As Americans reach retirement age and beyond, they’re finding a wider variety of lifestyle options than ever before, along with a wide range of choices in everything from lighting to telephones to the not-so-humble coffee maker.
Seniors may find that their coffee needs are changing. A household of one or two adults might enjoy a smaller, simpler coffee maker. On the other hand, seniors who entertain frequently may still need a full-size maker. Busy and active seniors may benefit from a single-cup maker.
Take a look below at some of the most popular coffee makers for seniors. Keep in mind that most coffee makers consider a cup to be 5 ounces rather than the 8 to 10 ounces of most popular coffee mugs.
Top Rated Brewing System on the Market
The Keurig Elite Brewing System brews one cup of piping hot coffee in less than a minute. This is a great choice for someone who enjoys a fresh cup at various times throughout the day. You can select from three cup sizes—6, 8, or 10 ounces—and the drip tray is removable to accommodate a travel mug.
The water reservoir is removable for easy filling. A seemingly endless variety of coffee, including different strengths and flavors, is easily available at any supermarket, and the Keurig can also be used for hot tea and cocoa.
Best Coffee-on-Demand 12-Cup Coffeemaker
This coffee maker, Cuisinart Coffee-on-Demand is one example of a new trend in home coffee makers: the coffee reservoir. Rather than filling a separate carafe, coffee reservoirs are contained within the coffee maker and keep freshly brewed coffee hot until it is needed. Then you simply use the dispenser to fill your mug whenever you wish. The coffee retains its fresh taste better than it does in a carafe on a warming plate which tends to acquire a scorched taste.
The Cuisinart Coffee-on-Demand is programmable for up to 12 5-ounce cups and features removable water and coffee reservoirs for easy cleaning and refilling. Program options included 24-hour advance brewing start times, automatic shut off, self-cleaning and a setting for just one to four cups.
Most Versatile Coffee Maker
Hamilton Beach Two-way Coffee Maker combines the flexibility of single-cup brewers with the option for a full-size pot of coffee in its Two-way Coffee Maker.
This coffee maker features two sides so you can brew either a single mugful for a quick pick-me-up or a full 12-cup carafe for dinner entertaining.
Its programmable features include setting a start time as well as adjusting the automatic shut-off time. It also allows you to set a brew strength of regular of bold, for stronger coffee.
Bestselling Coffee Machine
Mr. Coffee is perhaps the most well-known name in coffee makers and they have remained with their basic and popular style of coffee maker over the years. This Mr. Coffee 12-cup Programmable Coffee Maker offers an array of customizable options to make your coffee your way.
The delay-brew timer starts brewing at the time you want while the freshness timer keeps track of time elapsed since the pot finished brewing. You can choose a glass or thermal carafe as well as a brew strength of regular or strong.
A pause-and-resume feature allows you to remove the carafe and fill a mug before the brewing cycle has finished. This coffee maker even tells you when it’s time for a thorough cleaning! It also accepts Mr. Coffee water filtration disks to remove chlorine from the water before it enters the brewing cycle.
Best Coffee Maker for Seniors
This Black and Decker 5-Cup Coffee Maker goes back to basics with its simple on-off switch. Operation is straight forward with no confusing programmable options.
It’s designed to provide enough coffee to fill one or two mugs, cutting down on waste for those who like just a little coffee in the morning.
The explosion of coffee makers in recent years can make choosing a new one a confusing venture. These are among the most popular makers, and all offer value to seniors, whether it is convenience, flexibility or ease of operation.