If there's one dorm room essential, it's a coffee maker. A caffeine kick is a surefire way to help you get to class on time, which is why so many students depend on their morning espresso or filter coffee to stay on top of studies or balance a busy social life. What else do many college students have in common? A small dorm room which won't fit a bulky coffee machine, and a small budget which can't quite stretch to an investment model.
Making coffee from home can actually save a lot of money. Instead of spending on coffee to go on the way to class, grabbing an Americano in a reusable coffee cup will save the average student hundreds of dollars every year. Coffee makers don't have to cost the earth, either. We've found plenty of stylish coffee makers which will fit comfortably in any dorm room, and they're all priced under $50.
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Coffee makers under $50
Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single Serve Coffee Maker | Was $44.99, now $19.99 at Macy's
Save an impressive 55 percent with this 12 cup coffee maker. It features cord storage to keep things neat and the screen displays the clock, brew time, and programming options. There's also a 24-hour autobrew feature to help you wake up to a fresh cup of coffee, perfect for anyone prone to running late. View Deal
Bella Pro Series Espresso Machine | Was $59.99, now $49.99 at Best Buy
It's incredibly rare to find an espresso machine for under $50, and it's even more rate to find one with an attached steamer. This espresso machine is $10 off, and it can create filter coffee as well as an espresso or latte. The top even preheats your coffee cup for barista-style brews.
Brentwood Appliances 4-cup Coffee Maker | $21.72 at Walmart
Bright and cheery pastel blue will look right at home in your dorm room, and with a 4 cup capacity this coffee maker is a surefire way to make some friends. Alternatively, it'll provide more than enough coffee to get you through a study-filled day. View Deal
Bella Dual Brew Single-Serve Coffee Maker | Was $49.99, now $39.99 at Kohl's
Available in aqua, grey, and black, this coffee maker uses a pressurized pump to create single-serve coffees from K-Cup capsules or coffee grounds. It's designed to pour directly into your thermos or reusable coffee cup, which will save on the washing. View Deal
BLACK+DECKER Single Serve Coffee Maker | $30.63 at Walmart
This coffee maker comes with a travel cup and is designed to dispense coffee to take to class or kickstart your morning. It has a permanent grounds filter which saves you from buying filter paper, and automatically shuts off after brewing. View Deal