Best Manual Coffee Maker: Featuring AeroPress, Chemex, Hario, Yama and Bodum

Is coffee is something you just can’t live without? You’ll know that the right coffee maker can in fact make all the difference to the flavor and quality of your favorite drink. And with manual coffee makers increasing in popularity, along with an increased interest in different coffee brewing techniques, there has never been so many different ways to brew your favorite cup of Joe. But which is the best manual coffee maker for you? Well, here at Hexnub, we are more than just coffee enthusiasts, we are connoisseurs. And this is our guide to the manual coffee makers that you shouldn’t miss out on.

Best overall Manual coffee maker

Stunningly stylish, the Chemex coffee maker has been one of the best manual coffee makers for decades and is sure to complement any kitchen. With an easy to use, elegant design, this manual coffee maker uses gravity to create the perfect cup of coffee every time, thanks to the trademark hourglass shape.

Chemex 8 Cup Coffee Maker
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Just position the filter paper within the Chemex, add your coffee grounds, and pour in the hot water for the purest flavor experience. In fact, the Chemex is designed for flavor. Made from non-porous Borosilicate glass which does not absorb odors or chemical residues, a cup of coffee with this coffee maker is sure to deliver., even after being covered, refrigerated, and reheated.

If you’re like us and hate a lukewarm cup of coffee, you should consider the Chemex Cozy. This fits snugly around the body of the Chemex, adding the perfect amount of insulation to keep your coffee hotter for longer. This also protects the glass itself from scratches, dust, and knocks, so you can pour your coffee with confidence. Available in 3 different sizes, to fit the Chemex 6, 8, and 10 Cup. This is a stylish and practical accessory for your Chemex coffee maker.

Chemex cozy by Hexnub
Chemex Cozy

Best pour over coffee maker

The Hario V60 is the best pour-over coffee maker on the market. This is a ceramic coffee dripper that is perfectly designed to take out the guesswork involved in brewing a delicious coffee. The drip cone allows the user to control the brewing time and temperature, for the best possible, personal results.

Hario V60
Hario V60

And this design also helps to accentuate any fruity or floral flavors too. Easy to use, and great value for money. This ceramic coffee maker is durable and designed to retain heat during the brewing cycle. The Hario V60 brews one to three cups at a time.

Best single serve coffee maker

There is no better option for a single-serve coffee maker than an AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker. This makes use of a brewing process that creates smooth, delicious, full-flavored coffee, without the bitterness or acidity associated with a traditional French Press.

AeroPress Coffee Maker
AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

As a hand pressure powered coffee brewer, the AeroPress creates one small regular strength coffee. Or, an espresso, in around one minute. Using rapid filtering and total immersion to deliver on flavor and quality, the AeroPress Coffee maker has become one of the most popular coffee makers in the world.

Instead of keeping your AeroPress Coffee maker tucked away in a draw, why not display this neatly on your kitchen side with an AeroPress organizer. This is specifically designed to help keep each component of your AeroPress organized.

As well as filters, cups, and accessories. A practical choice that is easy to clean, stylish, and uses natural materials. With two options available, the original and the compact organizer, you can choose the perfect AeroPress organizer for your kitchen.

If you are interested in viewing more gadgets for Aeropress, check out The Aeropress Accessories you cannot live without.

Alternatively, if you enjoy camping and travel, the Hexnub AeroPress Protective Travel Case could be the perfect accessory. This stylish case is made from durable materials and is water-resistant. 

Aeropress Travel Case by Hexnub
Hexnub AeroPress Protective Travel Case

It comes with a quality stainless steel thermal mug, and two small tins for storing your coffee and sugar. The main compartment can also comfortably hold the AeroPress coffee maker plus accessories.

Best cold coffee brew

Cold brew coffee and iced coffee have become increasingly popular over recent years and if you want a cold brew coffee maker that doesn’t rely on electricity, the Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker is the perfect choice. Highly recommended by iced coffee lovers, this coffee maker can make 4 cups of coffee at once.

Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Takeya Deluxe

It’s designed to be completely leak and air tight for the best coffee experience. BPA-free and dishwasher safe, as well as being shatter-proof, stain-proof, and cloud and odor proof. The Takeya Deluxe is a practical choice.

The Takeya Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker is also designed to provide the highest quality flavor coffee too. With an improved fine mesh filter, you can be sure that your coffee will be free of bitter coffee grounds. Meaning you get a smooth, pure, cold coffee taste that everyone can enjoy.

Best manual coffee maker on a budget

If you need a high-quality coffee maker on a smaller budget, why not take a look at the Bodum Pour Over coffee maker? This is designed using a permanent, stainless steel mesh filter. Which helps enhance the flavor of your coffee by extracting the aromatic oils. Making up to 8 cups of coffee at once, this budget pour-over coffee maker can provide high-quality coffee in just a few minutes.

Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker
Bodum Pour Over coffee maker

Simply add the coarse ground coffee to the filter, and add water in a circular motion to soak the coffee, before adding the remaining water. The Bodum comes with a non-porous, non-absorbent Borosilicate glass carafe. So, you can be sure that your coffee will be full of natural coffee flavor.

Best Stove Top coffee maker

The Yama Glass Stovetop Coffee Siphon is easily the best stovetop coffee maker on the market right now. Perfect for brewing up to 8 cups of coffee, this is a great option for a large capacity coffee brewer. This coffee maker works by creating a vacuum of hot water in the bottom chamber, which sends the brewed liquid to the top to mix with the coffee grounds.

Yama Glass Stovetop Coffee Maker
Yama Glass Stovetop

This extracts the natural flavors and aromas, before being drawn back down through the filter and into the bottom vessel for serving. As a result, this is a stovetop coffee siphon that maintains the typical coffee theater. Which means it’s less hassle and has the guarantee of a great cup of coffee at the end.

The filter within the Yama Glass Stovetop Coffee Siphon removes any coffee grounds and potential bitterness. Which means you are left with a refreshing and smooth cup of coffee. Made with heat-resistant borosilicate glass, this coffee maker offers increased durability than other types of coffee siphon.

Best Coffee maker for Camping

If you enjoy camping and travelling but would love to relax with your favorite cup of Joe while away, you should consider the AeroPress Go. This is a travel coffee press that produces a smooth, rich, delicious coffee without bitterness, just as you would expect from the original AeroPress Range.

AeroPress Go Coffee Maker
AeroPress Go

Designed to be lightweight and portable, you can take your AeroPress Go with you wherever you go. The design also contains a convenient drinking mug that doubles as a carrying case. Capable of producing 1-3 cups of coffee per press, in a little over a minute, the AeroPress Go can also create cold brew coffee in just 2 minutes.

Another great option is the Wacaco Nanopresso which has a small, ergonomic design that is perfect for travel. This uses a pumping system that can generate a large amount of power, resulting in rich, delicious coffee with a dense crema layer every time.


From pour over coffee makers, to cold brewers, and single serve options there are a variety of high quality coffee makers on the market. We recommend:

If you're more of an outdoors adventurer check out our Best Camping Gadgets and Accessories for fantastic gadgets and gizmo recommendations!

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