Coffee Makers That Won't Take Up Your Valuable Counter Space

Counter space is prime real estate.

While you may be willing to devote most of your morning to consuming many cups of coffee, you probably don't want to devote all your precious counter space to your coffee maker.

The space atop kitchen cabinets is prime real estate and needs to be used wisely. If your kitchen isn't palatial, you can appreciate a collapsable dish drain or maximized pantry organization. You understand that admiring those adorable sugar and flour canisters on store shelves is your only realistic option and you seriously appreciate a small (yet functional!) appliance.

If you live in a small space or you just prefer a clean kitchen counter, and would call yourself a coffee drinker, you know the space dilemma all too well. If you want a decent coffee maker that can brew a full pot (we're talking 12 cups, friends) and not take up a tremendous amount of space, we've got a few options for you.

Keep an open mind, some new techniques for brewing could be just the answer you're looking for. You may not have to give up all your counter space after all.

Krups Savoy Stainless Steel 12 Cup Glass Coffee Maker EC314050
If you like things neat and tidy, the Krups Savoy EC314 is the model for you. The square(ish) shape allows the glass carafe to slide right in under the large and easy to read screen. It's sleek and compact and will tuck away nicely on your countertop when it's not in use. You'll benefit from all the bells and whistles of a larger coffee maker but won't be giving up tons of counter space.

Buy it here, for $79.95.
BonJour Coffee 12-cup Black Bijoux French Press
If you have literally not counter space to spare, a French press is your answer. Perhaps one of the simplest ways to brew some joe, the Bonjour Coffee French Press gives you the opportunity to brew a single serving or a whole 12 cups.

If the art of French pressing is foreign to you, have no fear. It's quite simple.

Buy it here, for 59.99.
Cuisinart DTC-975 12-Cup Programmable Thermal Coffeemaker - Black & Stainless
Another counter space-saving drip coffee maker that won't hog all that granite countertop, the Cuisinart DTC-975 is a no-nonsense go-to. It has automatic shut-off and a programmable brew time, not to mention a stainless steel thermal carafe that will keep your pot of coffee hot for hours.

Buy it here, for $82.99.
Ten Cup Classic Chemex
For being a very no frills approach to coffee making, there is something very fancy-feeling about using the Ten Cup Classic Chemex pour-over method. There's no programmable timer and no thermal carafe, but you will be able to completely clean up and put away all of your coffee paraphernalia when you're done brewing your delicious cup of joe.

Curious on how it's done? Have a look at the proper way to make the perfect pour over.

Buy it here, for $45.95.
Bonavita Coffee 8 Cup Coffee Maker with Stainless Steel Lined Carafe
The Bonavita 8 Cup Coffee Maker offers a nice option if you're working with a particularly narrow space. While you won't get a full 12 cup coffee maker, this 8-cup version measures 6.8" wide, which is pretty great. It's compact design makes it a perfect fit to slide right in those tight spots on your counter.

Buy it here, for $136.99.
Black & Decker Spacemaker Thermal Carafe Coffeemaker
They don't call this a spacemaker for nothing! The Black & Decker Spacemaker Thermal Carafe Coffeemaker is the answer to your lack of counter space dilemma. You will have to mount it under your cabinets but your countertop will be free and clear for other necessary items. The thermal carafe will hold 8 cups of piping hot joe.

Buy it here, for $99.98.
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