The Best Coffee Maker at Costco

A review of the coffee makers at Costco Wholesale

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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 policy.

Coffee makers are fairly large, 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.

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 2 coffee makers in stock. Not including the Keurig. Online they have 1 more. All coffee makers are under $100. 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

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

Costco Coffee Makers Reviewed

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The Best Coffee Maker at Costco

If I were to buy a coffee maker from Costco I would go with the Cuisinart Burr Grind & Brew Automatic Coffee Maker. This is due to the built-in burr grinder and being an all-around better model in comparison with the other models available at Costco.

Read the full review below.

Cuisinart Burr Grind & Brew Automatic Coffee Maker

This same coffee maker, Cuisinart DGB‑900BC is 157.99 on Amazon.

Standing at 16” tall it is a relatively tall machine. Footprint was 8” x 9”, so the coffee maker doesn’t take up much coveted counter real estate. The biggest selling point on this was the built in burr coffee grinder. Simply dump up to half a pound of beans in the hopper and be done for a few days.

You can also use previously ground beans. Keep in mind it uses a permanent filter, which usually leaves sediments in your coffee. I prefer my coffee that way, if you don’t then use the proper paper filter.

Another cool feature was when I tried to make more coffee it started beeping and wouldn’t let me make a cup. This was due to the machine knowing there was coffee left over. I had to open it and dump the old beans out before proceeding.

Pros

  • Burr grinder built-in
  • Programmable
  • Sealed & tinted Hopper
  • Coffee strength is adjustable

Cons

  • Tall Profile - Low cabinets could be a problem, especially when dumping beans in
  • Loud grinder
  • Uses more beans
  • Need to stay on top of weekly light cleaning

Some users complained the grinder is loud and you have to clean out the buildup once a week or so.

Mr. Coffee Easy Measure

Mr. Coffee CostcoAbout as simple and practical as it gets. Comes with a measuring scoop (or use remember 1 tablespoon per cup) and 2 water filter cartridges. You can buy more cartages from Amazon. Mr. Coffee Easy Measure coffee maker leaves a small footprint at 14″ tall and has a 9.1 x 11.7” base.

It’s made of plastic and felt somewhat cheap. If it breaks then it’s not going to break the bank, even if Costco doesn’t take it back. It’s not designed to attract attention.

Pros

  • Compact
  • Programmable
  • Practical
  • Let’s you know how long ago coffee was brewed

Cons

  • Feels / looks cheap
  • Contains Bisphenol A (aka BPA)

Several reviews said that the clock runs fast and should be reset often.

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 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.

Pros

  • Carafe temperature adjustment
  • Self-Clean feature
  • Programmable auto off setting 0-4 hours
  • Let’s you know how long ago coffee was brewed

Cons

  • Condensation that builds when making coffee runs off the back
  • Ink rubs off easily

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 you’re in a hurry.

The easy to use self-clean feature stood out on this Cuisinart model.

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

All 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. Also should be noted that the Cuisinart Burr Grinder is much cheaper than Amazon if you’re in the market.

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