It is totally worthy to occasionally skip dominant products made in China and choose a coffee maker that is made or assembled elsewhere. Our review of coffee makers not made in China will shed some light on the topic with an introduction to the best non-Chinese coffee makers currently available. Thank you for being here, and we hope you’ll have a new coffee maker at home soon.
#1 CHEMEX Classic, the pour-over-glass coffee maker
With the beautiful 6-cup CHEMEX Classic, coffee-making is an art, a craft, and a soulful pastime. This pour-over coffee maker features a design that brings out positive emotions. Its body is made of borosilicate glass, with a wooden collar and a button to indicate the half and max coffee levels. If you have a grinder and a few minutes to spare, you could treat yourself with six cups of fresh, bloomed, and filtered coffee. The CHEMEX Classic will transform and elevate coffee into your elegant ritual.
- Made of borosilicate glass
- Maximum of 6 cups
- Works with a filter
- Wooden collar and button for aesthetic and level marking purposes
- Can be put on a glass stove top at low heat
Beautiful and charming
Celebrates the art behind coffee-making
Brews and filters excellent coffee if you follow the instructions for preparation
You’ll have to brew the water for the coffee, bloom the coffee, and do other crafty thingies that will take you some time
#2 Technivorm Moccamaster KBG coffee maker
The KBG is the real deal when it comes to a cup of regular coffee. It is an SCA-certified coffee brewer, so it really brews the coffee to the strict coffee-making standards, among which are equal grounds saturation and optimal brewing temperature. All these standards make for lovely 40 ounces of coffee brewed in about 6 minutes. The KBG is the brewer you need if you like to have great control over regular coffee. That might be a bit costly, but it sure is worthy.
- Brews coffee at temperatures from 195 to 205°F
- 40-ounce glass carafe
- 9-hole showerhead
- Warming plate with two temperature options: 175°F and 185°F
- Comes in 27 colors
- Auto off after 100 minutes
A Dutch top-notch brewer for fancy regular coffee
SCA-certified because of its high coffee-making standards
Makes a lot of coffee at once which can be heated up by the warmer if needed
It’s a bit pricey
#3 BUNN GRBD Velocity Brew Original 10-cup coffee maker
The Bunn GRBD Velocity brewer originates from Bunn-O-Matic, the old and famous USA coffee maker company. This coffee maker is the real deal if you need a coffee maker that can make a lot of coffee at the right temperature quickly. When we say ‘a lot of coffee,’ we mean every coffee quantity from 4 to 10 cups brewed directly into the smartly-designed glass carafe. With the warming plate, the coffee is kept hot for as long as the family gathering lasts.
If you live at high altitude, this Bunn coffee maker is ideal for you; if not, the GRB version is great.
- For 4 to 10 cups of coffee at a time
- Glass carafe
- Stainless steel water reservoir
- Brews coffee in 3 minutes
- For high altitudes
- Warming plate
Quickly brews a lot of coffee at once and the warming plate keeps it hot for later
Made by a trustworthy and proven company
The innovative design of the carafe keeps the coffee fresh and pours it straight into your cup, without dripping
Water from the funnel might overflow if you fill it up with too much coffee
#4 BUNN BT Velocity Brew, 10-cup
Another Bunn on the list, and you already know the Bunn deal: hot coffee brewed at 200°F, but first equally saturated and well-bloomed. The Bunn BT Velocity brew also does this, but it brews the coffee directly into a double-walled, close-and-brew thermal carafe for up to 10 cups of coffee that’s kept hot for 2 hours. If you need quick and hot coffee to take on a picnic, this is your coffee maker. Give it three minutes to brew the coffee, and then take the entire carafe with you.
- 3-minute brew time
- Makes from 4 to 10 cups of coffee at once
- Thermal double-walled and close-and-brew carafe
- Made to brew at high altitudes
- Saturates and brews coffee at 200°F
A close-and-brew carafe for optimal heat retention and flavor preservation of the coffee
Brews an entire 10-cup carafe at the speed of light
Variable cup doses for when you need just a few cups of coffee
Carafe is not marked for number of cups
#5 AeroPress coffee and espresso maker
Made in the USA, the AeroPress is a coffee maker that solves the common issues you might have with a French press. It uses filters to give you clear coffee and it makes tiny bits of coffee at a time. The idea behind this is that coffee tastes better and it doesn’t sit around in a carafe forever, losing on freshness. Since it’s compact and manual, the AeroPress can easily take a trip with you in its own, special bag that’s included in the box. This is the ideal coffee maker for lovers of coffee and espresso made by a French press and available outside of home.
- 1-3 cups of coffee or espresso
- Full coffee immersion for less acidic coffee
- Uses a microfilter
- Comes with a nylon bag
- Phthalate and BPA-free
- 350 microfilters and other accessories included
Comes without the disadvantages of a French press
Made of non-toxic materials
The coffee-making involves some work (changing filters, brewing water, cleaning the AeroPress)
#6 Jura E8 coffee machine
Jura coffee machines bring the Swiss and European touch to your coffee. These are high-end machines that work with innovative technologies patented by Jura, providing the best at-home automatic coffee experience. That said, if you’re buying a Jura, you must have something in mind: they will polish your coffee taste to the maximum. These bean-to-cup machines take care of all the brewing parameters in detail, from start to finish, making a delight out of every coffee specialty. Most of them are also programmable, so off you go with your coffee imagination. We took the E8 model to show you what a Jura machine can do.
- 12 coffee specialties
- 8 coffee strength settings
- Milk system
- Jura technologies: Pulse Extraction Process, Intelligent Pre-Brew Aroma System
- Aroma G3 grinder
Single and double specialties for only you or for you and your loved one
All sorts of delicious coffees, from regular coffee to a foamy cappuccino
Reliable technologies and programmable strength for coffee tastes that inspire
A price tag to remember
#7 Denby Natural Canvas Textured French press
Nostalgia can at times lead us to the best things, and, in this case, to the best coffee maker by Denby. It is a French press, but it looks like a clay vase that you’ve seen at your grandma’s. Neat, glazed, and fully white, this textured French press is an English-made masterpiece. Its properties make it durable and highly adjustable to different temperatures, so you can truly enjoy some coffee experimentation. Hot French press coffee and warm feelings for the past— combine these two things as you start and finish your day.
- Made of clay
- Microwave, oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher-safe
Carefully handmade into a beautiful retro coffee maker
Glazed and vitrified for durability and style
Allows for the storage and temperature variation of the coffee by being resistant to hot and cold
Could this French press be too old-fashioned-looking for you?
#8 Bialetti Express Moka Pot, 6-cup
Moka coffee was actually invented by Alfonso Bialetti, the Italian engineer behind the Bialetti brand. That said, with the Bialetti Moka Pot come the beginnings of the Moka and its beautiful tradition. The Italian style of coffee-making is apparent in every aspect of the Moka pot, from the octagonal shape of the coffee maker and its polished aluminum casing to the brewing process. With this stove-top pot you can make 6 cups of strong Moka and show off your Italian Moka skills to all of your friends.
- Stove-top Moka pot
- Made of polished aluminum
- Makes 6 cups of coffee at once
- Takes 5 minutes to brew the coffee
- Patented safety valve
- Can be disassembled
Brings the Italian style and taste to your household
Makes strong coffee in about 5 minutes and in an entertaining way
Durable and easy to clean
It might take you some time to learn how to prepare Moka coffee, but it’s worth it
#9 Gaggia Classic Pro
We already did a full review on the Italian Gaggia Classic Pro espresso machine, so if you think that it’s worth checking out after we say what we have to say about the machine, we encourage you to do that. Briefly, though, this is an exquisite machine as compact as a small flower pot, but stainless steel and with commercial components. The Classic Pro gives you an entry-level idea of what it’s like to have a better-quality commercial machine. In spite of that, it is very affordable and a true rare gem in its class.
- Made of stainless steel
- Commercial steam wand, portafilter, and 3-way solenoid valve
- Rocker buttons
- 15-Bar pump
- Visible water level in tank
Surprisingly affordable given its quality
A compact way to true, commercial-style espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes
Simplistic design, which translates into a great ease of use
The Gaggia Classic Pro is a semi-automatic espresso machine, so there’s some work involved when making coffee
#10 Rancilio Silvia
Simplistic and with classic looks, the Italian Rancilio Silvia is one of the best espresso machines under $1000. The secret of the machine lies in its simple controls, seriously powerful steamer, and the beautiful espresso-making mechanisms of the Silvia. This is a fantastic machine for serious espresso lovers who want their espresso-based drinks to be made by a professional machine. You can read more about the Silvia in our Rancilio Silvia review.
- Professional steam wand
- Large, 12-ounce boiler
- Commercial 58mm portafilter
- Commercial group head
- Stainless steel housing
Remarkable build and coffee-making quality
Fantastic steam wand with an outstanding power
Simplified coffee-making with the rocker control buttons
The machine is a powerful steamer, but it takes it a while to heat up the steaming water
#11 Pour Mason by the Red Rooster Trading Company
If you enjoy drinking your coffee from a Mason jar, the Pour Mason coffee maker will inspire you to enjoy it even more. This is a compact and lightweight pour-over tool made of aluminum, but nickel-plated. It has a solid base on the bottom to stand on your Mason jar with ease as it filters the coffee. The Pour Mason is easy to store and it is very portable. It is the ideal little thingy for you if you tend to travel a lot and don’t like to clean and maintain your coffee maker too much.
- Designed for Mason jars
- Made of an aluminum alloy
Simple, affordable, and low-maintenance
Portable and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use
Lightweight, but durable
You’ll still need hot water for the coffee, keep that in mind if you’re planning to use it somewhere where there’s no electricity
#12 Toddy Cold Brew System
The Toddy Cold Brew System is a nice option if you truly enjoy cold-brewed coffee or if this is the coffee that doesn’t disturb your sensitive stomach. The brewer lets you make teas and hot coffees as well, and it comes with a recipe book where you can find interesting and easy recipes. This brewer comes with all the accessories that you need to start your cold-brew adventure. Included in the box is a glass decanter, two reusable coffee filters, and a rubber stopper that will let you extract the coffee in peace. Once you make the coffee, you can refrigerate it in the decanter and enjoy your low-in-acidity coffee for two weeks.
- For hot or cold coffee
- Makes tea as well
- Two reusable filters
- Jar with a lid
- Rubber stopper
- Recipe book
Great if you like drinking coffee that is low in acidity
With the glass jar, you can keep coffee fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks
Hot coffee and teas are also an option, so you get more beverage versatility
The coffee maker itself doesn’t come with a lid
#13 Takeya patented deluxe cold brew and iced coffee maker
The Takeya cold brew and iced coffee maker is a durable pitcher with a silicone lid and handle for an easier way with your coffee. It is a healthy option since it is made of BPA-free materials and it is also suitable for indoors or outdoors. Cold-brew coffee is easy to make because of the brewer’s design which features a nice, in-pitcher filter and a temperature-resistant tritan plastic construction, so you can refrigerate your coffee without taking it out of the brewer. Handling the Takeya pitcher is very easy with its no-slip and no-leak design, while the air-tight lid keeps coffee inside the brewer fresh and aromatic. This is a good way to make low-acidity coffee, with the hot coffee also being an option if you mix the concentrate with hot water.
- 4 servings of cold-brew coffee
- Fine-mesh filter
- Air-tight and no-leak lid
- No-slip handle
- BPA-free and made of tritan plastic
- Pitcher resistant to different temperatures, odors, and stains
Very affordable and with a smart design that addresses many coffee-making issues
Healthy to use and makes fresh coffee
Versatile and good for indoor and outdoor purposes
The filter might not be the easiest for you to clean
#14 Bodum Chambord French press coffee maker
This is a popular French press made of borosilicate glass that can make eight 4-ounce cups of coffee at once. All you need to do is add ground coffee and hot water inside the beaker and press the plunger to make your drink. It’s big, looks nice, brews even nicer, and it has this large handle, so the good grip is guaranteed. With this Portuguese French press, coffee is nicely and easily crafted from brewing to pouring thanks to the brewer’s intelligent design. The easy-to-make coffee is, as a result, very flavorful.
- Brews coffee in 4 minutes
- Made of borosilicate glass
- Stainless steel plunger
- Mesh filter
- No-leak lid
Fast and reliable
An interesting design that makes coffee-making easy and pleasurable
Stainless steel plunger, no-leak lid, and mesh filter for clear, aromatic, flavorful, and odorless coffee
You’ll be cleaning a glass beaker, so being extra careful when doing that is not a bad idea
#15 Café Brew glass stovetop whistling kettle by Medelco
This is the only product on our list of coffee makers not made in China that is actually not a coffee maker, but a whistling kettle to boil water in. Still, it is a great kettle for boiling your coffee or tea water because it is BPA-free and marked for cup sizes. Since you will not be putting anything except water into the kettle, you’ll have an easier time cleaning it. In the meanwhile, you’ll be able to make your pour-over coffees with more accuracy when it comes to water quantity. In fact, this is a good kettle to measure water quantities for other recipes as well, so there’s a lot of versatility ‘included in the box.’
- Made of German Schott Duran borosilicate glass
- Kettle is marked for cups and is drip-free
- Metal trivet
Great to measure larger or smaller amounts of hot or cold water for your coffee, tea, oatmeal, etc.
Heat-resistant and suitable for electric and gas stove tops
Made of good materials for safety of use and durability
The handle gets hot
How is espresso made?
Good espresso is made by having the coffee grounds exposed to 9 Bars of pressure. This means that you need an espresso machine that can introduce 9 Bars of pressure to the coffee grounds in the portafilter with the help of water or a super-automatic espresso machine.
Where is the Hario V60 coffee dripper made?
Excellent coffee dripper! It is made in Japan. You can read our full review of the Hario V60 here.
What is a good grinder for espresso?
You could check out the Rancilio Rocky. It’s very consistent and built to last.
What are some good grinders for French press?
Check out the best grinders for French press in our review here.
Things to consider when buying a coffee maker
What kind of coffee maker you need — buy the coffee maker that you want and need. Sometimes our tastes change, but there’s no point in buying something that you dislike.
Price — get it only if you can pay for it. Otherwise, you’ll spend hours repenting and looking for the flaws of the coffee maker.
Durability — is it built to last or fragile? Think whether it is possible to make the best use of the coffee maker within your home or outdoors.
Features — is it BPA-free? Is it non-toxic and safe to use? Can it do something that other coffee makers can’t? We recommend you look for the best coffee maker in a particular class of coffee makers.
Maintenance — don’t get a coffee maker you can’t clean, won’t clean, or you just think will have difficulty cleaning. Coffee-making should be relaxing and easy, not stressful.
We really like the coffee makers we reviewed and we hope that we’ve succeeded in showing their good features to you. We tried to cover everything, from French Press and pour-over, to drip brewers and espresso, latte, and cappuccino makers. If you know other great coffee makers not made in China that you’d like share with us and our visitors, please don’t hesitate to drop a comment in the comment section bellow! Happy coffee-making!