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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  • Judy says:

    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.

    • Thomas says:

      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!

    • Jeff says:

      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.

      • Thomas says:

        Hi Jeff
        Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

      • Gary says:

        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…!

        • Thomas says:

          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.

  • Green Leaf says:

    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 :)!

    • Thomas says:

      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.

    • John-Edward Alley, Jr. says:

      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

      • Thomas says:

        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!

        • John-Edward Alley, Jr. says:

          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

  • Greg says:

    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.

    • Thomas says:

      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!

      • John-Edward Alley, Jr. says:

        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.

    • Thomas says:

      Thanks John-Edward.
      I highly appreciate the time you spent to share this list here!
      You can be sure I’ll check them all out!

      • John-Edward Alley, Jr. says:

        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.

  • I love what you are trying to do here.

    • Thomas says:

      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.

  • Mark says:

    I wanted to verify that the Frieling brand is made in the USA. Your website has it listed as made in USA, however, if you click on the More Information tab at the actual Freiling.com website they indicate their products are Made In China.
    http://direct.frieling.com/product_p/0130.htm

    • Thomas says:

      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!

  • Jim says:

    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.

    • Thomas says:

      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

  • Jayne says:

    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!

  • Jen says:

    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.

  • Teresa says:

    Do you know of a USA made perculator. Not a maker but a true plug in the wall perculator

    • Thomas says:

      Unfortunately, I’m not aware of any new ones.
      The only option you might have is to find an “original one” from the 80’s or 90’s.
      This place here seems to sell some original made in USA percolators: http://kitchenmadeusa.com/Default.aspx .

    • Rebecca Beatty says:

      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.

  • Rick Sellers says:

    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.

    • Thomas says:

      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!

  • lilydarcey says:

    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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