From a nuanced hand-poured dripper to a digital machine that can pull shots like a barista, here's the gear that all caffeine addicts should know about. And once you've checked out the coffeemakers, read on to see the best burr grinders that pulverize beans into uniformly sized bits for maximum flavor and aroma, as well as the best-tasting, highest-rated beans that can be sent straight to your door via mail order.
Best for Good Drip Coffee at a Great Price
The Cuisinart DCC-1150 model rose above all affordably priced brewers we tested. Perks include a thermal carafe (no scorching), a permanent gold-tone filter, and a charcoal water filter. It can be programmed up to 24 hours in advance, which means you can load it up the night before and, literally, wake up and smell the coffee. [$90; cuisinart.com]