What is the fastest coffee maker?

Turns out, this isn't a simple question to answer, because it really depends on several factors.

  1. How many cups of coffee are you making?
  2. What type of brew method are you using?

Obviously, the more cups of coffee you want to brew, the slower your coffee maker (or brew time) will take to complete the task.

Similarly, there are some brew methods that inherently take longer…meaning a particular brand will not matter when it comes to brew speed.

Keep in mind, faster is not necessarily better when it comes to making great coffee. In fact, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) requires that its certified brewers have a brew time between 4 and 8 minutes.

Does this mean that every coffee maker that brews under 4 minutes makes bad coffee?

Absolutely not!

Some of the best manual brewing methods do not require brew times that are this long. In fact, exceeding 3 minutes in many cases will over-extract (bitter) your coffee. The chart below merely outlines the machines that can make the most cups of coffee in the quickest amount of time.

The following 5 coffeemakers won't keep you waiting long for your coffee, as they have some of the fastest average brew times out there. A few of these coffee makers can even get you a full pot of coffee in under 3 minutes.

Fastest Coffee Makers

  • Name
    Name of the coffee maker
  • Typical Brew Time
    Name of the coffee maker
  • Serving Size
    How many cups of coffee does the coffee maker make?
  • Type of Coffee Maker
    What's the coffee maker's method of brewing?
  • Materials
    What's the coffee maker made out of?
  • Manufacturer Origin
    In what country is the coffee maker made?
  • BPA Free
    Is the coffee maker free of Bisphenol-A?
  • SCAA Certified
    Is the coffee maker certified as a home brewer by the Specialty Coffee Association of America?
  • Programmable
    Does the coffee maker have a brew timer?
  • Aerobie Aeropress
    Name of the coffee maker
  • 2 minutes
    Name of the coffee maker
  • 1 cup
    How many cups of coffee does the coffee maker make?
  • Manual press
    What's the coffee maker's method of brewing?
  • Plastic
    What's the coffee maker made out of?
  • USA
    In what country is the coffee maker made?
  • BPA Free?
  • n/a
    Is the coffee maker certified as a home brewer by the Specialty Coffee Association of America?
  • n/a
    Does the coffee maker have a brew timer?
  • Hario V60
    Name of the coffee maker
  • 3-4 minutes
    Name of the coffee maker
  • Up to 3 cups
    How many cups of coffee does the coffee maker make?
  • Manual drip/Pour-over
    What's the coffee maker's method of brewing?
  • Glass
    What's the coffee maker made out of?
  • Japan
    In what country is the coffee maker made?
  • BPA Free?
  • n/a
    Is the coffee maker certified as a home brewer by the Specialty Coffee Association of America?
  • n/a
    Does the coffee maker have a brew timer?
  • Bunn BT Velocity Brew
    Name of the coffee maker
  • 3 minutes
    Name of the coffee maker
  • Up to 10 cups (5oz)
    How many cups of coffee does the coffee maker make?
  • Automatic drip
    What's the coffee maker's method of brewing?
  • Stainless steel and plastic
    What's the coffee maker made out of?
  • China
    Where is the coffee maker made?
  • BPA Free?
  • Does the coffee maker shut off automatically?
  • Does the brew cycle pause when the carafe is removed?
  • Bunn ST Velocity Brew
    Name of the coffee maker
  • 4 minutes
    Name of the coffee maker
  • Up to 10 cups (5oz)
    How many cups of coffee does the coffee maker make?
  • Automatic drip
    What's the coffee maker's method of brewing?
  • Stainless steel and plastic
    What's the coffee maker made out of?
  • China
    Where is the coffee maker made?
  • BPA Free?
  • Does the coffee maker shut off automatically?
  • Does the brew cycle pause when the carafe is removed?
  • Bonavita BV1900
    Name of the coffee maker
  • 5 minutes
    Name of the coffee maker
  • Up to 8 cups (5oz)
    How many cups of coffee does the coffee maker make?
  • Automatic drip
    What's the coffee maker's method of brewing?
  • Stainless steel and plastic
    What's the coffee maker made out of?
  • China
    Where is the coffee maker made?
  • BPA Free?
  • Does the coffee maker shut off automatically?
  • Does the brew cycle pause when the carafe is removed?