9 of the best coffee maker alarm clocks that you won't want to press snooze on

Upgrade your morning routine with one of the best coffee maker alarm clocks

Barisieur tea and coffee maker alarm clock in bedroom on white bedside cabinet
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This buying guide was last updated in December 2023. At the time of updating this article, we added a quick menu to help you navigate the page better, changed the images from lifestyle imagery to cut-out shots so that you can examine the features more clearly, and added more product specifications so that you can make a better-informed decision on whether the coffee maker alarm clock is right for you. Lastly, our where to buy section has been added to offer you more choice of where to shop online.

Best Coffee Maker Alarm Clocks: Quick Menu

If your alarm ringtone makes you shudder — you need the best coffee maker alarm clocks to ease you out of bed instead. Naturally, the first thing most of us reach for is a cup of Joe, so what could be better than a programmable machine? For the best of both worlds on a Monday, Wednesday, or even Sunday morning, this way your brew will be ready when you wake up, while you're wiping the sleep out of your eyes (gross).

However, just because a coffee maker is programmable doesn’t mean that it’s automatically a good choice. Your appliance should also be well-designed, make delicious coffee, and have features that make it easy to use — especially when you're waking from the land of nod. Fortunately, we found the best coffee makers with a built-in alarm clock just below. And our picks are super stylish and more than worth your money.

Not interested in stumbling into the kitchen to add a splash of milk? Some of these smart coffee makers come with an in-built fridge to keep your dairy or plant-based milk fresh. And speaking of smart, many of these innovative devices are Wi-Fi enabled, so they can sync up with Alexa and Google to get to work on demand and brew to your preferred strength. We've also rounded up a few small coffee makers for anyone with minimal space to spare.

The best coffee maker alarm clocks money can buy

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Things to consider when buying a coffee maker alarm clock

Obviously, you’ll want a coffee maker that is programmable to start your coffee at a specific time. However, these are some of the other features you may want to consider.

1. Think about size and brew size
Size is important for two different reasons. First, the size of the actual coffee maker is a consideration, so make sure it will fit in your space. This includes whether it's able to fit when placed under an overhead cabinet. Be sure to account for having enough space to open the water tank and coffee filter compartments, too. The brew size is another consideration. Some people like to brew single cups (and might benefit from owning the best single-serve coffee maker), whereas others find it more convenient to make a large pot of coffee.  

2. Does it offer adjustable strengths and temperatures?
Some coffee makers let you choose regular or bold strengths and adjust the temperature. This is something to think about if you prefer customized settings.

3. Look at its carafe
A glass carafe is less expensive and will typically be included if the coffee maker uses a hot plate to keep the coffee hot. On the other hand, a thermal carafe is more durable and will keep coffee hot for a longer period of time. However, it’s more expensive and much heavier to handle.

4. Does it have a water filter?
Some programmable coffee makers include a water filter. Depending on your water system, a water filter (which will need to be replaced periodically) can remove the taste of chlorine and other impurities from tap water.  

How we test coffee maker alarm clocks

Zwilling coffee maker alarm clock on wooden table with two ceramic mugs in Helen McCue's home

(Image credit: Future / Helen McCue)

Wondering how the Real Homes team tests coffee makers? We summarize our review process in five easy-to-understand points, but have also linked to our comprehensive guide should you want to know more.

  • Unboxing: We evaluate the product’s packaging, including how well it protected the product during shipping. We give bonus points for sustainable packaging, such as including cardboard packing instead of using Styrofoam. 
  • Operation: When evaluating the machine’s operation, we look for factors like reliable performance, how long it takes to warm up and brew, and how loud the machine’s operation is. 
  • Beverage quality: We observe how well the machine prepared coffee, looking for qualities like a consistent brew and a hot temperature. We also look at how well you can pick out the nuances in the coffee's tasting note, and see if the water temperature has scorched the grounds and/or impacted the flavor.
  • Ease of use: We mark how user-friendly the machine is, including the learning curve when using it for the first time and what consumers will experience when using it daily. We also assess factors like how easy it is to insert and remove capsules and to fill and insert the water rank. 
  • Ease of cleaning: We consider how easily the machine can be cleaned and maintained, including whether components are dishwasher-safe. And lastly, we judge the descaling process and how easily it can be completed. 


What alarm clock wakes you up with tea?

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Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.