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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 machine models 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:

Costco Coffee Makers Reviewed -

Click prices to see up-to-date prices at Costco. Some products are not available in all stores or have been discontinued. We try to keep this guide updated.

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Java Groove's Choice

The Best Coffee Maker at Costco

The Hamilton Flexbrew 2-Way Coffee Maker is the best coffee maker at Costco. This is due to the option of having a single serve K-Cups or traditional drip coffee in a pot. It has a programmable timer, water filtration system, & easy of use.

Click here to jump down to the review below, see the price, & FlexBrew replacement parts.

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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.

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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.

Mr. Coffee Replacement Coffee Pot

Mr. Coffee Water Filter

Pros

Cons

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 2-Way Brewer 49957

flexbrew dimensionsSometimes you need a whole pot, sometimes you only need a cup. Hamilton Beach solves that problem with the FlexBrew 2-Way Coffee Maker. With 2 separate units in one, you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Comes with 2 water tanks, which is a blessing and a curse. It’s great because you can see how much water is in them at all times. They’re easy to fill on both sides. The curse is you have to clean 2 tanks.

In our full review you’ll find a much more in-depth review of the Flexbrew. You can also find replacement parts for this model.

Pros

Cons

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 2-Way Brewer Replacement Parts - Models 49957

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

The difference between Flexbrew models are aesthetic. Flexbrew models 49976, 49966, 49954, 49958 all use the same round coffee filter and other replacement parts. This model is exclusive to Costco club.

Flexbrew Replacement Coffee Pot

Flexbrew Gold Tone Coffee Filter

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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-7000PC looks good. However, this model is only available at select stores. 

Keep in mind it’s a little different than the DCC-3200 found on Amazon and Walmart that is approximately $30 more. The only difference between the DCC-3200 (check out our Walmart Review of the DCC-3200 here) and the CBC-6800, or now the CBC-7000, is the button layout & interface.

Costco currently switched to model CBC-7000PC, which has a little different button layout, but essentially the same. It accepts the same replacement parts.

This model also comes in black. You can check the price of the Cuisinart DCC-3200BKS on Amazon.

If you’re looking for replacement parts such as coffee pots & charcoal filters click here to scroll down. For a complete list of replacement parts for the Cuisinart then check out our full review.

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-7000 model.

Pros

Cons

Cuisinart CBC-7000PC & CBC-6800 Replacement Parts

Costco doesn’t offer replacement parts. However, you can find Cuisinart replacement parts on Amazon. The Cuisinart said both replacement coffee pots fit one another, but we are certain the bottom one will fit your specific model.

Cuisinart DCC-2200RC 14-Cup Replacement Coffee Pot (for CBC-6800)

14-Cup Replacement Coffee Pot (for CBC-7000)

12 Pack Cuisinart Charcoal Water Filters

Want more information on the Cuisinart CBC-7000?
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Keurig K-Duo Plus with Thermal Carafe

keurig duo plus costcoKeurig makes the best selling coffee maker at Costco. The Keurig K-Duo Plus is a great choice for those who love Keurig, but find it tedious to make coffee for more than 1 person.

The makers over at Keurig decided to make a coffee maker that can make a whole 12 cup pot and a single pod. Pair that with the ability to use your own coffee in the pods and it’s going to make a lot of people happy.

This model comes with a thermal carafe that keeps your coffee warm up to 2 hours. Going with the thermal carafe gives users the flexibility to go without a warming plate.

Now the bottom piece acts like a spill reservoir and it’s removable to allow you to put your tall travel mug. The water tank stores 60 oz of water. The tank can be moved to either side or the back of the machine. Great feature for those with limited counter space.

Pros

Cons

Some people have complained the coffee doesn’t come out hot enough. While it does state that coffee reaches a temperature of 192F, this temperature is difficult to maintain without a warmer. If you like K-Cup coffee then you’re used to this, but for those interested in a piping hot cup then be prepared to put your cup in the microwave.

Keurig’s are constructed of plastic parts. Water is heated in a plastic water tank and flows through plastic parts. Therefore one shouldn’t be surprised by the hints of plastic in their coffee. While this is fairly common for lower priced coffee makers, we feel there are better coffee makers at this price range. Again, if you’re used to Keurig then this shouldn’t be a problem.

Costco Link

Amazon Link

Keurig K-Duo Replacement Parts

One thing that is annoying is having to clean out the reusable K-Cup filter right away. Especially if it’s still hot. A work around is to get an extra K-Cup cartridge. That way you always have a spare one and it isn’t necessary to clean the used one right away.

2 Refillable K-Cup Pods + Gold Tone Mesh Filter

Keurig Replacement Water Filters - 12 Pack

Mr. Coffee Occasions Coffee and Espresso System BVMC-O-CT

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.


The BVMC-O-CT 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

Cons

Jura E8 Coffee Center

espresso costco jura e8 There are a few of these super all-in-one coffee makers at Costco. The Jura E8 coffee maker is the best for your buck. At $1,799 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 $1,799? Because it does everything and is a quality coffee maker. With a built-in grinder and programmable color menu (this model isn’t touchscreen), it makes espresso, coffee, and cappuccinos with a touch of a button.

I could go all day listing the features. Just know that this is a quality machine for espresso enthusiasts.

Jura espresso/coffee makers were not available at Costco around my area. They had De’Longhi espresso makers available instead.

Perhaps there are some available in-store close to your location. If so, and they’re within your price range then we highly recommend these quality coffee makers. There were some Jura espresso makers available online at the time of this writing.

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Coffee Accessories

Capresso Milk Frother

Looking for milk foam real fast? Capresso is known for quality, so you know this milk frother is going to make it quick and easy with its simple dial.

Whether you’re looking for hot, warm or cold foam, this frother has you covered. If you’re looking for hot milk there is another attachment so your milk doesn’t burn.

Easy to Use

There are icons on the machine that show which mode is currently selected. Rotate the dial to get your desired milk temperature. It’s easy to clean too. You can immerse the entire pitcher in water and rinse out.

Compact Design

The power cable and extra attachments can be tucked under the unit.



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Capresso Conical Burr Grinder

coffee grinder costcoNothing beats freshly ground coffee. To get the best possible espresso or coffee you’re going to need a coffee grinder. This model is commercial grade using a conical burr. The burr is made of metal die-cast, which makes it quieter when grinding.


There are a total of 16 settings, from extra fine to coarse. The upper conical burr is removable for easy cleaning. Pulse grinding possible and timer allows you to set grind from 5 to 60 seconds.


The hopper holds up to 8 oz of coffee beans. The tight-fitting bottom container holds 4oz of ground coffee.


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Cold Brew Coffee Maker & French Press

costco french pressLooking for a French Press coffee maker? Perhaps the summer has you scrambling for a cold brew coffee.


With the Chefman 3-in-1 you can do that as well as have pour over coffee. Save some much needed counter space with the convenient 3-in-1 design and durable borosilicate glass that’s heat resistant without adding any off flavors to your specialty coffee.


Makes a great gift for coffee lovers.

Ember Smart Mug 2

ember smart mug 2One of the newer coffee accessories available at Costco is the Ember Smart Mug 2. It’s a pretty neat coffee mug that keeps your coffee warm for extended periods of time.


But really, why would you need a coffee mug that keeps your drink warm? If you’re the type of person that gets distracted easily or steps away from your desk then perhaps you should consider this.


It keeps your coffee at the perfect temperature for 1.5 hours without the base. The app notifies you when your coffee is the perfect temperature. You can also track how many cups & calories you’re consuming.


If you want to splurge on a gift (check out gifts for coffee lovers here) that will solve the cold coffee problem then this mug is for you.


And don’t worry, you can still use it if you didn’t update the firmware.


Last time we checked in May 2020 it was cheaper at Amazon than Costco by a few dollars.

Conclusion

Costco doesn’t offer as many coffee machines as it did at the end of 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 gives me confidence to try something new.
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