Of course, this is a very personal question; it depends entirely upon your preferences. I have used five totally different coffee makers extensively over the past half dozen or so years, and here are my thoughts. I'm not going to go into detail about taste, because that will vary depending on how fresh your coffee is (and how recently roasted, and ground), how you proportion your coffee and water, the quality of your water, the quality of your COFFEE, etc. etc. My focus will be on ease of use. I don't know about you, but the first thing in the morning, an elaborate ritual is the last thing I want (however, some people crave this, and if that's the case for you, then you'll want the exact opposite of my recommendations.) I'll review them in order from least to most expensive, though of course there are many variations of each type and prices will vary widely. I'm really focussing on the type of coffee maker, not the exact brand and models. There are many more types of machines out there, but I can only comment on the five I own personally.
|Plastic Filter Cone #4 Large Coffee Maker|
|Black & Decker DCM600W 5-cup Drip Coffeemaker|
|Bodum Brazil French Press|
|Bialetti Moka Expresso Maker|
|Keurig K45 Elite Brewing System|