While most of the 5-cup coffee makers are just a little bigger than their 4-cup brothers, they provide a broader choice in terms of build quality, performance, and set of options available. Starting from real money-savers to high-end Technivorm model manually built in Europe.
This list contains coffee makers that have a capacity from 25 to 32 oz or 2-3 coffee mugs and sorted in price ascending.
If you look for a compact coffee maker with stainless steel carafe that may be adapted for RV or any other outdoor activity, please consider Cuisinart DCC-450BK from my 4-cup category review.
Kenmore 5-Cup Digital Coffee Maker, 80509
Good value for money coffee maker with programmable brew delay and 2-hours automatic turn off. Overall build quality is a bit better than the modern Mr. Coffee models. This 5-cup coffee maker has 30 oz carafe.
This model is a money-saver. It comes with reusable gold-tone filter out of the box and stays on lower price range. If you prefer paper filters, it is compatible with Melitta Junior Basket Coffee Filters as well.
It can be stopped in the middle of brewing if you need to pour a cup of coffee, but you have no time to wait for finish. But don’t rush and be careful with the glass carafe. The glass is thin, and it looks like Kenmore does not offer any replacement carafes separately for this model.
Tested to fit great in a dishwasher. Easy to disassemble and then reassemble.
Capresso 5-Cup Drip Mini Coffee Maker, 426.05
Another money-saver coffee maker with 2-hour safety turn-off
Everything written for Kenmore 80509 is also true for this model. It has the same dimensions, same electronics, and it also comes with a gold-tone filter. It looks like they share the same carafe.
So, if you are going for an inexpensive model, you can choose between these two coffee makers in terms of availability and current price.
Zojirushi ZUTTO® 5-Cup Drip Coffee Maker, EC-DAC50
Classic one-button model with water purifying filter that deserved a high rating from users despite the absence of programming features and automatic shut off. About 80% of users gave it from 4/5 to 5/5 “stars” ratings. This is an amazing result for a mass-produced coffee maker nowadays!
Zojirushi is a Japanese brand that makes their goods in China, Thailand, and Japan. They provide excellent spare-parts supply from their website. You can find all of them from the top cover to the carafe.
This coffee maker brews really hot coffee. The water temperature is a bit lower at the start of brewing then it rises up and stays at about 200 °F. Fine ground coffee brings the best results for me.
5-cup mark gives about 25 oz (740 ml) of coffee. It is compatible with cone-shaped #2 paper filters. The permanent gold filter may not fit perfectly, and the plastic top may stay open.
If you are concerned about the space it takes: about 10¼” high, width is 5¾” and depth is 9¼”. The reservoir is approximately 7″ tall. You would need a minimum of 17.5″ to completely remove the reservoir.
Bonavita 5-Cup One-Touch Coffee Maker Featuring Thermal Carafe, BV1500TS
The Bonavita declares the exact water temperature range in the brewing process as 195°- 205°F (91°-96°C). In batch with pre-infusion mode, this model looks promising for people who like a really hot cup of coffee with a well-extracted flavor profile.
The pre-infusion works the following way: coffee maker starts the brew cycle and drips the boiled water for a few seconds then takes a pause. When the grounds saturate with water, it starts dripping again. The similar process is performed in more expensive machines. See User Manual for details.
This brewer uses standard #4 cone-shaped filters and manufacturers recommend using the Melitta brand. You can go with a reusable filter as well. You also can replace the stainless-steel thermal carafe with
The BV1500TS has a companion model BV1500TD with programmable brewing delay. It has all the features mentioned above plus backlighted clock display and programmable delay option.
Technivorm Moccamaster 79212 KBTS Coffee Brewer, 32 oz
Premium quality coffee maker with thermal carafe, automatic turn off, and adjustable saturation time. Brews silently a full 32 oz (950 ml) pot of coffee in 4-6 minutes. Hand made in the Netherlands, maintains the perfect temperature while brewing, long-lasting and reliable product, backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
Technivorm is focused on delivering “the perfect cup” of coffee time after time. This model is equipped with 1400-watts copper boiling element to rapidly heat water and maintain brewing temperature in the range 196 to 205 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the entire brewing cycle.
- Completely stops the flow if you want a quick cup before the brew cycle is complete or you want a longer saturation time and emptying the brew-basket at the end of the brew cycle.
- Slows the drip for longer saturation time when you brew only a half of the pot.
- Completely opens for brewing a full pot of coffee.
An automatic turn off is reliable. Once the cold-water reservoir is empty this triggers float activated brew function switch turns off the boiling element and only the lighting indicator is still consuming the energy. The second safety switch is near the footplate. It activates when carafe is properly placed on the footplate.
All plastic parts are BPA/BPS/BPF & Phthalate free. No damage to your health, no Chinese smells at all.
Moccamaster 79212 KBTS is measured as 11½” length, 7” width and 14” height.