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The Best Coffee Maker at Costco

A review of the coffee makers at Costco Wholesale Club & where to find replacement parts for them

A major reason we decided to do research into the best coffee maker at Costco was because although Amazon has everything, the return policy can be cumbersome. Especially compared to Costco’s return policy.

Although coffee makers rarely, if ever, go on sale they are typically cheaper than Target & Walmart.

Most coffee makers are fairly large in the box, awkward, and heavy. If you want to return them, you can by mail, but manufactures’ 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.

Although Costco doesn’t sell replacement parts, you’ll also find the correct coffee replacement parts from Amazon under each coffee maker.

You can’t go wrong with any coffee maker here. They sell tried and true coffee makers. You’re not going to find any smart coffee makers or other untested models.

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

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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 along with a traditional coffee maker. It has a programmable timer, water filtration system, & easy to use.

Click here to jump down to read why we chose it, the price, & FlexBrew replacement parts.

Inventory changes from constantly at Costco. Also, products vary and from store to store.

However, online shopping is available.

All coffee makers in this review are under $200. The rest are over $900, or an all-in-one type machine. Read our review of the Jura E8 here.

Standard coffee features are not mentioned since they are incorporated in every machine in this article.

Standard features such as:
Looking for Espresso Machines?
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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 coffee machine. With 2 separate units in one, you can enjoy the best of both worlds with a convenient duel brew coffee maker.

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. You can also find replacement parts for this model.

FlexBrew 2-Way Price

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.

Hamilton Flexbrew Replacement Coffee Pot

Hamilton Flexbrew Gold Tone Coffee Filter

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Ninja XL DualBrew Coffee Maker

Costco finally brought back a Ninja coffee maker, the Ninja CFP451CO. The Ninja XL coffee machine is packed with features, while still remaining simple to use.

The best feature is the choice of brew methods. It’s a duel brew coffee maker that works with Keurig style K-Cups to brew a single cup as well as the ability to brew a whole pot.

There are many brew sizes for each type. Pair that with the 4 brew style choices and you have the choice to make many different drinks.

With the ability to make very strong cups of coffee you’re able to make iced coffee that isn’t watered down.

There is a fold away milk frother that is built-in. The milk frother makes this coffee maker a very versatile duel brew coffee maker.

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Ninja XL Coffee Maker Price

The price of the Ninja XL at Costco is $179. Costco has the best price for the Nina model number CFP451CO. You’ll need a Costco membership to score the DuelBrew by Ninja. It is commonly out of stock. Check availability in your area and online.

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De’Longhi BCO430 Combination Pump Espresso

The De’Longhi BCO430 is a great all around coffee maker for homes with more than a couple coffee drinkers. If you love espresso, and actually want real espresso Has opposed to espresso flavored pods) without the fuss of a full fledged espresso setup then this is your machine.

We’ve seen similar combo machines from DeLonghi last years. This model seems like an upgraded version.

Although it looks great and is in a compact form factor, the DeLonghi BCO430 makes a great cup of coffee. Nothing fancy here like some infusion immersion technology. Just a straight up good cup of coffee.

Some complain that it is tough to clean and we agree with that. However, if you think this is tough to clean, wait till you get a real espresso machine with all the bells and whistles. There is a lot to tinker with, which the BCO430 simplifies. By simplifying and saving counter space, it gives up in the ability to get coffee shop espresso from a machines thousands of dollars more.

It’s a trade off we are willing to live with.

Cons

BCO430 Price at Costco

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Cuisinart PerfecTemp 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker

cruisinart brew centralCuisinart is known to make quality products and this coffee maker is no exception. There is a reason why this is a close runner up as the best coffee maker at Costco in 2022.

The Cuisinart PerfectTemp coffee maker (Costco Link) has a lot of useful features while looking good on the counter top, which make it a top economical coffee maker.

Wrapped in stainless steel, the Cuisinart CBC-7400PC looks good.

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, CBC-7000, and now the CBC-7400, is the button layout & interface.

Costco switched to model CBC-7400PC, which has a little different button layout, but essentially the same. The carafe, & filter replacement parts are the same.

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 drip coffee maker then check out our full review on the CBC-7400PC.

Looking for other Cuisinart coffee makers? Check out our guide to figure out which one is best for you!

 

Pros

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Cons

The biggest issue with this drip 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 easy to use self-clean feature, brew strength control and carafe temperature features stood out on the Cuisinart CBC-7400 model.

Cuisinart CBC-7400PC, 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 glass coffee pots fit one another, but we are certain the bottom one will fit your specific model.

Cuisinart 14-Cup Replacement Coffee Pot for CBC-6800

14-Cup Replacement Coffee Pot for CBC-7000

14-Cup Replacement Coffee Pot for CBC-7400

Cuisinart Replacement Charcoal Water Filters

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Keurig K-Supreme Plus

costco keurig k supreme plus Standing at a little above 17” tall, the Keurig K-Supreme is a bit too tall to fit nicely under most kitchen cabinets. A little bigger than

The removable water reservoir holds 78 ounces.

On top of the Keurig K-Supreme are several buttons that allow you to choose the size, strength, and temperature of your brew. Although there are quite a few more buttons than other Keurig machines, they designed this intuitively. Therefore, it makes sense how the buttons are laid out and function.

There are also programmable user settings buttons. That way, you can truly make it a one-button start once you program how you like your coffee everyday.

User tests show that it takes 1 min and 10 seconds to brew 8oz at a temperature of 168.

Keurig uses 5 needles to puncture the K-Cup for a more evenly infused brew. They call it MultiStream Technology. It does make for a stronger brew in a shorter amount of time.

Cons

However, after a few brews you’ll be able to physically notice coffee grounds stuck to the needles. Due to this, it is suggested to run water more often than you would for previous models in order to prevent issues.

Another downside to the new infusion system is if you have a reusable filter that worked with previous models similar to the K-55. You’ll have to buy a new filter that supports the MultiStream Technology with 5 needles.

A great way to keep your Keurig K-Supreme working for a while is to get a Keurig Maintenance Kit. Fortunately, Costco bundles this kit with the Keurig K-Supreme Plus.

Unfortunately, Keurig coffee makers rarely appear on sale at Costco appear due to their already low price.

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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.

The bottom piece acts like a spill reservoir and it’s removable to allow you to put a 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

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.

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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.

Keurig 2 Refillable K-Cup Pods + Gold Tone Mesh Filter

Keurig Replacement Water Filters - 12 Pack

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Coffee Accessories at Costco

Capresso Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

coffee grinder costcoThe only coffee grinder available at Costco. Nothing beats freshly ground coffee. To get the best possible 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.

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 cafetiere 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 Mug 2

ember smart mug 2The Ember Mug 2 is available at Costco. 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 late 2022 it was cheaper at Amazon than Costco by a few dollars.

Conclusion

Going into the holiday season, Costco doesn’t offer as many coffee machines as it did last year. That usually changes after some time. 

They come with a warranty and Costco has a great return policy that gives people confidence to try something new.

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