TAMPA - For many of us, grabbing a cup of coffee on the go is part of our daily routine, but that can add up.
In its latest tests, Consumer Reports rounded up more than 50 coffeemakers to see which can give you a delicious cup of coffee at home.
The coffeemakers cost anywhere from about $20 all the way up to $265.
"Even the most expensive coffeemaker is going to save you money instead of buying your coffee everyday," says Celia Kuperszmid Lehrman from Consumer Reports.
First, testers looked at brew performance.
"Ideally, you want the coffeemaker to get the water hot enough so that it's going to extract the most flavors from your coffee," says Lehrman
All of the coffeemakers rated at least good, but that might not cut it for some.
"Good brew performance is fine if you're not that fussy about your coffee. But if you're a coffee connoisseur, you really want to stick with a machine that rated excellent for brewing," Lehrman shares.
Features are another consideration and coffeemakers are offering more than ever, like a Hamilton Beach. It has voice-activated programming, but it proved frustrating for some.
When Lehrman tried to give commands to a voice-activated coffeemakers, the coffeemakers seemed a little confused.
Some more expensive coffeemakers even have removable reservoirs that let you add water right at the sink, so there are fewer spills.
In the end, testers recommended more than a dozen coffeemakers, including this $40 Cook's coffeemaker from JC Penney that rated excellent in brew tests.
Consumer Reports says no matter which coffeemaker you buy, remember it's only as good as the coffee you put in it. Eight O'clock 100 percent Colombian Coffee rated excellent in previous Consumer Reports' taste tests and costs about $6 per lb.
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