Some like their coffee hot, while others like it on ice. Some like it brewed in an automatic drip machine, while others like when it’s percolated on the stovetop in a moka pot. There are many ways to prepare your morning cup of joe—and people are passionate about their method of choice. But there is one thing every coffee-drinker can agree on: There’s nothing better than a great cup of coffee, and nothing worse than a bad one.
However you like to make your coffee, you’ll want to make sure you’re making it with the best possible gear. That’s why our resident equipment specialists, testing expert Adam Ried and our gadget expert Lisa McManus, have devoted so many TV segments to the tools that can make or break your morning brew. We conducted hundreds of tests and drank cup after cup—we’re not afraid of a little case of the jitters!—to find the products that consistently delivered quality brew.
Here’s a compilation of the hits and misses we’ve featured on the show over the past several seasons, so you can be sure to start your morning on the right foot.