Coffee makers are more than a functional kitchen gadget. They are a work of art, a mode of creative self-expression, and their design is of critical importance. It can be really tricky to find one that adds class to your home rather than taking it away.
If you have a kitchen filled with light, bright appliances then a black coffee maker is the last thing you’re looking for. White coffee makers can be extremely attractive but they have to brew great-tasting coffee, otherwise what’s the point?
To help you out we have ten fantastic white-colored coffee makers of varying designs so you’re bound to find the perfect one for your home. From drip machines to French press, and single-serve to espresso makers, they’re all here.
We will start out with the top five drip coffee makers before we dive into our buyer’s guide, then some common FAQs to help you out. Finally, we have five other methods for brewing coffee so everyone is catered for.
We will start out with our top choice today the Cuisinart Classic Programmable Coffeemaker.
- 1. Top Choice – Cuisinart 12-Cup Classic Programmable Coffeemaker
- 2. Runner Up – Mr. Coffee 5-Cup Mini Brew Switch Coffee Maker
- 3. Best Small Coffee Pot – Brentwood 4-Cup Coffee Maker
- 4. Best Multi-Brew Option – Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Trio 2-Way Single Serve Coffee Maker
- 5. Best Large Option – BLACK+DECKER Honeycomb Collection 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
- 6. Best Single Serve Brewer – Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker, Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer
- 7. Best Automatic Espresso Maker – Nespresso Lattissima One Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi
- 8. Best Pour-Over – OXO Brew Pour-Over Coffee Maker
- 9. Best French Press – ESPRO P7 French Press – Double Walled Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee
- 10. Best Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine – Gaggia Classic Pro Espresso Machine
Top 5 Drip Coffee Makers Reviewed
1. Top Choice – Cuisinart 12-Cup Classic Programmable Coffeemaker
- Fully Programmable
- Brew Pause Feature
- Glass Carafe with Dripless Spout
- Auto Shut-Off
- No Brew Strength Selector
The top choice today for drip machines has to be Cuisinart. This machine is user-friendly, it’s extremely functional and best of all, it’s not too expensive. It’s the perfect all-rounder! The sleek white housing is extremely attractive and will fit well into any home, no matter if you’re choosing a modern or retro look.
It has easy-to-use buttons and dials that allow you to take full advantage of the programmable brew feature. If you only want a small volume of coffee then you can use the 1-4 cup setting and you’ll never have to compromise on taste.
The carafe is designed to be dripless so it won’t make a mess of the countertop and auto shut off means you don’t have to worry if you forget to turn it off after you’ve enjoyed your coffee.
This is the perfect machine for large or small volumes of delicious tasting coffee and the only downside is that it doesn’t come with a brew strength selector so if you like a bolder brew, you’ll have to add more coffee.
2. Runner Up – Mr. Coffee 5-Cup Mini Brew Switch Coffee Maker
Brand: Mr. Coffee
- Brews 25 Oz of Coffee
- Easy View Water Reservoir
- Auto Pause
- Lift and Clean Filter Basket
- Poor Accessibility
Next up, we have Mr. Coffee with this compact little machine that’s perfect for smaller spaces. At only 10 inches tall it can tuck away in a cupboard when not in use or under the kitchen cabinets with ease.
Despite its small size, it can brew five, five-ounce cups of coffee or two 12.5 ounce cups and auto-pause means you can grab a quick cup before the brew cycle is complete. The filter basket lifts right out making it easy to empty and clean.
It has a simple, on/off button so it is completely foolproof to use and it even turns itself off after 2 hours of inactivity so it won’t burn itself out.
The only downside with this machine is that the water level window is only on one side of it and the filter basket only opens in this orientation. This can make it awkward if you are left-handed or your kitchen requires you to set it up in this manner.
3. Best Small Coffee Pot – Brentwood 4-Cup Coffee Maker
- Removable Filter Basket
- Water Level Indicator
- Brews 24 Oz of Coffee
- No Auto Shut Off
If you’re looking for a coffee maker that’s designed for only 2 large or 4 small cups of coffee then look no further. This compact coffee maker is simple and effective and also extremely budget-friendly.
It’s easy to fill thanks to the water level indicator and the removable filter basket is easy to fill, clean, and cuts down on waste. All plastic is BPA-free and food-safe so safety is guaranteed.
The simple on/off button makes this machine very easy to use but it doesn’t have an auto shut off. It’s a very basic yet well-designed little coffee maker that’s perfect for a small space.
4. Best Multi-Brew Option – Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Trio 2-Way Single Serve Coffee Maker
Brand: Hamilton Beach
- Brew a Carafe or Single Serve Cup of Coffee
- Takes Ground Coffee or K-Cup Pods
- 2 Separate Water Reservoirs
- Brew Strength Selector
- Can’t Brew Both at the Same Time
If you can’t decide between the rich bold coffee that comes with a drip machine or the simplicity you get with a single-serve pod machine then you’ll be pleased to discover that you don’t have to. Hamilton Beach has designed a coffee maker that does both so you can enjoy a different coffee every day.
It has two separate water reservoirs that have their own viewing windows and are easy to fill by design. This makes it straightforward to keep track of them. The single-serve side has a Flexbrew system that helps save energy and allows fast brewing by only heating up water when you’re ready to brew.
It’s fully programmable with auto pause and auto shut off and even has a brew strength selector built-in. It even has an adjustable cup rest to accommodate any size of mug. The downside is, you can’t brew both sides at once, and switching to single-serve will turn off the carafe hotplate so this may be an issue for some users.
5. Best Large Option – BLACK+DECKER Honeycomb Collection 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
Brand: Black + Decker
- Adjustable Keep Warm Timer
- Auto Pause
- Brew Strength Selector
- Vortex Showerhead
- Carafe Not Drip Free
For those of us that need coffee in very large quantities, Black + Decker has got you covered. This large-volume coffee maker incorporates a beautiful design with all the features you need from your coffee maker.
An adjustable keep-warm timer means the hotplate won’t turn off before you’re ready and the brew strength selector is perfect for those who love their coffee extra dark. It has auto-pause so you can grab a quick cup but watch out for that carafe as it is prone to drips.
One unique feature I love is the vortex showerhead which works to evenly coat the coffee grounds and brews coffee with the maximum flavor possible. The honeycomb design gives this machine a fresh and modern look and it will brighten up any kitchen.
Coffee Maker Buyers Guide
Which Type of Coffee do You Enjoy Best
The first thing to consider when you’re choosing your perfect coffee maker is the kind of coffee that you prefer. If you enjoy your coffee smooth, rich, and in large quantities then a drip coffee maker is perfect. If you prefer it even bolder then why not try French press?
For that perfect espresso, you really need a good quality espresso machine, and don’t forget the milk frother if you love a cappuccino.
If you need coffee in a hurry and you’re not one for the hands-on, barista experience then a K-cup pod coffee maker is ideal, and if you love to keep it cool then opt for a cold brew coffee maker.
The water tank size and design can have a big impact on how you use your coffee maker. Removable and adjustable water tanks make for easy cleaning and refilling, although these designs can be prone to leaking if the tank isn’t replaced correctly.
Tanks with window level indicators can be really useful so you can easily see when they need to be topped up. Another good feature is a built-in water filter as these make your coffee taste better and also protect the machine from damage caused by limescale.
Don’t Forget the Coffee Grinder
Using whole coffee beans instead of pre-ground adds a new depth of flavor to your cup of coffee. To make great tasting coffee you need an even and consistent grind and the only way to achieve this is by using a burr coffee grinder. This grinder by Oxo is an Amazon Best Seller and the perfect companion for any kind of coffee maker.
Mesh vs Paper Filters
Some coffee makers come with a reusable mesh filter so you choose to rely on this or use regular paper filters. The benefits of mesh filters are they’re eco-friendly as they cut down on waste and they brew coffee with more oils in it so it has a darker flavor and thicker texture.
Paper filters remove the oils and sediment so make a smoother cup of joe and they also help slow down the brew time so end up giving a richer taste to the coffee. They’re typically the preferred method but the best choice for you always comes back to personal preference.
Glass vs Thermal Carafe
There are pros and cons to both these design choices and the best one for you depends on what you value most.
A glass carafe allows you to easily see how the coffee is coming along and whether you need to brew more. They come with a hotplate to keep your coffee warm so it’s always piping hot and ready for you. The downside is, if the hotplate isn’t well designed then it can end up burning the coffee and leaving a bitter taste in your mouth.
A thermal carafe option keeps your coffee warm without burning it but you do need to pre-heat the coffee pot first. It preserves the freshly brewed taste but won’t keep the coffee as piping hot as a hotplate does.
What colors do coffee makers come in?
You can buy coffee makers in any color you can imagine. No matter what your preferred brewing method, there’s an option out there in any color you wish.
What is the #1 coffee maker?
Our top choice for white coffee makers is the Cuisinart classic, 12 cup coffee maker. It’s fully programmable, user-friendly, and makes the most delicious tasting coffee.
Does Bunn make a white coffee maker?
Bunn has a 10 cup coffee maker called the ‘Velocity Brew‘ that comes in a white finish.
What is the difference between a drip coffee maker and a percolator?
A drip coffee maker will slowly dribble hot water through coffee grounds and into a carafe. They are usually electric, countertop, appliances.
A percolator is a completely different kind of coffee maker. Similar to a Moka Pot, it is a stovetop coffee pot. As the pot heats up on your stovetop, a siphon effect will begin within the pot as hot water flows up and over your coffee grounds and then dribble back down into the bottom water reservoir. The hot-water/coffee will continually cycle through the coffee grounds until you take the percolator pot off the heat.
How many cup sizes are there?
Coffee machines come in a huge range of sizes from a small 4 cup option to a 12 cup coffee maker or even more. The thing to consider is, although the machine description often states the number of cups it doesn’t always tell you the cup size. Typically, cup sizes range from 4 to 6 ounces so if you enjoy your coffee in 12-ounce cups then a 4 cup coffee maker may only give you 2 cups. Make sure you check that the cup size suits your needs before you reach for your credit card.
More White Coffee Makers Reviewed
6. Best Single Serve Brewer – Keurig K-Select Coffee Maker, Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer
- Fast Brewing Time
- 4 Cup Size Options
- Strong Brew Button
- Auto Shut Off
- No Option for Specialty Beverages
Single-serve coffee makers are a great option for a fast and easy cup of joe and the Keurig K Select is a perfect example. It’s designed with quiet brew technology so is perfect for the bedroom or open plan living.
Fast brewing time and simple button controls make it quick and easy to go from your pod to a cup of hot coffee. It has 4 cup size option to suit every need and the large, 52 Oz water tank saves you having to refill it every time.
Strong brew gives you the option of an extra bold cup of java and the removable drip tray means it can accommodate travel mugs. It has an energy saver, programmable auto-off setting so you don’t need to remember to switch it off after use.
Unlike some other models of Keurig, there’s no option for specialty drinks but that’s about the only downside I could find with this machine so it’s doing pretty well overall.
7. Best Automatic Espresso Maker – Nespresso Lattissima One Coffee and Espresso Maker by De’Longhi
- 2 Espresso Coffee and 3 Milk Coffee Options
- Compact Size
- Easy to Use – Fully Automatic
- 19 Bar Pump
- Milk splashes can be annoying
If specialty coffee is what you’re after but you don’t want to compromise on ease of use then an automatic espresso maker is a must. All you need to do is add your favorite coffee capsule, top up the milk system (if using) and press a button.
There are a wide variety of Nespresso capsules to choose from and you can choose a standard espresso or larger, cafe lungo if you want a regular cup of coffee. There’s also latte macchiato, espresso macchiato, and cappuccino if you prefer a milk-based, specialty coffee.
The milk jug is dishwasher safe and the removable water tank makes it easy to keep this machine clean. It’s compact by design and easy to use but the milk delivery system can end up splashing as it delivers foamed milk to your cup. Just a minor issue but can end up getting really annoying.
8. Best Pour-Over – OXO Brew Pour-Over Coffee Maker
- Auto Drip Water Tank
- Lid Keeps Water Warm
- Measurement Markings
- Lid Doubles as Drip Tray
- No Control Over Coffee Bloom
Oxo has really hit the nail on the head with this coffee dripper pour-over setup. It makes coffee brewing simple and consistent while the attractive design with smooth edges and matte white finish make it a beautiful piece of kit to have on display.
The auto-drip water tank means you can simply add all the hot water when it’s ready and the device will trickle it over the coffee for you. The lid keeps the water warm and when the coffee is brewed you can remove it and use it as a drip tray to rest the brewer on.
This device makes pour-over simple and fast and you can do other tasks whilst it brews rather than standing over it. The downside with this is you don’t get full control over all stages of the brew cycle such as the coffee bloom so if you like a more hands-on approach then try a pour-over like the Hario V60 rather than a dripper.
9. Best French Press – ESPRO P7 French Press – Double Walled Stainless Steel Insulated Coffee
- Double Wall Insulated
- Durable Stainless Steel
- Ultra Fine Mesh Filter
- Brews Bold, Delicious Coffee
- Some Coffee Remains in the Pot
A French Press is the best brew method for those who love a bolder, darker cup of coffee. It’s easy to use, inexpensive to buy, and a very eco-friendly way to brew coffee. All you need to do is add coarsely ground coffee, add hot water, give it a stir and then wait 4 minutes. After this time has passed, press the plunger to separate the grounds away from the coffee and you’re ready to serve and enjoy.
This design by Espro is made from durable stainless steel so is hygienic and stain-resistant and the ultra-fine filter ensures no sediment ends up in your cup. It even has double-wall insulation so keeps your coffee piping hot as you brew it.
It brews the most delicious, bold cup of coffee that’s hard to beat. The main complaint that comes with this setup is that you can’t pour all the coffee out of the pot as some will remain at the bottom. This is not an issue as such but stops the sediment-rich portion of coffee from being poured into your cup.
10. Best Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine – Gaggia Classic Pro Espresso Machine
- Commercial Quality Build
- Makes Exceptional Espresso
- Steam Wand Included
- Fast Heat Up Time
- Takes Practice
Last up, for coffee brewing pros we have a machine that is of very high build quality. The Gaggia Classic Pro is an espresso machine that is commercial grade but is usable for the novice and barista alike. It’s has a high-pressure pump system that brews exceptional espresso and the fast heat-up time means you don’t have to wait around for it.
The steam wand creates cafe-quality microfoam perfect for any kind of specialty coffee. The housing is extremely durable, stainless steel and rocker switches keep it simple to use.
The only downside with this machine is, as is the case with any espresso machine, you do need to practice to get really good at brewing espresso. It’s a bit of a learning curve but after a few tries, you’ll soon be brewing coffee that’s the envy of all your friends and family!
So that’s it for white coffee makers. If you have a light-colored kitchen and are looking for a coffee maker that fits in then there’s bound to be one here that suits your home. Whether it’s a bold espresso your after or a giant mug of drip coffee, there’s a light-colored coffee maker out there for you. Best of luck with your coffee brewing journey, I hope every cup you enjoy from now on is bold and delicious.