20 Best Small Coffee Makers for 2019 (A Complete Guide)

Good morning coffee lovers! If you’re here, you are looking for some wake up juice, or at least you are looking for the best compact coffee makers for 2018. Well, you came to the right place. We love coffee and usually have a cup at hand, so we knew this list was necessary.


Having a large coffee maker can be great, but we don’t all have large spaces for them. Some of us need something that takes up less counter space, whether it is because we have a smaller kitchen or we need a machine for our office space.

You won’t ind a more complete list of compact coffee makers anywhere, and to make it even better, we’ve really tried many varieties. From regular drip machines, to single cups, K-cups, and French presses, we gave them all a go.

Regular Drip Coffee Maker


1. DeLonghi Compact 12-Cup Brewer


For a compact coffee brewer, the DeLonghi Compact can really brew a good bit of coffee in one go. Also, it just looks amazing.

As you can see from the photo, you have front access to the water refilling tank and ground coffee. It also has a 24-hour digital timer, so you can set your coffee to be brewed and ready for when you wake up. It is light, weighing 6.35 pounds, making it easy to move around. It is only 10 inches wide and 13 inches tall, so you will always be able to find a space for it.

2. Cuisinart DCC-3200AMZ PerfecTemp 14 Cup


We know, you may be wondering how a 14-cup coffee maker made it on the compact list. Well, because it is fairly small considering what it is capable of.

We love that this machine offers you the ability to control the brew strength of your coffee, letting you select regular or bold. This machine is fully automatic with a 24-hour programmable timer. It is self cleaning and the temperature is adjustable.

For those who need a bit more coffee made, this machine is the way to go.

3. Bonavita 5-Cup Brewer


Check this little wonder out. We’re a sucker for coffee makers that look neat, and this one certainly does. This little 5-cup coffee maker has everything you would expect AND it is programmable. You can also set the coffee temperature, ranging from 195 degrees to 205 degrees.

The carafe is stainless steel and you can keep a constant watch on the water level.


4. The OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup


The OXO On Barista Brain 9 Cup maker looks amazing and is super functional as well. This machine is controlled by a microprocessor. The brew cycle replicates a pour-over method and makes anywhere from 2 to 9 cups.

The rainmaker shower head pours the water evenly over the coffee grounds so that you will have a rich and bold coffee brewed every time.

You have a built-in timer that lets you set the amount of cups and exact time to be brewed each day.

5. Capresso 5-Cup Mini Drip


This little magic coffee maker is compact and looks great. The Capresso 5-Cup mini drip machine lets you pour in the water, set the timer, and have your coffee ready when you are.

One thing we love about this coffee maker is that you don’t have to worry about coffee filters because you can use the permanent one. This maker looks great wherever you put it, and it can fit just about anywhere in the kitchen. Seriously, it is small, measuring 6.25 inches wide, 8 inches long, and 10 inches high.

6. Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Programmable Drip Brewer


Who wouldn’t Mr. Coffee making them their morning cup of coffee everyday. The name itself should reassure you. This little 4-cup brewer is the perfect size for smaller areas and comes with some great features.

You can program this machine to have your coffee brew and be ready for when you wake up. It will pause the drip just in case you need that coffee before it finishes its brew. Did we mention it is called Mr. Coffee?

7. BUNN NHS Velocity Brew 10-Cup


You guessed it, the BUNN NHS Velocity gets its name from how fast it can brew your coffee. It can make the entire 10-cup capacity in around 3 minutes. The water is kept hot so that the coffee can be brewed on demand.

This machine has a multi-stream spray that pours hot water over the coffee grounds evenly, giving you a great tasting cup of coffee.

This machine looks great and is compact enough to fit almost anywhere in your kitchen.

8. Zojirushi EC-DAC50 Zutto 5-Cup


The Zojirushi Zutto will make you an amazing 5 cups of coffee each and every brew. The filter cone sits inside the decanter, making this machine even more compact and easy to use. The water reservoir is removable and has an automatic keep-warm function so your coffee can be brewed quickly. For a simple coffee machine that looks great and fits anywhere in your kitchen, this is a wonderful option.


Compact Single Serve Coffee Makers

9. Black and Decker Brew ‘n Go


This great single cup brew machine is perfect for anyone in a hurry. This Black & Decker Brew n’ Go only takes a few minutes to fill up the 15-ounce cup that comes with it.

Look at the great stainless steel mug. It has a great ergonomically great handle and fits in cup holders and it will keep your coffee warm all morning long.

One press of a button, no changing filters, and an automatic turn off are just some of the reasons to get this coffee brewer.

10. Hamilton Beach 49981A


When you want your coffee quickly, and we mean quickly, this 8-ounce brewer is the machine to buy.

With the press of a button, you can have a cup of coffee in under a minute, so if you wake up late, don’t worry – you can still have your coffee. This coffee machine has the look and feel of a regular coffee machine, which many people love. Scoop your coffee, set the brew, and don’t worry about spills because there is a built-in drip tray. It will automatically turn off when it is finished.

It is 13.5 inches tall and slim enough, at 9.8 inches, to fit anywhere in your kitchen. We love that it is a little tall because you can use cups of differing heights.

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11. Brentwood Single Cup Coffee Maker


This Brentwood Single Cup Coffee Maker comes in red and black, but either way, it looks awesome. We love the curved shape. It gives this coffee maker a futuristic feel. This little wonder is only 7 inches tall and the water tank opens on the top which is also where you access the filter.

For a coffee machine that looks cool and doesn’t take up much space, the Brentwood is the way to go.



12. Keurig K15 Mini Plus


Good morning, Keurig K15! This is the replacement to the K10, which so many consumers loved. This compact Keurig is easy to operate. By now, everyone is familiar with K-cups and just how many varieties of coffee there are.

Simply have your favorite K-cup ready, make sure the water level is good, pop the cup in, and there you go – your coffee will be ready in a minute.

13. Mixpresso K4GRY00 Single Cup Coffee Maker


The Mixpresso Single Cup Coffee Maker is another great option for the K-cup lovers out there. We love this machine because it has a large, 45-ounce water reservoir. This will keep you from having to fill it so often which will come in handy if you have a family of people lining up to make their favorite K-cup brew.

We like that you can fit different mug sizes on this machine and the drip tray is removable for easy cleaning. You also have a window on the water tank that lets you know when it is time to refill.

T-Disc Single Cup Coffee Makers

14. Bosch Tassimo T12


If you have’t used T-discs before, you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy they are to use. The Tassimo T12 makes it really easy to do, and we love the compact design of thsi machine.

Tassimo machines, this one by Bosch, is really durable. We love the way it is built and it looks great as well.

Now, a little about T-discs. Each type of coffee has a barcode on it that the machine reads. It then brews that coffee at the exact temperature that it calls for so that you have a perfect cup of coffee each and every time.

Nespresso Capsules

15. Nespresso Pixie by DeLonghi


Sure, this is an expresso maker, but we couldn’t leave a machine that looks this cool off of our list. It is compact, after all.

Once you get a hold of the Nespresso capsules (special order, as they probably won’t be in the grocery store) you just put them in the machine and let it do its work. You can brew the coffee using the single cup, but that may be a bit too small for serious coffee drinkers. Brew it twice to get a full cup.

We love how this machine brews strong coffee, and that is a selling point for may people.

Senseo Pods

16. Senseo Single Serve Pod Coffee Maker


With this machine, which looks like something from a science fiction movie, you will be using Senseo pods. If you have’t used them before, they look like tea bags, but they are packed with coffee grinds. The coffee is strong and rich, which we know many of you will love.

This is a small machine, letting you fit it into any space in the kitchen. Of course, Senseo pods aren’t as widely available as K-cups or T-discs, so be sure you can get them regularly before considering this machine.

Compact French Press Coffee Makers

17. Bodum French Press


The first thing we noticed about this French press was its fantastic traditional look. For many, that is important. If you are familiar with the French press, then you’ve probably heard of the Bodum brand before. They are good at making these machines.

You can get the Bodum French Press in glass or plastic and in a few different colors. French presses are a hands on experience and don’t require any special filters, pods, or cups. You also have control over the temperature, which is great for anyone who knows just how they want their coffee.


18. Brilliante BR-CP1-350


This French press is the perfect size and makes some great coffee. The glass beaker is smaller, only 6.75 inches tall, and has a 12-ounce capacity.

We love that the beaker is glass and this stainless steel plunger will last forever. There is a fine mesh at the pouring spout that will filter out any grounds.

If you love a hands on experience when making your coffee, you will love this French press.


19. Farberware Stainless Steel 4 Cup Percolator


We get it, some people prefer percolate coffee over drip brew coffee. That is great. We also know that many don’t want to buy the typical large percolators.

The good news is that you can buy this 4-cup percolator from Farberware. It brews about one cup per minute. The handle stays cool the whole time, so you won’t have to wait to pour your coffee.

20. Tops 3 Cup Capacity Fast Brew Percolator


This is an even smaller percolator, featuring a 3-cup capacity. We love the durable heavy gauge stainless steel construction of this percolator, as it can be used on the stove top as well as over a propane camping stove if need be.

For those of you who love percolated coffee, this is a great option.

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