The Top 8 Coffee Makers with Temperature Control

There are many ways to customize your coffee: strength, grind, milk and sugar or black– the list goes on and on.

But there is one factor that a lot of people write off: temperature.

Programmable temperature function as an unnecessary personalization, there are 2 big reasons to purchase a machine that has temperature control:

#1 altitude: Altitude controls the boiling point of water. Although it is common knowledge that the boiling point of water is 212 degrees Fahrenheit, but when you are above sea level, the easier it is for water to boil. And when you are below sea level, the harder it is to boil water.

#2 (equally important, yet not make or break) preference!

NCA says, “Your brewer should maintain a water temperature between 195 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal extraction”

If the coffee is brewed with water under that 195 degrees, you will experience the bitter flavour of under-extraction.

And if the coffee is brewed with water above that 205 degrees, the flavour notes will be damaged and taste burnt.

That being said, brewers that have the option to change the temperature settings are kind of hard to come by and not necessarily cheap.

So let me help you with a little buyer’s guide to home brewers with programmable temperature settings.

Behmor’s Brazen Plus

  • 40 oz stainless steel water tank.
  • 5 minute warm up time
    • 190-210 degrees Fahrenheit range
  • shower-head brewing unit
  • mesh coffee filter
  • pulse pours
  • digital display with on-board memory
  • sleep mode

With just the touch of a button you can program:

  • Brew Start Time
  • Calibrate the machine to match your elevation
  • Length of your bloom time
  • Temperature preference

Breville Precision Brewer Thermal

  • 60 oz water tank
  • can brew as fast as 7 minutes
  • conical filter or flat bottom gold filter
  • stainless steel casing
  • menu on LED screen
    • fast brew
    • strong (slow) brew
    • gold standard (scaa 195-204)
    • over ice (compensates)
    • cold brew (sits for 12-24 hrs)
    • “my brew” CUSTOM
  • valve to allow you to pour one before the brewing cycle is closed

The Behmore Connected Coffee Maker

  • stainless steel 8 cup water reservoir
  • 5 minute warm up and 5 minute brew
  • mesh filter basket
  • customizable via the app
    • when you want that batch brewed
    • what roast you’ve chosen
    • the level of grind
    • how far above sea level you live (altitude)
    • how long you want your grounds to bloom (ranging from 15 seconds-3 minutes)
    • the temperature (within the range of 190-208 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • shower-head brewing unit
  • bloom + pulse pour
  • automatic plug in the brewing basket. So you can pour mid-brew without making a mess.
  • color coded brew button
  • orange when it’s heating up.
  • purple during the bloom.
  • green means ready to brew
  • light blue during the actual brew time.
Cuisinart 14-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker DCC-3200AMZ
  • 14-cup water reservoir
  • shower-head brewing unit
  • permanent filter
  • changable hot plate has three settings
    • low
    • medium
    • high—that allow users to enjoy the coffee for hours at the temperature they prefer for up to 4 hours.
  • auto-brew
  • brew-pause
  • auto-off
  • LED control panel
  • strength control:
    • bold
    • regular

Cuisinart PurePrecision

  • 8 standard cup stainless steel water reservoir.
  • shower-head brewing unit
  • permanent filter holder or charcoal water filter
  •  temperature control.
    • hot
    • extra hot
  • flavor strength control
    • mild
    • medium
    • bold
  • bloom
  • two carafe options
    • glass
    • thermal.
  • Brew Pause pour yourself a cup before cycle is complete and it’s mess free!
  • alarm brew, so your morning cup of joe is waiting for you when you roll out of bed.
  • auto-clean

The Nespresso Expert

  • water reservoir holds 1.2 L
  • 25 second warm up and 30 second pour speed.
  • magnetized grounds container
  • detachable drip tray
  • dial operation for beverage options
    • espresso
    • lungo aka “long shot”
    • ristretto
    • Americano
    • hot water
  • temperature gauge knob
    • warm
    • hot
    • extra hot.
  • smart tech alarms notify you when:
    • to descale
    • the water tank is empty
    • the capsule container is full.
  •  adjustable automatic shut off
  • Keurig K575 Single Serve Programmable K-Cup Coffee Maker with 12 oz Brew Size and Hot Water on Demandequipped with bluetooth that connects to Nespresso App
    • make all the customizable adjustments from your phone

Keurig K575

  • Includes an 80-ounce water reservoir.
  • Allows you to brew K-Carafes and K-Cups.
  • You’ll be able to make several different drink sizes.
  • Provides control over strength and temperature.
  • Touchscreen is large, customizable and convenient.
  • Offers a lot of beverage variety.

Keurig K475

  • Large 70-ounce reservoir.
  • temperature control
  • strength control
  • Brews delicious results.
  • Priced efficiently when compared to higher-end coffee machines.
  • K-cups provide a variety of drink options.

Now that you have a side by side of all the temperature control home brewing units, you should have a good idea of what will fit your needs and pocket book!

If you found anything you are interested in but are unsure of, feel free to click on the hyperlinks to learn more from our more in-depth review on Gathering Grounds Cafe.

But if I’ve laid out the info as plainly as possible, and I hope I have, you can click on any of the product pictures and make your purchase today!

Brian Mounts

Head blogger, editor, and owner of "Top Off My Coffee", a website that has been educating readers about coffee brewing techniques and equipment since 2012.

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