13 Coffee Makers Made In USA And Not In China 2018

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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


Product

Type

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

Chemex

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

$129.99
$117.99  in stock
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Features

  • 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.

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


Assembled In Creston, Iowa

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

$99.00  in stock
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15 used from $ 60.01
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Features

  • 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

$112.60  in stock
21 new from $109.81
10 used from $ 75.79
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Features

  • 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

$169.95
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Features

  • 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

$35.90  in stock
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Features

  • 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

$45.09
$34.99  in stock
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1 used from $ 34.28
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Features

  • 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

$41.99  in stock
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Features

  • 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

$34.95  in stock
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Features

  • 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

$359.00
$309.00  in stock
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17 used from $ 173.41
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Features

  • 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

$2,798.60
$1,820.00  in stock
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Features

  • 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

$1,737.70  in stock
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2 used from $ 824.23
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Features

  • 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

$279.00
$187.75  in stock
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Features

  • 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

$155.00
$64.58  in stock
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Features

  • 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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What Is The Best Milk Frother For Lattes and Cappuccinos

What Is the best milk frother for creamy cappuccino
What Is the best milk frother for creamy cappuccino

Best Electric And Handheld Milk Frothers For A Creamy Latte Or Cappuccino

Is Cappuccino, Caffè Latte or a Flat White on your list of favorite coffee drinks?

Or maybe you are tired of throwing your hard earned money into the big store chain bosses retirement accounts?

Then you have just made one of the most valuable decisions to search for the best milk frother because, over the long-term, it could save you thousands of dollars.

But it’s important for you to understand what different milk frothers are available.

Some coffee or espresso makers are already equipped with a frother.

Related: The best coffee makers for your home

Whether you are interested in a handheld or an automatic milk frother, there is one out there for you that perfectly suits your needs.

If you allow me, I would like to explain you the differences and by the end of this post you will not only know what is the best milk frother for you, but also what is the best milk to froth and what is the difference between a milk steamer and frother.

Handheld Milk Frothers - America's Favorite Tools

PowerLix Milk Frother

These mostly battery-operated milk frothers are usually the cheapest you can find.

But cheap does not automatically mean they are not able to send you to a virtual journey to an Italian Cafè.

As the name implies you have to do the work manually, but the operation is really simple.

If you don’t want to use cold milk you may need to warm it first before frothing. Then immerse the whisk head into the milk and turn it on.

Now slowly raise and lower the whisk until the milk turns into froth and increases about two to four times its volume.

That’s it!

Already convinced?

The really cool thing about those steam wands is that you are not limited to create milk froth only.

Think about all the options you have:

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Frappe (Instant coffee with water and sugar)
  • Vinaigrette and Salad Dressings
  • Baby Formula (thinking outside the box)

So what Handheld Milk Frother would I recommend you the most?

Best Handheld Milk Frother - Kuissential SlickFroth 2.0

For the price of about 2 cappuccinos, you can bring a touch of Italian flair into your home.

Heat up some milk in a deep glass or cup for about 30 seconds.

With the Kuissential Handheld frother, it should not take longer than 15 to 30 seconds to get a nice creamy milk froth.

The higher the fat level in the milk, the more challenging is it to achieve a perfect froth. But with whole milk and some practice you get the most velvety milk froth. The frother needs two AA-batteries which are not included. To save over the long-term, you may consider rechargeable NiMH-Batteries.

You decide if the following three reasons are convincing enough to make a decision today:

  • Full speed in less than a second for you to enjoy coffee drinks even faster
  • Strong motor for you to achieve the perfect froth in no time
  • Most 5-star ratings on Amazon for piece of mind.

In short, you have nothing to lose.

Take this first step to a better Cappuccino!

Top Rated Automatic Milk Frothers - A White Cloud Of Foam At The Push Of A Button

Chef’s Star Premier Automatic Milk Frother

When I hear automatic the first thing that comes into my head is convenience.

And what can be more alluring on a cold day than a hot cappuccino with a foamy, creamy, smooth layer of froth – and all with one touch of a button.

Yes, that is one of the big advantage of Automatic Milk Frothers compared with the handheld wands.

Interested?

Speaking of convenience – I haven’t mentioned yet that you don’t need to warm up your milk. Almost all Automatic Milk Frothers have the choice to heat up or froth the milk.

You may also be better off with an automatic one when you want to spoil the whole family or friends the next time. Some of them can hold up to 500 ml which is good for about 4 to 5 regular sized cappuccinos.

So this means for you, no tedious heating of milk and frothing and heating milk and frothing and heating milk and … you get my point, don’t you?

Secura Automatic Electric Milk Frother And Warmer - Maximum Capacity

Especially when you lean towards the 500 ml (16 oz) version, the Secura MMF-603 Milk Frother gives you the biggest bang for the buck.

Besides the expected frothing function, the Secura Milk Frother offers a Heating Only option. This allows you to heat up the milk but still get a small amount of froth.

This is the perfect choice for Caffè Lattes or other coffee drinks that don’t require a lot of froth.

The whisper quiet machine does not take up a lot of counter space. With its shiny stainless-steel exterior, it just looks charming on the kitchen counter – on YOUR kitchen counter.

Why wait another day?

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Nespresso Aeroccino Plus - Maximum Speed

If you don’t need such a big capacity like the Secura offers, I would recommend you this milk frother. The Nespresso Aeroccino Plus can froth up to 130ml of milk. 250 ml of milk can be used if you only want to heat it up.

What makes the Aeroccino probably a best seller at Amazon is the froth time of 70 seconds!

Just imagine, that from now on you could have your espresso and froth ready at the same time.

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My Verdict Of The Best Milk Frothers

To froth milk at home opens the door for you to make a variety of delicious coffee drinks. Beyond that, it saves you a lot of money that you would otherwise spend at Starbucks and Co.

Handheld Frothers are the best choice if you are on a budget and don’t mind the manual labor.

Automatic Frothers are a bit more expensive and should be your number one choice if you prefer convenience and consistency over price.

Tell me, what is in your opinion the best milk frother?

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Nespresso Inissia Capsule Espresso Maker Review

Nespresso Inissia Review
Nespresso Inissia Review

  • Espresso Quality - 9/10
    9/10
  • Reliability - 7/10
    7/10
  • Convenience - 10/10
    10/10
  • Brew Speed - 10/10
    10/10
  • Price - 9/10
    9/10
9/10

  • Flavor - Strong and delicious espresso
  • Crema - Thick and authentic Crema layer
  • Small - 4.7 x 9 inches footprint
  • User-Friendly - Easy insertion and ejection of capsules
  • Reduced wait time - Heat-up and brew process in one step
  • Capsule costly - Original Nespresso Capsules are pricey
  • Mostly online - Capsules only found in a few brick an mortar stores

Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine
 Full Review

What is the first thing that comes in your mind when you look at the Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker?

Well I can’t read your minds but I will reveal my first thought:

“What a sweet and attractive little guy do we have here!? If your espresso is only half as good as you shine then god may have mercy with the big coffee chains!”

Why don’t we find out?

Let’s have a look at some unique features, brewing functions and also important information about Nespresso Capsules and Nespresso Compatible Capsules.

That makes it easier for you to decide if this is the Espresso Maker of your dreams!

For cappuccino and latte aficionados, there is a special Nespresso Inissia Bundle available that includes the Aeroccino Milk frother, which saves you a good amount of money!

But more about that later.

Design - Sleek And Simple On A Small Footpring 

Does this Espresso Maker from Nespresso look cheap?

I don’t think so!

But the price is so low that there is almost no excuse to say that it’s out of your budget. The Nespresso Inissia comes in several different colors like black, white or red.

If you are not focused on a specific color you can save even more and select the one with the lowest price.

The Nespresso Inissia is a straight-forward machine with no fancy display or menu but only two buttons, for Espresso and Lungo sizes.

One of the special features is that the buttons are programmable if you push and hold them.

This means the Inissia remembers your preferable amount of liquid for the next time.

The body is made of a shiny plastic, but it does not look cheap at all! And with 5 x 9 inches it definitely fits in every corner of the kitchen.

The water reservoir holds 0.7 liters (about 24 fluid ounces) – enough to not get upset by being forced to refill the tank over and over again.

To keep your electricity bill low the Inissia Espresso Maker is also equipped with a power saver mode.

Coffeeble says:

Press and hold the brew button so the machine remembers your preferred amount of water!

You can choose if the power off mode should be activated after 9 or 30 minutes.

Brewing Performance - Crema Guaranteed

Nespresso Inissia Black

There is a 19 bar pump installed under the hood. High pressure is important for authentic espresso and it also generates the incomparable Crema.

After turning it on, your eyes will blink about five times until the Nespresso Inissia is heated up – in seconds we talk about 25.

Bear in mind that you may blink more or less depending on how much you crave for this next shot of caffeine.

Special Feature - No More Wait Time

Imagine you just woke up, are already late for work or college, still need to shower but can’t function without your shot of caffeine. Usually, the brewing process with a single-cup coffee or espresso maker is a two-step routine.

You start the machine, wait until it’s heated up, then you press the button to start the brewing process and wait again until it’s done.

You notice that both steps force you to ‘wait’. And waiting takes time. Time you don’t have when you are in a hurry!

Here comes Nespresso’s revolutionary special feature in handy:

Start the engine and during the warm up phase, you can press either coffee button. Now while you are taking your shower the Inissia Espresso maker automatically starts the flow after it’s heated up. And when you come back, a luscious, rich espresso with an inch of a thick and smooth layer of Crema is already waiting for you.

Does it not make this small machine even more lovable?

Cleaning And Descaling - Reduced To A Minimum

Cleaning is pretty simple because the water tank and drip tray are easy to remove. The capsule container can hold about 9-11 used capsules before you have to empty it.

Descaling is necessary about every 1000 – 4000 cups based on water hardness.

You can get the Nespresso Descaling Solution for about 25 bucks which is in my opinion a little expensive but fortunately not required too often.

Nespresso (Compatible) Capsules - Costly But Worth It

The machine comes with a set of 16 different orignial Nespresso capsules for you to find the flavors you prefer.

The original capsules are a little pricey so I would recommend you to create a Nespresso Club account and not order them from a third party vendor online!

Nespresso capsules cost you about 70-80 cents each (without coupons). I have seen third party vendors online that charge you for the same original Nespresso capsules up to 50% more.

Unfortunately, there are not a lot of brick and mortar stores that offer the original Capsules.
Alternatively you could save some money if you go with compatible capsules, for example from Gourmesso.

Nespresso Inissia Bundle - Say Yes To Cappuccino

Nespresso Inissia Red Bundle With Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother

If you are more into Cappuccino’s and Latte’s and seriously consider to get a milk frother anyways, look no further because this bundle is a steal!

The prices change too often to give you an example of how much you can save.

Just check it yourself:

My Verdict Of The Nespresso Inissia Capsule Coffee Maker - Thumbs Up!

The Nespresso Inissia D40 is the cheapest Espresso Maker in Nespresso’s product line.

But in my opinion it is a top-notch machine and provides you with a delectable, full-bodied espresso with an alluring layer of Crema.

With its appealing design, it just looks charming on every kitchen’s counter.

And the best, this Nespresso Espresso Maker is available at a fraction of the price of other Espresso Makers which saves you a lot of money!

So what are you waiting for?

Get your Nespresso Inissia now and indulge yourself with a delicious cup of espresso!

Oh, and by the way, Gourmesso has a small Trial Bundle of Nespresso capsules where you can save 30%!

What is your opinion about the Nespresso Inissia? I would be thrilled to hear from you!

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