACTURED in USA? Yes!

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.

Yet, reading the statement about Assembled in the USA, Bunn consequently avoids using the words ‘Made in USA’!

Rather they describe their coffee makers as being Assembled or Built-In USA.

Still, 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.

The last months I got so many questions (check comments at the end) about Bunn and “Made In Vs. Manufactured In”.

So I reached out to Bunn myself and wanted some clarification about their coffee makers.

Here is Bunn's statement:

We source materials from North America and other regions of the world. It is important that a manufacturer like BUNN have a controlled variety of sources to buy the materials and components we use to make coffee brewers and other beverage equipment.

BUNN has strict control of all suppliers and a rigid supplier quality process to confirm that materials come from BUNN-approved sources only and are compliant with all agency requirements. Safety and quality are the #1 priority at BUNN.

If you are looking for machines that are built in the USA, choose the GR, BX, BT, or Speed Brew models. Some parts can come from overseas, but these machines are assembled in Iowa.
The Home Trifecta MB is also built in the USA. Some parts can come from overseas, but this machine is assembled in Springfield, Illinois. We know of no other coffee maker that is built in the U.S.

The NHS, STX, HG, HT, MC, MCU, and HB (Heat and Brew) are all made in China - all meet BUNN quality species and agency standards and go through a rigorous Quality Assurance check. We are confident in the sources of supply for all our components and finished products.

What does "made in the USA' mean?
To claim your product is "Made in the USA", according to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) your products must be "all or virtually all" manufactured in the USA (based on cost, not a percentage of parts).

So what does this all mean:

As explained in the first chapter a manufacturer can only claim their products MADE IN, when the product is all or virtually all made in the United States. What I didn't know is that it's based on costs and not materials.

Bunn produces products overseas, but builts and assembles them in the United States. Thus, manufactured in USA but not Made in USA.

Now the question is, could Bunn still be competitive if they made their coffee makers 100% in USA?

Money is tight and many of us have trouble to make ends meet.

So imagine a $50 coffee maker has thousands of 5-star reviews and a Bunn costs $150 but claims to be MADE IN USA, which one would most people pick?

Which one would YOU pick?

Would enough people pick the American Made Coffee Maker so Bunn could survive?

Obviously not, otherwise there would be fewer coffee makers made in China on the market.

Let’s have a closer look at Bunn’s coffee makers.

#1 Bunn Speed Brew Drip Coffee Maker 

Assembled in Creston, Iowa

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  • Bunn-engineered sprayhead extends the contact time between water and grounds resulting in Coffee taste comparable to your favorite restaurant or Cafe
  • The very best of our gravity drip innovation reimagined in a contemporary, curved design.Maximum capacity: 10 cup (50 oz) batch,Minimum capacity: 4 cup (20 oz) batch
  • Internal water tank keeps water constantly heated to optimal temperature so you can brew a full pot in about 4 minutes
  • Pour-o-matic drip-free glass carafe is specifically designed to eliminate spillage down the side of the carafe and on the warming plate
  • Lime-tolerant spray head discourages mineral build up, which means less time cleaning and Longer brewer life cycle

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


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

Assembled In Creston, Iowa

BUNN GR-B Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black

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  • Fastest 10-Cup Home Coffeemaker* brews a full pot of coffee in about 3 minutes
  • An always hot internal hot water is ready to brew hot coffee on deman. Item dimensions is 14.8 high x 7.1 wide x 13.8 deep inch. Note-replace sprayhead and brew funnel. Pour additional carafes of fresh, cold water into the brewer as needed until water has no vinegar smell or tasted
  • Exclusive drip-free carafe with a proprietary lid and spout design that arcs the pour of the coffee into the cup and wicks the coffee dribbles back into the carafe preventing a mess on cup or counter
  • Multi-stream spray head showers hot water evenly over the coffee grounds
  • Large flat bottom filter and funnel allows greater interaction between hot water and coffee grounds for superior flavor extraction

BUNN BX-B Velocity Brew 10-Cup Home Coffee Brewer, Black

$106.25  in stock
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  • The first commercial style brewer for the home
  • Classic design with stainless steel accents
  • Convenient close-and-brew lid
  • Brews 4 to 10 cups (20 to 50 oz) in about 3 minutes
  • Glass carafe and porcelain-coated warming plate with lighted on/off switch

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

The B and W at the end simply state 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 the 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.

#3 10 Cup Velocity Brew BT

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  • Double wall, vacuum insulated thermal carafe keeps coffee warm for up to 2 hours
  • Unique spray head ensures even, complete coffee flavor extraction
  • Stainless steel internal hot water tank keeps water heated to optimal brewing temperature of 200 Degree F
  • Reservoir-style home brewer makes up to 10 cups of coffee in just 3 minutes
  • Stainless-steel water tank; 800-watt heater and internal thermostat

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

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

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

Manual Coffee Makers Made In USA

The chance to find an American made manual coffee maker is slightly higher than a drip coffee maker.

My guess is, that it's easier and not so expensive to produce a ceramic or glass drip cone with local american materials only. 

#4 Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Press

Made In Palo Alto, California

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  • Popular with coffee enthusiasts worldwide, the patented AeroPress is a new kind of coffee press that uses a rapid, total immersion brewing process to make smooth, delicious, full flavored coffee without bitterness and with low acidity.
  • Good-bye French Press! The rapid brewing AeroPress avoids the bitterness and high acidity created by the long steep time required by the French press. Plus, the AeroPress paper Microfilter eliminates grit and means clean up takes seconds.
  • Makes 1 to 3 cups of American coffee per pressing in about a minute, and unlike a French press, it can also brew espresso style coffee for use in lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso based drinks.
  • Perfect for home kitchen use, the AeroPress is lightweight, compact, portable and durable. The tote bag makes it easy to pack with some coffee and a cup for use while traveling, camping, backpacking, boating and more!
  • Includes the AeroPress press, funnel, scoop, stirrer, 700 microfilters, a filter holder, and a zippered nylon tote bag. No Phthalates or BPA. Mug not included. Assembled measurements: 9 1/2" h X 4" w X 4" d

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!

#5 Chemex Pour Over Coffee Maker

Made In Chicopee, Massachusetts

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  • Chemex is a registered trademark of the Chemex Corporation
  • Made of non-porous Borosilicate glass which will not absorb odors or chemical residues
  • CHEMEX pour-over allows coffee to be covered and refrigerated for reheating without losing flavor
  • Simple, easy to use with timeless, elegant design
  • Use CHEMEX Bonded Filters FP-1, FC-100, FS-100, FSU-100

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

The Chemex is made in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. It's 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,

#6 Able Kone Brewing System

Made In Martinez, California

able brewing kone coffee brewer parts

Able Brewing developed, designed and built this beautiful pour over brewer in California, USA!

Can you see yourself preparing breakfast, putting rolls, jam, and butter on the table? Then grinding fresh coffee, pouring it into the Kone Filter and placing it on the server.

Now either you have breakfast by yourself or with your family, all you need to do now is wait for the rest to join. Pour hot water, and within a few minutes, coffee is ready.

Remove the top, add the lid and up to 32 ounces of coffee is ready to serve.

The Kone Filter is made of stainless steel, only the supportive ring on top is plastic. But no worries, it's food save, according to Able's website. And the brewer itself is 100% ceramic, no plastic at all.

Enjoy your homemade coffee!

Cold Brew Coffee Makers Made In USA

If you are not familiar with the difference between cold brew coffee and iced coffee, keep reading. 

When you go to Starbucks and order an iced coffee, you get regular brewed coffee, cooled down in the refrigerator and then poured in a cup with ice cubes.

Cold Brew is different! You don't brew it hot! Ground coffee is steeped overnight in cold water. 

Taste is subjective, but cold brew coffee is supposed to be less bitter, less acid, balanced so to speak! Instead, cold brew emphasizes the amazing flavors coffee has to offer. 

I actually agree! I do prefer cold brew coffee over iced coffee! But not all coffee lovers do! So decide for yourself!

#7 Filtron Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Made In Westminster, California

$39.95  out of stock

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  • Used for cold brew
  • hot brew
  • or milk drinks^Reduces acid in coffee during brewing^Cold brew coffee concentrate lasts up to 2 weeks^1.5 liter brewer

One of the two American made cold brew coffee brewing systems is the Filtron Brewing Kit - since 1949!

With this system, you can make 1 1/2 liter (~50 oz.) of cold brewed coffee. It's pretty simple to use. Plug in the included rubber in the bottom hole, insert the reusable filter pad and pour up to 1 pound of coffee in the bowl.

Then you insert the ground guard on top of the ground coffee, place the water bowl on top and fill it up with water.

That's it. The water drips down and after about 16 to 24 hours, you have homemade cold brew coffee with an American made cold brew system! Cheers! 

#8 Toddy Cold Brew System

Made In Loveland, Colorado

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  • Now you can create a 'coffeehouse' coffee - served steaming hot or iced cold, and in the comfort of your home - for much less than expensive signature coffee drinks! Also ideal for making tea.
  • Patented cold brew system uses regular coffee beans to create incredibly smooth coffee concentrate with 67% less acid than coffee made with hot brew methods, it's easier on sensitive stomachs and all with no electricity required
  • Get more out of your coffee grounds, as the coffee concentrate stays fresh for up to 2 weeks with no change to the flavor
  • Set includes brewing container with handle, glass decanter with lid, 2 reusable filters, 1 rubber stopper, set of instructions, and recipe guide
  • Includes a one year manufacturers warranty when purchased from an authorized reseller.

Toddy is the second cold brew coffee system made in the USA that made it into my list.

It works like the Filtron system. 

The biggest difference is, that the Toddy System does not have an extra water bowl and the ground coffee guard. You pour coffee and water in the same pot.

And the missing guard you make up with a spoon by pushing down the grounds.

Toddy also offers their huge paper filter which extends the life of the felt filter. Clean up is much easier. Just dump the filter in the trash!

If approximately 60 ounces of cold brew coffee is still not enough for you, you are probably looking for a commercial style cold brew system

Lucky you, Toddy also offers a commercial cold brew system. Of course, I only mention it because it's also made in America. In Loveland, Colorado to be more specific! Except for the acrylic storage decanter, which is made in China!

Coffee Makers Not Made In China

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

So 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!

#9 Technivorm Moccamaster Drip Coffee Makers

Made In Holland

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  • Auto drip-stop brew-basket with glass carafe allows you to pull the carafe away while the brewer is still brewing
  • Simple to operate and quiet brewing process that brews a full carafe in just 6 minutes. Volume: 1.25 Liters / 40 Ounces / 10 Cups
  • Unique, copper boiling element rapidly heats water to control brewing temperature between 196 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit which is important for coffee soluble extraction, then automatically switches off when the water reservoir is empty
  • Made with durable metal housings and BPA/BPS/bpf & phthalate free plastics
  • The glass carafe maintains coffee quality, integrity and taste on a unique, independent hot-plate element engineered to hold coffee temperature between 175 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit for a maximum 100 minutes and then automatically shuts off

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

The SCAA (Specialty coffee associations of America) has certified all Moccamaster coffee machines.

For this reason, the Technivorm Moccamaster coffee makers 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.

#10 Jura Espresso Machines

Made In Switzerland

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  • Adjustable water amount, water temperature, and coffee strength
  • Cappuccino and latte at the touch of a button
  • High-performance pump, 15 bar
  • Thermoblock heating system
  • Stainless steel vacuum milk container

Most of Jura's 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.

Even so, I'm confident that both Switzerland and Portugal made Jura machines are of high quality!

#11 Krups Espresso Machines 

Made In France

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  • UP TO 17 RECIPES : At the touch of a button with the exclusive automatic steam nozzle cleaning and the 2-step frothing technology
  • 15 BAR HIGH PRESSURE PUMP and metal conical burr grinder with exclusive automatic grinder setting
  • ONE-TOUCH DIGITAL SCREEN allows for complete customization of drinks from programming of favorites and profile to customizing drink strength
  • AUTOMATIC PARAMETER SETTINGS according to the selected recipe (quantity of Coffee, grinding fineness, water temperature. ). Made in France
  • 100% FRONTAL OPERATION for direct access to key functions and compact design

At first, if you were hoping to find Krups drip coffee makers made in France, I have to disappoint you. All Krups coffee machines I checked are made in China!

However, the following four Krups Super Automatic Espresso Machines are not made in China.

Krups EA9010, EA8808, EA8298 and EA8250. The picture shows the EA9010 Barista One Touch Super Automatic Machine. Awesome machine!!!

Fully automatic and as the name says, you can brew drinks with the touch of one button. 17 drinks to be more specific! Fully customizable and programmable.

#12 Nespresso Pixi Single-Cup Espresso Machines

Made In Switzerland

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  • POWERFUL COFFEE MAKER: Nespresso Pixie Espresso maker has a 19 bar high-pressure pump that allows for a barista-style result, unlocking the delicate flavor of each Coffee capsule.
  • EFFICIENT AND ENERGY SAVING ESPRESSO MAKER: System heats-up to ideal temperature in just 25 seconds and automatically turns off after 9 minutes, consuming less energy.
  • EASE OF USE: The Pixie is a programmable Espresso maker with two one-touch buttons to create your favorite Coffee and Espresso recipes into the desired size; Espresso (2.7 oz.), or Lungo (5 oz.). Pour over ice to create your favorite iced Coffee drinks.
  • SMART ESPRESSO MAKER: The red backlights light up to let you know when the 24 oz. water tank needs to be refilled. The folding drip tray accommodates larger single-serve cups and recipes such as Lattes or Cappuccinos. The Pixie is also easy to clean, the spent capsules are neatly ejected into an internal receptacle.
  • BUNDLE: The Aeroccino 3 milk frother is included to create the perfect finish to your single-serve Coffee beverages such as Cappuccino or Latte.

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.

#13 Denby French Press Coffee Maker

Made In England

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  • Hand-crafted in England by skilled artisans from high quality, locally-sourced clay
  • Expertly glazed to prevent chipping and enhance durability
  • Suitable for oven, microwave, dishwasher, and freezer (just remove the plunger)

How about a beautiful, handcrafted French Press made in England from English clay?

This 34 oz. Coffee Press is definitely not made for you to hide it in the cupboard. No, this French Press should be placed on the breakfast table, where everybody can see and adore it.

The chip-resistant clay is suitable for your oven, microwave, dishwasher and even freezer. Just make sure to remove the plunger first!

Now I'm not sure about the image at Amazon where the Cafetiere is used as a vase with flowers in it. I honestly would not want to share my freshly brewed Denby French Press coffee with my flowers. Made me grin a bit.

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 to 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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  • I just spoke to Amy at Bunn. She said the Speed Brew is made totally in the USA. She said that three models were assembled in the USA: BX, GR, and BT.
    (4.4.16 at about 2 p.m. EDT) Hope this helps.

    • Hi Judy
      Thank you so much for sharing your information with me! I really appreciate it!
      I’ll update the post as soon as possible and add the Bunn Speed Brew!

    • Made is not assembled. Bunn would say “made in the USA” if they were able to make that claim legally. They don’t, so it’s NOT made in the USA. If they want to manufacture the parts in America as well as assembling them, THEN I’ll start buying and recommending Bunn coffeemakers.

      • This entire site is very deceptive. They start out saying Bunn is made in USA. You are correct Jeff. Designed and assembles does not mean Made In USA. It’s made in China, period…!

        • Hey Jeff

          thanks for your comment.
          A while back I actually communicated with Bunn about this and according to them they can use “assembled” because “all or almost all money is spent in USA”.
          So the question now is what is more important? That money stays in the country, taxes (hopefully) are paid in USA? Or that parts overseas are maybe less controlled for safety, etc. or even more jobs could be saved when everything would be made within the US borders?
          A real “made in USA” sticker of course would be the best (I grew up in Germany and really miss the “Made In Germany” label on household products.).
          But how many big companies would survive if their products are 20, 30, maybe even 50% more expensive and wouldn’t outsource parts of their work to limit costs.

          Thanks again Gary! I do appreciate critics as much as positive comments.
          Just took me a while to response since I wanted to hear Bunn’s own opinion.

  • Hi Thomas! I have enjoyed all your reviews and guides. Very much appreciated. I was always glad to know that there are products out there that are still made in USA (talking about CHEMEX and AEROBIE). As mentioned by another reader above, “assembled in USA” does not equate to “made in USA” so Bunn does not make the list for me :). Never gave too much thought to Bunn anyway.

    I own the Gaggia 14101 Classic espresso machine and I am very happy that I do. Yes, it is an entry-level high quality espresso machine but I am not a professional cupper either so it works just fine for me. I would add this one to your list of “made in Europe” machines: it is made in Romania and even though you added “unfortunately” to your review when you mentioned this fact, it is pretty darn good quality :). Let’s get past biases about Eastern Europe (I am sure that Philips did not lower its quality standards when they had this built in Romania just… paid the Romanians less than the Italians used to be paid for the same job) and enjoy this sleek, elegant, minimalist and beautiful espresso maker!

    Now I am in the search for a decent new coffee grinder…mine just stopped working this morning :(. Your recommendations help so thank you!

    P.S: By the way…love German coffee! I think the German roasting method is one of the best.I was fortunate enough to get a new bag of Movenpick recently…lecker :)!

    • Hi Grean Leaf
      thanks for your kind words! Really means a lot to me!
      Regarding the Gaggia 14101, I agree with you. I have remove the ‘unfortunately’ since it’s not fair to the Romanian people.
      I honestly don’t know too much about their work quality either to judge them this way.
      Glad you like “my German people’s” coffee.

    • The BUNN Speed Brew is as Made in the USA as the various Made in Europe products in general. The USA has the strictest made in (origin) requirements of any country in the world, so most “complicated” Made in USA products contain no more imported components than most European products of similar complexity. One of the most correctly Made in Europe product is the Made in Holland Technivorm product line. As for the term Made in Europe that would be more accurate than most single country of origin claim for most of those products. When a company imports a product to the USA, they just have to prove to customs that the products was basically finally assembled in the sated country and so labeled per that countries origin rules. Lastly while I love the Chemex products and they do Make / Modify / Assemble all of their products in the USA except the Outomatic (sp?) they are unable to purchase the base forms of borosilicate glass they use in their coffee makers from a USA source as it does not exist in a form they can use and shape into their end products. If they were bigger and did more volume they could theoretically build their own facility.
      Thanks, John

      • John

        that’s very interesting and I honestly didn’t know that.
        So just for clarification. Are you saying the glass of the Chemex itself is not made in USA. There’s not much left then :-).
        Or are you just talking of the Ottomatic not being made in USA?
        I’ll definitely look into it too!

        • The actual glass is not made here. My understanding is the they get the basic glass and then mold it to their shape. The blown glass products I can’t speak to, but I assume it is something similar. It is similar to what http://www.catamountglass.com/ has been doing. However, I did recently discover a USA MFR. of Borosilicate glass recently & I’ve been meaning to contact Chemex to let them know about http://www.usglassmanufacturer.com/ as well as Catamount Glass who I believe has worked with Chemex in the past if not now too. If you want to follow up with them and mention JSG (Jeannette Specialty Glass) go for it.
          Thanks, John

  • Our Bunn STX just died, three year warranty just ran out, hmmm. It says “Made in China” looks like they cheapened up this Bunn. My old Mr. Coffee lasted a lot longer than that!! Looking for a less $$$$ than Bunn made in USA.

    • Hey Greg

      yeah I see what you mean. The newer it is the faster it breaks.
      I don’t have the STX in my list and according to Judy’s comment below, only the BX, GR and BT are “assembled in USA”.
      You may want to check them out. I would still recommend the Bunn coffee makers!

      • Yes, the BUNN makers give the best flavor for the $ and the new Speed Brew has the most USA parts for the consumer line other than the $500+ for the Trifecta products.

      • Great, let me know if I can help in any way. Also, if you want to you can go to my website and search info in the search box at the top. I think I also have some unpublished info too if you would like. I know that there is some one experimenting with growing coffe in CA, USA for example, but can’t remember who it is or the name of the farm.

    • Hi John
      thanks for coming back and your comment.
      I have not forgotten you and will contact you sometime soon about some “Made in USA” topics.

    • Hi Mark

      thank you for your time to comment on my post.
      I don’t really have the Frieling in my post only in the search box.
      Unfortunately I cannot do anything since this ‘error is on Amazon’s page.
      So when you go to Amazon directly and search for USA coffee makers, the Frieling shows up.
      But maybe I can find a way to filter out the Frieling, since I do not want to show wrong products.
      Thanks again Mark!

  • I can’t find one single stainless steel coffee pot (that is, camping style to sit on a burner or fire) that is Made in the USA anymore. (Question: WHO is making these for the U.S. armed forces, since those contracts should be going to U.S. manufacturers only?)
    Some of our capitalists — the local people with money — really need to get into this business and start making some consumer products again in the USA. A stainless steel coffee pot is not that complicated a piece of technology.
    It’s the same with dental floss picks. I used to buy them from Dr. Du-more in Arkansas, but they have stopped making them. Apparently, there are NONE made in the USA anymore and the supermarkets are full of product from China. How complicated to make is a little plastic pick with a piece of dental floss on it? American entrepreneurs need to step up.

    • Hi Jim

      good question about coffee makers for the US Army. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?
      Unfortunately, nowadays it’s all about profit and cost reduction.
      The question is, when one company really starts to produce 100% in USA, could they survive? Would people pay more for it?

      I did some research and found one coffee percolator at Amazon that claims to be Made In USA.
      It’s aluminium, not stainless steel, so not sure if it disqualifies for you.
      Here’s a link to check it out: Open Country Percolator

  • I was in bed, bath and beyond turning all the boxes for where they’re manufactured! Searched coffee makers made in America, found your article and bought the Bunn based on it!
    Thank you!

  • I went to the Bunn coffee maker website and it say…”While we source many components from the USA, we also source parts and materials from other regions of the world. In order to offer products that meet our safety and quality standards as well as deliver the highest value to our customers, we strictly control a variety of sources for our materials and parts”.
    Truly disappointed some many things are outsourced for cheaper labor. My family has fought in wars and are proud Americans
    We need more all made in america products. Thanks for your research.

    • The absolute very best place to find a plug in percolator that is made in America is in a thrift store. But it is a very “iffy”proposition. On any given day there may or may not be one at the thrift store you frequent. I was extremely lucky and found two on the same day. One of the percolators was spotless stainless steel and brand new, but a vintage machine. It looked as though it had never been used. I had to go through a break-in time before it produced really good coffee but it was worth the wait. The other was plastic which I do not care for. I paid $5.00 for the beautiful stainless steel pot. Such wonderful coffee you wouldn’t believe! They were both made in America. How sad that the only place you can get made in America goods is in a second hand store. Makes me want to cry.

  • REALLY appreciate sources like yours to find Made In America or at least NOT Made In China. Was just researching CHEMEX before I buy and saw one Amazon review that FRIELING USA stainless steel press is Made In China now.

    • Thank you Rick! Appreciate your comment!
      First thing I guess many of us assume when we read “Frieling USA” is that it’s made in USA, but I guess we’re mistaken!

  • Assembled in the USA

    Mar 4, 2011

    Featured on ABC News segment was an episode called Made in America? It was an intriguing feature and has captured the attention of many people, especially BUNN home brewer owners. Bunn was contacted by the show while they were searching for coffee makers that are Made in America and explained that many of their products are proudly Assembled in the USA. The key word is assembled. What does that mean? According to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), in order to claim that your product is Made in the USA your product must be all or virtually all manufactured in the USA.

    While Bunn source many components from the USA, they also source parts and materials from other regions of the world. In order to offer products that meet their safety and quality standards as well as deliver the highest value to their customers, they strictly control a variety of sources for their materials and parts. I am always careful when I see assembled in America on the packaging, as oppose to Made in America. When an item is assembled in the USA, this can mean that the parts are sourced or made overseas.

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