5 drip coffee makers to accompany your weekend morning pottering

Bountiful brews for all.

Infusing slow mornings with a bounty of brew, drip coffee makers can usually brew up to an impressive 12 cups at once. So, whether you’re a three-cup person or you have company, these machines put ease into java prep by batch brewing and can keep coffee warm for around 40 minutes.

Working by automatically dripping water into a heating tube, pouring the heated water over grounded coffee and then straining this water through a filter, a hot cuppa – or pot – of joe is made.

To aid the flow of your post-dessert dinner party conversation. or for when the fuss of an espresso machine is too much on your languid Sunday morning, we’ve rounded up some of the best drip coffee makers around.

Read on for our freshly brewed curation.

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Moccamaster classic brewer drip coffee maker with free coffee subscription, $515 (usually $590) at Thieves Coffee

Handmade in The Netherlands since 1968, Moccamaster’s coffee makers are assembled by hand and are individually tested – taking the craft of coffee to another level. Brewing 10 cups of coffee in five to six minutes with a copper boiling element, this maker means java business. Plus, this unit comes with a complimentary three-month prepaid coffee subscription from Thieves Coffee. NB: You’ll need to source a UK-to-AUS plug adapter as this model features a UK plug.

Key features:

In-house coffee specialists to answer any brewing enquiries

Automatically switches off boiling element power when water is empty

Nine-hole spray head to wet grounds

Two temperature settings for warming plate

Five-year manufacturer warranty


Breville Aroma Style Electronic drip coffee maker, $109 at Myer

What’s in a name? Let the Aroma do its thing and send the scent of fresh coffee wafting through the home – brewing 12 cups of coffee in 10 minutes. With a multiple flow system and a pre-programmable feature, you can wake up to a fresh pot in the morning.

Key features:

5L capacity

LCD display with one-touch brewing

Delay brew timer with a 24-hour period

Brew strength control

Non-drip valve system

Dishwasher-safe parts


Smeg 50s retro style filter coffee machine, $319 at The Good Guys

Inspired by designs of the 1950s, this Smeg model adds old-timey charm upon any countertop and brews up to 10 cups of coffee at once.

Key features:

25L capacity

LED display with integrated clock

Anti-slip base

Keep-warm function

Included glass carafe

Two-year warranty


sunbeam drip coffee maker

Sunbeam 12-cup drip filter coffee machine, $89 at The Good Guys

With a precise thermostat and capacity to brew 12 cups, this Sunbeam drip filter machine is a delightfully straightforward option for lazy mornings and afternoons. Just add ground coffee and water to the machine the night before and you’ll be waking up to the fragrance of fresh brew.

Key features:

Programmable timer to wake up to brewed coffee

Removable filter basket and glass carafe for easy cleaning


Morphy Richards Accents rose gold filter coffee machine, $100 at Appliances Online

Making 12 glorious cups at once – perhaps even with the programmable timer – this matte black Morphy Richards model looks sleek upon the kitchen bench.

Key features:

Programmable timer

Keep-warm function for 40 minutes

Thermostatic non-stick hotplate

Two-year warranty


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