Best Smart Coffee + Espresso Makers

(Last Updated: January, 2020)

When most people say they love coffee, what they really mean is, “I love coffee, and I also love how coffee lets my brain function again!” Needless to say, if you just can’t start your day before having a cuppa, just getting the coffee maker / coffee machine started can be a labor of love.

Of course, we’ve had programmable coffee makers for a while now, and they aren't just reserved for fancy smart home fanatics. These days though, the programmable coffee maker has stepped up its game and hybridized with our smart technology to give us smart coffee makers. If it already sounds like a morning revolution, just keep reading: it gets better.

Coffee Makers

Summary

Hamilton Beach 49968 FlexBrew

Hamilton Beach 49968 FlexBrew

A popular brand, you can connect it to your Dash via the HB Connect app. This coffee machine even reorders coffee for you when you’re running out of it.


Behmor Connected Coffee Maker

Behmor Connected Customizable Temperature Control

This smart coffee maker gives the best flavors as it uses actual coffee beans that will appease the best connessiuers.

Editor's Choice

Gourmia GCMW4750

Gourmia GCMW4750 WIFI Coffee Maker

Use either coffee grounds or beans with this popular smart coffee maker. It even holds an ample 10 cups so there’s enough for everyone.

Smarter SMCOF01

Smarter SMCOF01

A smart coffee maker that goes on step further, this Smarter brand can do extra things like seeing how much water is in the reservoir or even work out how much coffee you can make.

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System

Great for people who love tea as well, Ninja offers different baskets for each.

Our Picks For Smart Coffee Makers


Pros

  • Choose between 8, 10, or 14-ounce mugs
  • Serviceable with coffee pods or grounds
  • Regular and strong brewing options

​Cons

  • Connects and reorders coffee when you’re running low

More About The Hamilton Beach 49968 FlexBrew

This smart home coffee maker adds convenience to your mornings and makes sure you never panic about forgetting to restock your fuel. Since it’s connected to your Dash via the HB Connect app, the FlexBrew will automatically order more coffee grind before you run out.

With tons of options for your reorders, you can customize your next order (which can be either coffee pods or ground coffee). No more refilling after every brew either with this coffee machine.

The 40-ounce reservoir keeps things easy and has the added bonus of a charcoal filter to clean your water, guaranteeing the freshest cup of coffee with every use.

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Bonavita Connoisseur 8 Cup Coffee Maker

Bonavita Connoisseur 8 Cup Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach 49980A

Hamilton Beach 49980A

Mr Coffee BVMC-PSTX95

Mr Coffee BVMC-PSTX95

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

Pros

  • Connects with Dash to reorder supplies
  • App allows extensive customization (temperature, strength, altitude, soak, drip control and more)
  • App notifies you when your coffee is ready to drink
  • Soaks beans and allows full flavor to bloom

Cons

  • Due to design, requires more care in cleaning

More About Behmor Connected Customizable Temperature Control

The Behmor Connected is the smart coffee maker choice for coffee drinkers who like to think of themselves as coffee connessiuers and aren't afraid to do a little extra to create a smart home that works for you. It uses coffee beans and has all the flavor-enhancing features you’re looking for to get the best flavor.

It comes with a neat pre-soak feature to let your coffee bloom, and temperature controls to get the heat level right where you want it (accurate to within a single degree). Let’s not forget one of the best part: the wireless features.

You can use the app to create your own coffee profiles. Yes, that means you can save all of your favorite settings and just tell it which pre-customized selection you want at any given time, either on the app or with Amazon Echo (Alexa). 

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Bonavita Connoisseur 8 Cup Coffee Maker

Bonavita Connoisseur 8 Cup Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach 49980A

Hamilton Beach 49980A

Mr Coffee BVMC-PSTX95

Mr Coffee BVMC-PSTX95

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

Pros

  • Carafe holds an ample 10 cups
  • App and voice command functions make for quick, easy use
  • Can use either coffee grounds or beans
  • ‘Keep Warm’ feature preserves coffee heat at the temperature it was brewed at for up to 30 minutes
  • Schedule brewing ahead of time for convenience

​Cons

  • Needs beans or grounds replaced after each brew
  • App doesn’t save preferences for voice command

More About Gourmia GCMW4750 WIFI Coffee Maker


The stainless steel Gourmia GCMW4750 coffee machine is a dynamic smart coffee maker, allowing you to use either coffee grounds or beans. Using the app, just tell this smarter coffee maker which you’re using and it will either start infusing or grinding your beans before brewing.

You can set up all kinds of custom options, from a scheduled time of preparation to how long you want the coffee to stay hot after it’s brewed.

So, say you get in the shower only to realize you forgot to set a brew: just use the voice commands and say (or shout) “Brew!” That’s it, and you’re good to go. 

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Bonavita Connoisseur 8 Cup Coffee Maker

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Hamilton Beach 49980A

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Mr Coffee BVMC-PSTX95

Mr Coffee BVMC-PSTX95

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

Pros

  • Large brewing capacity, up to 12 cups
  • Notifies you of how much coffee can be made depending on the amount of water in the reservoir
  • Preheat can keep coffee hot for 40 minutes
  • Can be used with Google assistant and Amazon Echo

Cons

  • Filter needs to be cleaned after every use

More About Smarter SMCOF01

This next-gen smart coffee maker is exactly what the name says: smarter and a great addition to your smart home. It's one thing to be connected to give your smarter coffee maker commands; it's another thing to be able to do things like seeing how much water is in the reservoir, or how much coffee you can make as a result (just for reference, you can brew between 4 to 12 cups, depending on your preference).

The app lets you customize strength, preheat time, and whether you’re using beans or grounds. You can also set alarms so that you don’t have to wake up until your coffee is ready to go. Or, activate the home feature so your coffee machine makes sure your cup of Joe is ready to drink the moment you step through your door. 

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Bonavita Connoisseur 8 Cup Coffee Maker

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Hamilton Beach 49980A

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Mr Coffee BVMC-PSTX95

Mr Coffee BVMC-PSTX95

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

Pros

  • Brew regular or rich strength brews in 6 different sizes
  • Iced or hot options
  • Uses Auto-iQ technology for better flavor extraction with a single touch
  • Makes specialty blends
  • Includes frother

Cons

  • Carafe is more difficult to clean 

More About The Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System

This smart coffee maker has a lot to offer, and not just for coffee drinkers either: for tea fans, or the occasional indulgence, it can deliver on that as well.

With different baskets for each, you'll be preventing some ruffled feathers if a tea drinker complains about your coffee getting into their cup. We also have to applaud the feature that recognizes which basket you're using and gives you appropriate brew options for each.

Between six brew sizes, custom brews, iced or hot options, it will be hard to pick a favorite feature. However, we've got a pretty good idea of which will impress you the most:

The frother. It’s definitely a unique feature, and you’ll be able to dazzle overnight guests with an upscale morning brew.

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Bonavita Connoisseur 8 Cup Coffee Maker

Bonavita Connoisseur 8 Cup Coffee Maker

Hamilton Beach 49980A

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Mr Coffee BVMC-PSTX95

Mr Coffee BVMC-PSTX95

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee

Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Espresso Machine

Why Do You Need a Smart Coffee Maker: Benefits

Some people are pretty devoted to their trusty old standard coffee maker, and that’s fine. However, there has been a huge surge in popularity of smart coffee makers and it’s no wonder why.

These techy coffee makers give you a lot that your old coffee maker just can’t. It’s simply
Convenient. A lot of these coffee makers can be connected to your phone and controlled without ever having to touch the coffee maker itself.

If you go to bed and realize you’ll be in for a longer day at work tomorrow, just open up the app and put the order in for extra coffee the next morning.

They also give you more options to customize your perfect cup of coffee, down to the type and even temperature. If you know you’re going to want to get that first cup down as soon as possible, simply dial down the temperature.

​What to Look for When Buying a Smart Coffee Maker

Just like there are about a billion different kinds of coffee out there, there is also a ton of variety in the smart coffee makers out on the market.

After looking at so many, you are prone to purchase one that fits only a few of your criteria. You don't have to be overwhelmed in your search, though. Here are the top things to look out for when shopping around:

The Form of Coffee

Smart coffee makers, like regular ones, can take a few different kinds of coffee for coffee brewing. They either use the newer (typically single-use, single serving) coffee pods, ground coffee, or beans (which are then ground and brewed).

Coffee pods, also called cups, appeal to some coffee drinkers due to their ease of use, while others want bigger servings or don't like the expense of buying and disposing of the cups.

Beans are popular because of the fresh taste they deliver. This option is best for people who care more about the quality of their coffee than speedy preparation.

Lastly, coffee grounds are the most common and most readily available for coffee brewing, so they've been a longtime staple for coffee drinkers. Choose according to your preference, but just make sure the coffee maker is equipped to work with it.

Capacity

If you're a single cup-a-day person, capacity doesn't need to be too high on your list: just about any will work. If you have other coffee drinkers in the home (and to keep the peace maybe include them too) you might need the extra boost if you're planning on extra cups of coffee.

For families and homes with multiple coffee drinkers, you really want to look for a coffee maker that can brew a fair 4-8 cups of coffee at least.

Type of brew

If you’re an espresso coffee person, make sure you’re not buying a smart coffee maker that only does lattes. Some models are designed to make specific brews, like espressos, straights, lattes, and so on.

Likewise, others can make multiple types of brew. Make sure you check to see what it can do so that you end up getting the right kind of fuel for your morning.

Control Features

Smart coffee makers do allow you a lot more control over your morning cup with a lot less effort. When it comes to exactly what you can control, and how, there's a huge variety of options you'll find. Check out how you program it (whether by an app, or on the device), and what different features you can adjust, such as temperature, drip control, coffee strength, and more.

Which Best Smart Coffee Makers Will You Choose?

Getting a smart coffee maker is a great way to make morning boost better and easier than ever. It can change the way you start your day. When you’re ready to make the switch, get ready for a revolution in the way you do mornings. 

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