There’s no question we feel a lot smarter after a few cups of coffee in the morning. But can our coffee maker itself be smart?
Yes, actually. There’s a whole array of WiFi-enabled coffee makers available now, and they can do everything from scheduling brews to starting at a specific time to adjusting settings. Want to tell your coffee pot to start brewing before you even get out of bed? We all do. Smart coffee makers make that possible.
While some smart coffee makers have intuitive touchscreens and others connect to smartphones via Bluetooth or WiFi, they all come with a wide array of features (and price points, of course), and are available in brewing styles ranging from a simple drip to fancy espresso machines. Some even work with technology like Alexa!
Brave new world, indeed.
1. CAFÉ Specialty Drip Coffee Maker
This smart coffee maker has all sorts of options, from the ability to customize coffee strength with two to 10 cup settings and light, medium or dark flavor choices. It also has Precision Temperature Control and a vacuum carafe that preserves flavor and holds heat for up to two hours.
Café Specialty Drip Coffee Maker
2. Nespresso Vertuo Next Espresso Machine
If you really love brewers when they get fancy, this is the one you want. Each cup is made with a capsule-specific brewing method based on a barcode on the capsule. That means that each and every cup of coffee is made in a custom way that best optimizes the flavor and complexity of that specific brew. Want froth on that espresso beverage? It even comes with a free frother! That’s the kind of gift with purchase we’re all over.
Nespresso Vertuo Next Coffee and Espresso Maker by De'Longhi, White with Aeroccino Milk Frother
3. Keurig K-Supreme Plus Smart Coffee Maker
This is the smartest option from Keurig yet, which lets you save and program the brewing preferences for up to three users. Does someone in your household love a travel mug of strong coffee while someone else likes a small cup of something a bit milder? This Keurig can remember that! It has settings to brew a stronger cup or brew hot over ice, with up to three strength and three temperature settings.
Keurig K-Supreme Plus Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer
4. KRUPS KM785D50 Grind and Brew Auto-Start Maker
We love all the options this coffee machine offers, with a 2 to 10 cup grinder setting, so we can decide how much we want to grind when we want and five different grind settings (coarse to fine). Choose the intensity and brew strength you want (mild, medium, and strong), and then schedule the brew to start whenever you are ready!
KRUPS Grind and Brew Auto-Start Maker with Builtin Burr Coffee Grinder
5. Ninja 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker
We’ve always loved Ninja appliances for their wide range of features and this smart coffee maker is no exception. It has 24-hour programmable delay brewing, which means you can set exactly when and how you will enjoy your coffee up to a day in advance. Once it brews, it’ll stay fresh and hot for up to four hours by using the adjustable warming plate.
Ninja CE251 Programmable Brewer
6. Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine
This automatic espresso machine can make five types of brews and offers a 12-step grinder adjustment. Sounds a bit complicated? It’s all controlled by a user-friendly touchscreen display!
Philips 3200 Series Fully Automatic Espresso Machine w/ LatteGo
7. Goat Story Gina
This coffee brewer may look deceptively simple, but it has a lot of cool stuff going on. It uses a high-tech precision valve to control the drip, has an integrated precise scale and can be controlled via a connected app. Whether you want to make cold brew, pour-over, or immersion-style coffee, it’s all an option and easy with this machine.
GOAT STORY GINA Smart Coffee Brewing Instrument
8. Hamilton Beach Smart Coffee Maker
Voice control can make even the easiest of connected brewing experiences even simpler, and this smart coffee maker works with Alexa. Even manually, it’s easy to operate and has an auto-shutoff feature that turns off the heating plate after two hours.
Hamilton Beach Works with Alexa Smart Coffee Maker
9. Atomi Smart 12 Cup Coffee Maker
This smart coffee maker can be controlled via WiFi using the connected app, and it allows you to stay organized via daily or weekly schedules for when your coffee will be made and how. Perhaps you start your day earlier on weekdays and later on weekends? This coffee maker can account for that, and even send a push notification to your phone when your coffee is ready.
Atomi Smart WiFi Coffee Maker
10. Smarter SMC01 iCoffee Remote Brew App
If you are looking for a smart coffee maker that’s really smart, you won’t find one much smarter than this brewer. It works with all sorts of technology, ranging from Amazon Alexa to Google Assistant and more, and is a solid brewer in its own right, containing a heavy-duty burr grinder, reusable filter, and 1.5-Liter capacity glass carafe. Whether you control by app or use the LCD panel, you’ll have fresh, hot coffee on demand, no matter what else you have going on.
Smarter SMC01 iCoffee Remote Brew App