The Best Coffee Makers For Coffee Beginners

What is the best coffee maker for coffee beginners?

Are you a new coffee lover who is looking for the best coffee makers for coffee beginners to help you score in creating the perfect cup of coffee?

If you are starting your coffee journey, we may help you to shed some light in choosing the right coffee maker that will suit your taste and lifestyle.

First of all, when investing in a coffee maker do not settle for the looks because most of the time looks can be deceiving but doesn’t give you the satisfaction and quality you are looking. When buying or upgrading your coffee maker, you should consider the budget and your preference for coffee. We understand that when determining the right coffee machine, they are confusing especially for coffee beginners.

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Choosing the right coffee machine is like rocket science that needs thorough research before buying because we don’t like dropping a hefty amount of cash for a coffee maker that won’t fit our lifestyle.

There are many choices of coffee makers in the market both online and supermarket stores, but sometimes they are overwhelming especially for coffee beginners. So, if you are a newbie to coffee who is exploring which is the best suit for your palate you might want to try first a simple pour over coffee dripper.

Pour over coffee dripper are ideal coffee makers for coffee beginners because it’s not too technical to use, unlike the big bulky coffee machines with buttons which we find too involved for coffee beginners thus it looks aesthetically pleasing and robotic, but somehow it is not beginners friendly (we will talk more of this on our upcoming blogs). Pour over coffee makers are easy to use and not too obscure, and there is no long manual to read in setting up this coffee maker, it is like brewing on your regular pot but with the proper ratio.

Plus this type of coffee makers doesn’t require much stuff, all you need is your coffee, water, mug, and of course the coffee maker.

Since there is plenty of pour over coffee dripper brands in the market, we do not like to complicate things so we will give you our suggestion to the best coffee makers for coffee beginners.

The Hario V60 and Kalita Wave are two of the best pour over coffee dripper in the market. Yeah, they are a well-known brand of coffee drippers, but they are not famous for nothing.


The Kalita Wave is a beginner friendly coffee maker that doesn’t require to buy other stuff to make a perfect brew. This coffee dripper is a cone shape with a wide opening, flat plate with three holes in the bottom.

The flat bottom of this dripper is not for aesthetic purposes, but its design and the three holes in the bottom controls the flow of the water producing a slightly concentrated, bold flavorful cup of coffee.

The product doesn’t call Wave without any reason thus its ridged design is what makes Kalita Wave unique from other drippers where filters keep the slurry out away from the dripper’s walls, providing air to offset the movement of water, and act as an insulator keeping your brew warm.

Its baseplate is functional especially for coffee beginners for you can rest the plate to your mug allowing to brew conveniently.

Kalita Wave comes in three different designs stainless steel, glass, and ceramic, and has two size options for a single cup or 2-3 cups.

The Wave is one of our top recommendations for coffee beginners because it only requires a little effort to make a tasty cup.

The only little disadvantage for the Kalita Wave is it requires a special kind of coffee filter that is thicker than the common types of paper filters, that seldom it is hard to find.

Pros and Cons of Kalita Wave and Hario V60 Coffee Drippers.


The Hario V60 is another good investment coffee maker for coffee lovers who are looking for an upgrade to their basic brew. Hario V60 is not entirely a beginners friendly coffee dripper where you need a little practice to get the hang of using it, but this coffee dripper is a top choice among many coffee lovers.

Hario V60 is also a cone shape with no ridges, has a large mouth, small plate with a large hole in the bottom. Unlike the Kalita Wave which has three smaller holes that allows control over the flow of water which why it’s ideal for coffee beginners, on the other hand, the Hario V60 with one big whole requires a bit of practice to get the right texture and taste of your preferred cup of coffee.

However, don’t be disappointed if you are planning to get the Haro V60 because it takes a little bit of practice to get your perfect brew, and ones you get the hang of using it rest assured that this will be your favorite coffee maker.

The Hario V60 has grooves inside that keeps the coffee grounds away from the walls of the dripper which allows air flow on the sides to make way for an even water passage for a balanced extraction.

V60 comes in a variety of sizes which are the single cup, two cups, and three to four cups, and designs that are plastic, glass, ceramic, and metal.

The only downside of using Hario V60 is it requires skills to make a cup of coffee, and need more attention when brewing, but if you are on the go and want a quick fix of coffee, this coffee maker will be your new best friend.

Both of these two coffee drippers are amazing tools thou they have differences in use, but they’re both can make a great cup of coffee. So, whether you are looking for an upgrade or your first investment for coffee makers the Kalita Wave or Hario V60 can deliver a tasty cup of coffee.