Just about everyone loves to have their coffee in the morning before starting the day, it is just a ritual most people have, get up, take your shower, have coffee and then go about your business of the day.
When automatic coffee makers first came out they were 10 and 12 cup coffee makers, too much for a single person or a couple and you would have to try and measure out a half a pot so you would not waste too much coffee.
The manufacturers caught on and saw the need for coffee makers that made less at a time but would still allow coffee lovers to have their coffee in the morning and that’s how they came up with 4 cup coffee makers.
In this article, we will cover what we think are the best 4 cup coffee maker reviews to allow you to make the choice on which one is best for you and your situation.
Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Programmable
Mr. Coffee realized the need for smaller pots of coffee and answered with their 4 cup coffee maker. This product works just as their larger 10 and 12 cup coffee makers, just in a smaller version. It has an on/off indicator, so you will know when it is on. It is also programmable, just like the larger ones, set a time you want it to start brewing and you will have your coffee ready for you when you get up. You can make anywhere from 1 to 4 cups, depending on how much coffee you drink, so there will not be any wasted coffee left over.
The filter basket is removable for easy filling and cleaning and it has a water window on both sides of the coffee maker so you can accurately fill it without having to be looking on a certain side of the coffee maker. Just like the larger coffee machines, it has the pause and serves feature, where it will pause the brewing process if you remove the pot to pour a cup of coffee, once you put the pot back, it will resume the brewing process. It also has an auto shut off, where it will shut off after 30 minutes.
Bodum Chambord 4 Cup French Press
This is a nice little french press coffee maker, not automatic, but can brew 4 cups of coffee in 4 minutes. This one is made more for coffee drinkers that drink finer coffee or for people who even grind their own. It is really simple to use. Simple put in 1 round tablespoon or coarse ground coffee in for each 4-ounce cup of coffee (yes, small I know), pour in hot water (not boiling) into the pot leaving at least an inch at the top and then stir with a plastic spoon. Let it sit for 4 minutes, after the 4 minutes, press down the plunger and you are ready to have your coffee.
The pot is dishwasher safe, so when you are done you can just put it in the dishwasher. The key with this 4 cup coffee maker is that you need to use coarse ground coffee, fine coffee can easily make it through the mesh and you can end up with grounds in your cup of coffee. Others have also said this works well for making tea, you just need to make sure you clean the mesh well after so there is not leftover taste from different pots.
Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Steam Espresso System
Mr. Coffee came up with their 4 cup espresso system for those that love espresso and cappuccino but does not want to buy one of the larger systems. This system works just as well as the larger ones, but one a smaller scale for when you do not need a lot. The steam heat allows you to make dark, rich espresso brew with great flavor. The frothing arm allows you to make creamy froth to top off your cappuccino or latte and the drip catcher is removable for easy cleanup. This one makes 1 to 4 cups, a total of 20 ounces and the pot itself is glass for easy cleaning.
If you ever thought about getting an espresso machine but did not want to invest in one of the larger ones, this is the perfect one for you. Make a single cup or up to four, perfect for a single person or a couple. This would also make a great gift for a single espresso lover.
Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Switch – Black
This 4 cup machine by Mr. Coffee is perfect for the single person or couple. It can brew anywhere from 1 to 4 cups of coffee depending on your needs. It has just about all the same features as their programmable one except it isn’t programmable. It has the on/off switch, dual water windows, removable filter basket and pause and server. The only thing is that it is not programmable to start at a certain time.
When you want coffee in the morning, it is easy to set a simple routine of starting the coffee, take your shower and your coffee will be ready when you are done. If by chance it is not ready, you can still easily grab a cup because of the pause and serve feature.
Cuisinart DCC-450BK 4-Cup Coffeemaker
This 4 cup coffee maker by Cuisinart has a small footprint so it will not take up a lot of space on your counter, which is great since counter space always seems to be an issue for people. You can brew anywhere from 1 to 4 cups of coffee, perfect for single people or even couples. It has the pause and serves feature that the larger coffee makers have, so you can grab a cup of coffee before it is even done brewing the whole pot.
The most interesting thing about this one that sets it apart from all the others out there is that it has a stainless steel pot, it really keeps the coffee hot at all times. It has an auto shut off where it will shut off after 30 minutes, but with the stainless steel pot, it keeps the coffee hot for a longer period of time than your standard glass pots.
Maximatic Elite Cuisine Maxi-Matic 4 Cup Coffee Maker – EHC-2022
The Elite Cuisine EHC-2022 4-cup coffee maker is a great little machine that quickly brews up to four (8 oz. cups) cups of freshly brewed coffee in no time. The heating plate will keep the clear glass carafe warm for several hours. The rear positioned water reservoir holds up to 32 oz. of water and includes a level indicator.
The bin where the coffee grounds are placed sits at the top of the coffee maker and it contains a reusable basket and it swings out to make it easy to add the coffee grounds. The basket can be removed so that it can be washed out before you add more grounds for the next pot of coffee. The glass carafe is dishwasher safe, which makes it easier to keep it clear in between each use.
The compact size makes it perfect to fit on most countertops and even can be used in a small dorm room for college students. It also has a power indicator light located just about the on/off power switch.
Bialetti Kitty Coffee Maker, Stainless Steel, 4-Cup
The Kitty 4-Cup machine is designed especially for making Italian coffee like espresso. It is capable of brewing up to four (8 oz. cups) cups of your favorite delicious coffee. The whole unit is made from high-quality stainless steel (except for the handle) and is really easy to clean as it is fully dishwasher safe.
The pot is designed to be placed directly on the burner and works fine with gas, electric and ceramic style burners. The water is heated in the 32 oz. the reservoir on the bottom and it is forced up into the basket where the coffee is placed. Bialetti is one of the most well-known Italian coffee makers. The unique bakelite handle will remain cool at all times and is sturdy enough to hold up to many years of handling.
The mostly stainless steel construction gives both a great looking exterior and it provides a high degree of overall durability. It also looks really nice and the unique shape will help it to look great sitting on the table while you are serving coffee to everyone at the table.
Best French Press Coffee Maker
The Best French Press Coffee Maker is a really really cool European-style coffee press that delivers up to four (8 oz. cups) cups of delicious coffee without fear of getting the grounds at the bottom of your cup when you are done. The ultra-fine filtration system built into the press is how it keeps the grounds out of the coffee when it is done brewing.
The product is made out of high quality, virtually unbreakable glass (premium Borosilicate glass) so that you don’t have to worry about it breaking when the water is heated to make the coffee. There are also chrome accents that give it a degree of fancy look and the unique shape of the feet at the bottom of the coffee makers keeps the hot glass safely off the table.The sturdy black resin handle will remain cool at all times to prevent possible burns from the hot liquid inside the coffee maker. The glass canister holds up to a 1-liter of coffee.
Andis 4-Cup Coffeemaker with Auto Shut-Off
The small 4-Cup Coffeemaker is capable of brewing up to four (8 oz. cups) cups of coffee quickly. The heating plate will keep the carafe and coffee warm for up to one hour before it shuts off automatically. The black plastic handle stays cool even when it is filled with hot liquid.
The basket that holds the coffee grounds swings out for easy removal of the old grounds and for adding the new ones for the next pot. The rear positioned water reservoir is accessed through the top cover and features an easy to read level indicator, to prevent you from overfilling the reservoir.