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Best BPA-Free Or Plastic-Free Coffee Makers For A Healthier Lifestyle

In this post, we will talk about the best BPA-free coffee maker for your needs, which will guarantee that your cup of coffee is safe and healthy.

BPA In Coffee Machines – Are Plastic Coffee Makers Really Safe?

Why use BPA at all when there is so much controversy about its safety? The short answer is that Bisphenol A or BPA is needed to harden plastics. (1)

In coffee makers, the inner parts like the water tank or the coffee filter basket are made of plastic. These parts are in direct contact with the hot water and the coffee you drink, which could be a cause for concern.

A couple of years ago, the FDA made an announcement (2) about the health effects of Bisphenol A:

There is “some concern” about developmental and reproductive problems in infants and children exposed to BPA.

You see, they specifically referred to infants and children.

But it led to a lot of controversial discussions among the experts on whether BPA is dangerous for adults too. The FDA has not, in any event, found any convincing evidence for BPA to be harmful (3) to adults.

Still, many coffee manufacturers have started making BPA-free coffee makers.

In my opinion, even when the FDA assures us that BPA is not harmful, I think it is better to be safe than sorry!

So your decision to search for a BPA-free coffee maker is a very smart move!

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BPA-Free Drip Coffee Makers

Hamilton Beach 46205 – Reliably Good Coffee Maker And Guaranteed BPA-Free

Hamilton Beach 46205 - Reliable And Free Of Bisphenol A

The Hamilton Beach 46205 is a great and reliable drip coffee maker with the capability to brew 12 cups of coffee and a lot of nifty features.

It is a programmable coffee maker, which means you can set it up at night and wake up to freshly brewed coffee. You can also choose whether you want stronger or milder coffee. And the removable water reservoir makes it easy to clean too.

Although the inner parts are made of plastic, Hamilton Beach confirms that none of the components in contact with the contain any BPA.​

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Mr. Coffee Single Cup Coffee Maker SCGB200 – Healthy Single Cup Brewer

Mr. Coffee Single Cup Coffee Maker SCGB200 - Healthy Single Cups With A Push Of A Button

The Mr. Coffee Single Cup Coffee Maker is probably one of the best BPA-free coffee makers for a one-cup brew.

The removable filter basket of this coffee machine contains a blade grinder. So you can simply add freshly roasted coffee beans to start brewing coffee. But if you got a bag of coffee grounds for your birthday, then you can add that directly to the filter basket instead.

Need a caffeine shot in the morning but always in a rush? No time for coffee at the breakfast table?

Well, then Mr. Coffee SCGB200 is the perfect coffee maker for you. Just place your “To-Go” Coffee Mug (included with the coffee maker) under the brew dispenser and let it drip.

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BPA-Free Drip Coffee Makers With Grinder

Breville BDC650BSS – Coffee For The Whole Family & 100% BPA-Free

BPA Free Drip Coffee Makers With Grinder

This Breville 12 cup coffee maker with a built-in burr grinder is perfect for you if you love brewing freshly ground coffee. No more buying pre-ground coffee!

Also included is a stainless steel thermal carafe to keep your coffee hot, which is great if you want to brew coffee in the morning for everyone in the family.

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Even though there are a lot of plastic parts inside this coffee machine, including the removable hopper that can hold a half-pound of coffee beans, none of the parts contain BPA.

While it’s been reported that the highest possibility of BPA (3) leaching into food is when something is being heated, it’s still calming to know that Breville’s bean hopper is not leaching any BPA into your coffee beans. To be honest, it is one of the best BPA-free coffee makers out there.

Cuisinart DGB Coffee Maker – Grind And Brew And BPA-Free

Cuisinart DGB Coffee Maker - Grind And Brew And BPA Free

I can confirm that all of the DGB-models from Cuisinart, including this 12 cup coffee maker with a built-in burr grinder doesn’t contain any BPA!

And since I have a more detailed post about this Cuisinart coffee maker and other coffee makers with a grinder, I don’t think it’s necessary to repeat myself here.

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Plastic-Free Coffee Maker And All-Metal Coffee Makers

If you are completely against plastic in coffee makers whether due to the possible aftertaste or the health concern with BPA, you have the option of switching to 100% BPA-free coffee makers if you don’t mind brewing your coffee manually.

Well, almost 100% BPA-free. Some parts that are not in contact with the water or coffee grounds (like the handle) could still be made of plastic. But that’s about it.

I have looked around and think I have found some of the best options for you to feel 100% safe with these BPA-free coffee makers.

Stainless Steel And Ceramic French Press

Stainless Steel And Ceramic French Press

Most French Presses are made of glass. But some exterior parts and the plunger (which comes in contact with hot water) could be made of plastic. Often, those parts are BPA-free, but if you want to avoid plastic altogether, choose a stainless steel or ceramic french press.

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The Bodum Columbia Press Pot is, in my opinion, the perfect BPA-free coffee maker for French Press enthusiasts. You can check it out in more detail in the video.

In the list below, I have added two more recommendations for a manual coffee brewer: a stainless steel French Press from Secura and a ceramic Press from Le Creuset. I made sure that all the parts, including the inner plungers and filters, are 100% BPA-free!

Secura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker 18/10 Bonus Stainless Steel Screen (1000ML)

Secura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker 18/10 Bonus Stainless Steel Screen (1000ML)

Le Creuset Stoneware 27-Ounce French Press, Marseille

Le Creuset Stoneware 27-Ounce French Press Coffee Maker, Marseille

Stainless Steel Coffee Percolators

Presto 02811 12-Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Maker

Coffee Percolators have been gaining popularity in home kitchens again thanks to the simplicity of their use.

Most percolators are BPA-free as they are made of stainless steel. The only plastic parts may be the seal or the handle.

The Presto 02811 is one of the most popular percolator-style brewer, and I can recommend it wholeheartedly. Although Presto confirmed that all parts that come in contact with water are 100% BPA-free, it is not 100% stainless steel. The perk well of the Presto 02811 is made of aluminum, which is considered food-safe. But some people might be concerned about the hot coffee coming in contact with it.

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Moka Pot

Bialetti 06800 Moka stove top coffee maker, 6 -Cup, Aluminum

If you want strong, authentic, almost espresso-like coffee in just a few minutes, then you need to get yourself a Moka Pot. They are simple to use and brew an excellent pot of coffee. You can take it with you everywhere.

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Moka pots are the best option for espresso lovers and those who drink their coffee black.

Most of these coffee makers are made of aluminum while some are made of stainless steel, but all of them are BPA-free.

The Bialetti 6800 Moka Express 6-Cup Stovetop Espresso Maker is one of the best Moka Pots on the market. The unmistakably octagon-shaped pot is made of 100% BPA-free polished aluminum. Only the handle is made of plastic.


Chemex Classic Series, Pour-over Glass Coffeemaker, 8-Cup - Exclusive Packaging - CM-8A

The famous hourglass-shaped coffee brewer is 100% glass and a beauty to look at. As opposed to the dark, rich brew from a French Press, the Chemex makes a sweet, clean cup of coffee.

However, it is a manual coffee maker. You need to learn how to pour the hot water over the grounds properly to get the best results, and you need special Chemex filters.

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The best baristas in the world swear by the Chemex.

It may be a hot commodity in the hipster coffee community, but without any plastic, it is definitely a 100% BPA-free coffee maker.

Pour Over Filter Coffee Maker

Hario V60 Ceramic Pour Over Coffee Dripper, Size 02, White

I couldn’t resist adding this original Japanese ad for the Hario V60 coffee maker!

Most of them are made of plastic, but there are some made of glass or ceramic, like the Hario VDC-02W V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper. It’s just a fancy name for a simple filter cone by the way.

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They are not as convenient as drip coffee makers because you have to pour the heated water manually over the grounds.

But since you can control the water temperature and the speed of the pour in the Hario V60 Ceramic Coffee Dripper, you will get an unbelievably good cup of coffee.

And because it’s ceramic, it’s guaranteed BPA-free!

The Verdict

If you want to enjoy a safe and healthy cup of coffee, choose a BPA-free coffee maker or one of the plastic-free coffee makers above. 

If you aren’t sure about whether your favorite coffee maker contains any BPA, feel free to contact me. I will do the work for you!

Please leave a comment below if you’ve decided to switch over to a BPA-free coffee maker.

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  2. Bisphenol A (BPA): Use in Food Contact Application Retrieved January 2010; March 30, 2012; Updated March 2013; July 2014; November 2014 from
  3. Mountjoy, B. (n.d.). Questions and Answers About Bisphenol-A (BPA) Retrieved JUNE 5, 2013 from
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