The Best Coffee Maker at Costco

A review of the coffee makers at Costco Wholesale

Costco holds a special place in my heart. If you’re here then you know what I mean. It’s like Toys’R’us for adults. A major reason I decided to do some research into this is because although Amazon has everything, the return policy can be cumbersome. Especially compared to Costco’s return policy.

Most coffee makers are fairly large in the box, awkward, and heavy. If you want to return them, you can by mail, but manufacture’s warranty doesn’t cover shipping. On the other hand, Costco has a generous return policy. Costco also offers store returns for online purchases. This warms my heart.

On the other hand, Costco has a generous return policy. They also offer store returns for online purchases. This warms my heart.

Keurig’s are not reviewed in this article. You can find the best selling Keurig coffee maker at Costco here. The Costco in Central Florida had 3 coffee makers in stock. Not including the Keurig. All coffee makers are under $200. The rest are either Keurig, over $900, or an espresso / cappuccino machine. Standard coffee features are not mentioned since they are incorporated in every machine. Features such as:
  • Auto shutoff
  • Pause pour before finish brewing
  • Water filtration system
  • Reusable coffee filter

Costco Coffee Makers Reviewed

Mr. Coffee Easy Measure 12 cup Programmable Coffee Maker – 29.99 Mr. Coffee Occasions Coffee and Espresso System – 199.99 Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14-cup Programmable Coffee Maker 59.99 online/49.99 reported in some stores.

Java Groove's Choice

The Best Coffee Maker at Costco

The Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14-Cup CBC-6800PC is the best coffee maker at Costco. This is due to a programmable timer, water filtration system, & options available on the machine. Click here to jump down to the review below, see the price, & find replacement parts.

Mr. Coffee Easy Measure 12 Cup BVMC-RF100-CP

Mr.Coffee Costco BVMC-RF100-CPStanding at 14” tall and 9” wide it doesn’t take a lot of counter space.  The biggest selling point of the BVMC-RF100-CP is how affordable it is. As of this writing there is a $10 immediate savings. Compared to the same model at Amazon for $43 it’s a great value. One feature that separates this coffee maker from the competition is that it indicates when the coffee was last brewed. With this Mr. Coffee maker you no longer have to question when coffee was made. Along the bottom of the warmer there is a LED wrap around display timer in 30 minute increments. The scoop feature seemed somewhat gimmicky. If you’ve been brewing coffee for sometime you understand how much coffee grounds are needed. It doesn’t hurt to have another scoop though. This Mr. Coffee model comes with two 30-day water filtration cartridges that reduce calcium & chlorine. Costco doesn’t sell these cartages. You can have the replacement cartridges delivered from Amazon. The most common gripe with this Mr. Coffee model BVMC-RF100-CP is the new carafe design. Hot condensation pours from the inside lid and out of the wide opening which makes a mess. Others complained that if you don’t push down the lip securely then you’ll end up with grounds in your coffee. Another complaint was there isn’t a lot of room for the carafe to set in and take out.

Pros

  • Very low price
  • Indicates when coffee was last made
  • Compact

Cons

  • Condensation tends to spill
  • Not many water filtration cartages included
  • Users complain the carafe is somewhat annoying to remove

Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

Cuisinart is known to make quality products and this coffee maker is no exception. The Cuisinart PerfectTemp coffee maker (Costco Link) has a lot of useful features while looking good on the counter top. Using real stainless steel, the Cuisinart CBC-6800PC looks good. Keep in mind it’s a little different than the DCC-3200 found on Amazon that is approximately $20 more. The only difference between the DCC-3200 and the CBC-6800 is the button layout & interface. The same Cuisinart DCC-3200BKS on Amazon comes in black.
The biggest issue with this coffee maker was if the basket was not firmly in place or the carafe lid was not on correctly. If either of these happen the coffee grounds go up in the top water dispenser and clog it. It can be fixed, if you’re handy. Cuisinart accepts it back within the warranty period, but the buyer pays shipping and processing fees. The ink rubbing off was another issue. Not great for an office or if you’re careless when in a hurry. The easy to use self-clean feature, brew strength control and carafe temperature features stood out on the Cuisinart CBC-6800 model.

Pros

  • Carafe temperature adjustment
  • Self-Clean feature
  • Programmable auto off setting 0-4 hours

Cons

  • Reports of condensation that builds when making coffee runs off the back
  • Ink rubs off easily

Cuisinart CBC-6800 Parts

Costco doesn’t offer replacement parts. However, you can find Cuisinart replacement parts on Amazon.

Cuisinart DCC-2200RC 14-Cup Replacement Glass Carafe

12 Pack Cuisinart Charcoal Water Filters

Want more information on the Cuisinart CBC-6500?
Click the button below to read a JAVA GROOVE COFFEE full review

Mr. Coffee Occasions Coffee and Espresso System

Costing 199.99 it’s a big leap in price compared to the other Mr. Coffee sold at Costco. It does have many bells and whistles. Some may appreciate all the gadgets this coffee machine has. Others may find it is a bit frivolous. The coffee maker has a 3-in-1 feature. You can brew anywhere between 1 to 10 cups of coffee. The thermal carafe is made of stainless steel and heavily insulated. This is the reason why there isn’t a warmer built into this coffee maker. If the coffee gets too cool to drink then you know it’s stale anyways. Mr.Coffee Occasions Coffee Maker BVMC-O-CTWhen the Keurig K-cup patent expired in 2012, private labels have been more affordable. They offer a wider variety as well. If you’re a Keurig user you’ll appreciate the fact that this Mr. Coffee can take K-cups too. If you don’t have or like K-cups you can add your own coffee grounds in the basket that comes with the machine. There also is a duel espresso machine that pushes out 15 bars of pressure. It’s able to pour 2 shots at once. Also on the side is a built-in milk frother wand that lets you make a cappuccino or latte. The biggest issue with the coffee maker is that it isn’t programmable. For $200 you’d think that they would have the basic feature. Another complaint about the product was it was a bit of a pain to clean & put things together. For example, if you’re used to throwing in a K-Cup and pressing start then it may take a little getting used to the additional steps involved in getting a cup. As of this writing Amazon is selling the same machine for 189.99.

Pros

  • Espresso, Keurig, & Regular Coffee in 1
  • Blooming Feature
  • Permanent Basket

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not Programmable
  • Learning Curve
  • Difficult to Keep Clean

Jura A9 Coffee Center

jura a9 coffee maker costcoThere are a few of these super all-in-one coffee makers at Costco. The Jura A9 coffee maker is the best for your buck. At $1,399 it is pricy. Unfortunately they didn’t have them at any of the local stores. I’ve read the reviews and sometimes they have refurbished ones on sale in-store.

Why is it $1,399? Because it does everything. With a built-in grinder and programmable color menu (not touch), it makes espresso, coffee, and cappuccinos with a press of a button.

I could go all day listing the features.

There were many positive reviews, but one common complaint about it was the coffee beverages weren’t piping hot.

Conclusion

Costco doesn’t offer as many coffee machines as it did in November 2019. That usually changes after some time. The coffee makers here are good enough. They come with a warranty and Costco has a great return policy that makes it enticing to buy from them.

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